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Today's News

  • Cedar Key readies for coastal cleanup

    As summer comes to an end, residents of Cedar Key, along with volunteers around the world, are preparing for the world's largest annual cleanup of beaches and waterways – the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy.

    On Saturday, Sept. 19 an estimated one million volunteers will comb beaches, lake shores, river banks, and even underwater sites in at least 74 countries and 54 U.S. states and territories.

  • Indians roll in 44-29 romp

    One week after a disappointing season opener, Chiefland rolled to a 44-29 victory against Inverness Citrus last Friday night to earn their first win of the season.

    It wasn’t even close.  The Indians built a 31-7 lead in the first half and never looked back. Now, Chiefland has some much needed momentum heading into this Friday’s rivalry match against undefeated Williston.

  • Bronson routed by Bishop Snyder, 52-14

     “I’m proud of them, not mad at them,” Bronson Eagles coach Al Cooksey said following Friday’s one-sided home loss, 52-14, at the hands of Jacksonville Bishop Snyder. “We didn’t give up at all.”

    “They are a large 2B team that have just been allowed into our conference this year,” Cooksey said. “We had to play them. We didn’t choose to.”

  • Prep volleyball roundup

    St. Francis def. Chiefland 25-8, 25-6, 26-24

    St. Francis Catholic defeated Chiefland in three games to take the match last Tuesday. St. Francis handled the Indians easily in the first two games, but Chiefland rallied in the third before falling in the game. St. Francis will face off with Chiefland again on Monday.

    Bronson def. Bell 25-8, 25-20, 25-15

    Bronson rebounded after an earlier defeat against St. Francis Catholic with a three-game sweep against visiting district rival Bell.

  • Letter to the editor: Popcorn makes the cut; but education fails

    A few years ago we moved into the Chiefland area and have come to know the good people and beautiful countryside that are the hallmark of this area. We currently have two children in our local schools and have repetitively encountered school workers that are dedicated to their work and the future of our community. But culturally, our community is simply not committed to an educational standard required to effect a significant change in our local economy and well-being.

  • Letters to the editor: Assesing EMS

     EMS assessments are changing this year. Historically, all property owners have paid the same annual amount of $75.00, regardless of their size or the frequency of calls. This meant that Walmart paid the same assessed fee as a residential property owner. In an effort to be more equitable, a formula based on square footage for commercial, institutional and industrial/warehouse designated property was recommended by a company hired by the county to look at our assessment structure.

  • Happy birthday U.S. Constitution

    On this date in 1787, 39  men who met in secret through the summer in Philadelphia signed the document that is the backbone of our government, the U.S. Constitution. Here is the preamble and the list of men who signed it:

    We the People  of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Winnelle Horne

    Director, Quilt Museum

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We are starting to put things outside for a yard sale. We have so much that has been brought in and we do need the space, as we will soon be getting ready for the Quilt Show.  Also it is almost time to be thinking about the State Fair and if you have anything that you want to be put it, we will soon be ready to do the applications.

  • Military

    Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lawrence A. Mayo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the son of Patricia Richerson of S.E. 141st Ave., Morriston, and brother of Leo Mayo of Fountain St., Springfield, Mass.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Military

    Pvt. 1st Class Joshua James Randolph has successfully completed U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Graduation ceremonies were held Friday, Aug. 21 at Fort Jackson.

    Randolph is serving in the U.S. Army as a member of the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 4th Platoon, and is in Fox Trot Company.