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Today's News

  • The news flash that fizzled

    It was a slow and absolutely beautiful day Wednesday when a co-worker said while visiting Trailhead Park a ranger came up and locked the restroom.

    He informed her that he did so because “terrorists were putting something in the soap dispensers.”

    She came back to the newsroom with her news flash and as newsies are wont to do on a slow day, we jumped on it.

    Cedar Key Bureau Head Kellie Rae Parkin searched the Internet for soap+rest stop+I75+florida and narrowed it to the last 24 hours.

  • When Stacy sings, they listen

    He's been singing his heart out for a long time, but this time, Reginald Stacy has really hit a high note.

    Stacy, who won the karaoke contest at the Levy County Fair this past year and was runner up the year before, has been entertaining lovers of soul, gospel, pop and country music for years.

  • Chiefland girls shut out P.K. Yonge

    Unbeaten P.K. Yonge softball met its match at last, Thursday, when Chiefland girls surprised them with a 3-0 shutout. Lady Indians' Head Coach Wayne Weatherford had an ace up his sleeve in his unusual pitching staff. Although many fast-pitch teams ride a single pitcher all season, Weatherford has traditionally used a staff of at least two, which he alternates in roughly equal proportion. Pitchers take turns starting and closing, and rarely throw complete games.

  • Indians flatten Bears again

    Chiefland baseball easily dispatched Dixie County last week in an 11-1, five-inning game. Friday was like a rewind of that game, only slower, with the Indians again winning 11-1, but moving the bats a little later for a six-inning game. It was baseball weather for the daytime matchup, and Indian fans savored the explosion of runs when it came.

    Chiefland starter Jacob Reidy pitched a complete game in the win and looked very good throughout.

    “Jacob was sharp on the mound,” said Indians head coach Kyle Parnell.

  • Bronson's Mike Weinar moves up on the bench

    Sharp-eyed viewers from Levy County might have noticed a familiar face in the pile after the Florida Gators won back-to-back NCAA national championships. That face belonged to Bronson's Mike Weinar, former student assistant coach for the 2002 state runner-up Bronson Eagles basketball team. More discerning viewers might see where Weinar is today – on the bench of the NBA Dallas Mavericks, where his title is Special Assistant to Head Coach Rick Carlisle.

  • Iron Bears top Indians in close match; Eagles trail

    With a whole lotta woofin', Chiefland weightlifting seemed on the verge of capturing a triple crown over Dixie County Friday, trying to cap their football and basketball wins with a victory in the weight room. It was not to be. As both teams exhorted their lifters to greater achievement, the Bears hung on in the middle divisions to overcome the host Indians by just two points. Guest Bronson finished far behind. Final scores were Dixie County 46, Chiefland 44 and Bronson 18.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, March 19

    American Legion Post 91

    American Legion Post 91 in Trenton will have its regular dinner/membership meeting March 19. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the membership meeting is at 7 p.m. Dinner will be cornbeef and cabbage and red potatoes. Members are asked to bring a vegetable or dessert to share with others.  

    Filipino Choir in Concert

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will host the Filipino Choir in the library, Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.

  • Let's Dance

    The last thing students expected at Bronson Middle High School last week was to be sung to and to dance with deaf students – but to their amazed delight, it was true.

  • Fade to black: Bronson's Pick A Flick is closing

    It was a nightmare for Crystal Rodriguez, deciding to liquidate thousands of movie titles and close the video store she and her mother Patty had run for the last six years. The store, for the two women who loved movies and loved people, was the fruition of their dreams.

  • Black mold takes over police station

    It was the sniffles that broke the case.

    Folks at the Chiefland Police Department were getting sick. Regularly.

    The folks at Zyrtec and Claritin were counting their profits from all the pills being taken to relieve the sniffles.

    After many visits to the doctors someone suspected something was foul in the air.

    It was Bill Hammond, city planning, building and zoning director, who delivered the final diagnosis: “You’re building’s stagnant.”