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Today's News

  • Chiefland girls beat Ft. White, ready for P.K.

    Chiefland girls racked up another W with a thrilling 6-5 home victory over tough district foe Fort White. The red Lady Indians were last year's district runner-up, knocking off Chiefland's district arch-nemesis Williston in the semifinal with outstanding pitching from then-eighth-grader Taylor Douglas. Chiefland Head Coach Wayne Weatherford was accordingly thrilled to get the best of this very good team.

    “It was a heck of a game,” he said.

  • FHSAA cuts games for next year

    The Florida High School Athletic Association is proposing some big changes in high school athletics for the next school year, cutting back on the number of regular season games allowed for each team in all sports except varsity football, and changing districts for sports other than football, whose new districts have previously been announced.

  • School Calendar

    March 10 - FCAT Testing (Grades 3-10) 3/10 - 3/23

    March 26 - End 3rd Grading Period (56 Days)

    March 27 - Teacher Workday (No School)

    March 30 - Suwannee Fair Day (No School)

    March 31 - Early Release Day

    April 1 - Early Release Day

    April 3 - Distribute Report Cards

    April 10 - Good Friday (No Attendance)

    April 13 - Spring Break (No School 4/13 - 4/17)

    May 13 - Early Release Day

    May 25 - Memorial Day (No School - Offices Closed)

    June 4 - Last Day for Students

  • 33 down, lots more to go in latest TNR

    Thirty two cats went home to their colonies in Otter Creek, Chiefland, Bronson and Cedar Key this weekend, freshly shaved, shorn, vaccinated, medicated and relieved of their reproductive organs.

  • Bark-N-Purr features Craig Morgan

    The 2nd Annual Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert will open at noon  Feb. 28 and provide a variety of entertaining family events throughout the afternoon.

    However, when the sun goes down the air will be filled with the music of singer-songwriter Craig Morgan. Born and reared in Nashville, Morgan became serious about his career after a tour with the U.S. Army. Every year since 2003, Morgan has had one or two of his songs on the top 100 County and Western charts of Hot Country Songs and The Billboard Hot 100.

  • Frisbee-playing dogs will be at Bark-N-Purr

    Ever since the Frisbee went into production in 1957, the plastic platter has been a popular play toy for dogs. Animals have shown natural athleticism by leaping great heights to catch a flying disc thrown by their owners.

  • Veterans service officer is coming to a location near you

    BRONSON — If you are a military veteran Mike Engle wants to meet you.

    He’s recruiting, but not to send folks back into military service, he’s looking for veterans to help them claim any services they are entitled to from the Veterans Administration.

    Engle is the Levy County Veterans Service Officer and with his staff of two he helps veterans file claims and get transportation to the VA Clinic in Gainesville.

    And with economic hardship hitting many veterans, Engle has seen an uptick in a request for services.

  • Relay for Life kicks off annual fund-raiser

    It was a celebration of healing and life Thursday night at Capitol City Bank in Chiefland, where the American Cancer Society held its annual kick-off event for this year’s Relay for Life.

    Area Relay teams, American Cancer Society representatives and local cancer survivors gathered together for a night of fun, food, planning and stories of survival.

  • FFA teams grade Dixie soil

    It was a day of tense observation at Oak Grove farm in Dixie County on Saturday, where FFA Teams from six area schools gathered for the annual Tri-County FFA Land Judging Competition.

    Students and adults from as far away as Cedar Key and Williston were in attendance for the event, where area FFA teams gathered to explore and grade for different land-sites on the farm.

    The teams were looking for seven ‘key soil characteristics’ ranging from soil erosion and permeability to surface texture and rooting zones.

  • Turf wars in Chiefland

    A simple request by a semi-pro football team to practice under the lights at Strickland Park has evolved into a turf war with the Chiefland Area Athletic Association and drawn in the City Commission, a Gilchrist County administrative assistant and the state agency that provides grants for the park.

    Two weeks ago Lee Bell of the Gulf Coast Panthers asked the commission to allow the team to practice on Monday and Wednesday evenings under the lights because the players hold down day jobs.