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Today's News

  • Wet 'n' wild fun

    The 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race is all geared up for another year of wild and family fun times.

    The event will take place on Saturday, April 23 with proceeds benefiting the non-profit agency - ARC of Levy County.

    “It does a bunch for our organization,” ARC of Levy County Director Betty Walker said. It keeps their doors open and helps with operational expenses.

    “They work really hard at it too. We appreciate all they do,” she said.

  • Chiefland chamber meets Friday

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly membership luncheon on Friday, April 22, at noon at the Haven Hospice Community Center at 311 N.E. 9th St.

    Our meetings are informative, casual and fun. Prospective members are invited to join the members for lunch and to network with and meet other members of the Chiefland business community.

    Call 352-493-1849 to RSVP.

  • Lady Indians take on Frostproof Thursday

    The Chiefland Lady Indians, who clinched the 1A District 7 softball title last week, will be playing the Frostproof Lady Bulldogs in the first round of the regional playoffs.

    Last week's district title game between the Frostproof Lady Bull Dogs and the Taylor-Pierson Lady Wildcats for the 1A District 8 title was postponed to rain and was played Monday night. Taylor won 3-0.

    The Lady Indians host the first round game at home on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

  • Teen dies in swimming accident

    A 19-year-old from Chiefland died in a tragic drowning accident on Sunday at about 3:30 p.m. at a rock pit used as a swimming hole in Dixie County, according to a Dixie County Sheriff's Office press release. 

    The victim has been identified as Richard Cabeza Jr., a graduate of Chiefland Middle High School and a member of the school's baseball team. 

  • Duke Energy gives grant to CF Welding Tech

    Duke Energy officials Amy Mangan and Denny George visited the College of Central Florida's Welding Technology school on the new Jack Wilkinson Campus north of Chiefland on Monday to renew its grant for the program.

    Under the program with Levy County Schools Foundation the certifications for Chiefland Middle High School and CF dual enrollment students studying welding are paid by the Duke Energy grant.

    Mangan and George were able to meet the students who are graduating and benefitting from the grant.  

  • Chiefland FFA members bring home awards

    On Friday April 8th, the Chiefland FFA participated in the District Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration contest.

    The middle school had representation in all five categories, while the high school had participation in three of the categories.

    Two middle school teams will be moving on, as the 1st place winners from the district contest, to the State contest scheduled for April 22 at the University of Florida.

  • County commission to hold closed session on Tuesday

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners will hold an executive session on Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the county attorney’s conference room, 612 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, to discuss union negotiations for IAFF Local 4069.

    Present will be the commissioners, attorney Wayne Helsby, County Coordinator Fred Moody and Assistant County Coordinator Wilbur Dean.

  • Chiefland Middle/High School staff and students join community members for Prom Promise

    Community members came together with Chiefland Middle High School staff and students last week to send a very serious message to students who planned to attend prom Saturday, April 9.

    Every year the school puts on a mock accident scene with student actors and real emergency personnel to demonstrate what could happen if students were to drink and drive.

  • Commission, Rotary honors outstanding students

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson had the honors of passing out certificates of appreciation and gift cards to the Students of the Month for February and March during Monday’s commission meeting.

    Each student was presented with a certificate from the City Commission and a gift card from the Chiefland Rotary Club and Interact Club.

    The students chosen for February were:

    • Chiefland Elementary School — Lily Hatch, daughter of Matthew and Jessica Hatch, nominated by teacher Linda Keller;

  • Poker Run to benefit volunteer firefighters

    A poker run is being held this weekend to benefit volunteer firefighters in Bronson.

    The AMVETS Riders Chapter 88 in Bronson will be hosting the event that is open to the public on Saturday with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.

    “I think it’s great. I’m glad to see someone in the community going above and beyond to help the volunteer fire department,” Bronson Fire Chief Dennis Russell said in a telephone interview.