Local News

  • Crabfest with no humanity

    A long-time celebration was marred Saturday night when shots rang out at Crabfest, killing one and injuring four others.
    Barry Barney, 36, died after being shot at Crabfest, which, billed by promoters as a cultural event for the black community, occurs every April on CR 318, east of Williston.
     Sheriff Bobby McCallum said the incident erupted at 8:05 p.m. and law enforcement agents were on the scene immediately.

  • Second sewage spill prompts warnings for Suwannee

    For the second time in as many months, state health officials are cautioning against contact with water from the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers.
    Anyone who comes into contact with the water, until officials can determine what, if any, contamination is still present from a recent sewage spill in Georgia, should wash thoroughly, the Florida Department of Health warns.

  • PreK class raises $200 for Relay for Life Team

    Kay Gordon and Janet Hinote are members of the Chiefland Elementary ‘Kids for a Cure’ Relay for Life Team.

  • Relay For Life at CES Saturday — Sunday

    The 2013 Relay For Life of The Nature Coast will take place at Chiefland Elementary School beginning at noon on Saturday, April 27, with the Survivor Lap, the kickoff lap for the Relay at 12:15 p.m. and the Survivor/Caregiver Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. There will be water fun at 3 p.m. and local entertainers will perform at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. 

  • Dixie Music Center’s spring recital Satuday

    Dixie Music Center will be holding it's Spring Recital Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. The Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (the former Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A.

  • Yoho holds town hall meeting

    Congressman Ted Yoho (R-District 3) is holding a town hall on Monday, April 29, at Old Town Elementary School in the auditorium/cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The school is on Highway 55A in Old Town. Bring your questions and share your ideas with the congressman. 

  • The 36th Annual Wild Hog Canoe Race is Saturday

    The race starts at 10 a.m.—make sure to register online at www.wildcanoerace.com beforehand. Details are provided on the website.

    There will be food, raffles, prizes, music and plenty of entertainment for children at the finish line starting at about 10:30 a.m. Look for the sign where Hwy 19 crosses the Waccasassa, just north of Gulf Hammock. Admission is free, though the race has a $40 entry fee.

    All proceeds benefit Levy ARC.

  • BACK Fighting Cancer: helping parents focus on their children



    BACK Fighting Cancer, the fund raising organization in honor of the young cancer survivors who’s initials make up its name, Bridget Mathis, Austin Allen, Corbin Wiggins and Kendall Bush, gave a $2500 check to another cancer survivor during their recent board meeting. The recipient, five year old Madison Corbin, was diagnosed with Leukemia in June 2012 and received her check nearly a year later.

  • New fish in a big pond

    Gator freshman Taylore Fuller, a former Chiefland Indian, swings hard at a pitch. 

    For more on how her first year has gone, click here.

  • City water deal on the horizon

    Chiefland officials are moving toward plans to both sell water to Otter Creek and to develop what one day may be a southern expansion of the city.