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Today's News

  • Reason to Relay

    Kolan Durrance remembers when it happened: in May of last year. He knows how it happened: he noticed a swollen lymph node under his arm; a week or so later he could hardly breathe because fluid from a tumor had filled his right lung. He knows when he started treatment and he knows about when he'll be done.

    The one thing he doesn't know is why.

    “My dad has an autoimmune disorder, and I've heard the trait from that can end up in some people getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but I didn't even know,” he says.

    “It just came out of nowhere.”

  • LARC aces crucial state audit

    Donnie knows he has a right to dignity. Daniel is able to read and write. Frank knows how and when to dial 9-1-1. Every client at Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) has a plan for learning and achievement, and the staff and volunteers help them reach their goals.

  • Bronson girls out in district opener

    A shorthanded Bronson team, playing without starting pitcher Brittany Shipp (out with a knee injury), fell 13-0 to Trenton in the district tournament opener Monday.

    Coach Kelly Watkins said the team played tough despite the loss of starters because of  excellent play from the sixth graders, catcher Kelsey Russell and shortstop Crystal Short.

    “We got some good play from our youngsters.”

    Watkins says she is looking to bring stability to the team in the off-season. Watkins is the third varsity softball head coach at Bronson in the last three years.

  • Chiefland sends hurdler, relays to regionals

    Chiefland track had a tough outing at the district meet held Thursday at The Villages. The nine-team field included area track strongholds such as Crystal River, Trinity Catholic and Citrus Inverness. Against such deep and polished teams, the Indians could only eke out a few qualifiers – all on the boys' team – despite some truly great individual performances.

    Zach Tyson had the best performance of the day, winning the 300 hurdles outright. The boys' 4x800 and 4x100 relay teams both qualified. But some of the best performances for Chiefland were near-misses.

  • Eagles fly high at track district

    Bronson track and field had an outstanding day at the district track meet at Oak Hall, qualifying in nine individual and relay events and finishing fourth and fifth among girls' and boys' teams respectively.

    Senior thrower Liz Gay was a huge part of that success, taking third in both the shot and discus. The girls' 4x100 and 4x800 teams, made up of gritty middle schoolers Brittni Davis, Shannah Parkin, Kelsey Russel and Perteara Phillips (4x100) and Deonna Hamilton, Tianna Shelley, Brittany Riley and Candace Hulett (4x800) were also major contributors.

  • Diamond Eagles hold on over Branford in Senior Night win

    Once again and right on time, Bronson's bats woke up and defense responded to produce a 7-5 win over district foe Branford.

    The Eagles got down 3-0 behind the Buccaneers as Branford starter Joey Stillwell hit his spots well, frustrating Bronson batters. Bronson's Luke Morrison was also spotting fairly well, striking out five in four and one-third innings, but the Buccaneer batters came ready to hit.

  • Video: Chiefland City Hall gets a facelift
  • Don Quincey to lead SRWMD

    The Suwannee River Water Management District  governing board elected officers at its March meeting.

     Donald J. Quincey Jr. of Chiefland, was elected chairman. Quincey was appointed to the board in 2008 and represents the Lower Suwannee basin. He is owner and president of Quincey Cattle Company and also serves as a board member for the Florida Cattleman’s Association.  

  • Baynard is Citizen of the Year

    Ben Lott is usually a man who shies from the limelight, but as president of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, the banker enjoyed his moment Tuesday night.

    In the audience immediately below the stage sat Realtor and Mormon Church leader Owen Baynard. He had been told to bring his friend and business partner Tommy Harrington to the dinner.

  • Tough decisions now will make a better Florida later

    As many of you know, the legislature recently met in a special session to make significant cuts to the state’s budget for the current fiscal year. This special session was called as a direct result of the economic downturn our nation, our state and our individual communities have all been experiencing. This downturn led to subsequent cuts to many programs and it will definitely shape the policies we implement, as well as the final budget we pass during the upcoming regular session.