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Today's News

  • Defending the crown

    They met four times this year, but the fate of the Chiefland and Trenton softball teams’ respective seasons was largely determined by a short sequence of plays during a couple of innings last Tuesday in the regional championship game.

  • Not without a fight

    The Chiefland baseball team proved itself a plucky bunch this season with its collection of comeback wins and its youthful competitive fight.

    In the District 1A-7 semifinal round last Tuesday, the Indians, who returned just one starter from last year’s state finalist and district champion club, once again weren’t in the mood to go away quietly against a more experienced team.

  • CPD traffic stops net drug arrests

    Chiefland police officer Tyler Brown and Sgt. James Yanok arrested 37-year-old Herman Phineas Williams Jr., of Old Town, on two felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two females, Vanessa L. Simpson, 19, of Old Town, and Goldie Edwards (no other information given), were released at the scene.

  • National Day of Prayer

     

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    About 40 people gathered around the flagpole at Chiefland City Hall May 4 on the National Day of Prayer. The faithful prayed for local, state and federal government leaders, the military and first responders and a return to social godliness.

  • Bronson ISO Rating remains unchanged; should go lower

    BRONSON –  City officials came together for a Town Hall meeting May 1, but a notable official was absent amid a salary dispute.

    Bob Niffenegger, town of Bronson building official, requested a contract renewal, seeking a pay raise and the ability to hire an employee assistant. When the council denied a similar request in 2016, Niffenegger submitted a letter of resignation.

  • Fresh cut flowers are Burkett's babies

    For Kim Burkett at Fernwood Flowers and Gifts Inc., her flowers are her babies.

    “I want them to be right,” Burkett said, who owns the shop with her 86-year-old mother, Jennie Adams. “We are very particular about our flowers. We only do fresh. We do not send anything out that we wouldn’t send to our own family. We process our flowers when they come in and when they go out.”

  • Hatch's focus is silk bouquets

    “Holidays aren’t as busy as they used to be because there is such a multiplicity of things a person can buy and do,” said Eddie Hatch, owner of Silk Sunshine Florals. “You have a bunch of choices of what you can do now and you can’t do them all; you’re going to buy them a diamond, give them flowers, take them out to eat. All of this is possible, but Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and holidays are always a little bit busier because of family. Family and flowers kind of go together.”

  • City dog pound discussion heats up

    A group of area residents continue to hold differing views from city officials on the quality of the Chiefland City dog pound.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey and City Commissioner Teresa Barron discussed the possibility of leasing an industrial property if an organization steps forward to run a new dog facility. Barron recommends that residents create a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Chiefland’s dogs.

  • Tri-County Cruisers raise scholarship money
  • LARC receives biggest check yet from Wild Hog proceeds

    The Wild Hog Canoe Race has seen monumental gains in popularity and fundraising over the past few years since coming under new leadership.

    The grueling 15-mile canoe and kayak race down the Waccasassa River celebrated its 40th anniversary this year on April 22, and it was the biggest version yet.

    On Monday in Otter Creek, WHCR president Keith Maynard presented a $21,000 check to Betty Walker, the executive director of the LARC, which receives all of the proceeds from the race.