Today's News

  • Roadside religion
  • Church News for the week of Feb. 10

    n Methodist men meet Saturday
    The regular second Saturday breakfast meeting of United Methodist Men is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Fellowship Hall of the Chiefland First United Methodist Church, 707 N. Main St.
    n UMC honors those married in church

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 10


    Pets benefit from breakfast
    4Pets Sake will host a benefit breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Bell Community Center. Cost of breakfast is a donation, cash or check. For information, please call 352-221-3174 or 352-507-1247.


    Legion Valentine's dinner, dance
    American Legion Auxiliary 383 hosts a Valentine's Dinner and Dance from 2-6 p.m. A ham dinner will be served for a $5 donation. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music, dancing, and more.

    Bugs in the history book

  • Florida State Fair open for fun

    The Florida State Fair’s theme this year is “The Best Time of the Year.” The fair, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, runs through Feb. 21. The 2011 Florida State Fair has 106 rides for guests to enjoy. There will be fan favorites such as the Giant Wheel and Hydro Shock along with new choices for both kiddies and thrill seekers.

    Special days
    coming up are:
    n Senior Days Feb. 15-17 — $6 gate admission for ages 55 and over. Free gate admission for seniors on Feb. 17 after 4 p.m.

  • Bronson civic leader Tommy Dunford has only one job now

    When the Bronson Chamber of Commerce needed a little injection of life to revive it a couple of years ago, Tommy Dunford was the man they handed the job.
    Mr. Dunford, whose family, friends and co-workers joked he was a man of many hats, gladly took on the job of Chamber president and started planning new activities for the group — including the Town of Bronson's first and second annual Pumpkin Festival.

  • Artifact, fossil show aims to educate

    Bill Allen sat behind a table loaded with arrowheads, spear points and the remnants of a large gray pot reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle. A steady line of people passed by, some carrying artifacts of their own, asking questions of Allen about what his objects were and where they had been found.
    “I think I done covered just about all of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties over the years,” he said about his past forays into the woods and along freshly plowed fields in search of ancient pottery and stone tools.

  • Lady Braves repeat as champs

    Now that the Chiefland Lady Braves have the SMAC trophy in their possession, they don't seem ready to give it up. The Lady Braves won their second consecutive Suwanee Middle School Athletic Conference crown with a convincing 37-9 win against Keystone Heights at Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City on Friday.

  • CMS girls beat Williston

    In the middle school girls basketball version of the Levy Cup, Chiefland edged Williston 21-20 in a thrilling semifinal game of the SMAC tourney on Wednesday at Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City.

  • CMS Braves win SMAC

    Like most of their games this season, the outcome was in hand well before the final whistle. The Chiefland Braves blew by Fort White 40-13 in the finals of the Suwanee Middle School Athletic Conference tournament at Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City on Thursday. 

    It was the first SWAC hoops title for the boys team and the first time both boys and girls teams won district.

  • Cappy's Corner: Genuine Jamantye

    From the moment I heard about this job, I've been hearing about Chiefland’s Jamantye Thompson. 

    To check out the paper, I went where anybody else would look first, chieflandcitizen.com.

    "Jumpin' Jamantye" was the first headline to catch my eye. Then another on Thompson, and another, and another. Perusing printed archives after getting the gig, and the senior tailback’s pictures were plastered across the pages.