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  • 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.

  • Indians beat P.K. Yonge on the road

    GAINESVILLE - For all you do, this victory's for you Chiefland High football players, coaches, boosters, backers and fans.

    After some bumps along the trail, things finally came together for the Indians against the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave.

    It wasn't easy, but the Indian defense came through with one big play after another to secure an important 18-10 victory over host P.K. Yonge last Friday night.

  • Youth leader charged with sexual battery

    BRONSON - The president of the Bronson Youth League - a multi-faceted sports and recreation organization aimed for kids living in the county seat and the surrounding area - has been arrested on two counts of sexual battery on a child.

    Dennis Russell, a 43-year-old Bronson resident, has been charged for one count of capital sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age and one count of sexual battery on a child between the ages of 12-18.

    Russell turned himself in shortly before 3 p.m. Monday to Levy County Sheriff's Investigator Joe Sabbag.

  • City looks to annex FFA land

    BRONSON –The School Board of Levy County gave its blessings for the City of Chiefland to annex a 3 1/2-acre lot located at U.S. 129 and C.R. 321 at its Oct. 9 meeting.

    The lot is used by Future Farmers of America for agricultural purposes. The change of designation from county to city will not affect the tax base on the land.

    Chiefland requested to annex the land to make it contiguous to another large parcel north of there off 321. That 110-acre parcel, which is also currently agricultural, is up for petition at City Council in the near future.

  • New officers elected for Double Sink 4-H Club

    Double Sink 4-H Club held its first meeting Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Mills' home. We elected new officers and discussed upcoming events. The Cloverbuds made butter from scratch and we had bread and butter for snacks.

    On Sunday, Oct. 7, Double Sink 4-H met to discuss FCS Fun Day, 2007 4-H marine photography contest, entries for the North Florida Fair, horticulture judging and the Levy County Fair.

    Mrs. Cindy Sheffield is over the Cloverbuds and they made an awesome bean bag, and created through sewing and stamping, a Halloween card to mail to a loved one.

  • Progress Energy kicks off round two for EZDA

    A picture-perfect banquet and awards program at the Tommy Usher Center on Oct. 23 reflected a successful start by the Levy County Economic Zone Development Agency (EZDA) this year.

    EZDA Chairman Skipper Henderson recognized launch sponsors CLM Work Force, Capital City Bank, Progress Energy Florida and Monterey Boats. The tens of thousands of dollars given to kickoff EZDA were part of a formula for a successful start-up.

  • Chiefland hears sewer solutions

    Chiefland City Engineer Lee Mills laid out the scene for potential improvements to a couple of possible sewer system issues Oct. 22 when three city commissioners showed up for a workshop.

    City Commissioner Frank Buie was in the Veterans Affairs hospital in Gainesville. City Commissioner J. Rollin Hudson Jr. did not attend the workshop either, although Hudson did make it to the regular meeting.