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Today's News

  • BASEBALL STANDINGS

    Team    Dist.    Overall    RF    RA
    P.K. Yonge    7-0    8-0    97    15
    Trenton    7-1    9-1    87    38
    Chiefland    7-2    8-3    98    53
    St. Francis    5-2    6-5    65    53

  • Earthquake may hinder grain trade with Japan

    Special to the Citizen

    The U.S. Grains Council received initial reports that the earthquake and subsequent tsunami may have caused significant damage to many of Japan’s agricultural facilities and production areas.
    While the extent of the damage is not yet known, it will likely impact grain trade.

  • Renewed Doha talks offer hope for ag trade

    Special to the Citizen

    The long-running Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations is evolving toward a focus on the “horizontal process,” with countries moving to prioritize demands and make concessions between agricultural trade, manufacturing and services, according to Rebecca Bratter, U.S. Grains Council director of trade development.

  • Two Chiefland women selected for contest

       The Florida Watermelon Association announced recently that Erica Leigh Drummond, 18, of Tallahassee, and Rachel Danielle Kee, 20, of Chiefland, have been selected as contestants for Florida Watermelon Queen.
       Drummond is the daughter of Dwayne and Debbie Drummond. Kee is the daughter of Lorraine Martin. Both will join an elite group of young women, ages 18 to 23, from throughout Florida to compete for the state title.

  • How to get a fishing license

    Instant fishing licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling *FWC or #FWC on your cell, or 1-888-404-3922

  • Florida bass fishing is on fire

    The prespawn period for Florida largemouth bass can produce some of the most exciting fishing of the year, and 2011 has certainly started out exciting. Because bass tune into environmental triggers such as day length, lunar cycle and water temperature, timing of the actual spawn can vary. Generally, once water temperatures rise above 58 degrees, the bedding process begins and may continue until temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s.

  • Withlacoochee kayak, canoe race on Saturday

    Join in the fun of the Third Annual Withlacoochee Wilderness Kayak & Canoe Race and Rally at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Help fund the efforts of the organization to protect and preserve Florida’s Nature Coast and its water sources for the benefit of everyone.

  • Student’s design celebrates 20 years of decals

    A high school art student at Circle Christian School in Winter Park captured top honors in the 2011-2012 manatee decal art contest sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Bekah Scoville, 14, created an image of two manatees swimming in water painted in pastel blues and greens.

  • SOFTBALL STANDINGS


    Team    Dist.    Overall    RF    RA
    P.K. Yonge    5-0    7-0    96    20
    Chiefland    6-1    6-3    93    33
    Bronson    3-1    4-5    31    38
    Dixie County    3-3    3-4    39    56

  • Lady Indians finally fall in district play

    Chiefland's softball team lost its first game in district play since the 2008-09 season, with P.K. Yonge handing the Lady Indians a 12-6 loss on March 7 in Gainesville.
    Brittany Gilliam was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs for Chiefland. Maegan Watkins was 1-for-2 with an RBI double and also scored a run.
    The Lady Indians bounced back the following day at home with a 14-1 win against Dixie County.