Today's News

  • One coach, generations of champions

    What is the secret to Coach Wendell Corbin's success: 40 years teaching and coaching, more than 5,000  students and athletes taught and 74 state champions in track and field?

    “I always treated my athletes like my own family.”

  • Area coaches honor Lundy with Coach of the Year distinction

    After leading his scrappy team of underdogs to within sight of a regional berth, Chiefland boys' basketball head coach Mark Lundy was named District 7 Class 3A Coach of the Year by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.

  • Fueled up to win

    Last year, after team rider Richard Gadson won the last race of the AMA Super Street drag bike circuit on Jones Performance Cycles' custom Kawasaki ZX14, team builder/tuner Chris Jones figured he probably made the right decision to quit his day job.

  • Breaking News FEMA opens shop at Fowlers Bluff

    The big golden brown vehicle looks a lot like an RV on a visit to Fowlers Bluff just sitting outside the Volunteer Fire Department building, but the big dish on top says it is much more.

                FEMA — the Federal Emergency Management Agency — has sent the big bus known as a Disaster Recovery Center and a team of workers to help the residents affected by the spring flooding between March 26 and May 5 on the Suwannee River.

  • Spring football fever in Chiefland

    The crack of plastic on plastic, the thud of leather on leather, the tweet of the whistle, the shout of the coach, the panting of linemen and the drip, drip, drip of sweat. These are the sweet sounds of spring football.

    Chiefland Indians met Friday, May 1, for the first time this spring. They'll practice daily after school on the practice field behind Chiefland High School for the upcoming spring game against Ft. White.

  • Burned in Bronson

    Lee’s Grocery, a landmark business across from Bronson Motor Speedway on State Road 24 burned Monday morning turning a family’s income into smoke and ashes.

    Mohammad Rashid, 24, was working alone at the store when he noticed smoke coming from a storage area on the back left side of the building. He said there was only one customer, a woman, in the store at the time.

    “I asked the customer can you please leave, because there is smoke and she needs to leave,” said Rashid, who with two other brothers works in the store.

  • Senior housing approved

    A 77-unit senior housing development planned for construction at the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest 10th Street won the Chiefland City Commission’s blessing and a commitment to waive $20,000 in building permit fees.

    The action came in a city commission meeting that also saw a renewal of its relationship with Michael Michaelis as the city’s insurance agent and a notice by the Florida Police Benevolent Association that it wants to reopen wage negotiations.

  • Kidnap attempt thwarted

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School was placed in lock down Tuesday afternoon after two students were lured into a vehicle and driven 100 yards across the front entrance of the school’s campus.

    The male students were on the playground, according to press releases from the sheriff’s office and the school district, when they were approached by a white or Hispanic male. The man was described as having black hair and possibly wearing a brown shirt, blue pants

    and black boots. He may have a silver tooth and a dark spot or mole on his face.

  • Johnson named Farm Credit scholar

    Tyler Johnson of Chiefland has been chosen as a Farm Credit of North Florida scholarship recipient. He will receive $1,000 to aid in his 2009 studies.

    Johnson, the son of Chad “Cracker” and Angela Johnson is a senior at Chiefland High School. After graduating at the end of this month, Johnson plans to attend Santa Fe Community College and then transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a degree in entomology with a minor in biotechnology.

  • It's audition time for children

    Suwannee Valley Players announces auditions for our summer youth production “Class Acts”, a series of one act plays.  School aged children are encouraged to join us for  a summer of learning and fun. Auditions are Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. and Monday, May 18 at 6 p.m.  Show dates July 17-19 and July 24-26.