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  • Fuller's hit saves Lady Braves

    The Chiefland Middle School softball team was living on the edge last Thursday.

    The unbeaten Lady Braves trailed winless Fort White by two runs entering the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Thanks to Taylore Fuller, there was a happy ending for CMS, as her bases-loaded triple was the difference in a 10-9 victory.

    The Lady Braves improved their record to 7-0.

  • Tennis alive at Chiefland High

    Chiefland is not exactly a tennis hotspot.

    The only public courts are in back of the high school and there are a couple of much neglected ones over by the high school softball field.

    But Chiefland High does offer the sport to boys and girls, who are doing their best to kick up a racket this winter and spring.

    The CHS girls tennis team is the more successful of the two, having won two of its five matches to date. That?s not bad considering most of the matches are on the road at private schools.

  • Indians punish Fort White

    All along, the Chiefland High baseball team had a handle on visiting Fort White last Thursday night, March 13.

    But when starting pitcher Jeremy Hayes got a bit wild and the visitors chiseled the lead down to two runs, coach Kyle Parnell had to go to his ace in the hole –Ory Pitts.

    Pitts pitched four innings of hitless relief and the Indians went on to post a 13-3 victory over Fort White.

    Chiefland improved to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in district play. Fort White fell to 5-4 and 3-3.

  • Bishop wins heifer show

    Four-score and seven children raised heifers to compete in championship animal husbandry at the Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale.

    This year, the heifer show happened March 15 in a fair that was spread across three weekends for the first time in the fair's 50-plus years.

    Briana Bishop of Flatwood Friends 4-H Club earned the Grand Champion title from the field of 87. Bishop is home-schooled. Erin Jones of Wilcox 4-H Club scored the Reserve Champion title. Jones is a student at Trenton Middle School.

  • Funeral services for Julia Haile Friday

    Full of life.

    That's how most everyone remembers Julia Haile.

    This week, family and friends are mourning the death of Haile who died Saturday at the age of 82.

    A Georgia native who moved to Levy County in 1957, Haile was a teacher until her retirement.

    In 1996 she became the first African-American elected to the Levy County School Board.

    For 15 years she taught home economics at Chiefland High School.

  • Bell votes against 'fixed' bid

    BRONSON - Levy County Commissioner Nancy Bell voted "No" in a 4-1 decision on March 18 to seek bids with a $50,000 ceiling for some specific medical equipment.

    This bid, Bell told the Chiefland Citizen, is just an obligatory action that circumvents the process, which had been established to find the lowest and best bids for goods and services.

    A unique set of circumstances led to Bell's blasting the other four county commissioners.

  • Sheriff's Report

    Officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently arrested the following people. Suspects are presumed innocent until they are proved guilty in a court of law.

    * William Alan Lancaster, 24, of Chiefland was arrested March 12 for grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property. Bond $20,000.

    * Jesse Bryan Balogh, 20, of Chiefland was arrested March 12 for dealing in stolen property. Bond $1,000.

    * John Andrew Flynn, 30, of Bronson was arrested March 12 for burglary of a vehicle and petit theft. Bond $3,500.

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  • Racing may have contributed to Chiefland wreck

    A 44-year-old Chiefland man died March 10, when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Southwest Fourth Avenue west of Tenth Street in Chiefland, according to Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Rodney Howard.

    Michael Gene Allen was driving a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE south (west) on State Road 345 at a high rate of speed at about 7:35 Monday night, Howard said.

  • Florida and Chiefland want Andy Andrews to pay for lawsuit

    BRONSON - Attorneys for Florida and Chiefland have responded to 13 allegations Andy Dennis Andrews made as he seeks a declaration from a judge regarding his choice to register as a Chiefland voter.

    Assistant Attorney General Sabrina E. Redd of the Office of Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum represents Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning.

    In her March 12 response, Redd said that Andrews "has failed to state a claim for which relief can be granted under the Declaratory Judgments Act."