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Today's News

  • Suwannee Valley Players presents
  • Bronson questions fire chief's health

    BRONSON - A recent workers' compensation claim by Bronson Fire Chief Rick Lombardo has town officials wondering if he is healthy enough to perform his duties.

    Plus it has brought about the question, would a possible merger with Otter Creek put an added burden on his physical condition and affect the best interests of all concerned?

    The quandary surfaced at the July 7 monthly meeting when Town Lawyer Stephen Warm surprised council members when he revealed Lombardo's compensation claim history over the past couple of years.

  • A 'spring fling' can be a refreshing experience

    Up in snow country, folks get something called cabin fever.

    Days are short. Weather is ice cold. Travel, if possible, is treacherous.

    People get trapped indoors and lethargic. They need something, like perhaps spring, to make them want to bust out.

    In a way, the economy is like cabin fever.

    The price of fuel has folks staying close to home, less adventurous, to say the least.

    Yours truly is no exception.

    With gasoline prices at around $4.10-$4.15 a gallon, staying instead of straying had become the rule.

  • LARC challenges political candidates

    "Batter up" will be the cry at Strickland Park in Chiefland, on Saturday, Aug. 9 when the board of directors, staff, and consumers of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens will play the candidates for political office in a softball challenge game.

    LARC has challenged all those currently seeking, or unopposed for, political office to step up to the plate and play two innings of softball.

    But LARC isn't stopping with just two innings.

  • Back on the farm

    Cedrick Bowers' first taste of the big time was a little bitter, as he was treated rudely by Major League batters.

    Hopefully he'll put it back together in AAA and get another shot in September.

    In five outings with the Colorado Rockies, Bowers compiled a bumpy ERA of 13.50.

    He was optioned back to the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox on July 11 as the parent club called up Speier to plug up a leaky bullpen.

    Bowers, a former Chiefland High pitching standout, was called up by the Rockies from the Sky Sox on July 1.

  • Chiefland Minors 4th in State

    LAKE CITY -The Chiefland Minor League All Stars placed fourth in the State Babe Ruth Tournament played July 3-5 in Lake City.

    Chiefland went 2-2 in the double loss elimination event. The locals opened with a 5-1 victory over Lake City. Next up was a loss to Wakulla, but Chiefland stayed alive with a 6-3 victory over Suwannee County. Chiefland was then eliminated by Mandarin by a 6-0 score. Mandarin went on to win the tournament.

    "The kids played great and Chiefland was well-represented by the players, parents and community," manager Tim Castell said.

  • Make up your mind, already

    What's the deal with Brett Favre, anyway?

    Has he taken too many blows to the noggin? Is senility or early signs of Alzheimer's settling in?

    Back in March, he said he was retiring. Then a month later, he said he wants to still play. The Packers are ready to welcome him back, then he says he doesn't want to play.

    Now, he wants his release from the Packers.

    The Pack say no way. The last thing they need to see is Favre in an opposing NFC North team's uniform.

    They reason the least he can do is hold a clipboard and mentor Aaron Rodgers.

  • Chiefland Middle FFA one of the tops in state

    ORLANDO -The Chiefland Middle FFA chapter continues to rank among the top ones in the state.

    Backing this was its super showing at the 80th annual Florida State Convention and Leadership Conference held June 9-13 at the Caribe Royale Resort.

    The Chiefland Middle School chapter grabbed a number of awards.

    It was one of 14 statewide recognized for 100 percent FFA membership within the chapter. In order to receive a plaque, every student enrolled in agriculture must also be a bona fide FFA member.

  • Reception will honor Rogers

    A reception for Doris Rogers is planned for Sunday, July 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Chiefland.

    She came to Chiefland in 1954 with her husband Lindsey and her two children, Carolyn Langford and Earl Rogers. She will soon be leaving the area.

    During the 54 years she was a part of the community, she served a term as a city commissioner and was a member of the Planning Commission for some 27 years.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    _ Bobby G. Richardson, 24, Summer Lake Drive, Davie, was charged with sex offense against a child-fondling, victim 12-15 years old. Bond was set at $35,000.