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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Students of the Month

    Caleb Hardee, of Chiefland Middle School, recieves a plaque for academic excellence from Chiefland Commissioner Rollin Hudson March 14. Illiandra Barney, of Chiefland Elementary, and Sarah Ivey, of Chiefland High, were also honored for academic excellence.

  • Education news

    n  CF sessions on training grants
       The CF Institute at the College of Central Florida, Workforce Connection and Marion County Economic Development Corporation will offer free information sessions on for-profit grant opportunities.
       Attendees will learn how to apply for Quick Response Training grants available from Workforce Connection and Incumbent Worker Training and Employed Worker Training grants available from Workforce Florida.

  • Fun day on the farm

    By CAROL JONES
    CTE coordinator, SBLC
    According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services, Florida has nearly 24 million acres of forests, croplands and ranches, and the products produced on these lands have a big impact on the economy. Over 200 Kindergarten students from Chiefland Elementary School and Whispering Winds Charter School learned some of their first lessons about Florida Agriculture at the Chiefland FFA Land Lab when the Middle and High School FFA students hosted their 8th Annual “Fun Day on the Farm.”   

  • Rotarians told to brush up

    Dr. Bob Mount was the guest speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting Feb. 9 and he gave members a brush up on dental care. "You don't have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep," he said. He also advised using a soft toothbrush because it does not damage tooth enamel.

  • Wooten headlines Levy County Fair

    He may not be your typical musician–he holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business–but Ocala’s Shane Wooten loves what he does and is working to promote not only himself–but his love of Florida, music and his causes.
    The up-and-coming country musician is one of the scheduled headliners at this year’s Levy County Fair–slated to perform April 9.
    The Shane Wooten Band performed at last year’s July 3 celebration and the experience left him wanting more.

  • Chiefland worker honored