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Today's News

  • Parker catch spearheads Lady Indians’ dominant defense in regional championship

    For Chiefland to defend its three-time reign as regional champion, it knew it had to lean on something that’s always been a foundation and source of pride in helping the team line its fingers with bling.

    With runs coming at a premium against Trenton ace Darian Ingram, and the speedy Lady Tigers feeding off a slap-and-dash, bunt-and-run style from the left side of the plate, putting excessive pressure on opposing infielders, the Lady Indians needed to lead with their defense.

  • Defending the crown

    They met four times this year, but the fate of the Chiefland and Trenton softball teams’ respective seasons was largely determined by a short sequence of plays during a couple of innings last Tuesday in the regional championship game.

  • Not without a fight

    The Chiefland baseball team proved itself a plucky bunch this season with its collection of comeback wins and its youthful competitive fight.

    In the District 1A-7 semifinal round last Tuesday, the Indians, who returned just one starter from last year’s state finalist and district champion club, once again weren’t in the mood to go away quietly against a more experienced team.

  • Bronson’s Cooper finishes third in state in 200 meter dash; fourth in 100

    Glen Cooper of Bronson Middle High School placed third in the Boys 1A 200 Meter Dash and fourth in the Boys 100 Meter Dash to earn a couple of medals in the Class 1A Florida High School Track and Field Finals at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

    Cooper edged out the fourth-place competitor by 0.005 of a second with a time of 22.48 seconds for the top-three finish. His 11.16 seconds time in the 100 was just 0.02 short of the third-place mark.

    Cooper ran the 200 in 22.40 in his regional championship win, and came in at 11.20 to place first in the 100 at that prior meet.

  • CPD traffic stops net drug arrests

    Chiefland police officer Tyler Brown and Sgt. James Yanok arrested 37-year-old Herman Phineas Williams Jr., of Old Town, on two felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two females, Vanessa L. Simpson, 19, of Old Town, and Goldie Edwards (no other information given), were released at the scene.

  • National Day of Prayer

     

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    About 40 people gathered around the flagpole at Chiefland City Hall May 4 on the National Day of Prayer. The faithful prayed for local, state and federal government leaders, the military and first responders and a return to social godliness.

  • Bronson ISO Rating remains unchanged; should go lower

    BRONSON –  City officials came together for a Town Hall meeting May 1, but a notable official was absent amid a salary dispute.

    Bob Niffenegger, town of Bronson building official, requested a contract renewal, seeking a pay raise and the ability to hire an employee assistant. When the council denied a similar request in 2016, Niffenegger submitted a letter of resignation.

  • Martinez: Proud American

    Leandro DeLeon Martinez cried as he recited the Pledge of Allegiance when he became a United States citizen in a swearing-in ceremony April 20 in Gainesville.

    “Si,” he said with a broad smile. Martinez speaks English, but he is more comfortable conversing in Spanish. Through an interpreter, he said, “Yes. I am very proud to be an American. I cried. I had tears when we recited the Pledge of Allegiance and when we started singing the ‘National Anthem.’”

  • Fresh cut flowers are Burkett's babies

    For Kim Burkett at Fernwood Flowers and Gifts Inc., her flowers are her babies.

    “I want them to be right,” Burkett said, who owns the shop with her 86-year-old mother, Jennie Adams. “We are very particular about our flowers. We only do fresh. We do not send anything out that we wouldn’t send to our own family. We process our flowers when they come in and when they go out.”

  • Hatch's focus is silk bouquets

    “Holidays aren’t as busy as they used to be because there is such a multiplicity of things a person can buy and do,” said Eddie Hatch, owner of Silk Sunshine Florals. “You have a bunch of choices of what you can do now and you can’t do them all; you’re going to buy them a diamond, give them flowers, take them out to eat. All of this is possible, but Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and holidays are always a little bit busier because of family. Family and flowers kind of go together.”