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  • Lady Devils shut out Lady Eagles

    WILLISTON –On senior night for Williston High girls soccer, all the 12th graders played well against visiting Bronson.

    But it was freshman Kayla Carnegie who stole the show with her feather-in-the-hat trick - four goals - in the Lady Devils? 4-0 shutout of the Eagles.

    "Kayla had a great game," said Williston head coach Max Aguirre. "She was in the right place in the right time tonight."

  • Lady Indians improve vs. P.K.

    The Chiefland High girls varsity basketball team dropped a 64-22 decision to talented P.K. Yonge on Friday, Jan. 11.

    Kayelynn Allen led the Lady Indian cause with 10 points and six rebounds. Amye Grieves chipped in with nine points, three assists and three steals. Megan Jernigan contributed seven rebounds.

  • Bronson girls fall to Oak Hall

    BRONSON –Playing in a tough district and refusing to quit, the Bronson High Lady Eagles keep improving, little by little.

    Following a much improved game against Trenton, which the Lady Eagles lost 68-37, they traveled to Oak Hall to play the well-organized maroon Eagles, led by senior Coral Denton.

    Difficulty in scoring consistently and trouble with turnovers led to Bronson's 63-29 downfall to Oak Hall.

  • Scuffle stops Chiefland, Fort White basketball game

    The Chiefland and Fort White boys varsity basketball teams were wrapped up in a tight, competitive district game last Thursday night, Jan. 10.

    The visitors from Columbia clutched on to a two-point lead with 2:01 left, when all a sudden things exploded.

    A push, a punch, more punches, benches emptied, and a full-blown donnybrook ensued.

    When order was finally restored, both teams were sent to their locker rooms, and the referees said enough was enough.

  • Chiefland city manager gets 6 percent raise

    On a motion by Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, seconded by City Commissioner Frank Buie, the Chiefland City Commission gave City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. a 6 percent salary increase.

    Hartzog's salary goes from $65,000 to $68,900 as a result of the Jan. 14 vote. This followed the commission's rating him at 4.14 out of a possible 5.

    Mayor Teal Pomeroy said this is the highest rating in the two years the commission has rated its city managers.

    Hartzog first took office on Jan. 12, 2007.

  • Andrews sues to define residency

    BRONSON - Andy D. Andrews sued Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning, Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell and Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr., all in their official capacities, because he wants to know if he incorrectly registered to vote.

    The case filed Jan. 10 falls on the heels of Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone on Jan. 7 choosing not to prosecute Andrews and 10 others for alleged voter fraud. A circuit court judge in Bronson may decide the definition of "residency" as a Florida voter.

  • Bronson girls can't hold the Mayo

    The Bronson girls basketball team played host to Mayo last Friday, the Lady Eagles' second round against this district opponent.

    While they were no match for the Hornets, who boast four-time All-State player Natalie Land and developing stars Sunshine Reid and Cartaesha Macklin, the Lady Eagles showed their own hard work.

    Playing without Elizabeth Gay, their main inside presence, Bronson fell to Mayo by 58-14, a substantial improvement over November's overwhelming 88-21 loss to the Hornets.

  • Chamber president aims to work closely council

    BRONSON –Bronson Town Council members got a visit from the new president of the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce –Cameron Asbell –at Monday night's meeting.

    Asbell explained how the chamber is reorganizing and how it would like to be the "right hand to Town Council."

    Asbell said the focus is on building up Bronson's economic base.

    "We're working on grants for economic development," Asbell said. "We need a current audit for that to happen."

  • County and circuit elections show 11 early starters

    BRONSON - While there is a focus on the Jan. 29 Presidential Primary and the vote for tax relief in Florida, records from Bronson and Tallahassee show 11 candidates have opened financial accounts to run for various posts open this year in Levy County and the Eighth Judicial Circuit as of Jan. 3.

    Accounts for candidates seeking election as Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney, two Eighth Judicial Circuit Court judge seats open this year, Levy County Superintendent of Schools, three Levy County Commission seats, Levy County Property Appraiser and Levy County Sheriff.

  • People plead to reject mine

    BRONSON - Southern Levy County residents pleaded with their leaders to reject a request for a special exception to allow a giant mine in the Gulf Hammock area.

    County Commission Chairman Sammy Yearty told the group, led by Betty Berger of Inglis, that the commission would listen to them. Until the quasi-judicial hearing where the commission would decide whether to grant the special exception to zoning, however, the commissioners cannot comment about the issue.