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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 5 Lady Indians run in state meet

    Five members of the Chiefland Lady Indian track tram articipated in the Florida High Shool Athletic Association state finals on Friday.

    They qualified for the state finals after competing against 30 schools in the 2A Region 2 Track and Field Meet held in Orlando on April 16. The top four finishers of each race or event advanced to the FHSAA State Finals. 

  • FFA Alumni weekend rodeo starts...

    Local cowboys and cowgirls will be joining the Flying “G” Rodeo Company on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. to put on a show at Brookins Arena at Lotoma Ranch to raise money for the Chiefland FFA Alumni Chapter. 

  • Lady Indians head to state...

    UPDATE: The Chiefland Lady Indians won the regional final 3-2 against Dixie County's Lady Bears and are headed to the state finals.

    The win is a sweet one for the Chiefland team after losing to the Lady Bears three times during the season. For the Dixie team, itbroke their 21-game winning streak this year.

    The state semifinals are scheduled for Friday, May 9, in Vero Beach. 

    More details on Saturday.  

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  • More spills in Valdosta

    Pray it doesn't rain in Valdosta, Ga.

  • Class of 2014 — Baseball Senior...

    The Chiefland Middle High School Indians players, coaches and fans honored the players who will be graduating in June.

    The Senior Night celebration was held Thursday, April 10.  

  • 2 Indian athletes sign letters...

    Shaquille Patterson, seated left, signed a letter of intent with Shasta Junior College in California, while DeShawn Roland, seated right, signed with Webber International in Florida.

    The athletes, who play football and basketball, were congratulated by Coach Aaron Richardson, standing left, and Assistant Coach Cody Montgomery, standing right.

    Patterson said he chose to attend Shasta so he could experience a different place and because he will start on the football team. Roland said he preferred to stay closer to family in Chiefland. 

  • FWC once again restricts boating...

    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.

  • FWC once again restricts boating...

    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...

    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).