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Today's News

  • Volunteers ‘Run For The Money’ through county

    About 30 runners for the week made the 180-mile run from Tallahassee to Lecanto an hour at a time to bring awareness to the disabled people who need help. The runners left the state capital Monday, July 10, and finished Saturday, July 15, at the Key Training Center.

    Friday marked the 42nd year that volunteers have “Run For The Money” to raise awareness there are disabled people in our country who are not getting the help they need.

  • Caldwell courts locals in bid for Ag Commissioner

    State Rep. Matt Caldwell stopped in Chiefland Friday afternoon where he spent the day with Ken Griner on the cattle ranch, he worked with a logging crew and then went to the Suwannee Lumber in Cross City where he toured the mill to try to gain an understanding of issues they are dealing with.

    The day was part of his statewide campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture. The election is still 13 months away.

  • Atheist responds to Liberty Counsel in 'Letter to the Editor'

    There are specious assertions in Liberty Counsel’s article that must be addressed. 

    Courts have ruled repeatedly that the 10 Commandments monument, when placed on Government property is not private speech, but becomes government speech as any reasonable person would perceive it to be. Much the same as any signage placed on a property is perceived to have the full endorsement of the property owner. 

  • Webber to make changes at CMHS

     

    By REBECCA GALLAGHER 

    Citizen Correspondent

     

  • Class of ’64 reconnects with back-to-back celebrations at old hangout

    By CHS Class of 1964

    Members of Chiefland High School’s Class of 1964 recently reunited at Bett’s Big T Restaurant.

    The celebration on June 12 included four classmates from out of town, including Charles and Linda McLendon from North Carolina; Jackie Cheely and Roy Pickett from Arkansas; Janet Hudson and J.L. Watson from Georgia; and Bert and Mary Jane Farnell from Texas. 

    We also had a great turnout of local classmates.

  • Living off the grid

    Citizens of the Gulf Hammock area feel like their area is falling through the cracks when it comes to locating homes for delivery or emergency services, and when it comes to the latter, they’re worried it could prove fatal.

    At the Gulf Hammock Church of God Thursday, July 13, around 30 Gulf Hammock residents met with a handful of county representatives to air out their worries over how the area is represented on mapping systems as well as how it’s handled through the postal system.

  • Blast from the past

    Submitted by members of the CHS Class of 1964

    Members of Chiefland High School’s Class of 1964 recently reunited at Bett’s Big T Restaurant.

    The celebration on June 12 included four classmates from out of town, including Charles and Linda McLendon from North Carolina; Jackie Cheely and Roy Pickett from Arkansas; Janet Hudson and J.L. Watson from Georgia; and Bert and Mary Jane Farnell from Texas.

    We also had a great turnout of local classmates.

  • Chiefland man dies in crash

    A 60-year-old Chiefland man was killed July 9 in a single car crash.

    According to a report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, Bruce Wayne Roque was driving a 1997 GMC 1500 pickup northeast on County Road 347.

    The vehicle drifted off the paved portion of the roadway with the right side. The man attempted to correct himself by turning to the left. As the vehicle reentered the roadway, the driver oversteered to the right, causing the vehicle to rotate in a clockwise direction before leaving the roadway, overturning and coming to rest on its roof. 

  • Getting to the next level

    The situation is lining up nicely for Brian Norris Jr.

    The Chiefland senior is reunited with a group of seniors and a head coach that went undefeated in junior varsity ball his freshman year, and he’s looking for another special season to go out on before hopefully moving on to play at the college ranks.

  • Williston dancing club hosts weekly square dancing sessions

    The Clover Squares Square Dancing Club holds its dancing each Wednesday in the spacious Williston Crossings RV Park Clubhouse, just off Highway 27 in Williston.

    Each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the club offers square dancing lessons, the fee for adults is $5 and children are free. Kids of all ages are invited to dance in the squares for free.

    The hour-long lessons offer a fun-filled evening the entire family can enjoy. Seasoned dancers or “Angels” are paired with novices and a square is formed with four couples.