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Today's News

  • Bowers back in victory lane

    It had been some time since Shelton Bowers last won in Sportsman at Bronson Motor Speedway -week two to be exact.

    In between, he's survived more than his share of accidents and mechanical trouble.

    This past Saturday night, the mojo was back in Bowers'pit.

    The Trenton driver took the 32 car to the front early and hung on for victory in the 30-lap feature.

    Late in the race, Bowers was pressed by the 08 of William Edwards, but the 32 zoomed to the checkered a couple of car lengths ahead of the Gainesville driver.

  • CHS softball toasts ?08 season

    The Chiefland High softball program held its season-ending banquet May 19 at Bell's Restaurant.

    A standing room only crowd jammed the banquet room to watch the girls receive awards,

    The varsity team returned four players from the 2007 Final Foursquad. Plus, the Lady Indians lost five games in the final inning. Still, they mustered a respectable record of 8-10.

    Awards were presented by coach Wayne Weatherford. They were ...

  • Eagles flatten St. Johns in spring game

    The Bronson High football romped to a 31-0 shutout over the visiting Spartans from St. Johns Country Day in Orange Park in an entertaining, instructive Spring Classic.

    "We did good. We've got a lot of work to do," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey in a post-game comment that summed up where the Eagles are today.

    Bronson had five offensive touchdowns, plus a takeway returned for touchdown that was called back for an illegal block. Kicking, which Cooksey said they had scarcely practiced at all, was not pretty, with only one of five point-after tries going down.

  • Chiefland lives and learns in Fort White

    FORT WHITE -For Ajay Ulmer, spring football games are good for finding out strengths and weaknesses and adjusting from there.

    Ulmer got a feel for what needs to be tweaked for his Chiefland High football program with a Spring CLassic at Fort White High last Friday night, May 23.

    The non-district scrimmage pitted the host Class 2A Indians against Ulmer's Class 2B Indians.

    For the record, Fort White used three first half touchdowns to power it to a 23-14 over Chiefland.

  • Hitchhikers are everywhere

    I was camping in the Ocala National Forest Tuesday and Wednesday night at Alexander Springs. When I got up on Thursday morning, I heard noises coming from under the hood of my car.

    When I opened the hood to check it out, I found an eye the size of a marble staring straight back at me! I nearly jumped back, re-gained my composure, and realized the eye was attached to a feral kitten!

  • Tater Man a Chiefland legend

    He is not a celebrity or politician, but he has to be one of the most well-known people around north Levy County. Most everyone driving on U.S. 19 just north of Chiefland has seen him - the "Tater Man" - on Fridays and Saturdays on the roadside.

    Some stop to buy farm-fresh potatoes and other produce. Others stop by just to chat. A honk of the horn will suffice for others.

    Friendly Bobby "Tater Man" Chesser smiles and waves back.

    "I'm a people person," he said. "Look for the blue truck and the big umbrella."

  • Baker cooks up another Sportsman win

    Blown engnes can quickly ruin a race car driver's night.

    Ask Matt Blum or Shelton Bowers, who saw their Sportsman efforts left for dead last Saturday night on the high banks at Bronson Motor Speedway.

    Blum was pressing Mike Baker for the lead in the 30-lap feature until lap 19, when the No. 1 car blew. Blum was tryiing for his second feature win in a row.

    Instead, it was all Baker, who took the checkered in the 02 car.

    Baker had won three straight before Blum?s win May 10.

  • Pot grower nabbed at motel

    Some of the guests at the Bronson Motel have been there so long they have their own houseplants.

    The management doesn't care, unless those plants happen to be of the illegal variety.

    Thomas Clayton Delaino, a 20-year-old resident at the Bronson Motel, was arrested Monday morning after local authorities discovered a batch of marijuana growing in his room.

    According to a report from the Levy County Sheriff's Department, Delaino was found to have 10 of the illegal plants growing in his bathroom under grow lights.

  • Sheriff's Arrests

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office made the following arrests:

    Eddie Lee Strong, 30, of Bronson, conservation animals, causing cruel death, tormenting/mutiliating to death. Bond $15,000.

    Karon Creal, 39, of Bronson, two counts domestic battery. Bond $7,000.

    John Theodore Creel, 42, of Bronson, aggravated assault with a firearm. Bond $2,500.

    Theresa Peterson, 44, of Inglis, disorderly intoxication. Bond $1,000.

    Sandra Kay Vecchio, 46, of Lake Worth, DUI. Bond $2,500.

  • LARC gets needed donations

    Just as they always do this time of year, Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) clients, staff and board members assembled in the dining room of the old Otter Creek School to receive the donation check from the host of the annual Wild Hog Canoe Race fund-raiser.

    For the last three years, that group has been AMVETS Post 88 of Bronson, and this year they brought a check for $6,800.

    The total was just a little over last year's contribution of $6,725, and post commander Clyde McGarva felt it keenly.

    "We wanted to do better by them," he said.