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Today's News

  • Tourism has strong year

    When the Deepwater Horizon started spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico you could almost feel the fear among folks in Cedar Key whose livings depend on tourism and seafood.
    While no oil has reached Levy County and seafood purveyors are battling to win back public confidence in the area's pristine products — most of which are shipped out of the area — tourism that is measured by heads in beds is doing fine.

  • Suwannee River Fair News

    Fat Steer Weigh In


    The fat steer weigh in will take place Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.  This is the first weigh-in for all market steers participating in the 2011 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale.  An entry form is required and is available online at www.mysrf.org.  The form must be completed and signed by the exhibitor, parent and FFA advisor/4H leader.  Entry fee is $25.

  • Chiefland Women's Golf Association update

    On Sept. 22, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association played a game called "T's and F's", where only the nine holes starting with these initials count, minus one half the golfer’s  handicap. The association had 17 ladies enjoying the slightly cooler weather along with the competition and great exercise.

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 1-Oct. 6

    Chiefland golf team stays undefeated


    Chiefland High School’s golf team narrowly defeated Sante Fe on the links last Wednesday at Chiefland Golf and Country Club 163-166 to remain undefeated at 4-0 for he season.


    Matt Tyson led all scores with a 38, which included a birdie and an eagle. Alden Davis had a 41, Tim and Jake Reidy had 42, Logan Smith had 44 and Justin Ivey had a 48.

  • Chiefland holds off Williston for 5-game victory

    Chiefland High School's volleyball team outlasted a surging Williston this past Monday night, defeating the Red Devils in five games, 25-19, 25-16, 21-25, 22-25, 15-13.


    The Indians were in control in the first game, rebounding from a 3-1 deficit to eventually take the lead at 12-11, thanks to two kills by Taylore Fuller. Chiefland expanded its lead to 18-13, holding out for the Game 1 win with a 5-3 run.

  • Dawgs surge late, top Eagles

    The Bulldogs surged to score 18 unanswered points in the second half to top the Eagles last Friday night.


    Bronson took an 8-0 lead in the second quarter, off an 11-yard touchdown run by Matt Olavarria. The Eagles completed the two-point conversion with a pass from Ben Landon to Quintell Coleman. On defense, Coleman also came up with a big innterception with 3 minutes, 30 seconds to go in the first half and opened the third quarter with another pick.

  • Work in progress

    Any coach will tell you it takes time for a young football team to hit its stride. A squad has to take its lumps before it can find true success on the field.


    Chiefland is facing these challenges head on right now, dropping to 0-4 last Friday after a 23-0 shutout on the road against Wildwood.

  • THE ISSUE 9/30: Energy rebate program suspended.

    In bickering, Tallahassee fails Florida

     

  • Why Amendment 4 is a good idea based on Yankeetown’s experience

    1. Fosters a sense of community and personal involvement

  • SRWMD pays taxes

    Special to the Citizen