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  • Back to Yesterday

    A recent donation of two railroad signs adds to the historic Chiefland Depot. The signs were donated by McNulty Realty.

  • Engineering firm could solve sewer woes

    BRONSON –The Town of Bronson, like a lot of people, could use a quick $14-18 million.

    Unlike most people, Bronson wants to spend it on expanding its sewer capacity. New Mayor Franklin Schuler said it is a priority.

    Only 15 percent of the residential homes in Bronson have sewer service. The rest are on septic systems.

    Schuler and other Town Council members were pretty much left scratching their heads on how to solve the problem. Grant money already had been exhausted and borrowing the money would be the only solution, he thought.

  • What will we do with the building?

    The octagon-shaped building near the Chiefland Fire Rescue Station should be preserved, Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy said Oct. 22, because of its historical significance.

    Commissioner Sammy Cason said he registered to vote there in 1959 with Luther Callaway, whose title was "an inspector" related to elections, according to records. Back then, the building was located in the center of the city park near the place where the Building and Zoning Building is today, Cason said.

    The building once housed the Chiefland Area Athletic Association, according to a press release from the city.

  • Red Devils head to playoffs

    DUNNELLON -- Williston High School's football team is going to the playoffs.

    The Red Devils dominated both quarters in Monday's three-way tie-breaker for second place in the district, defeating West Port 14-0 and blanking Dunnellon 7-0 to earn the runner-up spot.

    Williston will play in the first round of the Class 3A tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, at Crystal River.

  • Four arrested in drug bust

    BRONSON - Members of the Levy County Drug Task Force arrested four people suspected of violating drug laws.

    Three adults were booked in the Levy County jail for narcotic charges and the juvenile was arrested and released to his parents after the Oct. 29 round-up, Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office said.

  • Chiefland taps new fire chief

    After the interviews of three candidates for Chiefland Fire Chief on Oct. 23 and 25, interim Chief John Ward was the only man who passed the test enough for a background check to be performed on him.

    Therefore, after the 5 p.m. start of the Nov. 13 meeting of the Chiefland City Commission, Ward is most likely to be named as chief. The pay range is between $34,648 and $41,200.

    Christopher Thomas of Clearwater had most of the qualifications required, except that he has been inactive since 2005 when he suffered a back injury and retired from the Dunedin Fire Rescue Department.

  • Gent, Harris best week ever

    Two former Chiefland High football players had outstanding weekends on the college gridiron.

    Cortez "Snoop" Gent, who graduated from CHS in 2005, is a sophomore wide receiver at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

    Florida Atlantic plays Division I football in the Sun Belt Conference.

    Gent, who stands 6-2 and weighs 185 pounds, had the best game of his college career in a painful 33-30 triple overtime loss to visiting Louisiana-Monroe.

  • Injured Eagles take Jax heat

    Adding injury to fatigue, Bronson High's football team limped up to Jacksonville-Providence High Friday and had a bad night.

    The Eagles were without the services of lead running back Virgil Greenlee, who left the previous week's game against St. Joseph with a badly sprained ankle. Furthermore, fullback Jermey Mayes' turf toe, suffered two weeks ago in practice, was still bothering him.

    The worst was to come.

    Providence hammered the Eagles 41-0, running, as Bronson head coach Greg Brochetti said, "the same three plays all night."

  • Trenton mauls Branford

    Trenton High's football team made it count on homecoming with a monster 61-28 win over district foe Branford last Friday night.

    The Tigers, 5-3 on the season and 3-1 in the district, have been quietly doing the hard work all season, playing to their strengths and adjusting to opponents. Friday's game was payoff.

  • Chiefland has faced great RBs

    One thing has become evident as Chiefland High has marched through the 2007 football season.

    The Indians have had to try and stop some mighty fine running backs.

    It?uncanny how almost everyone on the schedule has small, strong, durable, shifty and quick backs who can seemingly break off a long one at any given moment.

    It?almost like they? cloned.

    Let?go through the schedule:

    P.K. Yonge,Dre Maddox ,233 yards against the Indians.

    Trinity Catholic , Derrick Dempsey , 203 yards.

    Newberry , Antwan Ivey, 127 yards.