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Today's News

  • Yankeetown CG station gets new leadership

    Members of Coast Guard Station Yankeetown held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the station.

    Chief Warrant Officer Robert Whitmore transferred command of the station to Chief Petty Officer Eric B. Tookey during the ceremony.

    During Whitmore's tour at Station Yankeetown, he and the 26 crewmembers stationed there were responsible for 3,500 miles of Florida coastline spanning six counties.

    During the ceremony, Whitmore spoke about his year at the station and commended his crew for their work.

  • Scott reappoints Quincey, Jones to water district

    Gov. Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Don Quincey Jr. and Gary Jones to the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board.

    Quincey is reappointed for a term beginning Aug. 2 and ending March 1, 2020. He is the chair of the Governing Board and represents the Lower Suwannee Basin.

  • Officer Anderson speaks at Rotary

    Officer Scott Anderson of the Chiefland Police Department spoke to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club in Chiefland on Aug. 18 to solicit support and ideas for a haunted house the department is planning to put on in October.

    The haunted house is tentatively planned to take place on the final three weekends of October, in a large warehouse in Chiefland, but no definite dates have been set.

    Anderson said the CPD decided to take on the project because no other haunted houses are planned for Chiefland.

  • As Zika spreads, UF/IFAS faculty on front lines battling the virus

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty are on the front lines in the battle against the Zika virus, as entomologists study the ability of at least two mosquito species to transmit the virus and ways of reducing pesticide resistance.

    As of Aug. 18, 510 American residents had contracted the virus. Florida has 479 Zika cases, according to the state health department; 35 people in Florida have contracted Zika via local transmission, meaning they didn’t bring it back from overseas.

  • Turnover troubles lead to Bronson loss in preseason

    Four turnovers proved costly for the Bronson football team in its preseason game at Interlachen, leaving the Eagles to a 17-8 loss.

    Head coach Curtis Stacy saw some positives in defeat, however, with standout play on both sides of the ball from senior D.J. Harris and junior Christian Kahn.

  • "Meeting" turns into a surprise graduation

    Kim Gonthier, a foodservice worker at Bronson Middle High School had a dilemma, she had a letter from her daughter thanking a group for a scholarship they gave her daughter but no way to get it to them.

    She appealed to School Board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson to carry the letter for her daughter.

    It was while catching up on news, that Asbell learned that Gonthier did not get to see her daughter Jan Gonthier graduate with her classmates on June 6 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville.

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    If you have not voted yet, get moving.

    While more than 3,100 people have cast ballots as of Tuesday, one week before the actual primary election day of Aug. 30, it may not be enough.

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said she is hoping for a 40 percent voter turnout.

    The county has 26,329 registered voters who can vote in the primary. If she gets her hoped for turnout 10,532 people will have to turn in absentee ballots, or vote early by Saturday or stand in line on Tuesday, Aug. 30, and cast ballots.

  • Fanning fire chief wins appeal

    Fanning Springs firefighter Ronald McQueen has sufficient certification to serve as the city’s volunteer fire chief, according to a hearing officer’s recommendation.

  • Indians comeback effort comes up yards short

    It felt like more was at stake than a preseason tuneup in Chiefland’s kickoff classic against Jefferson County last Friday at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium, as it unfurled into a fiercely-fought, back-and-forth battle that came down to the final minute.

    The Indians fell behind by nine points twice in the second half to the Monticello squad while their pair of top backs remained sidelined with injuries since the first quarter. But CMHS churned up 194 yards in the fourth quarter to give themselves a shot at a last-minute comeback win.

  • Funeral Saturday for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy

    The search for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy, who went diving alone on Friday afternoon, ended sadly with the recovery of his body on Sunday morning.

    Throughout the weekend the community prayed for a better ending for the husband and father of two young boys.

    On Monday, the family announced plans for the funeral on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. There will be a visitation at the church from 3 to 4 p.m.