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Today's News

  • Chiefland nabs new head football coach

    The situation had to be perfect for Adam Gore to throw his hat back in the ring for a head coaching job.

    When the position at his alma mater, Chiefland High School, opened up in December, it was an aligning-of-the-stars moment for the 38-year-old.

    On Tuesday, CMHS principal Matt McClelland introduced Gore, a former head coach at Bell High School, and current social studies teacher at CMHS, as the new varsity football coach for the Indians.

  • Griner wraps up 2016 on high note

    Ken Griner is one busy man.

    He rises before the sun, saddles up a horse, heads out to take care of cattle that is part of a new venture, Florida Cattle Ranches, LLC. A little later he will clean up and head to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meeting with his wife, Lynetta Usher Griner, a recent winner of the state Agriculture Woman of the Year.

    Or maybe he will have a meeting with a marketing consultant on a new website for the family company, Usher Land & Timber.

  • Big adoption event at Levy County Animal Shelter

    Levy County is holding its first ever pet adoption event at the county animal shelter on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free water and hot dogs available for prospective adopters.

    Levy County Animal Services is at 12055 N.E. 69th Lane, Bronson. Phone 352-486-5138.

  • Park manager seeks to strengthen bond between local state parks, community

    When Mark Abrizenski took over last April as park manager of Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs State Parks and the Nature Coast State Trail, he was disappointed at the lack of community involvement in the parks.

    Knowing the beneficial mutual relationship between the parks and the local economy, Abrizenski is determined to forge a stronger bond between the two, he told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club at a meeting in December.

  • Eagles get defensive in comeback win

    It was a second straight slow start for the Bronson boys’ basketball team last Thursday, the second day of its Eagle Classic Tournament.

    The Eagles found themselves trailing 11-2 to Umatilla around the midway point of the opening quarter, one night after a 17-3 deficit spelled doom in their tourney opener.

    But this time Bronson found a way to get on the right side of the turnover balance, as its defense helped spurn a first-half comeback and eventually close out a 45-40 win over the Class 5A Bulldogs.

  • Fourth-quarter fireworks

    With three starters sitting out over team rules violations, last week’s Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament in Bronson was a good opportunity for the Chiefland boys’ basketball team to test its depth with extended playing time for its bench and a couple of junior varsity call-ups.

    For most of the tournament opener against Umatilla last Wednesday, the Indians suffered on the scoreboard, as the Bulldogs carried a 22-point advantage into the fourth quarter, holding Chiefland to just 18 points for the first three quarters.

  • Man arrested in Nov. 13 shooting in city

    A registered sex offender has been arrested at the local McDonald’s on attempted 2nd degree murder and weapons charges after a Nov. 13 shooting in South Chiefland.

    Willie Tyron Davis, 29, sits in Levy County Detention Center under a $1.75 million bond. He is charged after his Dec. 28 arrest with being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon or ammunition, specifically a “shortened shotgun” that he is accused of using to shoot a Chiefland man in the buttocks.

  • Talent show at the Chief

    The Tri-County area is full of future stars, and Saturday, Jan. 7 will be your chance to see them before they make it big!

    We have singers, dancers, martial artists, comedians and more all set to take you “Back to The Eighties”. Talented artists both young and old will vie for the prize money and the title of Tri-County’s Most Talented of 2016.

  • Bronson bar fails to win 2 a.m. closing

    The owner of McKenzie’s Four Corners Bar, located at the intersection of Hathaway Avenue and State Road 24, asked the Bronson Town Council Monday to extend the time she can serve alcohol on weekends and holidays, from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. 

    The motion failed on a 2-2 vote, with council member Aaron Edmundson not in attendance.

  • AMVETS seeking names for care packs

    The AMVETS Post 42 in Chiefland is seeking the names and addresses of local men and women who are overseas in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.