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Today's News

  • Lady Indians basketball opens playoffs at top-ranked Wildwood

    After facing No. 2-ranked and reigning state finalist Trenton in last Friday’s district championship game, the Chiefland girls’ basketball team now turns its attention to No. 1 Wildwood.

    The Lady Indians hit the road to take on the top-ranked Wildcats in the opening round of the Class 1A state tournament.

    The Class 1A, Region 4 semifinal tips off 7 p.m.

  • Chiefland bats swing into action for preseason

    The three-time state champion Chiefland Indians softball team and the reigning state finalist Chiefland baseball club break out the bats starting this week for a couple of preseason tournaments.

    The softball team is at Dixie County (Cross City) Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10. The Indians face Newberry at 5 p.m. Thursday, before taking on Bell at the same time on Friday.

  • Drummond, Nature Coast Bank merger is complete

    By Michael D. Bates

    Bank mergers these days are occurring more frequently due to a volatile economy and shifting of consumer trends.

    And many times, those mergers can be messy.

    That is most definitely not the case with the recently completed merger between Drummond Community Bank and Nature Coast Bank. As of Jan. 1, Drummond acquired the two Citrus County Nature Coast branches, located at 1160 U.S. 19 N. in Crystal River and 2455 N. Citrus Hills Blvd., Hernando.

  • Chiefland Middle High holds Arbor Day tree planting

    By Dottie Hydue

  • Lady Eagles answer formidable effort from upstart Sharks squad in district tournament

    When Cedar Key coach David Tomlin reflected on his team’s tournament loss to rival Bronson Monday night, he saw a lot of good both teams could take away from the closely-fought district quarterfinal matchup.

    No. 4 seed Bronson, which answered a Sharks rally in the middle quarters, prevailed 54-47 to move on to face top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Trenton in Thursday’s District 1A-7 semifinal round at 7:30 p.m. in Trenton.

  • Boys hoops set for district tournament in Bell

    Monday marks the start of the opening round of the District 1A-7 boys’ basketball tournament in Bell, but local county teams Chiefland, Cedar Key and Bronson will have to wait a day to tip off their quarterfinal bids.

    No. 6 seed Chiefland (4-16) meets county rival Bronson (10-11), the third seed, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before No. 7 Cedar Key (1-20) takes on second-seeded Dixie County (Cross City) that night at 7:30 p.m.

  • Chiefland southpaw commits to Eastern Kentucky

    Casey Lawson’s path to college ball has been almost as elusive as his stable of pitches are for opposing batters.

    The Chiefland senior was on the shelf for his first two years of high school due to a hairline fracture in his throwing arm.

    But he reemerged just in time for the Indians’ magical run to the state championship game last spring, contributing as a key bat in the lineup while he nursed his arm back to health.

  • Yankeetown School set to announce new principal

    Yankeetown School’s search for a new principal officially concluded this week, and the Levy School district is set to announce the successor to Jeannine Mills, who resigned from the position in December.

    Former Williston Elementary School principal Marla Hiers served as interim principal for the past month while a search ensured for a permanent candidate.

  • Bronson students get lesson in computer coding

    Computer coding touches all of our lives, from the most complex technological tasks to the games that distract us on our phones.

    Naturally, that means it’s becoming a critical part of the current and future landscape of education.

    Fifth graders at Bronson Elementary School are a part of that cutting edge, and proving it’s never too early to acquire an appreciation of computer science.

  • Bronson raises sewage rate

    Bronson, last Tuesday, unanimously authorized a water and wastewater study’s recommendation to raise sewage charges for Town customers.

    The rate study was undertaken by the Florida Rural Water Association, which found a raise in rates is critical for preserving the Town’s facilities and for paying its bills.

    The adjustment in rates will take place over three years, as recommended by the study.