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Today's News

  • Commission cuts sign moratorium to three months

    County Commissioner and local business owner Ryan Bell said current economic conditions are killing his business, and the Chiefland Commission's recent decision to impose a moratorium on portable signs isn't helping.
    Bell said he's placed about 50 of the signs along the sides of roads in the greater Chiefland area. He said they've helped increase business at his restaurant, often doubling the amount of customers he has on Sundays when he offers specials.

  • City faces lawsuit over Christmas light contract

    Clark Sales Display Inc. has been in business since 1983, and in all that time, according to owner Lee Clark, it has never had to threaten to take a client to court—until now.
    The Tavares-based company specializes in renting Christmas displays and lights to cities and shopping centers throughout Florida. The holiday season is the company's only opportunity to make money, Clark said Friday.

  • Firefighter finally honored on national memorial

    It has been seven years since Otter Creek Assistant Fire Chief Victor B. Scott suffered a fatal heart attack at an Ocala truck stop while bringing home equipment used in a rigorous fire training exercise.
    He had not felt well at the end of the March 16, 2004, exercise. Because he died the next day, his death was not considered to be in the line of duty and his family was denied benefits.
    But one denial that hurt his family was that Scott would not be listed among those who died in the line of duty at the Florida and National Fallen Firefighters Memorials.

  • Chiefland golfers on par

    Heading into the season, Chiefland High's golfers lobbied with coach Dave Mitchell to schedule more away matches. It wasn't that they didn't enjoy playing their home course at Chiefland Golf & Country Club, they just wanted to experience different courses after playing at home in five of their nine regular season matches in 2010.

    As it turns out, the change in scenery has done wonders for the Indians' golf games.

  • Injury bug bites Bronson

    Bronson coach Al Cooksey needs a medical license after his winless Eagles suffered through most every injury imaginable during their 0-4 start.

    “Injuries, injuries, injuries ... a rash of everything that could go wrong has for us," Cooksey said. "The injuries are just killing us, but we're Bronson, so you know we're going to keep fighting. We ain't through."

  • Chiefland football searches for heart

    "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he ... " 

                                                             — Proverbs 23:7

  • Chiefland celebrates win vs. Williston

    Bubble gum is essential for Chiefland volleyball coach Tammy Arrington anytime her team plays Williston. On Thursday in the Chiefland High gymnasium, she nervously chewed and chewed and chewed as her Lady Indians edged the Lady Red Devils 3-2 with a thrilling 15-13 win in the final game.

    So how many pieces of gum did she chew during the two-plus hours of volleyball?

    "One," Arrington said with a laugh. "And this one here is about shot, so I need another one!

  • Lady Braves start perfect

    Chiefland Middle School volleyball team has jumped out to a 9-0 start, but don’t ask 19-year coach Heather Darus to brag on any specific players.

    "I am firm believer that in middle school, you don't name kids individually. You save that for high school," Darus said. "That's why we don't have any of the end-of-the-year awards and things like that."

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 8-14, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

  • CF Levy Center News

    n Creative writing workshop
       The College of Central Florida will offer a Creative Writing Workshop on Thursdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.