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Today's News

  • TrophyCatch launches new, enhanced website wesitetete ded anglers

    In preparation for season three of TrophyCatch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a new and highly improved website to facilitate gathering data on Florida’s famed trophy largemouth bass and to reward anglers for releasing them alive.

    TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. There are three different tiers and two bonus categories offering the opportunity to win prizes:

  • Elite Pro Ball holding tryouts

    Elite Pro Ball Academy will be holding tryouts for the 2014 fall season. Players and families who are looking to join a team to play at a high level of competitive baseball.

    One of the goals for the program is to provide an environment to enhance and encourage the development of skills and desires of our players.

    Baseball tryout dates are as follows:

    12U – Aug. 14 6-8 p.m.

    9U - Aug.15 6-8 p.m.

    13U – Aug. 16 2-5 p.m.

    10U - Aug 14 6-8 p.m.

    14U – Aug 16 9 a.m.-noon

  • Simple test helps doctors catch more concussions on the field

    On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn’t showing symptoms yet, and either doesn’t notice anything is wrong or won’t report it for fear of being taken out of the game.

  • Mayors of Our Community

    Funding for trips, home for a homeless Rotary Club, supplies for Scouts, bows for cheerleaders, the meals before road trips to state championship finals all comes together at one place: the Chiefland Beef O'Brady's on U.S. Highway 19, north of Chiefland.

    The restaurant is not in the city limits, but its owners, Stacy and Mark Swain, call Chiefland home and they have been named “Mayor of Their Community” by the parent corporation.

  • Man turns TBI into an asset

    Mark Palmer of Sacramento, Calif., read my column a couple weeks ago concerning a man who experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Palmer emailed to tell his own TBI story.

  • The value in a knife

     One of the tools of those who love the outdoors is a knife. There has always been something special about getting a new knife. I see that same satisfaction in my son. He owns several and is never unhappy when he receives another. It's almost a rite of passage when a young man gets his first. Some weaker types cringe at the thought of their son having a knife. I cringe at the thought of them cringing over such a common and natural thing.

  • Angry words, O let them never
  • Church News for the week of August 14

    "River Jordan"

    to sing

    at Full Gospel

    Everyone is invited to the Full Gospel Outreach Saturday Night Gospel Sing Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.. The featured group will be "River Jordan" from Ocala. As always, there will be no admission charge for the sing. A free-will love offering will be received. Full Gospel Outreach Church is located just 3 miles north of the Chiefland Walmart on HWY 19.

  • Drug task force makes six cases in Inglis

    Deputies from Citrus and Levy counties, working as the Citrus/Levy Drug Task Force, made several seizures of drugs and other evidence in the Inglis area including opening six new cases based on evidence they had recovered. 

    The deputies located and dismantled two clandestine methamphetamine labs that had been previously in operation.

    They also seized 14 cannabis plants that were being cultivated in three different locations.  Charges for the manufacture of cannabis are pending against one individual at this time. 

  • County's newest firefighters get bunker gear

    The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. was awarded a FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant to help volunteer fire departments in Florida recruit and retain firefighters by awarding bunker gear to their eligible new recruits.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Director David Knowles contacted the Council to obtain new gear for the 10 new Firefighter I Recruits from local Departments who recently completed the 2013-2014 LCDPS Firefighter I program.