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  • Recycle trailers may be moved

    BRONSON - When Renate Cannon asked if Levy County had discontinued its recycling trailer program, Landfill Director Benny Jerrels explained the situation during the March 4 County Commission meeting.

    A problem with these trailers arises, Jerrels said, when people use them to dump household garbage there. When that happens, the trailers are removed from locations for a period of time or forever.

    The recycle trailers have had tires stolen off of them and some people have even used them as a place to dump dead deer carcasses, Commission Chairman Sammy Yearty said.

  • Streets considered for improvements

    After Chiefland City Engineer Lee Mills spent an hour telling the City Commission about roads that might be paved, City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. listed four he saw as best candidates during the Feb. 25 commission meeting.

    The four roads Hartzog listed are all the city can afford now, he said, but Finance and Projects Coordinator Laurie Copeland is working to obtain Community Development Block Grants. These CDBGs are for water, sewer, fire hydrants and some paving, she said.

  • Kipnis pleads for end to global warming

    If we're to protect the environment, we have to take action now.

    That was the plea Saturday when Capt. Dan Kipnis spoke on global warming to members and guests at the Annual Open House of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge and Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Refuge.

  • CMS Braves improve record to 4-0

    The Chiefland Middle School baseball team improved its record to 4-0 with a doubleheader victory over visiting Lake Butler on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

    The first game was 5-3, while the nightcap was 8-1.

    Alden Davis led the hit parade in game one, as he was 2-for-3 at the plate. Those getting one hit were Shaquille Patterson, Kody Plemmons and Kaleb Caplin. Deric Allen was the winning pitcher, going five innings. Caplin fired two effective relief frames.

  • Streets considered for improvements

    After Chiefland City Engineer Lee Mills spent an hour telling the City Commission about roads that might be paved, City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. listed four he saw as best candidates during the Feb. 25 commission meeting.

    The four roads Hartzog listed are all the city can afford now, he said, but Finance and Projects Coordinator Laurie Copeland is working to obtain Community Development Block Grants. These CDBGs are for water, sewer, fire hydrants and some paving, she said.

  • Indian rally stuns Jones, Tigers

    From the get-go, it looked like it was going be Andy Jones' night.

    The left-handed ace of the Trenton High pitching staff was simply mowing through the Chiefland Indian lineup last Friday night, keeping Indians off balance with his masterful command of fastball, curve and change-up.

    But silently, his Chiefland mound counterpart –Jeremy Hayes –was also getting the job done.

    Some sloppy play in the field helped Trenton grab a first inning lead, but Hayes kept working hard on the hill to keep his team within striking distance.

  • Lady Indians win two straight

    Coming off a whipping by Williston, Wayne Weatherford wanted to see improvement from his Chiefland High varsity softball team in last Friday night's home game against Trenton.

    Weatherford was at least temporarlily able to smile following the Lady Indians 10-6 non-district victory over the Lady Tigers.

    Chiefland, in the midst of a rebuilding year, improved its record to 2-2.

    The Lady Indians built an 8-0 lead and coasted home.

    Winning pitcher Brittany Davis allowed four hits and she fanned six.

  • Bronson High hires new grid coach

    BRONSON –Bronson High's three-month long search for a new head football coach is over.

    Enter Al Cooksey, a 60-year-old who has coached the sport for many moons in parts north of Levy.

    Most recently, Cooksey coached at tiny Hilliard High north of Jacksonville. He was there one year at the Class 1A school, finishing 2-8 with a squad that started eight sophomores.

  • Levy Schools steer clear of tainted beef

    Parents nationwide were alarmed and appalled when they learned that a major beef supplier to schools across the country was being accused of cattle abuse.

    A recent video showed sick cows heading to the slaughterhouse at the California-based Westland/Hallmark plant.

    Worries ran rampant of potentially diseased meat being fed to schoolkids across the USA.

    Reportedly, a record 143 million pounds of beef was recalled –37 million which was targeted for school lunch programs.

  • Chiefland asks for volunteer train museum work

    Chiefland Finance and Projects Coordinator Laurie Copeland will ask Carolyn Cohens to volunteer a couple of Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Train Depot Museum as a result of discussion by the City Commission.

    City leaders want Cohens to help the city determine if enough visitors to the museum will justify paying her to be at the museum. In the meantime, the city leaders appreciate Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary Janet Minor keeping a watchful eye on museum pieces when the Chamber is open.