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  • Company offers help with grants

    BRONSON - A company known as Synergy Solutions for Florida wants to add Levy County to its list of communities involved in the Florida Community Trust (FCT) program.

    Richard Rubin and John Canada of Synergy Solutions said their work would cost the county nothing as they applied for the $66 million available from the state in the next two years to add land to the state's green space inventory.

  • $1.4 million bid accepted for CR 345 paving

    BRONSON - A bid of $1.4 million to pave 12.6 miles of Levy County Road 345 from CR 332 to State Road 24 was accepted Dec. 18 by the County Commission.

    Lee Mills of Mills Engineering presented the bid tabulations. Mills Engineering is the county engineering company.

    Anderson Columbia of Lake City won the bid award, subject to approval from the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), which is paying for the work through the Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP).

  • WHS runs past Indians

    WILLISTON –Trailing by two points at the end of the first quarter, Williston High School's unbeaten boys turned on the jets and smothered Chiefland, 72-37, in a district basketball game Tuesday night, Dec. 11.

    The Indians scored the first two points of the second quarter on free throws to take a 14-10 lead, but added only three more foul shots the rest of the first half. In fact, Chiefland went nearly 14 straight minutes without a field goal as the Devils' pressure defense forced numerous turnovers.

  • Indians hit rough spot

    The Chiefland High boys varsity basketball team got off to a decent start under energetic new coach Mark Lundy, but the Indians have hit a rough spot, losing their four most recent outings.

    A tough schedule –in particular a deep district–seems to have caught up with the Indians.

    Overall, Chiefland is 4-6. In Class 3A District 5, they are 1-4. Three of those have come to very good teams ? P.K. Yonge, Williston and Newberry.

  • Shorthanded Lady Indians fall to Trenton

    To be competitive, the Chiefland High girls varsity basketball team needs all of its horses clicking on all cylnders.

    Unfortunately, when you're missing some of your horses, it's hard to run at peak performance.

    Shorthanded Chiefland hung with visiting Trenton for a while on Tuesday, Dec. 11, but the Lady Tigers eventually wore the Lady Indians down with pressure.

    When the final buzzer sounded, Trenton had secured a 53-30 victory.

    Chiefland fell to 1-7 while Trenton improved to 6-2.

  • Indians toughen up in loss to Bronson

    Bronson beat Chiefland in the Indians' house, 63-49; but for a late run and some clutch free throws, it might have been a lot tighter.

    "I was surprised by how quickly they got to the basket on us," said Eagles' head coach Kelly Beckham. "We really had to tighten up our defense."

    Host Chiefland put its best foot forward by taking the first possession in for a basket. Tommy Sheffield rebounded Eugene Carter to start the Indians on an early lead.

  • Merry Christmas

    Your friends at the Chiefland Citizen wish you and yours the happiest Christmas of all!

  • Burnt cars appear to be accidental

    The office of Florida Fire Marshal Alex Sink investigated a blaze that destroyed two sports utility vehicles and damaged two other vehicles in front of Manatee Springs Apartments in Chiefland on Dec. 12, according to records.

    Lt. Robby Stephens of the Jacksonville office of the State Fire Marshal said Det. Matt Legler believes the fire started in a 1995 Chevy Tahoe as the result of faulty wiring. There were several electrical components installed by the owner, Stephens said. Do-it-yourself electric wiring in vehicles can present problems.

  • Toys for Tots program helps thousands

    BRONSON - Another successful year of the Toys for Tots program by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in the Tri-County Area led to the distribution of toys to more than a thousand families on Dec. 13 and 14 in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.

    The delivery of toys to parents in Levy County on Dec. 13 happened at First Baptist Church of Bronson. Last year, it was at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland.

    Vince Arcadi, Tri-County Toys for Tots coordinator, said the distribution was moved to Bronson to make it more central for the whole county.

  • Bronson batters football-depleted Newberry

    With all but one varsity player unavailable last Thursday night, Dec. 6, Newberry High's basketball Panthers brought up the whole junior varsity and went out to face the Bronson Eagles.

    Bronson overwhelmed them 72-42 in a hard-fought mismatch.

    Nine of Newberry's varsity players are on the football team that played Saturday for the state championship, and one more player was hurt. That left the Panthers' JV alone to handle the varsity Eagles.

    They started off pretty well.