Local News

  • Lady Braves top Fort White

    The Chiefland Middle School girls basketball team turned on the jets in the second half aganst visiting Fort White on Thursday, Dec. 6, powering the Lady Braves to a 33-16 victory.

    Chiefland trailed 12-9 at halftime but went on a 17-2 burst to start the second half.

    On Tuesday, the CMS boys defeated Trenton, 33-29. Hermie McClendon led the way with 14 points. Marcus McMahon had eight points. Deric Allen had seven points and Deshawn Roland had four.

  • Dixie's straight 16 sinks JVs

    The Chiefland High boys junior varsity basketball team kept it close against host Dixie County for a while last Friday night, but a second half cold spell allowed the host team to pull away to a 58-34 victory.

    Chiefland pulled to within 41-29 early in the third quarter. However, Dixie rattled off 16 straight points as the Indians suffered from poor passing and shooting.

    The Chiefland JVs played Tuesday night at Williston and are home against Newberry on Friday night.

  • Ajay Ulmer: We've only just begin

    While the Florida high school football championships are being played in Orlando, Chiefland High coach Ajay Ulmer has had the chance to reflect on his first year in charge of the Indian gridiron tepee.

    Although he probably isn't much of a fan of the old singing group The Carpenters, one of their hit songs "We've Only Just Begun" would describe what 2007 was all about.

  • Dixie too tall an order for Indians

    It was a case of too much big guy for the Chiefland High boys basketball team in its game last Friday night at Dixie County High.

    Junior center Tevin Henderson was a one-man wrecking crew, leading the Bears to a 69-60 victory over the Indians.

    Dixie improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in Class 3A District 5 play. Chiefland fell to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in district action.

    Henderson practically did it all for the Bears, as the shorter Indians had trouble containing him.

  • CAAA hoops alive and well

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will have a winter basketball season, after all.

    Signups were initially slow, and it looked like there might not be any ball, but a very successful registration session on Saturday gave the CAAA satisfactory numbers.

    "We sent out flyers to the schools and really got a good response,"said CAAA president Wayne Weatherford. "We have 75 kids now. It will be a small league, but we have enough."

    The ages for those registered range from 5 to 14.

  • Chamber mixer Thursday

    The Chiefland Citizen is hosting a Chamber Mixer at the depot on Thursday, Dec. 13 between 5-7 p.m. Members, friends, and associates are invited.

    Before the mixer, at 4:30, there will be a special meeting of the general membership to vote on the board?s recommended amendments to the by-laws.

    The amendments are available in the Chamber office for review or you can call for a fax or e-mail set.

  • Tindale, Barker are model CDE students

    Chiefland High has been offering Cooperative Diversified Education to juniors and seniors for approximately 20 years now.

    CDE gives kids the opportunity to leave school early each day and report to a job where they can get a taste of what the business world is all about.

    "Students can apply skills acquired in high school vocational programs and apply them to a job.The employers provide them with work ethics and the skills necessary to advance in the workplace."?

    The students are also paid for their work.

  • School Briefs

    Learn to garden

    Central Florida Community College Levy Center and the Levy County Extension Service have joined forces to present classes to help you plan your spring gardens.

  • County pulls most of its funds out of investment pool

    BRONSON - Up north in Tallahassee, the weather was too warm for a frozen pool from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, but when it came to securing investments - that was a different story.

    All activity in a state-run investment pool was frozen from Nov. 30 until Dec. 6 as the result of a run on funds. This impacted Levy County.

  • Sex crime charge dropped against alleged bank robber

    BRONSON - A charge of attempted sexual battery was dropped against a 23-year-old Newberry man who remains in jail accused of robbing a bank, according to records.

    Joshua Kane O'Hara was arrested Nov. 9 for attempted sexual battery when he surrendered himself to authorities at the Levy County Sheriff's Office in Bronson, according to records.

    LCSO spokesman Lt. Evan Sullivan said the attempted rape charge was dropped due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim.