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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    This story concerning Mr. Wayne Thomas is, to say the least, disturbing. Where were the parents of these young children? Surely they would have detected alcohol when these young girls came home. What this man did was unconscionable. The parents of these girls should be brought to account for their actions and why they allowed this to happen. Shame on you.

    Donna DeGroat

    Chiefland

     

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Like most Americans, family farmers and ranchers are affected by the current economic situation facing our nation. Unfortunately, farmers and ranchers face an added economic hardship: the federal estate taxes that come due when a family member dies.

  • Neva Mae Gribble

    Neva Mae Gribble, 84, of Chiefland died April 24, 2009 in Trenton.

    She was born Neva Mae Hapner in Shepherd, Mich. and moved to Florida in 1996.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Rex Potter in 1999 and husband Roy Gribble in 2004.

    She was a loving mother and grandmother.

  • Controlled burn gets out of control in Cedar Key Scrub

    What began as a prescribed fire Thursday morning in the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve became a wildfire around noon when unpredictable weather conditions caused fire specialists to lose control, according to Senior Forestry Ranger Jerry Horton.

    The wildfire was approximately 150 acres as of 6 p.m., Horton said.

  • Chiefland boys finish off Wildwood in tourney

    After a rough 10-0 loss to 4A Baker County in the Red Devil Challenge, Chiefland put all their eggs in one basket and went out hard against Wildwood. The Indians attacked the opposite-district Wildcats, coming away with a 10-4 win. Chiefland hit steadily after the second inning, and pitcher Jacob Reidy survived a murmur from the Wildwood bats in the fifth inning, settling down to complete the game without ever getting ruffled.

  • Bronson man wanted in shooting turns self in

     

                      A Bronson man being sought in connection with a shooting behind the Bronson Post Office — an area the Sheriff’s Office has said is know for drug dealing — turned himself in at the Levy County Jail at lunchtime on Thursday.

  • No charm: Chiefland girls can't get by Williston in district semi

    In the rubber match for the county and district crown, Chiefland-Williston softball, round three, was a strange anticlimax. After Chiefland got off to a sluggish start in Wednesday's district semifinal, Williston racked up an insurmountable 8-1 lead, which the Lady Indians chipped at in the later innings for an 8-3 final.

  • Hog wild on the Waccasassa

    It was the biggest turnout in years, with 60 boats and over 100 racers. The 31st Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) was a one-day reprieve from economic gloom and doom, a daylong party for anyone up for the adventure.

    “It doesn't look like a recession, does it?” asked race organizer Margie McGarva, of Bronson AMVETS Post 88.

    “We don't have the numbers yet, but I think we might do better than last year,” said Clyde McGarva, Post 88 commander.

  • Chiefland out; Bronson and Cedar Key send three to state track meet

    Chiefland track stalls at regionals

    Chiefland boys put in a mighty effort but came away empty-handed at the regional track meet at Lake Highland Prep last week. Senior Zach Tyson, who won the 300-meter hurdles at the previous week's district meet at The Villages, was eliminated in the preliminaries where he had the misfortune to run in the first heat with a good enough time to advance from the second heat.

    The boys' 4x800 team finished fifth, and the 4x800 team finished 13th.

    Boys 4x100 Meter Relay

      5 Chiefland  43.87

  • Florida Indian program set for April 23

    The Luther Calloway Public Library of Chiefland will host “Florida Indians from Past to Present” April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

    Ranger Pam Darty of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will bring pottery, points, and blowguns, as well as footage of ancient ceremonial pottery taken from local grave sites in the 1930s.