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  • Women's Golf

    The Chiefland Women's Golf Association played the second of three rounds in the Annual Low Gross Ladies Championship.

    After two rounds, Marilee Leonard leads by one stroke. Barbara Ahola is in second place and Patsy Sheppard is in third place in the Championship Flight.

    In the Second Flight, Pat Renaud is leading with a six-stroke advantage over second place Mary Lindsay. Maggie Knapp is a close third place in this flight.

  • Bronson outlasts Oak Hall in semis

    With an incredible defensive performance and timely shooting, Bronson muscled past nemesis Oak Hall Friday night to earn a spot in the district final.

    The 44-40 finish came on a balanced shooting performance by Bronson and a critical shutdown of Oak Hall?s offense in the third quarter.

  • Eagles fall to Hawthorne in district final

    Following Bronson's district semifinal win over Oak Hall, top seeded Hawthorne polished off fourth seeded host Lafayette Mayo for the final matchup Saturday.

    Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Hornets hadn't lost anything since their most recent meeting three weeks ago, won by Hawthorne. The Hornets won the district championship 71-61 in double overtime with the help of sensational shooting by Jimmy Johnson and a war of attrition that saw the Eagles lose the invaluable Kelby Barber with just under two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

  • County jail pulls plug on use of Bronson sewer

    BRONSON –When most people open a bill and see that the charges are alarmingly high, they usually get on the phone and argue their case.

    Some might get an adjustment, while some might get stuck paying the whole enchilada.

    When the Levy County Sheriff's Department received a monthly water/sewer bill of $10,700 from the Town of Bronson for county jail usage, Major Mike Johnson's jaw dropped.

    The bill is usually half that amount.

  • City spreads dry sludge at new location

    Chiefland City Commissioner unanimously approved on Feb. 11 a five-year contract to spread dry sludge in the area of the county surrounded by the Quincey Cattle Co. on Levy County Road 320 East.

    The contract is contingent on City Attorney Norm Fugate adding a release clause, in case the city gets out of the sludge-spreading business. For instance, if the city found a place to sell its dry sludge rather than paying to spread it on land, then the city would want out of the contract.

  • City delays decision on nuisance house

    A decision by Chiefland city leaders about what, if anything, the city can do in regard to the cleanup of a house filled with human waste, animal waste, garbage, rats, roaches and fleas will have to wait a couple of weeks after the Feb. 11 City Commission meeting.

    Two Chiefland women were jailed on Jan. 19 on four counts of child neglect.

    The suspects are Heidi Ann Prophet, 35, and Donna Gail Deal, 64, both of 510 N.W. Fourth Ave. They were accused of child neglect because of the squalor they allowed children to live in at the house on Northwest Fourth Avenue.

  • City taxpayers pay to defend city manager against Andrews

    By a unanimous vote on Feb. 11, the Chiefland City Commission agreed to fund the defense of City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. in a lawsuit filed against Hartzog and others by Andy Andrews.

    The suit seeks a declaratory ruling from a judge regarding the definition of "residence," in regard to voting rights in Florida. Andrews also sued Levy County Supervisor or Elections Connie Asbell and Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning.

  • 'Road to Nowhere' paved

    BRONSON - One Bronson resident calls it "the road to nowhere," and he wonders why it was paved.

    Levy County Road 1081, which is also known as Northeast 138th Terrace in the Windmill Acres subdivision of Bronson, was paved from Northeast 47th Place to the dead end. That's slightly more than three-quarters of a mile. This project and Northeast 47th Place from 136th Avenue to 138th Terrace were recently completed.

    C.W. Gilbert said he thinks only 45 cars a day travel on that part of CR 1081.

  • Give my regards to Broadway

    The music provided by the Chiefland High jazz band was light and airy as more than 200 people filed into the Williston Middle School's sparkling Cafetorium last Saturday night.

    The vegetable, cheese and fruit spread complemented by a punch fountain drew folks together to mingle before the main event - the 2008 Superintendent's Gala.

    The formal gathering was treated to a sit-down dinner catered by Williston High's culinary arts class.

    The annual Superintendent's Gala is a major fund-raiser for the Levy County Schools Foundation, which awards scholarships to county students.

  • City manager promises no repeat Sunshine Law violations

    Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. said on Feb. 6 that he might have misspoken on Jan. 28 when he said there was not a violation of the Sunshine Law.

    On Jan. 15, Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron were in the same room and there was discussion about a regional water supply for Chiefland, Fanning Springs and Trenton.

    The Florida Constitution safeguards every person's right to access of government meetings and records.