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Today's News

  • Anderson, Weatherford join Indians football staff

    Just in the nick of time, Chiefland football has finally found a new JV head football coach.

    Lt. Jimmy Anderson, a longtime youth coach for CAAA in both baseball and football, has agreed to take on the mantle of JV head coach.

    David Weatherford, Anderson’s longtime counterpart in youth football, will join him as JV assistant. Both will assist Chiefland football head coach Ajay Ulmer with varsity duties.

  • Indians find success in the Gopher State

    When Chiefland linebacker Jimmie Gunn went up to Minnesota State University at Mankato, there to become an All-North Central Conference First Team defender, he probably didn’t know his trek would inspire a migration.

    This year, five Chiefland High School grads, including All-Area athlete Cantrell Richardson and his cousin Marquis Jackson, will make the trek up to Mankato as part of the College Access Program (CAP). Jackson, a near cousin of Gunn’s who first visited the campus in his freshman year, decided several years ago that he wanted to go to MSU-Mankato.

  • Breaking News: U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez to announce his resignation at 3 p.m. press conference in Orlando.
  • Buie defeats Monyei to stay on commission

    Incumbent Chiefland City Commissioner Frank Buie defeated former Commissioner Alice Monyei 152 to 94 in their third race for the Group 1 seat in six years.

    The two vied for the only race on Tuesday's ballot today. The other two city commissioners up for election this year, Rollin Hudson and Sammy Cason, were both re-elected without opposition.

  • County OKs official's leave for Iraq

    Imagine advising farmers on raising food crops and cattle in Florida’s heat and alternating wet and dry spells, not to mention hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning strikes. Now, imagine advising farmers in Iraq where the temperature can reach 120 degrees in July and August, a dusty dry wind blows from April to June and the 120-degree heat after June gets a little help from a steady flow of dry air. Florida’s hurricanes are replaced by dust storms over there. And rain occurs mainly from December through April.

  • Chiefland sink goes pink to track water's trek

    Scientists contracting with the state began tests on a Chiefland sinkhole Monday morning to determine what happens to the water entering the rocky crevasse. “It’s never been done before,” Pete Butt, project manager for Karst Environmental Services Inc., one of the companies working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on the project, said.

  • Garbage fees raise big stink with school board

    An increase of 143 percent in the cost to collect garbage for Williston schools has the Levy County School Board steaming. At Tuesday's meeting of the board, Superintendent Bob Hastings said the city of Williston had recently stopped providing its own waste pickup service and instead contracted with vendor Emerald Waste Services. In the process, the city had raised the cost to collect trash from Williston's four school sites from $2,673 per month to $6,555 per month, coming to an annual cost of almost $79,000, an increase of about $46,000 more than last year.

  • Letter: EMS or lack thereof...

    Commissioner,on July 26 I found myself in a life-threatening situation. While handling a large sheet of steel I completely severed my Ulnar artery in my arm. The blood loss was out of control and 911 was called immediately. We were informed, “There is only one vehicle serving the Chiefland area now, and it is on a call, and it will take some time before a backup can be dispatched from Bronson.” No matter how much we wrapped the injury the blood would not stop pouring out. Chiefland Fire Department was called and thank God a provider was at the station at 3 p.m.

  • Bronson Speedway results for August 1

    Race Results for August 1st 2009 Sportsman 1-1 Matt Blum 2-32 Shelton Bowers 3-76 Jim Higgenbothan 4-38 Tod Kelly 5-14 Mike Marcellino 6-29 LeeRoy Donaldson 7-16 Bill Hall 8-33 William Edwards Street Stock 1-8 Michael Stalnaker 2-97X Willard Driggers 3-26 James A Cook 4-08 Jeff Stalnaker Jr 5-34 David Knudson Pure stock 1-58 Larry Welter Jr 2-85 Larry Welter Sr 3-5 James Peters 4-33 Rick Montalvo 5-58X Morris Richardson 6-2 John Pettit Hornets 1-44 Tom Sullivan 2-09 Robert Edwards 3-45 Darren Weems 4-55 Tommy Stout 5-20 Wade Parker 6-18 Gerar

  • Happening in local sports this week

    Check it out: Video, photos and stories from area games are posted at www.ChieflandCitizen.com. Did you miss the game? See how it happened. This Week: Friday: Mud Bog at Bronson Motor Speedway. Gates open at 6 p.m., races start at 8. Admission for all events is $10 for adult, $8 for senior and handicap, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, call Bronson Motor Speedway at 352-486-2763. Saturday: Chiefland FFA Alumni Saltwater Fishing Tournament, Aug. 8 from safe light to 4 p.m. weigh-in. $100 per two-person boat plus $25/extra person.