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  • Bronson says goodbye to Beckham

    Dignity, respect, dedication.

    This was a constant theme at the assembly at Bronson High School in honor of Coach Kelly Beckham. Beckham has been with Bronson High School for 24 years and has taken on a new challenge as coach of the basketball team at Gainesville High School.

    "We've had a lot of good times here. This school has been my life the past 24 years. This has been a great part of my life and I look forward to the next part," Beckham said along with thanking everyone.

  • Politicians? Rally at Bronson Speedway

    Politicians'Rally at BMS

    Bronson Motor Speedway will host it?s first ever Politicians' Rally on Saturday night, June 21.

    Levy County candidates will participate in an open mike forum. There will be a full night of stock car racing that night and the candidates will be introduced during intermission.

    An invitation was sent to all 23 candidates running for office in Levy County to come and attend and address the crowd.

  • Blum gets it right in Bronson Sportsman

    BRONSON -Matt Blum broke a string of bad luck and zoomed to the Sportsman feature win last Saturday night at at Bronson Motor Speedway.

    In his previous two outings, Blum had mechanical problems put him in the pits early -transmission one week and suspension the other.

    The 23-year old out of Gainesville got it right Saturday, leading the way all 30 laps in his black No. 1 car.

    Blum started outside row one and sped to the lead as polesitter LeRoy Donaldson got off to slow start, bottling up the field.

  • Levy ready for nuclear disaster

    The gymnasium of the old Bronson High School was bustling with activity, but there were no signs of teenaged slam-dunking heroes or high-flipping cheerleaders.

    No crowd of adoring fans could be seen cheering from the stands.

    There seemed to be players on the court, however. Some of them sported forest green vests while others were clad head to toe in long white suits complete with masks.

  • Ag commissioner makes good on ag tag reward

    It's not every day you have Charles Bronson come to your town.

    No, we're not talking about the steely-eyed, tough-guy actor. He died in 2003.

    We're talking about Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture, who visited Chiefland last Thursday, May 22, as a treat to the Middle School's FFA for winning the statewide "Plate for a Plate" competition.

  • Chiefland weighs firefighter needs

    The Chiefland City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to keep John Ward on as Chiefland's fire chief.

    Vice Mayor and Commissioner Teresa Barron said, "It's been a pleasure working with Ward."

    He's worked hard at getting his required certifications for the position and is not shy about learning new things, she said.

    The other commissioners agreed, though Commissioner Rollin Hudson was curious about Ward's relationship with Levy County officials.

  • AG lauds Seniors vs. Crime

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum made a sweep through Levy County last Friday.

    Among his goals was to reach out to youngsters and senior citizens, giving his backing to each group on how to fight crime.

    During the early afternoon, McCollum gave a presentation to the kids at Chiefland Middle School on cyber safety.

    Cyber crime can target all walks, but kids can be especially vulnerable. McCollum schooled kids on what to look for and stay away from.

  • State Tee-Ball Tournament coming to Chiefland

    Countdown on

    for State

    Tee-Ball

    The countdown in on for the State Tee-Ball Tournament at Strickland Park.

    We?re now roughly two weeks away from being invaded by little guys playing in a big event.

    Boys, girls, parents, grandparents and other interested souls from all over north and central Florida will be in Chiefland from June 12-16.

    Chiefland Area Athletic Association president Wayne Weatherford said this is an especially big year since its the 10th year Chiefland has played host to the event.

  • Bowers back in victory lane

    It had been some time since Shelton Bowers last won in Sportsman at Bronson Motor Speedway -week two to be exact.

    In between, he's survived more than his share of accidents and mechanical trouble.

    This past Saturday night, the mojo was back in Bowers'pit.

    The Trenton driver took the 32 car to the front early and hung on for victory in the 30-lap feature.

    Late in the race, Bowers was pressed by the 08 of William Edwards, but the 32 zoomed to the checkered a couple of car lengths ahead of the Gainesville driver.

  • CHS softball toasts ?08 season

    The Chiefland High softball program held its season-ending banquet May 19 at Bell's Restaurant.

    A standing room only crowd jammed the banquet room to watch the girls receive awards,

    The varsity team returned four players from the 2007 Final Foursquad. Plus, the Lady Indians lost five games in the final inning. Still, they mustered a respectable record of 8-10.

    Awards were presented by coach Wayne Weatherford. They were ...