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  • Reward offered

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, who vandalized the parking lot at the Anchor Hole on the corner of Gulf Boulevard and Hodges Avenue.

    An additional $500 will be given when the person, or persons, is convicted.

    The person who provides this information to the Cedar Key Police department will not be identified.

    To report the vandals, call Bubba Castell at 543-5180.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    BRONSON - Another student was arrested on the charge of making a false report of planting a bomb or explosive device, according to records.

    Tyler Ryan Baker, 15, of Williston was arrested at Hilltop Alternative School (HAS) in Bronson on Oct. 22 by Levy County Sheriff's Office Sgt. James M. Long.

  • 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.

  • 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.