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Today's News

  • City wants to annex new water well

    The Chiefland Planning Board voted unanimously on Dec. 10 to recommend to the City Commission the annexation of property that contains the city’s new wellhead.

    The property, about 35 acres, is not physically connected to the city’s boundaries and is surrounded on three sides by property owned by the Suwannee River Water Management District—the original owners of the water well field property.

    Bill Hammond, building and zoning director, said the annexation would “give them (the city) more say” about what happens on or near the property.

  • Chiefland Christmas Parade award winners

    This year's Christmas and Winter Festival Parade, which took place on Dec. 5, was bigger, brighter, and better than ever.  The enthusiastic entries and over 25 floats made the judges' job tough, and resulted in some tied scores.  

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates the following as standing out above the rest of the best.  Parade award winners are:

    1st Place winner:Girl Scouts of Bronson Troop 970

    Tied for 2nd Place: Double Sink 4-H Club,     Jones Plumbing Airboat No. 3,  Joe's Towing

  • Community Calendar

    Today-Sunday

    Holiday Duet marries chopper,

    color red with seasonal music

    Actors singing traditional songs of the season, admission to the “Art of the Chopper” and “Red” exhibitions, and tasty holiday treats are all included in the Holiday Duet program offered by the Ocala Civic Theatre and Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community College.

    Admission is $18 per person and tickets are available at the Appleton Museum, Ocala Civic Theatre and online at www.AppletonMuseum.or, and www.ocalacivictheatre.com.

  • Bembry named Democratic Member of Policy Committee

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, has been appointed Democratic Ranking Member for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Committee for the 2010 Legislative Session.  

    The Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Committee deliberates and votes on legislation involving agriculture and natural resources matters.

  • Chiefland girls hoops earn first victory

    Chiefland’s girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season last Friday, defeating struggling Bronson 48-32.

    The win provided some relief for Indians’ coach Chris Wilson and his rebuilding team, while Eagles coach Greg Hamilton said there’s still plenty of work to do with his squad.

    “Any time we can get a (win), it’s a good thing,” Wilson said.

    Chiefland took control early, building a quick 10-0 lead as Jasmie Mitchem played a strong inside game for six quick points.

  • CHS grad earns conference honors

     Reggie McClendon, a freshman defensive back at MacMurray College and Chiefland High School graduate, was selected to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference All-Conference team last week.

    McClendon, a criminal justice major, was picked to the second team all-conference for the UMAC, joining 10 other MacMurray players who received the honor.

    “I think it’s a big accomplishment, as a freshman,” McClendon said. “But I look forward to getting first team next year.”

  • Area junior golfer wins Tarpon Springs tourney

     Alden Mark Davis, a Chiefland High School varsity golfer, won the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association’s Tarpon Springs event on Dec. 6.

    Davis, also a junior golfer at Chiefland Golf and Country Club, won by two strokes with an 82 in the boys 13-15 Division.

    “Yeah, it was great,” Davis said.

    Playing at Wentworth Country Club, the CHS sophomore battled not only the course, but the weather, too. Rain and wind made golf difficult.

    “The ground was mud,” he said. “It made shooting the ball much harder.”

  • Baltimore LB Johnson eyes tough road to playoffs

    Jarret Johnson has had a busy last couple of weeks.

    Johnson, a Chiefland High School graduate and Baltimore Ravens linebacker, has played on Monday Night Football twice, a 16-0 Ravens win against Cleveland on Nov. 16 and a 27-14 loss against Green Bay on Dec. 7.

    Since their Week 7 bye, the Ravens (7-6) have gone 4-3, with wins against Denver (30-7), Cleveland, Pittsburgh (20-17, OT) and, most recently, Detroit (48-3). In that span Johnson has totaled  24 tackles, 17 solo, and two sacks.

  • Breaking NewsProsecutor named to replace Smith as County Judge

    Prosecutor named to replace Smith as County Judge

        Assistant State Attorney Tim Browning, 53, of Archer, has been named to replace Levy County Judge Joseph Smith on the bench.

        Gov. Charlie Crist's office announced the appointment Monday afternoon, just days after Smith was honored at a retirement reception.

        He was chosen over two attorneys who practice in Levy County: Ronald Stephens and Charlotte Weidner.

  • $10K video buys guilty verdict

    It was a tough picture for anyone to erase from memory: two men sat across a table dining while the hands of an unseen third man — the one wearing a video camera whose wiring is sewn into his shirt — reaches into a bag and pulls out a stack of fresh $100 bills.

    “Let’s get down to business here,” the disembodied voice of FBI Special Agent Sean Quinn said, “This is $10,000 here.” He counts out the bills into ten stacks. The image of Benjamin Franklin on the front of the crisp bills almost seems to stare into the camera.