Today's News

  • Chiefland hosts first day of T-Ball World Series

    Chiefland welcomed 14 teams to the first round of the Babe Ruth league's Cal Ripken division T-ball tournament. The teams included 

    - Chiefland 

    - Sarasota

    - Latino Americana

    - Palm Beach Gardens

    - Okeeheelee Red

    - Julington Creek Storm

    - Orange Park Crush "A"

    - Orange Park Crush "B"

    - Jacksonville Beach

    - Okeeheelee Blue

    - Ft. Caroline

    - Julington Creek Crushers

    - Wellswood

    - Oakleaf

  • Letters to the Editor published July 5

    It's OK to use paper
    It's OK to print! I often receive emails that caution me to "Consider the environment before printing this email" or "Save trees: Print only when necessary."

  • Owen's win highlights races at Bronson Speedway

    Chip Owen’s commanding win in the Sportsman Class  on Saturday capped off a busy and exciting day of races at Bronson Speedway. 

    Owen held off Sheldon Bowers and Chris Harvey in the final, and most contentious, race of the evening. Nationwide Series driver Jeffery Earnhardt, grandson of legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, finished seventh, disappointing a packed crowd, many of whom had come to see him. 

  • Perilous Times- Part I
  • FWC lifts restrictions on Zone 4 of Suwannee River

    When Suwannee River floodwaters at Wilcox fell below 9 feet Sunday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) deactivated boating restrictions in Zone 4.
    Zone 4 is the section from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to one mile below the Fowler Bluff boat ramp. This 51-mile segment falls under the boating restrictions as long as the Suwannee is at 9 feet or more at the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.
    The FWC activated restrictions in this zone July 4.

  • Workforce Connection free workshops in July

    Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties is offering nearly 50 programs during the month of July for those interested in sharpening their employability skills.
    Ranging from open resume labs to three-day workshops to a job fair, the programs are available at no charge to job seekers throughout Workforce Connection’s three-county region. Participants must be fully registered with Workforce Connection through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com.  Additional workshop registration may also be required.

  • Chamber seeking Business of the Year

    For more than 20 years, the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce has observed Industry Appreciation Week by honoring an exemplary local company as Business of the Year.
    This year’s Awards Banquet will be on Tuesday, Sept. 11. But every year, the work for the event starts months earlier by asking the community to nominate a business worthy of the award.

  • SVP auditions for “Cry of the Banshee”

       Suwannee Valley Players will hold auditions for its fall production of “Cry of  the Banshee” on July 14 at 10 a.m. and July 17 at 7 p.m. All auditions are held at the Chief Theater. This will be a cold read for the directors.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 5


    Celebrate the 4th again
    Horseshoe Beach's 2nd annual community fireworks will be held with family activities, fresh seafood, great barbecue, food vendors and more.
    It will be at Fireworks Island, across the road from the Horseshoe Beach Cafe.
    The show is managed by Dennis Buckley, Don Cherry, John Cherry and Panama Paul. Vendors can set up for free.
    For more information and reservations, call Dennis Buckley at 352-498-5986.

    Tuesdays through Aug. 14

    Grief support group meets in Archer

  • Two identified in murder, suicide

    Two people who died in an apparent murder/suicide Tuesday afternoon on Northwest 168th Lane in Fanning Springs have been identified by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    Sheriff's deputies were called to the residence of Genoveva Magnolia Recinos Castillo, 46,  by a sobbing female juvenile who told 911 operators that someone had killed her mother.
    Based on information from neighbors and the child, officers located Arturo Ranferi Zacarias, 26, in a room of his residence across the street. Zacarias appeared to have died from self inflicted wounds.