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Today's News

  • Beckham's Canes come close in Tampa Hoops Classic

    Former Bronson basketball head coach Kelly Beckham took his Gainesville Hurricanes to the Tampa Hoops Classic last week, beating Oak Ridge (Tenn.) 64-49 and Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 70-52 to ride the tournament bracket into the third round. At press time, the Canes were set to face Orlando Olympia in the semifinal, Olympia having beaten Tampa Berkeley Prep 69-64 and Clearwater 65-44.

  • Video: Indians play Williston close in 58-48 loss
  • Community Calendar

     Santa Open House

    LifeSouth welcomes Santa at first annual Santa Delivery and Open House at its Chiefland Donor Center, 2202 N. Young Blvd, Suite 607, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is on U.S. 19 across from the Wal-Mart Super Center.

    Activities include: Picture with Santa Claus, free food and refreshments, face painting, Santa puppets and spin art for the kids, Toys for Tots drop off location and more.

  • Williston High School principal to resign

    Williston High School will be getting a new principal.

    Mike DeLucas confirmed Wednesday that he has resigned, effective the end of the year.

  • The staff of the Chiefland Citizen wishes its readers a Happy and Prosperous 2009!

    Judge Joe Smith will swear in three Levy County officials Monday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse.

    Scheduled to take oaths of office are Connie Asbell (election superintedent), Osborn Barker (property appraiser), Linda Fugate (tax collector) and Danny Shipp (clerk of court).

    Light refreshments will be served and Judge Smith extends an invitation to the public to attend the event and reception.

  • The season of miracles

    I grew up in New Orleans where most folks believe in ghosts, signs, omens and the power of voodoo right along with that of the Roman Catholic archbishop. I am down with that. My father died shortly after I turned 10. I’ve often wondered if he would be proud of the woman I am. My stepfather died in the early 90s and he never failed to let me know he was proud of me.

    The death that affects me most is my mother’s. For most of our lives we were at odds. Maybe it was because I was so like her. Maybe it was because I never met her dreams for me.

  • Bronson Holiday Classic roundup

    Day One

    Chiefland vs. Interlachen

    It took two overtimes to do it, but Chiefland boys finally got the upper hand for a 66-63 win over Interlachen, a streaky team that put the Indians down the first week of the season. Chiefland's defensive hustle kept them in the game even when their turnovers threatened to give it away. For every giveaway on the offensive end, the Indians grabbed a pick at the other end. When it counted, they finally shut the door.

    Bronson vs. West Shore

  • From a brawl to a bowl win

    This year in sports saw extraordinary achievement, obstacles overcome and once-in-a-lifetime luck. It also saw the saddest sports story we’ve ever had to print – the untimely death at age 54 of beloved Sports Editor Claude Lewis. Lewis was on his way to watch Chiefland football play Hamilton County, and never got to see that game. He was succeeded by veteran sportswriter Jenna McKenna, but he can never be replaced.

    January

  • Change of Watch is Jan. 6

    Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 15-7 will hold its Change of Watch at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Deke’s Steakhouse.

    Bill Friskey, flotilla commander for 2008, will be participating in the induction of the 2009 slate of officers, including incoming Commander Donald Sorli Sr. and Vice Commander Mary Kennedy.

    Ordering will be from the menu. The restaurant is located at 6650 N.W. 40th Street in Chiefland.

    The dress will be the tropical blue long uniform, working blue or proper civilian dinner attire.

  • Gent's success is family achievement

    Fans of Chiefland football must have hollered on the day after Christmas when, with 10:16 left in the Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith drilled the football into the arms of CHS alum Cortez Gent as he stepped into the left end zone. It was the insurance TD for the Owls, who'd come back from an opening deficit against the favored Chippewas and would go on to win 24-21.