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Today's News

  • Bodine keeps on truckin'

    Todd Bodine is the reigning champion of the Camping World Truck Series. In the past six seasons, he has won two championships and never finished lower than fourth in the season standings.

    Though he is coming off a third-place finish at Darlington Raceway on March 12, Bodine faces challenges in defending his 2010 championship. It remains a struggle to secure enough sponsorship for his Germain Racing Toyota.

  • Levy County Sports Calendar

      Schedule for varsity teams from Bronson, Cedar Key and Chiefland.   

     

    MARCH

    24 — Baseball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 7 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Softball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 5 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Track: Chiefland @ Cedar Key, 3:30 p.m.

  • When life yields its greatest harvest

    By GARY MILLER

  • Florida's wily coyotes adapt to change

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wile E. Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Road Runner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.

    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the Southeastern part of the country.

  • Church Newsfor the week of March 24

    n St. John the Evangelist Church fish dinner
    Dine-in or take-out fish fry dinners will be sold 5-7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland.
    The menu is tilapia, grits, baked beans, French fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and beverage. Cost is $5 for children and $7 for adults.
    The church is at 4050 N.W. Highway 27A, going towards Bronson. For information, call 352-493-9723
    Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent De Paul food closet. A donation of non- perishable food items is appreciated.

  • Keeping an attitude of gratitude

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

  • Cappy's Corner: Blame me, not coach

    When anyone approaches a reporter and says, “I have a real problem with something you wrote,” most of us instantly become defensive.

    We pride ourselves on reporting fact. We stand behind every word. We aspire to report what we’re told accurately, and succinctly.

    So when a parent came to me “with a real problem” about a sentence in a story about Chiefland finalizing its 2011 football schedule, I instantly put up a wall, ready to tackle whatever was thrown my way.

  • It's Going to Change the World

    By DANIEL VANCE

  • Morriston woman urges people to become organ donors

    An entire country separates Morriston’s Dottie Hydue from her step-daughter in California, but it hasn’t deterred her from becoming an advocate to raise awareness for the need  for living organ donors.
    March 10 was National Kidney Day, and Hydue can’t think of a better way to commemorate it than by urging people to consider becoming an organ donor.
    Her stepdaughter, Tracie  Skaggs, 48, suffers from kidney failure and undergoes dialysis while she waits on a matching donor.

  • Consolation no prize for CHS softball

    Midseason progress reports are in for Chiefland's softball team, and only a few are getting an 'A' for effort.

    The Lady Bulldog Invitational sat smack dab in the middle of Chiefland's softball schedule, with 10 games before and after the Friday-Saturday tourney in Bell.

    Even though the Lady Indians (8-4 overall) won two of three games, including the consolation final to finish in third place, coach Ginger Fuller and staff were left scratching their heads.