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Today's News

  • Sabal Trail addresses critics’ concerns

    By Mike Bates

    The Citrus County Chronicle has received several letters and Sound Off calls from readers concerned about the Sabal Trail pipeline’s effect on the environment.

    Those concerns include: excessive noise from a Marion County compressor station to be built in 2020, potential gas line explosions, possible fuel leakage or spillage and the destruction of established oak and pine trees.

  • Chiefland Christmas Festival moves across the street this year

    Chiefland Christmas Festivalgoers will have a chance to start experiencing the change that will come about when the city builds the new Chiefland Trailhead Park on South Main Street/U.S. Highway 19, right across from the Old Train Depot Park.

    That’s because on Saturday, Dec. 10, the six-acre field will be the new site for the Chiefland Christmas Festival this year. The move across the street will end the necessity for festivalgoers to cross U.S. Highway 19 to go from the parking area to the activities. Bring the family and come out for a whole day of fun.

  • New football classifications announced

    When the reformatting of the playoff qualifying system for Florida high school football was announced, Chiefland figured to benefit in at least one major way.

  • Fun run opens Chiefland Christmas Festival

    It’s that time year when the weather is great and we all need get outside, get some

    fresh air and get in shape. Start now to fulfill your New Year’s Resolution to get fit in 2017!

    Reistration is now open for the Rudolph 5K Fun Run that takes place at the Chiefland Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 10.

    The first 50 people to register will get a T-Shirt, goodie bag and completion medal just for participating!. There will also be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both the adult and child categories.

  • Chief land Christmas Festival road closings:

    This year the festival moves across U.S. Highway 19 from the Train Depot Park. The entire Festival will take place on the west side of US 19, including parking.

    The entrance to the parking field is from Park Avenue West. If you are headed south from the commercial area of Chiefland, please turn right at Park Avenue and then left into the parking field, which will be marked.

  • Getting up to speed

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team is equipped with some favorable pieces this season, with its impressive athleticism and height, as well as the return of a majority of its scoring from a season ago.

    But that firepower might take a minute to flourish, as the Lady Indians (0-3), many of whom are coming off volleyball, find their legs enough to push their up-tempo, attacking style of basketball for four quarters.

  • Oysters given $8.3M to make a comeback

    Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

    In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.

    For residents who depend on the fishing grounds and other coastal resources protected by these reefs, it’s a worrying trend.

  • CES principal injured in wreck in Gilchrist

    Chiefland Elementary School Principal Lacy Redd is resting at home after an accident on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:45 p.m. in Gilchrist County caused injuries that left her bruised and hurting.

    Redd’s car was so badly damaged she had to be cut out of it.

    The other driver in the accident, K-Lee Samantha Hayes, 21, of Trenton sustained minor injuries.

  • A deal made for life

    Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris, center, and Capt. Cal Morgan, right, stand at the end of a line of the city’s new LifePak Automatic External Defibrillators.

    Harris and Morgan were praised by the City Commission on Monday for making a deal to buy nine units for under $3,000 when nine new ones would have cost more than $27,000.

    Five units will go to the police department, and the rest will go to the fire department and city.

  • CMHS 25th Annual Pie Auction tonight

    The 25th Annual Pie Auction, sponsored by the Chiefland Middle High School Student Government is tonight (Thursday, Nov. 17) in the school cafeteria.

    This is an opportunity to stock up on goodies for the holiday week coming up.

    It's also an opportunity to have fun bidding as the auctioneer usually provides an entertaining call out to those lagging in making sufficient bids.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with bidding starting at 6 p.m.

    Donations of sweets and desserts will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the Student Government activities.