Today's News

  • Quote of the week

    "They have a saying: At home, you're a rascal. You get 50 miles away from home and they heard of you, and you get 1,000 miles from home and you're a hero."

    Bill Brown
    on his becoming a finalist for the
    Congressional Citizen Service Before Self medal

  • Church News for the week of March 17

    UMC welcomes
    back Rev. McClelland

    The Rev. Lloyd McClelland will be the guest pastor at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland on March 20 at the 10:15 morning worship service.  A short reception will follow to allow former friends to visit with him.  He was pastor  in Chiefland from 1977 to 1980. This continues the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Chiefland.

    Medford speaks at
    Chiefland Baptist

  • 59th Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale

    Fairgrounds are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

    Friday, March 18
    3-5:30 p.m. — Steer entry
    5-5:30 p.m. — Consumer judging registration
    5:30 p.m. — Primary and senior judging event
    6 p.m. — Junior judging event
    6:30-8 p.m. — Creative Life Skills entry (non-food items)

    Saturday, March 19
    7-10 a.m. — Swine entry
    9-11 a.m. Creative Life Skills entry
    10:30 -11 a.m. Livestock judging demonstration
    11 a.m. — Livestock judging events

  • Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Schedule

    n March 19 — 1-4 p.m. — Annual Wedding Expo in the Grande Hall: Free admission, door prizes including a grand prize, a bridal fashion show by the Glass Slipper Bridal with its entire San Patrick Collection by Pronovias,  DJs, wedding planners, wedding and reception decorators, photographers travel agents, a wine tasting by Suwannee River Valley Winery, hair stylists, makeup artists, Misty Edge Carraige Rides, a limo service provider and other event specialists.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 17

    Today, March 17

    Boiled dinner at St. John the Evangelist
    A traditional boiled St. Patrick’s Day dinner is on the menu at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland, 4050 N.W. Highway 27A, going towards Bronson. The dinner — corned beef, cabbage, Irish potatoes, carrots, dessert and beverage — is served 5-7 p.m.  for $5 for children and $7 for adults. For information, call 352-493-9723.
    Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent De Paul food closet. A donation of non-perishable food items is appreciated.

  • Chiefland softball keeps rolling

    Trenton took pregame like David ready to take down Goliath. The Lady Tigers were whooping and hollering like a team loaded with confidence as it prepared to take down the league’s top team, Chiefland.

    A couple of batters into the game in Trenton, the whooping had stopped, as the Lady Indians were well on their way to a 22-2 win to improve to 5-0 in District 5-2A play.

  • Blue Wave victory still out of reach

    After yet another ball was bobbled in the outfield in the second inning, Chiefland fans sounded like they said, “Oh my gosh,” in unison.

    Friday was just one of those nights where little went the home team’s way during the Indians’ 7-1 loss against P.K. Yonge.

  • From D.C. to G.B.

    Swarmed by hundreds of fans for most of Saturday afternoon, Nick Collins couldn’t find the words to describe his homecoming as easily as he found the endzone during Super Bowl XLV.

    “It’s been, uh, I don’t know ... Crazy, exciting, unreal ... Pretty much all the above,” Collins said.

  • Football game ends after altercation

    One says he did. He says he didn't, and he has the video to prove it.

    An altercation at a semi-professional football game on Saturday has resulted in a head coach's resignation and a football team changing names.

    It may even lead to an arrest.

  • Learn about bees

    Free Beekeeping classes will be held at the Dixie County Public Library. Classes will begin at 7 p.m.  Please pre-register by calling 498-1219.
    • April 14 - Speaker - Mark Dykes, Research Technician, Field Manager at UF
    • April 28 - Speaker - Dr. Jerry Hayes
    • May 12 - Speaker - David Westervelt, Apiary Inspector Supervisor, District 3