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Today's News

  • Where did all the fans go?

    By Monte Dutton

    NASCAR This Week

     

    When I first began writing about NASCAR, the track in North Wilkesboro had 60,000 seats. Then Bruton Smith and Bob Bahre carved it up as if they were diplomats playing Monopoly with conquered land, and the capacity was revealed to be 37,000. Same when International Speedway Corporation got its hands on Martinsville and alleged attendance dropped by a third even though the grandstands remained the same.

  • CHS JV baseball wins big

    Chiefland’s Guy Bowers connects for a grand slam in a 14-0 win against St. Francis on Thursday. The  victory lifted coach Adam Gore’s Indians to 8-1 on the season. They’ve outscored opponents 111-25 in those wins.    

  • CHS weightlifting improves to 3-0

     Chiefland’s Joshua Berger powercleans 210 pounds to win first place in the 169-pound division in a home meet against Bronson on Wednesday. CHS’s weightlifting team won the meet 46-36 to improve to 3-0, with wins against Bell (34-26) and Trenton (55-31).    

  • CAAA opening a hit

     

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association kicked off its baseball season on March 5.  

    Hundreds of athletes and fans were present. Mrs. Betty Walker, a long-time supporter of CAAA threw out the first pitch.  

    CAAA is a nonprofit organization that is run strictly by volunteers.  Coaches, parents, board members and many others have put in hundreds of hours to provide the children in our area with sporting events.   

  • Lady Indians put all the pieces together

    After dodging an early bullet, Chiefland rolled to a 10-0 home win against St. Francis on Thursday.

    The Lady Indians (9-4 overall, 7-1 in District 5-2A play) scored seven runs in the first inning and added three more in the fourth to end the game by mercy rule after five innings.

  • Outsiders outduel locals

    Cedar Keys girls saved Levy County face by finishing second in the Cedar Key Relays in Rosewood on Thursday.

    There were four schools competing in the event, four from Levy and three from outside of the county. It was a “relay” format, meaning two competitors from each team combined for an overall score in each event. Individual results were not available.

    Branford won the girls division, followed by Cedar Key, Bell, Trenton, Bronson, Chiefland and Williston.

  • CHS knocks off rust to defeat St. Francis

    Bo Beauchamp was in midseason form. His team was not.

    After a two-week layoff, Chiefland slopped its way to a 13-5 home win against St. Francis on Thursday. Beauchamp struck out 10 and didn’t allow an earned run in a complete-game victory.

    “We looked like we hadn’t played a game in a while.,” said CHS coach Kyle Parnell. “Fortunately, Bo came out and pitched well.”

  • Look for a mostly wet week

    Chiefland area residents can look for a mostly wet week according to a National Weather Service forecast for the week. About the best that can be said is since we're getting spring showers, they will be followed by spring flowers.

  • Levy unemployment drops to 11.4%

    Unemployment in Levy County dropped to 11.4 percent in February, a figure not seen for at least two years.

    The February unemployment rate represents a 1 percent drop from January's adjusted rate of 12.4 percent. according to a press release from CLM Workforce Connection, the regional employment agency serving Levy, Marion and Citrus counties.

    In Levy County, the number of those with jobs increased by 63 to 15,260 out of a civilian force of 17,222. Those without jobs dropped by 182 to 1,962. In January 2,144 were jobless out of a civilian workforce of 17,341.

  • Homemakers protest drug tests for volunteering

    A homemakers group — with most members over age 55 — took the Levy County Commission to task for requiring they provide urine samples for drug tests in order to do volunteer work in the county's libraries.