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  • Incredible racing year for Bronson's Robbie Cooper

    Three things have to come together for the chance to dominate in auto racing – excellent equipment, a crack crew and a fearless hotshoe.

    Those three, plus the intangible called luck, can add up to a lot of checkered flags.

    Ask Robbie Cooper, who won 15 races this year and captured three series points championships in asphalt Open Wheel Modifieds.

    The 37-year-old out of Bronson has won at tracks across the state in his flashy red No. 98 car. This was only his second year driving Modifieds.

  • Winterfest promises fun Saturday

    The 2007 Christmas and Winter Festival, which is scheduled to be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Trailhead Park, promises to include music, skits, food, crafts, a parade and Santa Claus.

    Sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Chiefland, the annual event shows promise of being the best ever this year.

    The show starts at 9 a.m. in Trailhead Park, which holds the Chiefland Train Depot and the Chamber office at 23 S.E. First Ave.

  • Some of 'Chiefland 11' respond to accusations

    "The Chiefland 11" might be a name for the 11 people accused by former Chiefland City Commissioner Alice Monyei as having violated Florida law by voting in a precinct where they do not live.

    While the six Andrews family members chose against making any comment about where the live in contrast with where they vote, other than Kelby Andrews who tried to intimidate a reporter with a verbal threat, some of the other 11 were willing to speak.

    Lester R. Hunter, a member of the Chiefland City Commission for 18 years, was contacted at his Newberry residence on Nov. 26.

  • 11 named in voter fraud allegation

    TALLAHASSEE - Eleven people are suspected of illegally voting in the Chiefland city election, which was Aug. 7, according to a complaint filed by former Chiefland City Commissioner Alice Monyei with the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections.

    These 11 people allegedly live outside the city limits, which according to the city charter and state election laws, prohibits them from participating in city elections. They allegedly committed voter fraud, according to Monyei's complaint.

  • City seeks CDBG amendment to pave road

    With the approval of the Chiefland Citizen Advisory Task Force (CATF), the Chiefland City Commission on Nov. 26 voted 3-0 to amend its 2005-06 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to pave part of a road.

    The city was awarded a $650,000 CDBG for 19,000 linear feet of new water pipes, 6,300 linear feet of new sewer lines and 14 new fire hydrants in the southwest quadrant of the city. The fiscal year 2005-06 CDBG was extended to expire in early January 2008.

  • Train Depot Committee lacks quorum

    The Chiefland Train Depot Museum Committee failed to have enough members Nov. 12 for a quorum again.

    Committee Chairman J. Rollin Hudson Jr. and Committeewoman Carolyn Cohens could not discuss matters on which they might vote in that regard, because committee members Dennis Andrews, Loy Ann Mann and Portia Sache did not show up for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

    The October meeting was cancelled.

  • Preachers pray for Chiefland

    Pastors from six or seven churches in the Chiefland area joined to say "Thank you for your service. Thank you for what you're doing," the Rev. Travis Hudson of Hardeetown Baptist Church told the City Commission on Nov. 26.

    Commissioners Teresa Barron and Frank Buie were absent from the regular meeting.

    The preacher stressed that preachers are supportive of the endeavor to help the city as it grows, Hudson said, especially with the activity that will come from the construction of Tri-County Hospital. They are praying for Chiefland.

  • Vision Committee fails to meet again

    For the second time since he became Chairman of the Chiefland Vision Committee, Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy was forced to declare the meeting "cancelled due to lack of a quorum."

    There were too few members to hold the Nov. 13 meeting, but the day offered an opportunity for another member to quit.

    Doug King, a charter member since the Vision Committee formed in 1997, resigned effective that day. King is the only original member who had remained on the committee up until that day.

  • Late run made CHS volleyball memorable

    The 2007 season will go down as a successful one for Chiefland High volleyball.

    The Lady Indians' second-place finish in districts and spirit and fight in the regional quarterfinal will be remembered by not only coach Emily Gore and the seven seniors on the squad, but hopefully will rub off on the returning players, who will be the leaders in 2008.

  • Eagles split in preseason gams

    BRONSON –It was a rugged first night for the Bronson High boys varsity basketball team in its own preseason tournament.

    However, the next night, the Eagles looked like they were in mid-season form.

    Bronson finished 1-1 in the games that wont count toward the regular season record.

    On Thursday, Nov. 15, Bronson was punished by Madison County, 74-56. Kelby Barber led the Eagles with 16 points. William Harris and James Rivers each added 10 points to the losing cause.