Today's News

  • The adaptable and wily coyote

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wile E. Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Road Runner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.
    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the southeastern part of the country.

  • Time runs out on CHS in semifinals

    Chiefland lost 8-5 against Columbia in the semifinals of the Lady Bulldog Invitational in Bell on Saturday. The Lady Indians next play in the consolation final at 4 p.m. 

  • Lady Indians win opener to advance in Bell tourney

    Chiefland's softball team scored a 6-3 win against Bradford in Friday's opening round of the Lady Bulldogs Invitational in Bell.

    Junior catcher Taylore Fuller crushed her state-best eighth homer to lead the way. Because teams intentionally walk Fuller so often, the University of Florida pledge only has 18 official at-bats. She homers 44 percent of the time when opponents actually pitch to her.

  • Hunter safety course offered in Levy County

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Levy County. 

    Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

    The location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

  • Third man sought in home invasion arrested

    A third man sought in a Feb. 1 home invasion in Williston has been arrested and jailed in Alachua County.
    Stefan Lernard Lattimore, 35, of Gainesville is being held under $20,000 bond in the Alachua County Jail on three counts of failure to appear in court as promised.
    He also has an outstanding arrest warrant from Levy County on armed home invasion robbery.

  • Chiefland FFA hooks April fishing tourney

    Special to the Citizen

    The Chiefland Future Farmers of America Alumni is hosting its third saltwater fishing tournament on April 16.
    Registration is April 15 with a Captain's Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland High School Agricultural Building.
    Rules and guidelines will be covered and any question answered, as well as door prizes being awarded. Participants can fish wherever they prefer with the weigh-in at the agricultural building from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday.


    Team    Dist.    Overall    RF    RA
    P.K. Yonge    7-0    8-0    97    15
    Trenton    7-1    9-1    87    38
    Chiefland    7-2    8-3    98    53
    St. Francis    5-2    6-5    65    53

  • Earthquake may hinder grain trade with Japan

    Special to the Citizen

    The U.S. Grains Council received initial reports that the earthquake and subsequent tsunami may have caused significant damage to many of Japan’s agricultural facilities and production areas.
    While the extent of the damage is not yet known, it will likely impact grain trade.

  • Renewed Doha talks offer hope for ag trade

    Special to the Citizen

    The long-running Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations is evolving toward a focus on the “horizontal process,” with countries moving to prioritize demands and make concessions between agricultural trade, manufacturing and services, according to Rebecca Bratter, U.S. Grains Council director of trade development.

  • Two Chiefland women selected for contest

       The Florida Watermelon Association announced recently that Erica Leigh Drummond, 18, of Tallahassee, and Rachel Danielle Kee, 20, of Chiefland, have been selected as contestants for Florida Watermelon Queen.
       Drummond is the daughter of Dwayne and Debbie Drummond. Kee is the daughter of Lorraine Martin. Both will join an elite group of young women, ages 18 to 23, from throughout Florida to compete for the state title.