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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 5

    Today, Jan. 5

    High tea in

    Yankeetown

    Enjoy High Tea served with Old Florida charm! Don’t miss this weekly event on Thursdays at 3 p.m. on the Withlacoochee River in quaint Yankeetown.

    Register your table of friends or simply come to meet new people. Nice sandwiches and treats accompany your choice of tea.

    Cost is $10 per person at The Riverside Inn, 6301 Riverside Drive, in Yankeetown.

    For more information, call 352-447-2595.

    Thursdays

    Library Friends

    meet at Callaway

  • Talent show at the Chief

    The Tri-County area is full of future stars, and Saturday, Jan. 7 will be your chance to see them before they make it big!

    We have singers, dancers, martial artists, comedians and more all set to take you “Back to The Eighties”. Talented artists both young and old will vie for the prize money and the title of Tri-County’s Most Talented of 2016.

  • Like father, like son at Drummond Bank

    Drummond Community Bank bids a fond farewell to long-time banker and friend, Frank Etheridge. Frank announced his retirement earlier this month, after 43 years of banking. Among his many accomplishments, Frank led Perkins State Bank as President, CEO and Chair of the Board. After the 2013 merger of Perkins State Bank and Drummond Community Bank, he served as Area President over the Williston, Archer, Bronson and Inglis Offices and Board of Director. He will remain on the board.

  • AMVETS seeking names for care packs

    The AMVETS Post 42 in Chiefland is seeking the names and addresses of local men and women who are overseas in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Man arrested in Nov. 13 shooting in city

    A registered sex offender has been arrested at the local McDonald’s on attempted 2nd degree murder and weapons charges after a Nov. 13 shooting in South Chiefland.

    Willie Tyron Davis, 29, sits in Levy County Detention Center under a $1.75 million bond. He is charged after his Dec. 28 arrest with being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon or ammunition, specifically a “shortened shotgun” that he is accused of using to shoot a Chiefland man in the buttocks.

  • Hamilton caps sweep of Eagle Classic in win over Bronson

    The final game of the Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament in Bronson re-confirmed who had the best tournament of the six participating teams.

    Hamilton County from Jasper won its third game in a row with ease, defeating Bronson 70-40 Friday on its way to collecting the Eagle Classic trophy.

    The Trojans (9-3) showed why they were Class 1A state semifinalists in 2016 – and a state finalist in 2014 – as they physically dominated inside for a decisive edge in offensive rebounds and pulled away with 30 points in the second quarter.

  • Early deficit dooms Eagles

    The Bronson boys’ basketball team played Taylor County even for 3 ½ quarters in the teams’ opener in the Eagle Classic Tournament in the BMHS gym last Wednesday.

    The damage dealt to the Eagles in the first four minutes proved enough, however, in a 59-47 loss to the Class 5A Bulldogs from Perry.

    Taylor County rushed to a 17-3 lead midway through the opening quarter behind several layups that were set up by back-court steals.

  • Shorthanded Indians suffer losses in Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team ended the Eagle Classic Tournament in Bronson on a pair of lopsided losses last Thursday and Friday.

    The Indians fell 65-27 to Jasper-Hamilton County on Thursday. The Trojans, who made the Class 1A state final four last season, and the state finals in 2014, went 3-0 in the tourney to earn the Eagle Classic trophy.

  • Fourth-quarter fireworks

    With three starters sitting out over team rules violations, last week’s Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament in Bronson was a good opportunity for the Chiefland boys’ basketball team to test its depth with extended playing time for its bench and a couple of junior varsity call-ups.

    For most of the tournament opener against Umatilla last Wednesday, the Indians suffered on the scoreboard, as the Bulldogs carried a 22-point advantage into the fourth quarter, holding Chiefland to just 18 points for the first three quarters.

  • Eagles get defensive in comeback win

    It was a second straight slow start for the Bronson boys’ basketball team last Thursday, the second day of its Eagle Classic Tournament.

    The Eagles found themselves trailing 11-2 to Umatilla around the midway point of the opening quarter, one night after a 17-3 deficit spelled doom in their tourney opener.

    But this time Bronson found a way to get on the right side of the turnover balance, as its defense helped spurn a first-half comeback and eventually close out a 45-40 win over the Class 5A Bulldogs.