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Outdoors

  • Brown repeats win in Rotary contest

    There were 30 boats entered in the Chiefland Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Fishing Tournament held Saturday, May 24, in Cedar Key. Fishermen had an almost perfect day for landing redfish and trout and the fish cooperated. 

  • Coast Guard rescues 3, reminds boaters to be safe Memorial Day weekend

    Coast Guard crew members from the Coast Guard Station in Yankeetown rescued three people from a sinking 16-foot recreational boat near Eleven Prong on Thursday, May 22.

    A report of a vessel with two adults and one child aboard taking on water at approximately 6 p.m.
 was received by the Coast Guard 

Sector in St. Petersburg.

    The Yankeetown CG crew launched a trailerable boat usually used in doing buoy and navigation sign duties to reach the three people and bring them to shore.

  • Chiefland Rotary goes fishing Saturday

    It's time for the Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament and Calcutta party and the club has made big changes to this year's event. Hopes are high that anglers will turn out this year and fatten the prize pot that could go up to $7,500 — provided 100 boats and crews enter. 

  • Biggest Wild Hog Yet

    The 37th annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race grew by leaps and bounds this year with 103 participants compared to last year’s 72 and 49 in 2012.

  • New test could ID tick disease

    University of Florida veterinary researchers say a simple DNA-based test could help identify strains of a debilitating tickborne disease that infects an increasing number of people.

  • More spills in Valdosta

    Pray it doesn't rain in Valdosta, Ga.

  • FWC once again restricts boating on Suwannee River’s zones 3, 4

    Two additional idle-speed, no-wake zones were reactivated on the Suwannee River Saturday, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. Three zones are now active on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers.

    Zone 3, a 23-mile segment, which runs from Little River Spring to the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff, was activated when the gauge at Branford reached 24 feet. Zone 3 was previously activated March 25 and lifted April 3.

  • Andrews Road closed in Devil's Hammock

    From the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

    Due to hazardous road conditions where flooding is taking place and to ensure public safety, the following WMA roads have been temporarily closed to vehicle traffic.  This is effective from April 10 until lead managing agencies determine that flooding has subsided such that these roads are safe for public vehicle use.

    Devil’s Hammock WMA – Andrews Road (closed by Levy County).

  • RV resort gets what it needs: swimming pool

    If you are going to have an RV resort, you need to have a swimming pool, too.

  • Chiefland Walking Club

    The Walking Club is starting again. All interested in walking during the evening hours are welcome to come along. There are no gimmicks. We'll just be walking, enjoying good conversation and making new friends.

    We will start walking at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and will meet at the Chiefland Skateboard Park.

    The goal will be to walk two miles or as much as you can. If you don't want to walk, bring your bike and ride along with us. Remember, there is safety in walking together. Everyone is invited.