Today's News

  • Chiefland welcomes No. 3 Trenton for critical district matchup

    Chiefland has little time to lick its wounds after suffering its first loss on the season at Newberry last Friday, as the most accomplished team in Class 1A football over the last three seasons, No. 3 Trenton, comes to town.

    “We’ve got two huge ones coming up,” CMHS coach Aaron Richardson said following his team’s 42-0 loss last week. “It’s huge district implications (Friday), so we’ve got to get ready in a hurry, because, no doubt about it, Trenton’s a pretty good football team.”

  • Chiefland suffers first loss of season at Newberry

    The Chiefland football team had a stern enough challenge on its hands at Newberry last Friday.

    The Indians, already a relatively young team without a lot of experienced depth, were facing what figures to be one of its toughest opponents on the season, particularly on the defensive line, and were short-handed coming in.

    CMHS was strong out of the gate, picking up three first downs on the game’s opening possession, and holding the ball for more than nine minutes in the first quarter.

  • Top volleyball squads in district meet in Chiefland Thursday

    A pair of top volleyball squads meet Thursday for what could be a preview of the District 1A-7 championship match.

    It’ll also be a rematch of last year’s district final.

    Entering this week, Chiefland and Newberry sat at the top of the standings, each with 8-1 district records. The Lady Indians fell to Branford on Monday to drop to 8-2, and 10-6 overall.

  • Setting the tempo

    Lauren Parker’s value to the Chiefland volleyball team came into contrast at a tournament on the Saturday following homecoming.

    Without the senior setter in those three matches, the Indians, who are 10-6 on the season, went 0-3.

    “She’s definitely one of our team leaders,” CMHS coach Debra Weeks said. “When she wasn’t there Saturday, we didn’t know what to do. She tries to rally the team around her. She’s kind of the glue that holds us together.

  • Lady Indians capture county crown with 3-2 win over Williston

    The Chiefland Middle High School volleyball team seems to pull out its best performances when its backs are against the wall.

    Facing an elimination set after falling behind a 2-1 against Williston last Thursday, the Indians pieced together what might have been their best two-game stretch of the year, winning 25-10 and 15-3 in straight sets 3-2 victory.

  • Hospital rezoning due to sinkholes

    The Suwannee Valley Community Hospital is still chugging along and Frank Schupp, spokesman, said construction plans are progressing.

    Schupp told the Chiefland City Commission meeting as the Planning Review Board and again as the commission on Monday that the 20-acre location of the hospital on County Road 320 behind the Walmart Supercenter has the same problem as the giant retailer ― sinkholes.

  • Beef O'Brady's business of the year

    An emotional Mark and Stacy Swain, owners of the Beef O’Brady’s in Chiefland, graciously accepted the 2016 Chiefland Area’s Outstanding Business of the Year Award at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. The Chiefland Chamber issued the award every year since 1984.

  • Why FEMA is not here, yet


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    If you suffered damage when Hurricane Hermine swept by on Sept. 1 and are wondering why FEMA has not shown up to stroke a check it is not going to happen.

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, doers not do things that way any longer. Since 2002 there has been a federal law setting in place a process for obtaining federal aid.

  • School Board millage sees slight drop

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously adopted its final 2016-2017 millage and budget, setting the combined millage rate at 6.876, and the total budget at $77,264,131.00.

    The budget was revised up from the original advertised estimate by $1,503,385, largely due to $1,259,923 in additional anticipated costs for capital projects.

  • County ups property tax to 2005 level

    The Levy County Commission has given final approval to 9 mills, but not after excoriating the County Clerk Danny Shipp who did not attend Monday’s public hearing, but instead sent an assistant to make an 11th hour request to cover pay raises for non-court employees and an expected employee insurance premium hike.

    And it did not stop with the public hearing as the commissioners turned up the heat in their regular meeting asking for responses to their requests for information on a new internet provider agreement. And mocking his absence through most of the meeting.