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Today's News

  • Christmas comes early

    A mistake in paperwork on a city water bill was causing Chiefland resident Betsy Hunt some problems.

    But she hoped that like the miracle of the season, Jesus' birth, maybe there was a miracle for her this season.

    Hunt knew something was wrong when she got a bill for $17.76 instead of the usual $56-$57.

    She went to City Hall to check and the clerk looked it up on the computer and assured her it was $17.76.

    Hunt was happy because the extra cash would come in handy.

  • Anderson named police chief

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Scott Anderson, whose father was once Chiefland Police Department chief, was chosen Monday to succeed Chief Robert Douglas.

    As Mayor Betty Walker administered the oath of office and pinned on the gold badge, Anderson’s wife Ella, his mother Betty and his grandmother were in the audience. Also looking on were most of the police officers.

  • Bronson employs team effort to upend Cedar Key boys

    The Bronson boys’ basketball team put together its best performance on the season against Cedar Key Monday with good ball movement on offense and opportunistic defense, as the Eagles cruised to a 74-36 win in District 1A-7 action.

    Seven different Eagles converted at least two field goals, while three – Julius Smith (11 points), Glen Cooper (10 points) and Tra Francis (10 points) – were in double figures, helping BMHS pick up its second win in the district.

  • Lady Eagles fend off plucky Sharks in county hoops action

    What once looked like an easy win for Bronson approached nail-biter status midway through the fourth quarter.

    The Lady Eagles led by as much as 16 points in the third quarter Monday against Cedar Key, but the Lady Sharks charged back in the fourth to cut the deficit to seven points, before Bronson, led by senior Myia Knight, converted eight free throws down the stretch to pull way for a 50-37 win in an up-tempo district hoops clash in Bronson.

  • Chiefland girls pick up convincing wins over Dixie County, Bell

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team evened its record and improved to 3-1 in District 1A-7 with a couple of blowout wins at home last week.

    The Lady Indians, coming off a hard-fought loss at Trenton the previous Friday, cruised to back-to-back victories over Dixie County and Bell last Thursday and Friday.

  • Chiefland boys struggle with turnovers in pair of district losses

    It was a tough pair of nights for the Chiefland boys’ basketball team last Thursday and Friday, as the Indians suffered lopsided defeats to Dixie County and Bell.

    The couple of setbacks – a 57-21 loss to the Bears on Thursday and a 62-40 defeat at the hands of the undefeated Bulldogs on Friday – dropped Chiefland to 2-2 in District 1A-7 play, and 2-4 overall, ahead of Tuesday’s district matchup at Branford.

  • Local go-kart racer making up for late start behind wheel

    Tyler Russ might be considered a late bloomer when it comes to go-kart racing.

    In a sport where many competitors first get behind the wheel as young as 5- or 6-years-old, the Chiefland 17-year-old, who goes by the nickname ‘The NightCrawler’ on the track, only got started three years ago.

    But that hasn’t slowed Russ’ fast rise in the sport, if his first foray into a state series this year is any indication.

  • Sharks host Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament

    Cedar Key School will be hosting its second consecutive holiday basketball tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22.

    This year, CKS is excited to have Drummond Bank as the exclusive sponsor of the event, as it’s provided tremendous support for the tournament.

    The four teams participating on the boys’ side of the draw are: Trenton, Oak Hall, Florida State University School (Tallahassee) and Cedar Key.

  • Richardson dismissed as Chiefland’s head football coach after five seasons

    For the first time in half a decade, Chiefland is searching for a new head football coach.

    On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the school dismissed Aaron Richardson, who was at the helm for five seasons, leading the program to a 24-24 record.

    The Indians finished 3-5 in 2016.

    “They let me know they were going in a different direction, and I kind of understood,” Richardson said. “Anytime a team is underperforming, or performing badly, us, as head coaches, we kind of know when things could happen.

  • CES safety patrollers holding cake auction at CMHS

    Four safety patrollers from Chiefland Elementary School stopped by the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club Thursday to announce their upcoming cake auction to raise money for the group’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. next summer.

    The auction will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Chiefland High School cafeteria.