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  • 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.

  • Bronson boys could be even better

    Bronson High boys basketball has accumulated lots of banners in Kelly Beckhams 23 years of coaching.

    With most of the players back from last seasons Sweet 16season, theres no reason why the Eagles wont have another banner year.

    We have almost everybody back,said Beckham, who notched his 500th career coaching win last season. We graduated two. All of the starters are back.

    Which would make Bronson a favorite to win an 11th district title under Beckham.

  • Senior Indians lose in semis

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association's Senior Indians football team ran into more than it could handle in the semifinals of the Memorial Bowl in Lake City.

    The local group of 10-12 year olds suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Madison Bulldogs, 24-0.

    The Senior Indians finish the season with a record of 8-1.

    "We were outmanned," said Chiefland coach Dave Weatherford. "They were very quick and pretty big. They had seven 13-year-olds. We fumbled the ball away three times."

    The finals of the Memorial Bowl are this Saturday.

  • Lady Indians drop first two games of season

    The Chiefland High girls' varsity basketball team has gotten out of the gate slowly, losing its first two games of the season last week.

    The home opener was last Thursday, Nov. 15, against Dixie County.

    The Lady Indians suffered from poor shooting and the turnover bug in a 41-20 loss to the Lady Bears.

    Chiefland was right in the game, only trailing 9-7 following a layup by Renashia Bowers. But Dixie ran off 11 straight points to build a comfortable 13-point pad.

  • Indians live and learn in preseason hoops

    BRONSON –The Chiefland High boys basketball team had a dress rehearsal for the 2007-08 season last Thursday and Friday in the Bronson Preseason Tipoff Tournament.

    Since the games are preseason, they don't count towards the won-loss record.

    Indian hoop fans, players and coaches are down with that, as CHS dropped both tilts at the Bronson High gym.

    On Thursday, the Indians were edged by Taylor County, 43-39. On the next night, the Indians played with more intensity against a tough Madison County squad, but a cold-shooting second half spelled a 45-35 setback.

  • Every day is turkey day

    This is the time of year when folks like to talk turkey.

    While turkey hunting season is still a few months away in these parts, Thanksgiving gives families and friends a chance to get together over a hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

    Like millions of Americans, Ed Thrombeley and his family will enjoy turkey on Thanksgiving.

    But unlike millions of Americans, they will be also be talking to a turkey on the national holiday.

    Beloved pet turkey "Skippy" wouldn't have it any other way.