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Today's News

  • Search ongoing for pitching machines

    The search continues for the person or persons responsible for the theft of three pitching machines from the Chiefland softball programs.

    A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest(s) of the culprit(s) that stole the pitching machines from a locked shed at McCallum Park.

  • Welcome back, Jarret

    Almost 14 years after leading the school to a state championship, Jarret Johnson returned to Chiefland High to help coach youth ages 9-14 at the Suwannee All-Skillz Football Camp.

    Johnson, a starting linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, said he’s passed through Chiefland often on his way to visit family in Cedar Key, where he was raised. However, he hadn't made his presence known until Saturday's camp at C. Doyle McCall Field.

  • Cappy's Corner: Thanks Coach!

    Regular readers may have noticed a story titled "Fuller CHS's First All-American?" last week. In it, we wrote about several former football players that we researched, trying to determine if Chiefland catcher Taylore Fuller was the first All-American the school had ever produced.

    We couldn't find any evidence of a previous All-American from Chiefland, but we still were unsure. Hence, the question mark at the end of the headline.

  • A tourney with a catch

    By TONY PATE

    Special to the Citizen

    The Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association held its first Charity Open Bass Tournament at Clay Landing in Chiefland on June 25.

    Legal fishing hours were safe light to 3 p.m. Despite weather forecasts of thunderstorms and hot weather, 59 boats showed up for a great cause and some friendly competition. Legal fish consisted of largemouth and Suwannee bass with a minimum length of 12 inches.

  • Christmas Lights Challenge Issued

    The Chiefland Rotary Club has started a Christmas Lights Challenge by contributing $1,500 to the City of Chiefland and calling on other clubs and businesses to match the contribution.

    The first club to contribute $1,500 to the city will be matched by the Chiefland Rotary with another $1,500 contribution.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 9 - 15, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Interstate 75 Northbound traffic is shifted to the west just south of the interchange because of the addition of a barrier wall on the east side of the project. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph around the clock and the truck restrictions are lifted from three miles south of the interchange to just north of SR 26 encouraging semi-trucks to use the far left lane as well as the center lane.
     

  • Logano experienced beyond his years

    By MONTE DUTTON

    King Features

    Joey Logano, who won the Sprint Cup Series' Rookie of the Year award in 2009, turned some heads at Infineon Raceway by winning the pole.

  • Columnist encourages joining the 'Dove Club'

    By Tony Young

    To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is one reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often difficult to find.

    That’s why the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program – to offer hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields.

  • Former Gator Brewer to host youth camp

    Former Florida Gators and Dallas Mavericks forward Corey Brewer will host his second Gainesville area camp Aug. 1-3 at The Rock School.

    The Back 2 Back Youth Basketball Camp, powered by Five-Star Basketball Camps, will feature Brewer and top coaches from the area teaching sport fundamentals. 

  • Jenkins transferring from Bronson to The Rock

    A family member has confirmed that DeVaughn Jenkins, one of the top basketball players in the region, has decided to transfer from Bronson High to The Rock in Gainesville.

    This is quite a blow to a Bronson Eagles team that struggled despite Jenkins averaging a double-double as a freshman this past season. The 6-foot-7 guard/forward even recorded a pair of triple-doubles, putting up double digits in points, rebounds and blocked shots.