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Today's News

  • Chiefland boys get vital district win over Ft. White

    After a disruptive power outage killed the lights and the rhythm of the game, Chiefland boys needed patience and persistence to get the upper hand on Ft. White Thursday, though did, at last. Finally breaking open the fourth quarter, the Indians in blue downed the red team 56-42.

    “It's a district win and we'll take it,” said Chiefland head coach Mark Lundy.

  • Hornets swarm in Eagles' nest

    Hawthorne rolls on undefeated, and Bronson basketball is taking a hard look in the mirror, trying to decide what to fix first. The Eagles lost 73-55 Friday to the district-leading Hornets and must now look to retool for the second half of the season.

  • Hastings proposes layoff alternative

    In the effort to reduce the operating budget by more than $1 million by the end of the current school year, Superintendent Bob Hastings is asking for the School Board’s and the union’s approval to take an unusual approach.

    Rather than eliminating approximately 50 jobs district-wide, as previously proposed, Hastings has found a more creative means.

    “We’re going to ask all employees to take three days off without pay,” Hastings told the Board.

  • Walk to Bethlehem continues through Dec. 23

    The journey is long for Mary and Joseph but each evening between 7 and 9 p.m. caravans leave Nazareth and give visitors the opportunity to join them in the interactive narrative led by Callie Fields all the way to Bethlehem where the Baby Jesus was born in a manger in a stable.

    Come join the cast and workers from sponsoring church Living Water Life Center of Morriston and volunteers from other area churches as they welcome and invite visitors to take this historic journey.

  • Throwing the icicles

    The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree has always been a chore that I enjoyed during December.

    From earliest childhood when my father would go into the hills and return with a scrappy, itchy cedar tree to not-so-long ago when my children and I would plod through the tree farm, the tradition of the Christmas tree search has become one of my favorite rituals of the holiday.

    For a while this month, it looked as if Christmas would come and go without fanfare due to a lot of circumstances beyond my control.

  • Eagles take sting out of Hornets

    With leading scorer James Rivers still out of action, nursing a sore ankle, the Bronson Eagles took the sting out of the Lafayette Mayo Hornets on Friday night Dec. 19, and flew to a 73-56 win before a half filled gym in Bronson.

    The Eagles took their first lead as the first quarter came to an end 14-12. The Hornets continued to keep pace with the Eagles and trailed by just three points, thanks to a 3-point basket by Antwan Brown as the first half ended with the Eagles leading 27-24.

  • Bronson plays tough, but falls at Fort White

    In perhaps the most aggressive and skillful play that the Lady Eagles have faced this season, Bronson held their own in the first half of the soccer match last week against the Fort White Indians, losing in the second half 2-0.

  • Lady Eagles feel the sting

    The Lafayette Mayo Hornets ladies basketball team jumped out to a quick 19-5 lead over the Bronson Lady Eagles and never looked back. The lady Hornets had well over 25 take-a-ways in the game and turned most of them into easy baskets. The Lady Hornets put the game into the running clock rule as they took a 52-18 lead at the end of the third quarter.

    Each team managed to score five points each in the final quarter as the Hornets held the ball running time off the clock for the 57-23 win.

    Carttasha Macklin had 22 points for the Hornets and Sunshine Reid added 16 points.

  • Women's Golf

    On Dec. 17, the Chiefland Ladies Golf Association had 18 golfers play, in three member, blind draw teams. The best front nine and the best back nine scores were chosen out of the three totals. An average of all three handicaps was then deducted to determine the low net winning scores.

  • . . . if only in my dreams

    Someone asked me this morning if I was ready for Christmas and my answer was truthful.

    “As ready as I’ll ever be. It’s just a day. After all, it should be Christmas every day.”

    For the first time in my life, I will not be with my children during the holiday season.

    It’s difficult to think of my babies without me on Christmas, but then I am reminded the first year I didn’t make it to Kentucky to spend Christmas with my parents.

    Is this what they felt?