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Today's News

  • O'Steen, Allen are top Cedar Key grads

    Cedar Key School’s top students in the class of 2017 are Abigail O’Steen, valedictorian, and Ashlyn Allen, salutatorian. Abigail and Ashlyn have been lifelong Cedar Key Sharks; they began school together in the fall of 2003 when they entered pre-K and have been classmates ever since. Both will speak at the commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 20th in the Cedar Key gymnasium.

  • City seeks donations for pound improvements; none given so far

    The city of Chiefland has received no donations from its appeal to residents to make improvements at the municipal animal shelter.

    Staff placed the appeal for donations on its website after two Chiefland women addressed city commissioners at the March 27 meeting. Patty Pastore said Monday she and Denise Bariteau will attend the April 10 meeting at 6 p.m.

  • Lady Indians light up base paths as versatility helps deliver win against formidable Oak Hall ace

    Chiefland proved last Friday it has plenty of means at its disposal when its No. 3 and No. 4 hitters in the lineup combined to go 0 for 8.

    They also showed that speed never slumps.

    The Lady Indians employed aggressive base running and continued to excel in the circle and on defense, helping them overcome 10 strikeouts at the plate to deliver a 10-0 win in six innings over Oak Hall.

  • County's proposed gas tax increase not final

    When the Board of County Commissioners expressed support at their meeting on March 21 for a five-cent per gallon increase on non-diesel fuel, it did not finalize a tax increase.

    Rather, the move, which simply required a signal of support by a consensus of commissioners, put in motion a “fact-finding” process aimed at leading to a final ordinance.

    The action didn’t require a motion or official vote.

  • Lady Indians power past Pirates

    Power at the plate, error-free defense and a shutdown performance in the circle conspired to help the Lady Indians capture their second straight win over a Class 6A opponent last Thursday against Crystal River.

    Senior catcher Emily Hallman lifted a solo home run to dead center in the fifth, and sophomore ace Kensley Durrance allowed one hit in six innings to help the Lady Indians to a 9-0 win.

    CRHS, a 6A regional semifinalist in 2016, was 8-3 to start this week, while Chiefland stood at 10-4 overall heading into its Tuesday district game against Bell.

  • Chiefland softball team pays tribute to World War II veteran

    The Chiefland softball players and coaches shared hugs and handshakes on the field with Ken Carpenter, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, during the lineup announcements before their game against Oak Hall last Friday.

    Carpenter, who’s lived in Chiefland since 1974, said he hadn’t been to a game in about 15 to 20 years, and noted how much the softball field had changed since his last visit.

    He’s remained a lifelong fan of the game.

    “Baseball is probably my main sport,” he said. “That, and football.”

  • CMHS rallies in late innings against Newberry for fourth walk-off win of season

    Chiefland has made thrilling comebacks a routine occurrence this season on the baseball diamond.

    The latest came on Monday, as the Indians (6-4) put two over in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 win in non-district play against Newberry in Chiefland.

    Junior first baseman Josh Webber delivered the walk-off RBI single for CMHS, driving in Jose Guerrero, who boarded on a base hit.

  • Fanning Springs water ski show, movie Saturday at the fort

    Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce presents the Water Ski Show and Movie Night at the Fort Saturday. Fort Fanning is located on the Suwannee River, next to the bridge at the corner of U.S. Highway 19 and Kentucky Ave. The address is 9930 Kentucky Ave., Fanning Springs.

     Enjoy a day of family fun. There will be face painting, balloons, corn hole, a bounce house, raffles and park passes, but the first big highlight for the children begins with an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. The Gatorland Water Ski Show Team skims across the water for a 90-minute show beginning at 4 p.m.

  • Harmony Center to host seminar on human trafficking

    By Jennifer Davis
    Correspondent

    Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center is hosting a training seminar April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. concerning human trafficking at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. The seminar defines human trafficking, provides information on understanding the scope of the problem, victimology, understanding the trauma the trauma, and the vicarious trauma and self-care.

  • Lady Indians declaw Panthers

    The Chiefland softball team needed this one.

    Coming off rare back-to-back losses bookending spring break, the three-time defending state champs were re-engaged and looking to unload some frustration last Thursday against visiting Lecanto.

    CMHS bursted out of the gate with three runs in the opening frame against the Class 6A Panthers, before capturing a 7-2 win behind solid performances in all phases.

    The club improved to 8-3 overall, while LHS fell to 6-6.