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Today's News

  • AMVETS plan poker run to benefit Camp Valor

    On Saturday, April 8, 2017, AMVETS District XVI Posts will host a Poker Run to benefit Camp Valor, the area facility to rehabilitate our Wounded Veterans.  

  • Dock Street in Cedar Key to close

    Levy County Parks and Recreation reported a street closing in Cedar Key.

    Dock Street in Cedar Key will be closed Monday,  March 13 until further notice due to hurricane road repairs.  

  • Chief Anderson talks about the importance of K-9 police officers

    Chiefland Police Chief Scott Anderson said drug arrests are up in the city because of the two K-9 Units operating in the police department. The two teams train weekly in warehouses owned by Central Florida Electric Co.

  • Barnes comes out of retirement because he could not be idle

    Chiefland Police Officer Willie Barnes joined the Chiefland Police Department about two months ago after a career in law enforcement with the Florida Department of Corrections and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Dong, Edison are CHS co-valedictorians

    EDITOR’S NOTE:This is an updated version of the story to correct an error. Bingling Dong and Jacob Edison are co-valedictorians and Bailey Beauchamp is salutatorian.

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    Bingling Dong and Jacob Edison emerged as co-valedictorians in the 2017 graduating class at Chiefland High School. Both students finished their high school careers with 4.38 grade-point averages. Salutatorian Bailey Beauchamp finished her high school career with a 4.32 grade-point average.

  • Expired tag decal leads to drug arrests

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division was on their "A" game Tuesday afternoon when an expired tag decal led to the arrest of four people on drug charges.

    According to a press statement released by LCSO Public Information Officer Scott Tummond, Deputy Kevin Davis observed a red pickup truck occupied by four people that had an expired tag decal at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and Rogers Boulevard in Chiefland. Davis stopped the vehicle and during investigation found the tag was attached to the wrong vehicle.

  • School zone traffic control leads to drug bust

    Chiefland Police Officer Blake Murphy made a sizable drug arrest Tuesday morning while enforcing school-zone traffic laws. At approximately 8 a.m., Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Nissan Versa passenger car for unlawful speed of 29 mph in a 15-mph school zone.

    According to a press release prepared by the Chiefland Police Department, officer Murphy smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle driven by John Capell Jr.

  • Bones found near the site of missing plane

    DNA testing will be done on bones found in the area off Cedar Key where a single engine plane crashed.

    On Feb. 12, a single engine plane bound for Cedar Key crashed into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 6 miles south southeast of the island. The pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, passengers, Jerrels’ 17-year-old Dylan Jerrels and Hue Singletary perished.

  • Chiefland boys, girls speed past local rivals on track

    The Chiefland boys and girls track and field teams each defeated four schools last Thursday to win their home meet at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    The Indian boys (155) outscored Trenton (129), Newberry (71), Bronson (51) and Williston (47), while the Lady Indians prevailed with 118 points against Trenton (83), Newberry (73), Bronson (46) and Williston (34).

  • Lady Indians bounce back after setback with convincing wins

    The Chiefland Indians softball club was in unfamiliar territory early last week.

    The Lady Indians watched their 24-game winning streak come to an end in Lake Butler against Union County Monday, and had little time to lick their wounds beyond the hour-plus ride home, as a district meeting with Branford awaited CMHS on Tuesday.

    A tired Chiefland squad got off to a sluggish start against the Buccaneers, but proved it had enough in the reserves to go the distance, as the Indians collected six insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to a 10-3 win.