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  • Indians lose on the road

    Coach Ajay Ulmer was worried about the effect Mayo receiver Jamal Reid would have on Friday night's football game. In Lafayette's 57-22 win over Chiefland, though, the Hornets didn't even deploy Reid until the end of the first quarter, because they already had Alan Driver, Sergio Perez and Shyler Morgan scarfing up yards on the ground.

  • County has good year in the court system

    It has been a good year for Levy County in the courts County Attorney Anne Bast Brown told the Board of Commissioners in its regular Tuesday morning meeting.

    Brown, who presented her annual report, summed it up with, "We had a pretty good year."

    The legal staff handled 692 files in the past year. She said 226 represent open and ongoing work, while another 286 are legal request files. Of that number, she said 180 were opened in the year ending Aug. 31 and an equal number were closed.

  • Creekside students learn fire safety awareness

    The Bronson Fire and Rescue Department visited Creekside Christian School in Otter Creek Tuesday morning to emphasize the importance of safety awareness as part of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 5-11.

    "I'm glad we've had this training today," said Pastor and Principal Bill Keith. "It might save a life some day."

  • Mack McCain dies at 69

    Mack McCain of Cedar Key died Oct. 3 in Gainesville. He was 69.

    Bornand raised in Cedar Key, Mack was the owner and operator of McCain Construction in Cedar Key for many years. He also worked for Gulf State Steel as an ironworker. He was a Baptist. Mack enjoyed working on equipment, and most of all loved being with his family and friends.

  • Photo contest extended

    Summer is officially over and the Chiefland Citizen wants to know what that means to you.

    For the next three weeks, the newspaper is sponsoring a photo contest with "End of Levy Summer" as its theme.

    The rules are simple: the contest is open to amateur photographers only, the photo must be something that says "end of summer" and it must have been taken in Levy County.

    If there are people in the picture, be sure to identify them and where the photo was taken.

  • Bronson Speedway up for sale

    Normally, Saturday nights in Bronson revolve around racing. The smell of burnt rubber mixes with car exhaust. A booming announcer's voice competes with revving engines. But Saturday night, all was quiet.

    Bronson Motor Speedway, a one-third mile long, high-banked asphalt racetrack, was put up for sale earlier this week, screeching the season to a halt and leaving a few passionate fans wondering just how they'll spend their Saturday nights.

    "Now we'll be bored," Jimmy Dunford, a pit steward at the track, said.

  • Women's golf

    The Chiefland Women's Golf Association played, on Sept. 24, a game where only the nine holes beginning with the initials Ts and Fs, counted. Then we could deduct one half of our handicap to determine winners.

    Marilee Leonard took first place in the First Flight with a net score of 37. The Second Flight was won by Lorraine Nickolls with a net 36 and second place went to Jan Hendrix with a net 37. The Third Flight was won by Denise Boyle with a great net score of 32. We had no chip-ins or birdies made on this day of play, which is really unusual.

  • Eagles slay Dragons

    With a 49-14 win over Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, Bronson Eagles are 3-1, a fantastic start. Eagles' head coach Al Cooksey said the team had a good night, but still plenty of improvement ahead.

    "We've equaled our win total from last year already," he said. "But we had a lot of penalties and turnovers - too many - and we still need a lot of improvement."

  • Indians scalp Bulldogs

    As the district season looms, Chiefland Indians are playing authoritative football, looking to build momentum with Friday's decisive 35-6 win over Taylor County (Perry).

    "We executed real well tonight," Indians' head coach Ajay Ulmer said afterward. "We played more physical on defense. Like last week, we didn't allow them to get into a rhythm on offense because our defense played so good."

  • Chiefland millage set at 4.75

    The Chiefland City Commission unanimously gave final approval to a $4,607,492.48 budget and a 4.75 mills property tax for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

    The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Rollin Hudson absent from the Sept. 23 meeting.

    The commission approved a $3,019,366.18 general fund budget. $1,553,797.64 utility service fund, $26,328.66 Industrial Park Fund, and $8,000 Law Enforcement Trust Fund.

    One of the largest items in the budget is the Police Department at $917,644.85 in expenses from the general fund.