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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • CES worker jailed for voyuerism

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.

  • FFA Alumni Rodeo

    The Suncoast Credit Union presents the 6th Annual Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo April 21-22 at 8 p.m. at Lotoma Ranch. Other corporate sponsors include Chiefland Farm Supply, Ace Hardware, Alliance Dairies and Alliance Grazing Group.

    Events include junior barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, calf roping, breakaway and a calf scramble for ages 10 and under.

    The $60 entry fee for each event must be paid by 7 p.m. each night. The fee to enter the junior barrel racing is $25.

    For more information, please contact Jenifer Butler at 352-316-0146.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chiefland turns in big innings to beat Eagles

    There were times during last Friday’s game at Bronson when the Chiefland baseball club, in action for the first time since March 10, looked like a team that was playing its first game in two weeks.

    Indian pitchers surrendered eight walks and a hit-batter, and the defense’s four errors proved costly, as Bronson exploited those self-inflicted mistakes to help stir its offense, leaving no lead safe in the offensive onslaught.

  • 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.