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  • City leader thinks four-year term is better than two

    Chiefland City Commissioner J. Rollin Hudson Jr. thinks the elected term for the office should be four years rather than two years.

    He said the instability of a regime change every couple of years is unsettling to city workers.

    Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy said city workers should be working for the people, regardless of who serves as the city manager or on the City Commission.

    Vice Mayor Teresa Barron agreed with Hudson about four years being a better term of office for Chiefland City Commissioner.

  • Dry vegetation presents fire hazard

    The first cold snap of the season left its mark in Levy County with dry ground cover and leaves.

    The threat of wildfires exists and the continued drought increases problems. Here are some reminders from the Florida Division of Forestry and from the Chiefland Fire Rescue Department concerning outside burning:

    * Agriculture, silviculture, land clearing, pile and acreage burning all require authorization from the Division of Forestry.

    * Before starting any outside burning, contact the local fire department for any burn bans that may be in effect.

  • City looks at cost of fixing octagon building

    City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. was instructed by the Chiefland City Commission at its Dec. 10 meeting to look at the cost of improving the city's octagon-shaped building.

    On Oct. 22, the City Commission sought suggestions for how to use the building, which currently sits just north of the fire station. There had been some discussion about moving the building, but as of Dec. 10 the commission wants to leave it where it exists now.

  • Reflective signs make great gift, help rescuers

    For the person who has almost everything, Chiefland Fire Rescue Department has the perfect gift available instantly for only $10.

    A sturdy, reflective 9-1-1 address sign is available for sale at CFR and it can be made within about five minutes, CFR Secretary Debbie Sipf said. Any address can be quickly recorded on the sign, she said.

    She makes the signs right at the fire station. The address is on both sides of the sign, she added.

  • Drug task force busts 15 in raid

    BRONSON - Fifteen individuals were arrested in the East Williston area Dec. 6 on drug charges, according to Levy County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Evan Sullivan.

    The Drug Task Force, which consists of officers from the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Chiefland Police Department, have been investigating and buying narcotics in the East Williston area.

    A search and seizure operation netted $3,400 worth of drugs, $1,474 in cash, two vehicles and one firearm, Sullivan said.

  • Levy County Fair goes in red, bounces checks

    The Levy County Fair Association bounced a $2,000 check that was written to Robinson's Racing Pigs, and the animal show owners are not standing still.

    Randall and Sharon Ross of Fort White own the racing pigs, which they brought to Williston for the county fair from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12. Randall Ross said he deposited the check from the Levy County Fair Association on Nov. 13. It was returned for insufficient funds. When he called Levy County Fair President Bob Levesque, the fair offered to pay the couple $100 a month on the $2,000 debt, Ross said.

  • Christmas Light Displays

    Looking for a beautiful way to spend the evening? Check out the Christmas light displays, as submitted by our readers as being some of the most beautiful.

    Remember: Be courteous. Stay off private property. Don't litter. Drive safely.

    This list will be updated as readers alert us to the splendor of the holiday season.

    1–620 N. Young Blvd. (alt. 27) corner of NE 7th Ave. and N. Young Blvd. (the old Beauchamp house)

    2–11290 NW 109th Ct., near Manatee Springs.

  • Lady Devils take down Lady Indians

    WILLISTON –The Williston High girls basketball team came up with a big win Thursday night, Nov. 29, knocking off district rival Chiefland, 54-29.

    It was a rough game with technical fouls, a lot of glaring and some post-game confrontations.

    But the key was that Chiefland was playing without its star point guard, and the aggressive Red Devils were too much for the Indians to handle.

  • CHS boys get past Trenton and Fort White

    The Chiefland High boys varsity basketball team rebounded with a pair of victories late last week after dropping a tough one to Class 3A state power P.K. Yonge earlier in the week.

    Victories over Fort White and Trenton raised the Indians?overall record to 3-1 and their District 5 record to 1-1.

    Chiefland played host to Union County on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The Indians travel to Interlachen Thursday night and then to Cross City to take on Dixie County on Friday night.

  • Gent to go bowling

    The lineups are set for the bowl games in one of the strangest college football seasons in memory.

    The good news for Sunshine State fans is that five of the seven D1 schools are going bowling.

    Of course, Florida and Florida State are playing a 13th game. South Florida is going for the third straight year. Central Florida is in its second bowl game. Florida Atlantic will be in its first ever.

    It could have been six out if seven, but Miami was a slacker.

    Florida International didn't win a game.