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Today's News

  • Man nabbed after home invasion

    A man was arrested Monday after kicking in the front door and illegally entering a Chiefland house, police said.

    In a Monday night interview, Police Chief Robert Douglas said 24-year-old Tristan Vashuan Stokes, Chiefland, was arrested in connection with a home-invasion burglary at the home of Cindy Reyes at 25 S.E. 4th St.

    According to Douglas, Reyes' 15-year-old daughter Sabrina was the only one home when the incident occurred earlier that day

    "I was in my room when I heard a bang on the door...he was in the house," Sabrina said later in a phone interview.

  • Clerk arrested for selling drugs

    A Williston convenience store clerk was arrested last week for selling drugs from his place of business.

    Illahi Waqas, 27, of Williston was charged with two counts trafficking in a controlled substance, three counts sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, three counts resisting with violence and possession of cannabis/less than 20 grams.

  • Fanning not a first magnitude springs

    At the conclusion of the inaugural Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group meeting this past February, coordinator Carol Lippincott took a little survey.

    She wanted to know from attendees what the most important factors were in regards to the protection of springs and their basins.

    Education was the number one answer.

    Along those lines, Lippincott had a couple of specialists from the scientific community to school folks about intricacies at the second workshop held Wednesday, May 7, at Fanning Springs City Hall.

  • Rotary will ask for a handshake promise

    FANNING SPRINGS - Being a relatively new outfit, the Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group is still learning to walk before it can ultimately run wild with its message of springs protection.

    Wednesday, May 7, was only the second quarterly meeting of the group, which was formed by concerned folks from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Department of Environment Protection.

  • Lawsuit could cost Chiefland

    A pending lawsuit has Chiefland officials concerned about money the city might end up having to refund attorneys.

    At Monday night's City Commission meeting, Norm D. Fugate, city attorney, said Chiefland has become involved in a statewide class action lawsuit in which attorneys are suing local government to get back money spent on occupational license taxes between 2000 and 2003.

    "It's not a good deal for Chiefland," City Commissioner Rollin Hudson said after the meeting.

  • Sponsors needed

    Each June for the past 10 years, the Chiefland Area Athletic Association has been the host of a State Tee-Ball Tournament at Strickland Park.

    With time flying by, we?re now less than a month from the start of the 2008 event, which will be held June 12-16.

    Incredibly, the CAAA still needs a main sponsor for the tourney, which draws up to 20 teams to Chiefland.

    Other events around town have no problem with sponsorship. For example, area businesses seem to always be there for the high school football team or the FFA events.

  • Looking for the biggest redfish and trout

    Inshore fishermen, get your game faces on.

    The Chiefland Rotary Club's annual Fishing Tournament is scheduled for this Saturday.

    Fishing will be at first light Saturday and the weigh-in will between at 3-4 p.m. at Capital City Bank in Cedar Key.

    There is still time for teams to get in on the fun. Anglers can sign-up by calling Jeff or Robert Beauchamp at 493-4808, at Friday night's captains' meeting or at the main ramp in Cedar Key early Saturday morning.

    The cost is $150 per boat (two-man team). Additional anglers are $50 each.

  • Bowers aims to pitch in NL

    Cedrick Bowers wants to pitch in the National League wih the Colorado Rockies this year.

    If he is to get the opportunity, he'll first have to pitch well for the Rockies'AAA team in Colorado Springs.

    So far, so good, for the left-hander out of Chiefland.

    Bowers has appeared in three games for the Sky Sox –one start –with a record of 1-1. He has allowed seven with in 11 2/3 innings. He has fanned 13 and walked six. The ERA is at 3.86.

    The Sky Sox, who play in the Pacific Coast League, were 17-19 after this past weekend.

  • Spring game nears for CHS football

    After a week and a half of heavy hitting, Chiefland High football coach Ajay and his staff are beginning to fine-tune the Indians.

    "We had a good scrimmage (last) Friday,"Ulmer said. "We'll be working on special teams. We have to get ready for a ball game. We're only a week awat from our game."

    Chiefland will travel to Fort White on Friday night, May 23, for a FHSAA Spring Classic.

  • CAAA baseball standings

    T-BALL

    Firestine Painting 10-1

    Christophers Home Design 9-2

    Napa 8-3

    Jones Plumbing 4-7

    Kountry Kids 2-9

    Scrapbook Shack 0-11

    ROOKIE

    Badcock 12-1

    Chiefland Citizen 10-3

    B-B-Q Bills 7-6-1

    Dock St. Depot 4-11

    Clyatt House 3-11-1

    MINORS

    911 Pools 12-1

    Martin?s Orthodonics 7-6

    Stones BP 5-6

    Hinote Electric 3-9

    MAJORS

    Goss Construction 8-4

    Strickland Auto 7-5

    VFW 4-8