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Today's News

  • Lady Indians split pair of district matches

    The Chiefland girls faced the top and bottom of the district on Friday and Monday, and the results indicated as much.

    At Bell on Friday, the Lady Indians toppled the Bulldogs 54-11 in District 1A-7 action.

    CMHS had five players with at least seven points, including junior Naja Martin (14 points) and sophomore Courtney Hayes (11 points), who were each in double figures for the Indians. Senior Aleaha Rhoomes and freshman Sierra Norris boasted eight points apiece, while sophomore Colby Reed chipped in seven points.

  • Chiefland boys come back to knock off upset-minded Sharks

    In a game that saw both teams hold a lead by at least seven points, it fittiingly came down to a battle of endurance.

    After trailing 16-9 early in the second quarter, the Chiefland offense came alive behind sophomore Payne Parnell and senior Jamarlon Bowers, lifting the Indians to a 20-point second quarter.

    The matchup started to swing back in Cedar Key’s favor in the third, as the Sharks chomped away at the deficit to make it a three-point margin.

  • Chiefland nabs new head football coach

    The situation had to be perfect for Adam Gore to throw his hat back in the ring for a head coaching job.

    When the position at his alma mater, Chiefland High School, opened up in December, it was an aligning-of-the-stars moment for the 38-year-old.

    On Tuesday, CMHS principal Matt McClelland introduced Gore, a former head coach at Bell High School, and current social studies teacher at CMHS, as the new varsity football coach for the Indians.

  • Big adoption event at Levy County Animal Shelter

    Levy County is holding its first ever pet adoption event at the county animal shelter on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free water and hot dogs available for prospective adopters.

    Levy County Animal Services is at 12055 N.E. 69th Lane, Bronson. Phone 352-486-5138.

  • Park manager seeks to strengthen bond between local state parks, community

    When Mark Abrizenski took over last April as park manager of Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs State Parks and the Nature Coast State Trail, he was disappointed at the lack of community involvement in the parks.

    Knowing the beneficial mutual relationship between the parks and the local economy, Abrizenski is determined to forge a stronger bond between the two, he told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club at a meeting in December.

  • Griner wraps up 2016 on high note

    Ken Griner is one busy man.

    He rises before the sun, saddles up a horse, heads out to take care of cattle that is part of a new venture, Florida Cattle Ranches, LLC. A little later he will clean up and head to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meeting with his wife, Lynetta Usher Griner, a recent winner of the state Agriculture Woman of the Year.

    Or maybe he will have a meeting with a marketing consultant on a new website for the family company, Usher Land & Timber.

  • 911 service restored at sheriff's office

    UPDATE:

    The 911 service has been restored to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.  

     

     

    The 911 function for LEVY COUNTY has been disrupted. Citizens needing immediate help need to call the Levy County Sheriff's Office at 352-486-5111 or 1-800-538-9767.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Jan. 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Dec. 31, Alan William Brewster, 55, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $10,000.

    • Dec. 31, Brian Scott Clapper, 39, Port St. Lucie, possession not more than 20 grams. ROR.

    • Dec. 30, Gary Mason Clark, 37, Chiefland, failure to register motor vehicle, DWLS, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, drug paraphernalia. Bond $19,000.

  • Two Grinches fail to get away

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a couple of possible Christmas Grinches on charges similar to those Dr. Seuss’ famous character would have faced if he had not repented stealing a town’s gifts.

  • County delays decision on legal ads

    The Chiefland Citizen and an online blogger must wait another two weeks to find out if the Levy County Commission will be awarding either the county’s legal advertising and delinquent tax roll publication.

    The commissioners decided to table the matter for further study after Interim County Coordinator Wilbur Dean said only two bids were received.

    The one for the blogger offers to add a page to his website and keep it available all year for $5,000.