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Today's News

  • Cross City has new radio station

    Staff report

    Suncoast Radio, Inc. of Cross City has started broadcasting as WZCC at 1240 AM with broadcasts covering Dixie County and portions of Levy and Gilchrist counties and its new owner says it should sound familiar.

    The new station replaces WYNY, which suffered a major transmitter failure nearly a year ago and went off the air.

  • Taking the next step to building a church

    If you want to take a walk across Florida, like from Pensacola to Key West, plan on having enough shoes for 817 miles or 4,313,760 feet or, in the case of Benny Collins, for 1,734,845 steps.

    Collins is not counting every step he takes in his quest to walk the length of Florida, but he is counting on folks along the way to share an experience, prayer with God, and help Bushnell Assembly of God build a new sanctuary.

  • Bessie Cornelia “Nelia” Dempsey Carhop

    Bessie Cornelia “Nelia” Dempsey, 62, of Steinhatchee, died at home on Sunday, March 21, 2010.  Born in Lake Park, Ga., Mrs. Dempsey moved, as a child to Live Oak.  

    She worked at A&W Drive-in as a carhop for 15 years before joining Oxidental Chemical.  Retiring from Oxidental in 1990, she moved to Steinhatchee to fulfill her lifelong dream of hunting and fishing and made many, many friends, which became her extended family.

  • Fair Blog: Saturday at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Fair

    The Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale got underway on Saturday with swine entries and some competitors went away disappointed because of this frigid winter.

    A number of hogs did not make the minimum weight and were disqualified from competition.

    At mid-morning the stands of the show coliseum looked a little bare and quite young for this area's popular fair, but that was because the parents and fans were not in attendance.

  • New regs on driver IDs cause for headaches

    There was a time when passing written, eye and driving tests were all you needed to be a legal Florida driver. These days, you have to have concrete proof of who you are.

    As of Jan. 1, new requirements went into effect for anyone renewing or getting a new driver’s license, and it’s caused a few headaches for those who issue the licenses.

    “I’ve been chewed out and cussed at,” Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector, told Williston Rotary Club members last week as she explained what’s needed to be a legal driver.

  • Trenton win spoils Burton’s big week

    Trenton High School’s baseball team won a wild one last Friday night, surging for six runs in the fifth inning to top Chiefland, 11-9.

    It was a game that saw a player ejected, two Indians home runs and a lat Chiefland rally attempt squashed in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    The game also capped a momentous week for Chiefland shortstop Adam Burton. The senior had a home run, four RBI, two doubles, two triples, two stolen bases and scored four runs while going 7-for-11 at the plate in three games last week against the Tigers, Dixie County and P.K. Yonge.

  • Indians’ softball keeps on rolling

    Again, Chiefland’s varsity softball team routed a visiting team, quickly stomping St. Francis 10-0 last Friday night.

    Again, the Indians’ bats were hot, with Amber Richardson and sophomore standout Taylore Fuller killing pitches for home runs.

    But now, a test of pride approaches. Chiefland will face county rival Williston for the second time at 7 p.m. Friday. It’s not a district game (the Red Devils play in 3A-5, the Indians in 2A-5), but Williston knocked Chiefland around earlier this season in an 8-2 game on Feb. 19.

  • Branford holds off Bronson’s late push

    The Blue and Orange pulled away in the seventh inning of their baseball game last Thursday night, rallying for three runs to take a decisive 7-5 win in a hard-fought contest.

    Too bad it was the wrong Blue and Orange.

    It was Branford who pulled away late for the victory, holding off Bronson, which had a late rally of their own in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Baseball Roundup: Bronson’s offense hammers Bell, 16-6

    The Eagles piled on nine runs in the first inning last Tuesday at Bell, needing only five innings to rout the Bulldogs 16-6.

    The Eagles capialized on two errors, two walks, a hit batsman and five singles in the first to put the game out of reach early.

    John Stephenson finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two singles and a double for Bronson. Tyler Martensen finished 2-for-3, and Kelby Barber belted a triple in the fourth.

    Stephenson picked up the win for the Eagles, tallying five strikeouts in the complete game.

  • Blue Wave rolls past Bronson in shutout

    P.K. Yonge stormed Bronson’s varsity softball team 16-0 last Thursday.

    But the score wasn’t the whole story. Sure, P.K. Yonge capitalized on errors in the first inning for a 6-0 lead, but the Eagles showed signs of life that Bronson coach Kenny Thomas saw as encouraging.

    “I’m really proud of my girls,” he said.  “They got down on themselves a little. But they picked it back up, dug down deep and held their ground out there.”