Today's News

  • Fate turns on McMurray

    What a difference a year makes.

    A victory in the 2010 Brickyard 400 was quite an accomplishment in itself for Jamie McMurray. Except that he also won the Daytona 500, not to mention the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte.

    Yet, in spite of victories in NASCAR's two most prestigious races, McMurray, 35, failed to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Though the Joplin, Mo., native has won six Sprint Cup races in his career, he has never finished a season in the top 10 of the point standings.

  • Story time on the Suwannee

       About 40 children, along with representatives from several state and local agencies, showed up at Fanning Springs State Park Tuesday to hear Florida First Lady Ann Scott talk about the importance of literacy.
       Scott was participating in the 2011 Summer Literacy Adventure aimed at encouraging children to read over the summer break.

  • Football, volleyball tryouts at Bronson

     Tryouts for football and volleyball begin on Monday, Aug. 8, for Bronson High School. The football team is schedule to practice from 8-10 a.m. and from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, the official start of fall practices.

    Additional tryouts will not be held once school starts so make sure that you have a physical and come prepared to work hard. Games begin the first week of school for both varsity teams. For more information contact the school at (352) 486-5261.    

  • National Night Out at Trailhead Depot Park Tuesday

    The National Night Out celebration for Chiefland will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to  8 p.m. at Trailhead Train Depot Park.

    National Night Out brings neighbors together and shows criminals that the community is organized, educated and is taking a stand against crime.
    This event is aim at children under the age of 16.
    The event, which includes activities for all ages, fingerprinting, and more is opento the public.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 30 – August 5, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    Archer Road (State Road 26)  Daytime lane closures just east of Southwest 37th Boulevard to modify the driveway into the former Wendy’s.
    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line which is a moving operation.

  • Florida First Lady to read to children at Fanning Springs

    Florida First Lady Ann Scott will read to children at Fanning Springs State Park at noon Tuesday in the closing event of her tour to encourage reading during the summer school break.

    This will be the last stop in her statewide tour of state parks. Scott is encouraging reading and enjoying the state's parks. She is also encouraging children to sign pledges to read a certain number of books suring the summer break.

    The First Lady will read from “Those Magical Manatees” by Jan Lee Wicker on the stage at the park.

  • Results of the Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show

    Results of the Chiefland Flea Market
    Classic Car Show
    June 11

    Terry Langford, 1970 Ford F-100
    Best Mopar — Mac McReynolds, 1960 Plymouth Fury
    Best GM — Lee and Sandy Mann, 1953 Pontiac Catalina
    Best Ford — Tommie Richardson, 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
    Best Sedan — Gary Hooper, 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery
    Best Truck — Ken McFarland, 1951 Ford
    Best Late Model — Daniel Parks, 2004 Dodge Ram

  • Bembry updates Chamber

    Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Bennit Patterson, right, thanks state Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-District 10) for updating the chamber membership on legislation that passed — and failed — during the spring legislative session.

  • Quote of the Week for July 28

    “We have concerns with those local

    Rebecca Rust, Agency for Workforce Innovation, state unemployment agency, after the June jobless report showed the biggest hit was in local government employment, which reportedly lost 1,700 jobs, from 14,200 to 12,500 since May, while state and federal jobs experienced no change.

    Local jobless story: http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/unemployment-levy-rises-111

  • Reporter experiences ADA pros and cons