Today's News

  • You get what you give

    On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens enjoyed their Second Annual LARC Christmas Celebration sponsored by Calvary Worship Center of Chiefland at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center.  Under the direction of the Executive Director, Betty Stockton-Walker, the Board of Directors, family and community, LARC’s mission is to work with their clients, offering services that will teach them life management skills and tap talents that will not only enrich their own lives but the lives of others. 

  • Confidence high for Lady Indians

    Expectations are higher than ever for Chiefland's softball team in 2011. Last season, the Lady Indians posted a 20-4 overall record and a 14-0 mark in 2A District 5 play.

    This season, they will be tested quickly, with games this week against Williston at home on Tuesday and at Santa Fe on Friday. Both opponents reached the regional tourney last season and are part of a two-game, home-and-home series for Chiefland.

  • Seniors, pitching to power Chiefland baseball

    A savvy group of seniors and a strong pitching staff are expected to be the strengths of Chiefland's baseball team this season.

    Seniors Brent Slaughter, Jake Reidy and Bo Beauchamp are right-handed pitchers that give the Indians a dangerous stable of arms as it enters the 2011 season, which was set to begin on Tuesday against Bronson at home.

  • Scoring droughts doom Lady Indians

    Three long scoring droughts to open three quarters led to the Chiefland Lady Indians ending their season on a losing note in the first round of the 2A District 5 tournament at Hawthorne last Tuesday.

    Shooting slumps to start the first, third and fourth quarters were the difference in a 45-25 loss against Hawthorne. 

  • Roadside religion
  • Church News for the week of Feb. 10

    n Methodist men meet Saturday
    The regular second Saturday breakfast meeting of United Methodist Men is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Fellowship Hall of the Chiefland First United Methodist Church, 707 N. Main St.
    n UMC honors those married in church

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 10


    Pets benefit from breakfast
    4Pets Sake will host a benefit breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Bell Community Center. Cost of breakfast is a donation, cash or check. For information, please call 352-221-3174 or 352-507-1247.


    Legion Valentine's dinner, dance
    American Legion Auxiliary 383 hosts a Valentine's Dinner and Dance from 2-6 p.m. A ham dinner will be served for a $5 donation. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music, dancing, and more.

    Bugs in the history book

  • Florida State Fair open for fun

    The Florida State Fair’s theme this year is “The Best Time of the Year.” The fair, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, runs through Feb. 21. The 2011 Florida State Fair has 106 rides for guests to enjoy. There will be fan favorites such as the Giant Wheel and Hydro Shock along with new choices for both kiddies and thrill seekers.

    Special days
    coming up are:
    n Senior Days Feb. 15-17 — $6 gate admission for ages 55 and over. Free gate admission for seniors on Feb. 17 after 4 p.m.

  • Bronson civic leader Tommy Dunford has only one job now

    When the Bronson Chamber of Commerce needed a little injection of life to revive it a couple of years ago, Tommy Dunford was the man they handed the job.
    Mr. Dunford, whose family, friends and co-workers joked he was a man of many hats, gladly took on the job of Chamber president and started planning new activities for the group — including the Town of Bronson's first and second annual Pumpkin Festival.

  • Artifact, fossil show aims to educate

    Bill Allen sat behind a table loaded with arrowheads, spear points and the remnants of a large gray pot reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle. A steady line of people passed by, some carrying artifacts of their own, asking questions of Allen about what his objects were and where they had been found.
    “I think I done covered just about all of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties over the years,” he said about his past forays into the woods and along freshly plowed fields in search of ancient pottery and stone tools.