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Today's News

  • Classes get kids hooked on fishing

    Mike Lesso and Dave Morse of the Jacksonville Youth Summer Fishing Clinics can say they've taken more than 50,000 kids fishing.

  • FWC offers special hunts on refuges

    This fall, Northwest Florida offers special deer and wild hog hunts at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and a unique “big-game” hunt on the island of St. Vincent NWR. 

    The application period for these hunts begins at 10 a.m. May 3 and continues through 11:59 p.m. June 9.

  • Chiefland baseball senior night

     Chiefland’s seven seniors, all starters during the regular season, were honored during senior night on April 21. Pictured, front row, from left, are P.J. Allen, Josh Martinez and Jacob Reidy. Back row, from left, are Parrish Parnell, Brent Slaughter, Bo Beauchamp and Quis Green.    

  • Sun shines on Bronson, finally

    Players poured Gatorade on Bronson coach Allen Strickland's head after Saturday's 8-1 win against Hawthorne in the opener of the 5-2A District tourney. The eighth-seeded Eagles (4-17 overall) failed the first time with an entire cooler of red fruit punch flavored mix but caught the coach the second try with two 16-ounce bottles that turned Strickland's white jersey red.

  • Yonge & Done

    Seniors Kaylin Hastings and Lyndsie Stalvey hugged while holding back tears. Classmate Amber Richardson was completely exhausted. Junior Taylore Fuller simply looked furious, like someone had just stolen her dog, Gator.

    Clearly, it was an emotional end to an emotional rollercoaster ride for the 5-2A District tournament title. After 10 innings and nearly two and half hours, second-seeded Chiefland finally succumbed 4-3 against top-seeded P.K. Yonge in Gainesville.

  • If at first you don't shoplift

    A 49-year-old Cross City woman wasted no time following through with shoplifting after being questioned about a failed shoplifting incident earlier that same day.
    Bennie M. Wiley was charged with misdemeanor retail theft on April 12. She first was questioned during a traffic stop by the Chiefland Police Department about attempted shoplifting at Chiefland Package. According to the arrest report, Wiley stated, "The lady got it back." No charges were filed because no items were actually removed from the store.

  • Nosey says ...

    The Medicare Fraud Squad is here and needs your help. On a national level about 3 percent of all healthcare spending, some $86 billion, is lost to fraude each and every year.
    Because Florida has one of the largest senior populations with over 3 million beneficiaries, Medicare fraud costs taxpayers betwen $3 and $4 billion each year.
    And when you consider Florida’s Medicare program runs in excess of $176 billion annually, this has really got to hurt.

  • AARP responds to President’s speech on fiscal issues

    WASHINGTON — AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released this statement in response to the speech by the President addressing the nation’s fiscal challenges:

  • Obama’s deficit plan sets up battle on Medicare, Medicaid cuts

    By TAMARA LYTLE
    AARP News
    President Obama on Wednesday laid out a vastly different vision of how to wrestle the nation’s debt problems into submission compared with a Republican plan that comes up for a vote later this week.
    “Doing nothing on the deficit is just not an option,” Obama told a crowd at George Washington University. “Our debt has grown so large that we could do real damage to the economy if we don’t begin a process now to get our fiscal house in order.”

  • Nugent has town meeting in Chiefland

    About 40 people showed up at Chiefland's City Hall Tuesday afternoon at a town hall meeting to listen to U.S. Congressman Rich Nugent (R - Florida) talk about how a federal budget proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan (R - WI) is the only plan that will lead to "prosperity."
    "You can't take every penny you make to pay off your debt," Nugent told the crowd.
    Government spending is out of control, he said.