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Today's News

  • Change of Watch is Jan. 6

    Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 15-7 will hold its Change of Watch at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Deke’s Steakhouse.

    Bill Friskey, flotilla commander for 2008, will be participating in the induction of the 2009 slate of officers, including incoming Commander Donald Sorli Sr. and Vice Commander Mary Kennedy.

    Ordering will be from the menu. The restaurant is located at 6650 N.W. 40th Street in Chiefland.

    The dress will be the tropical blue long uniform, working blue or proper civilian dinner attire.

  • Gent's success is family achievement

    Fans of Chiefland football must have hollered on the day after Christmas when, with 10:16 left in the Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith drilled the football into the arms of CHS alum Cortez Gent as he stepped into the left end zone. It was the insurance TD for the Owls, who'd come back from an opening deficit against the favored Chippewas and would go on to win 24-21.

  • Pride of Chiefland better than ever

     “We had our highest score ever this year,” said Pride of Chiefland Marching Band director Matt Flenner.

    “We’ve scored 68s, 69s; this is the first time we’ve cracked 70.”

  • Chiefland out of water deal

    The Nature Coast Regional Water Authority is taking shape and it looks as if Chiefland will get its wish to not participate and to not lose any water from the city’s new wellhead site.

    The discussion group forming the regional water authority hammered out the wording of its governing utility agreement with participation by Dixie and Gilchrist counties and the cities of Fanning Springs, Trenton, Cross City and Bell.

  • 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.