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Today's News

  • Bronson hosts third Blueberry bash

    No matter how you like your blueberry fun, the Town of Bronson has you covered.

    It’s hosting its Third Annual Bronson Blueberry Festival Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James H. Cobb Park.

    In addition to an endless supply of blueberries from local growers, vendors will be selling crafts and goods, and festival food will be available. 

    The family-friendly event will also include a kids area with crafts and activities. Entertainment will also be provided at the festival.

  • Mrs. Griner goes to Washington

     

    By BAILEY BEAUCHAMP    

    Citizen Correspondent 

  • Cross City City Manager arrested for using city labor and resources for personal reasons

    CROSS CITY — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Gary Pinner, 58, of Old Town on one count of official misconduct. Pinner is charged with misusing city employees, city equipment, city inventory, and an inmate work crew to provide free water services to certain Dixie County residents, including his future son-in-law.

  • FEMA discusses proposed flood maps with residents

    An open house supported by Federal Emergency Management Agency was held April 27 at the Tommy Usher Community Center in Chiefland.

    Local property owners had the opportunity to meet with FEMA agents and specialists to review preliminary maps and discuss flood insurance, mitigation processes, appeals and any possible changes that may impact them and their properties within the county. 

  • Baseball districts in Branford

    The Chiefland baseball team opens the District 1A-7 tournament Monday, May 1, at 4 p.m. against Dixie County in Branford.

    The winner plays Tuesday against Trenton.

    The Bears and the defending champion Indians each finished 4-6 in district play and split their pair of regular season meetings, as CMHS avenged a 10-9 road loss in Cross City with a dominant 11-2 win at home over Dixie County on April 11.

  • Don't call me if a neighbor shoots your dog or cat

    Please don’t call me if your neighbor shoots your dog or poisons your cats. Call law enforcement and if they can’t do anything about it, then I can’t either. For one thing, I am not getting in the middle of a dispute between neighbors. Second, if I interview one neighbor, then I have to interview the other, which never ends well. Third, we don’t have an investigative reporter or other resources.

  • DAV Poker Run rolls through Levy County

    The run began at Beef O Brady’s in Chiefland. The riders then traveled to Akin's BBQ in Bell, Cherry’s Seafood & Steak in Trenton, The Mustang Grill and Bar in Archer, Frogs BBQ Pad in Williston and finished at Willard's Restaurant & Lounge in Morriston. 

    There were over 65 total riders on motorcycles and in cars vying for prizes given to holders of the top seven hands. Also, there was a raffle with over 50 prizes. 

  • Chiefland Rotary Club starts a little different.

    The Chiefland Rotary Club’s meeting April 19 at the Gathering Table started a little different. Instead of the Rotary Club giving money, it received money. 

    Two members of the CHS Interact Club, Jessica Ivy and Caleb Hardee presented Skipper Henderson with a check for the Rotary Club. The check represented the investment Chiefland Rotary provided the Interact Club with for a cooler raffle. 

  • Chiefland hosts softball districts

    The District 1A-7 softball tournament, hosted at Chiefland Middle High School, kicks off Monday April 24 and finishes with its championship game on Friday April 28 in Chiefland.

    The Lady Indians are coming off back-to-back district championships and three-straight Class 1A state titles.

    In 2014, CMHS lost in the district finals to Dixie County, before knocking off the Bears 3-2 in the regional playoffs, setting the stage for the team’s first state championship.

  • Lady Indians come back in style against Dixie County

    Facing a 6-2 deficit, the Chiefland softball team poured on five runs in the third inning and then eight in the fourth en route to a 16-6 win against Dixie County last Thursday.

    The Lady Indians trailed despite getting a solo home run from Lauren Parker in the opening inning and doubles by Emily Hallman and Macie Thomas over the first pair of frames.