Today's News

  • Countdown to Suwannee Fair begins

    Note to the animals: Your days of lolling in pastures and pens will soon be traded for baths, brushing, primping and parading for judges’ critical eyes. You have to go to work and earn your keep.

  • Tool of the trades

    If never being without a hammer is the sign of a good craftsman, then Ken Carpenter lives up to his last name.

  • Commission wants review of water rule

    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to put a hold on their recent requirement for homes and businesses to connect to city water where it’s available after a visitor to the meeting told commissioners he doesn’t want to connect to city water.

  • Brookins’ Chiefland’s Citizen(s) of Year

    It’s the annual dilemma, how to get the winner of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year to the annual banquet without telling the person they have won.

  • JV Indians beat P.K. Yonge

    Chiefland’s junior varsity squad figured out how to beat P.K. Yonge with a 16-9 win in Friday’s opener in Gainesville. 

    Payton Parnell hit a three-run homer to left-center field in the win to help his team improve to 3-0. Kyle Weeks and John Ward combined for the victory on the mound while James Corbin and Grayson Gearhard have been solid offensively.

  • Chiefland tunes up in Melody win

    With a game looming against P.K. Yonge the following day, Chiefland kept its top pitchers shelved during a 6-4 home win against Melody Christian on Thursday.

    Indians right-hander Clayton Smith took over in the third inning in relief of start Quis Green and was superb, allowing just one hit and striking out five in 4 2/3 innings. He retired 14 of the 19 batters he faced.

  • Levy Raiders open season with win

    The Levy County Raiders piled up 467 yards to upend the North Florida Vikings 30-0 in their season opener of United Football Federation action in Palatka on Saturday. 

    The Raiders moved the ball 72 yards on their first possession before the drive stalled at the Vikings' 72-yard line. The Vikings took over on downs only to face one of the league's stingiest defenses, eventually turning the ball over on downs.

  • Bronson breaks into win column

    Bronson held off a late rally by Dixie County to pull out a 6-5 victory, its first of the season, last Tuesday.

    Eagles right-hander Popper Stephenson pitched a complete game for the win. He helped the Eagles improve to 1-3 on the season by striking out seven and allowing just four earned runs.

  • FWC wraps up two-day meeting

    Special to the Citizen


    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wrapped up its two-day meeting last Thursday in Apalachicola.

  • Indians eye tough 2011 football slate

    Chiefland’s 2011 football schedule is complete and features six home games, including a kickoff classic on Aug. 26 against Victory Christian.

    The 2011 schedule will mirror the 2012 schedule, with Victory Christian agreeing to play CHS two years in a row.

    “(Victory Christian) had a very good squad last year and were 12-1,” said Chiefland coach Jim O’Neal.