Today's News

  • Learnin’ the ropes

    September is National Sea Cadet month and the Manatee Division  sea cadets were surprised at their last drill with a ride on a Coast Guard boat. Cadet Casey McCain, left, gets instruction from Petty Officer 3rd class Mathew Sonny-Lee Wurges on how to properly deploy equipment.

  • Levy County woman to celebrate 100th birthday

    Amelia Erwin will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, Oct. 9 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Williston from 3 - 5 p.m. All former students, colleagues, family and friends are invited to the reception.
    Erwin was born Oct. 4, 1911, as one of eight children to William Wofford, a lumber contractor, and Lillie Jane Williams.
    She was raised and attended school in Ellzey, a town named after her family. Her great-grandfather built and founded the Ellzey Methodist Church, of which Erwin was a member. She later graduated from Bronson High School.

  • Road and Lane Closures for October 1-7, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.

  • Levy corrections officer arrested on drug charge

    Levy County Jail deputy Richard Monroe Harris, 26, of Cross City, was arrested Thursday by officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, for one count of sale of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute.

  • Schedule of Levy County sporting events


    29 — Volleyball, CMS at Bradford, 5/6 p.m., Williston at CHS, 6:30 p.m.; JV Football, Union County at Chiefland.

    30 — Football, CHS at Crescent City, 7:30 p.m., Bronson at Ocala Christian, 7:30 p.m.



    3 — Volleyball, CHS at Bell, 6:30 p.m., Fort White at CMS, 5/6 p.m., Branford at Bronson, 4 p.m.

  • Lady Braves volleyball undefeated

     Chiefland’s Middle School volleyball team has opened the season with a 5-0 record. Members of the team are Tat Barnes, Amanda Claveria, Sheila Engel, Jessica Ivey, Takiya London, Lauren Parker, Blair Rhodes, Samantha Rolfe, Lauren Stalvey, Sydney Allen, Erika Gilliam, Naja Martin, Kelsey Miller, Haltrieu Ho Nguyen, Lacey Waldron and Makenna Watkins.    

  • Upset bid falls short

    Union County arrived Friday in a sparkling limo bus, a band that was about 100 students deep, a crowd that filled the visitor’s side of Wayne Pridgeon Stadium and big, fast players in shiny new uniforms.

    Pretty much what a fan would expect to see from the No. 1, Class 1A team in the state. That’s why Chiefland coach Jim O’Neal could be heard several times in the early going yelling, ‘We’re not even supposed to be on the same field with these guys!’

  • Trenton tops Chiefland

    Chiefland suffered its second loss 3-2 against Trenton on Thursday in three games after opening the season with seven straight wins.

    “It humbles you,” said Chiefland coach Tammy Arrington. “It makes you stop and think that, ‘Yes, we’re talented, but you can’t rely on just talent.’ We had a good little streak there, and hopefully we can clean up our mess starting on Monday.

  • Lady Indians, Lady Braves take Levy title

    It was an overcast afternoon last Monday as the Levy County Cross Country Race got underway in Williston. A few sprinkles of rain fell as the race began.

    Team members from Levy County schools—boys and girls from high schools and middle schools—lined up for the start of the race. Participants were from Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland High School and Chiefland Middle School, Williston and Yankeetown. 

    The competitors exploded from the starting line as the gun went off.

  • Braves bag another win

    Chiefland’s Middle School football team took to the field last Tuesday night playing like a squad that had won four consecutive SMAC Championships.