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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Quote of the week

    “Editor:  A person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.”

    Elbert Hubbard,
    American writer,
    publisher, artist
    and philosopher.
    1856-1915

  • Bodine keeps on truckin'

    Todd Bodine is the reigning champion of the Camping World Truck Series. In the past six seasons, he has won two championships and never finished lower than fourth in the season standings.

    Though he is coming off a third-place finish at Darlington Raceway on March 12, Bodine faces challenges in defending his 2010 championship. It remains a struggle to secure enough sponsorship for his Germain Racing Toyota.