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Today's News

  • Church news for the week of April 7

    Mother's Day, Father's Day extravaganza
       Turning Point Ministry is making it easy to shop for that special someone for Mother's Day and Father's Day with a sale of gift items.
       Local sales consultants from companies such as Avon, Arbonne, Blessings Unlimited, Dove Chocolate, Nature Burst, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy and Thirty One will be on hand 1-6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Turning Point, 16750 N.W. 60th Ave., Trenton.

  • Rodeo Roundup

    Lighthouse Word Church celebrated its 29th anniversary March 27, with a special Rodeo Roundup service. Everyone was encouraged to come dressed in western wear. Fun was had by all as the youth performed in drama and dance and the children raced their homemade stick horses around the sanctuary. The service was followed by barbecue dinner on the grounds. Lighthouse Word Church on U.S. Highway 27A, Chiefland.

  • County commission discusses future, past

    Levy County is moving into the 21st Century, while returning to its old ways.
    During the formal meeting Tuesday morning and free-wheeling workshop later, led by Commissioners Ryan Bell, of Chiefland (R-District 2), and Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown, (R-District 3), the commission discussed:

  • CHS softball gets by Bronson

    Taylore Fuller crushed her 15th homer to lead Chiefland to an 11-1 home win against Bronson on Friday.

    Despite the run-rule victory, Chiefland coach Ginger Fuller wasn’t pleased with her team’s readiness to play, especially early.

    “For these games, it’s hard for us to get geared up,” Ginger Fuller said. “That’s the biggest thing for us is it seems it’s hard for them to get amped up for the more familiar opponents.”

  • Cappy's Corner: Enjoy slugger while you can

    Never have I witnessed a player of Taylore Fuller’s caliber. Perhaps Barry Bonds, but the only juice Taylore takes is orange, apple or grape.

    In this week's print edition, we include a graphic called ‘Taylore’s Tally” that will update throughout the remainder of the season as she’s challenging for the national lead for home runs hit by a high school softball player, as far as those who have submitted statistics to MaxPreps.com.

  • Bronson battles Chiefland close

    Bronson thought it caught Chiefland slipping. For the better part of Friday's game in Chiefland, it did. But the Indians pulled away for a 10-2 victory against the steadily improving Eagles that are coached by former CHS player Allen Strickland.

    "They're rusty ... We can get 'em!" shouted a Bronson player from the dugout in the second inning.

  • CHS relays strong at home

    Bell's boys and Branford's girls won the Chiefland Invitational track meet on Thursday. Chiefland's boys finished fourth while the girls tied for fifth in the six-school event.

    In the girls' division, Branford more than tripled its next closest competitor, besting runner-up Cedar Key by 156 points.

  • Football fires up

    Chiefland football coach Jim O'Neal fired up about 60 parents and players during an informational meeting last Tuesday. The spaghetti dinner was hosted by the CHS Quarterback Club in the middle school cafeteria.

    Two of the biggest announcements were the hiring of Carlton Scott as running back/receivers coach and the addition of a junior varsity squad for 2011.

  • Rising tides threaten new discoveries in Cedar Key

    Archaeologists with the University of Florida say rising seas and looting are threatening archaeological sites in the Cedar Key area.
    “There are really incredible time capsules that are going to be gone if we don’t get out there soon,” said UF professor of archaeology Ken Sassaman at a presentation Saturday at the Cedar Key Public Library.

  • CNA Refresher course at CF Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will begin a Refresher Course for Certified Nursing Assistants on Monday, April 4. This 16-hour program is intended for non-practicing CNAs who would like to re-enter the field and CNAs who have allowed their license to lapse and need to retake the state licensure exam.
    The class will meet Monday through Thursday, April 4-7, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course fee is $139 and no textbook is required.