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Today's News

  • Gramps vs. The Brat

    Let us consider the strange case of Richard Childress and Kyle Busch.

    Childress is the last vestige — full-time, anyway — of old school in NASCAR team ownership. He and Dale Earnhardt made a perfect match. Childress interacted as easily with Bud Moore and Junior Johnson as he now does with Rick Hendrick and Roger Penske. Childress's success is grounded in the way that he manages to bridge the generations.

  • Outdoor briefs - 6-16-11

    Nature Coast Fishing Clinic

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is inviting youth ages 6-16 to participate in a free, one-day fishing clinic at Sen. George Kilpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key. Clinics will be July 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Five years of service

    City of Chiefland employee Candy Pipkins, left, receives a pin from City Manager Grady Hartzog Monday night for five years of service with the city. Pipkin is a staff assistant at City Hall who mainly works for the utility department. She also handles scheduling for the parks and recreation department and handles some of the city’s payroll.

  • Annual golf tourney perfect for Harmony

    The 9th Annual Doris Nash Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting the Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center (HPRC) took place recently at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.    

     

  • Baseball banquet honors champs

    Parents, players and others attending last Tuesday's Chiefland High School baseball banquet in the middle school cafeteria were treated to a dinner of barbecue pork and chicken, and an assortment of other goodies. The banquet was to hand out awards to the Indians, which finished 21-5, won the school's only district championship in any sport and a state playoff game.

  • 4 Indians ink, 3 headed across border

    Four Chiefland baseball players signed scholarship agreements in the high school's main office on Friday, just hours before their graduation ceremony.

    It's the most baseball signees from the same class Chiefland has ever produced and another, pitcher Bo Beauchamp, also is expected to sign in the coming days.

  • Engagement: Nanke-Weems

  • NFL's Johnson, former Gators on tap for camp

    Chiefland High's football program will welcome back one of its most famous alums when Jarret Johnson takes part in the Suwannee All-Skillz Camp on July 9 at the school.

    Johnson, a starting linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, will help coach youth ages fourth through eighth grade at the five-hour camp. The former first-team All-Southeastern Conference and second-team All-American at Alabama will stick around for an autograph session afterward.

  • Readers’ Choice Week 1 Winner

    Diane L. Hamilton of Chiefland was the Week 1 winner of the Chiefland Citizen’s Readers’ Choice Awards drawing.
    From now through June 29, readers of the Chiefland Citizen will have the opportunity to cast a vote for the business that goes above and beyond in its respective category (this week’s ballot can be found on Page 11A).

  • City to own Christmas lights

    After several years of debate, city commissioners finally committed to buying lights to line the streets of Chiefland during Christmas.
    Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of purchasing 60 pole lights for about $23,000. Mayor Teal Pomeroy voted against the decision.
    “Last year, we seriously considered doing away with lights,” Pomeroy said. “The fact of the matter is the city is broke.”
    Chiefland resident Harry Hutson said he agreed with Pomeroy.