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Today's News

  • Chiefland High golfer recods a hole-in-one

    Chiefland High freshman Matt Tyson did something very special on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 2.

    Teeing up on hole 5 at Chiefland High Golf and Country Club, Tyson skied a ball 184 yards, onto the green, and then into the cup.

    It?s called a hole in one.

    Tyson's feat came during the Indians match against visiting Branford High.

    "It's never happened before in practice or in play,"said Don Stewart, who is in his 17th year of coaching boys golf at Chiefland High.

    Tyson used a 6 iron to do the job.

  • Bell edges Trenton in battle of Gilchrist

    BELL -The big one in Gilchrist County came early this year.

    Rivals Trenton High and Bell High went toe-to-toe for 48 minutes late Friday night. Both teams had their shots. In the end, Bell proved to have a little more punch, as the Bulldogs squeaked out a 23-15 victory over the visiting Tigers.

    "It was a tough loss,"said Trenton's first-year head coach Chris Baker. "Bell's execution was better. They converted two fourth downs on their last drive. We had a couple breakdowns on pass coverage and they made us pay."

  • Indians sweat out win in Dixie

    CROSS CITY - To win on the road is one thing. To win in Cross City is something else.

    The Chiefland High football team time and again overcame adversity in a hostile environment in its season opener last Friday night at Bruce Boyette Field, and used a big second half to score a 28-21 victory over arch-rival Dixie County.

    A heads-up play by Indian linebacker Zach Tyson turned out to be the difference, as he grabbed a loose lateral and ran 15 yards to the end zone for a touchdown with 5:50 remaining in the fourth quarter.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON -The following persons have been arrested and charged according to Levy County Sheriff's Department arrest reports. All are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

  • More drug arrests made

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force continues to release information and make arrests in an eight-month operation buying drugs in the Williston area in Operation Krystal Ball

    Officers have arrested mor than 30 persons since the roundup began in August with a search warrant served at Krystal Wilcox's residence at 20911 N.E 40 Street.

    The investigation was launched after the residents in the community complained of the heavy drug traffic at Wilcox's residence and the illegal narcotic transactions in the Williston area, according to a sheriff's office spokesman.

  • One of these days

    One of these days, I'm going to write something nice about football officials.

    Sorry, this isn't that day.

    Watching the NFL game between the Jaguars and Titans on Sunday, I clearly saw Maurice Jones-Drew scamper into the end zone on a run.

    Incredibly, the refs on the field wanted to spot the ball on the 1.

    The replay clearly showed the score, so Jags coach Jack DelRio challenged.

    Even more incredibly, the call on the field was upheld.

    Which brings me to another point.

    Why does the NFL employ replay officials in every stadium, anyway?

  • Fire departments score in new budget

    The first public hearing on Levy County's proposed budget and millage rate almost passed without fanfare Monday night-that is until representatives from the Fire Advisory Board took to the floor.

    Lamar Stegall, chairman of that group wanted to know point-blank what the county's fire departments were getting.

    In a time of cutbacks and sacrifices, three departments-Chiefland, Cedar Key and Inglis-had asked for increased funding to carryout their duties.

    Without lengthy debate, the county commissioners agreed that the extra funds were necessary.

  • Ride to Provide a 'blessing'

    U.S. 19 looks like a pretty big piece of road, at least until both northbound lanes are crammed with motorcycles - some 275 of them. Cars and trucks waited, and their drivers stared, as a mile-long parade of chrome, fringed leather and flames flowed through the tiny U.S. 19-State Road 24 interchange into Otter Creek Saturday morning.

  • Bronson clerk quits

    BRONSON - Donna Conquest enjoyed her job as Bronson's Town Clerk.

    For five years, she faithfully served the town and its people, performing a variety of tasks from taking water payments and answering questions from the public to balancing the budget books.

    But everybody apparently has their breaking point.

    Tired of accusations and personal attacks levied at her by two town council members and the fire chief in front of the public at monthly meetings over the past year, Conquest decided she had enough.

  • BOCC learns more costs go with radios

    The Levy County Commission was taken aback to learn in a budget workshop that the new radio system used by law enforcement and emergency responders will be expensive to maintain.

    During a workshop for county constitutional officers Tuesday afternoon, commissioners were told the county's 332 hand-held and mobile units, which already cost $14.95 each per month in user fees are almost out of warranty and an extended warranty will cost $175 per unit per year. That's $58,100 per year on top of the $59,560.80 in user fees.