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  • Bronson's Coach Brochetti throws in towel

    Bronson High School Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach Greg Brochetti has resigned from the AD post effective Oct. 16, and as head football coach effective the end of the season.

    BHS teachers Phillip Knight and Judy Morrison have already been selected to assume the duties of co-athletic directors as of Oct. 16. The AD supplement for the co-ADs was initiated as of the same date.

  • Hard to believe it's almost over

    The end of the high school football season is almost upon us.

    Didn?t it just get started?

    My, did it ever go fast, but I guess it?s always that way when you don?t make the playoffs.

    Chiefland will play its final game of the season Friday night at Trenton.

    The Indians need a victory to finish at 5-5 ?which would be an important milestone for coach Ajay Ulmer in his first season.

  • Indians destroy Union in home finale

    The crowd wasn't the greatest, but those faithful fans who did show up for last Friday night's final home game of the season at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium were treated to a blast from the past as well as a peek into the future.

    Chiefland clicked on all cylinders in a 43-11 destruction of Union County in Class 2B District 4 play.

    The Indians improved to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in district play. Union fell to 3-6 and 1-3.

  • Timetable for voter fraud decision up in air

    GAINESVILLE –Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone said on Nov. 2 his office continues working on alleged voter fraud cases related to the Aug. 7 Chiefland election.

    Cervone told the Chiefland Citizen on Oct. 25 that he "is close to making a decision" on whether to prosecute any or all of the alleged 11 violators of voting laws. On Oct. 25, Cervone said he must conduct some additional background investigation of a couple of people.

  • Comp plan amendment withdrawn

    BRONSON - Levy County Planner Shenley Neely told the County Commission on Nov. 6 that R.D. Skelton's requested amendment to the Levy County Comprehensive Plan has been withdrawn.

    Neely said she intends to speak with the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in Tallahassee on Nov. 7 in regard to the objections, recommendations and comments the DCA sent to Levy County on Sept. 28.

  • 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.