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Today's News

  • Sting lands 24 in jail

    BRONSON - Back many moons ago, there was a cartoon series called "Superfriends" where crimefighters like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman joined hands to battle evil.

    In a similar vein, the Levy County Sheriff's Department along with the Chiefland Police Department, the Dixie County Sheriff's Department and state and federal agencies joined forces to crack down on a major cocaine infestation.

    Details of the law enforcement effort were revealed at a press conference on Friday, April 18, at the Levy Sheriff's headquarters in Bronson

  • Denise is the answer to world peace

    Do you remember that poster from the 70s that said "A friend is someone who knows everything about you and still likes you anyway"?

    We're fortunate if we can find such a person in this life-someone who accepts you for who you are, doesn't try to change you and knows your deepest, darkest secrets and never passes judgment, loves you unconditionally and makes every moment you spend together an adventure.

    I've really been blessed to find a friend like that in Denise Matthews.

  • Kelly Beckham leaving Bronson

    Bronson Eagles' head basketball coach Kelly Beckham announced Thursday that he will leave Bronson Middle-High School, where he has been for nearly 25 years and more than 500 wins, for Gainesville High School.

    Beckham will finish out the school year at Bronson, and start at GHS in the new school year.

    His academic duties at GHS will be largely similar to those at Bronson -- he will be a Dean of Students. What will change the most is the basketball. GHS, a 5A school, has about 2,000 students; Bronson, in class 2A, has 453 or fewer.

  • Two arrested in pot bust

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office-Chiefland Police Department Drug Task Force found more than it bargained for April 17 while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for a probation violation.

    When the task force arrived at 5511 N.E. 139 Terrace, Williston, they detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the residence. Agent Rob Bowers obtained a search warrant and upon its execution discovered an indoor grow house.

  • Sheriff's Repots

    Deputies with the Levy County Sheriff's Office and other officers recently arrested the following people. Suspects are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

    Tiffany M. May, 25, of Williston was charged with two counts domestic battery. Bond $5,000.

    Jamie L. King, 27, of Bronson was charged with domestic battery. Bond $5,000.

    Sheena Marie Deenmark, 23, of Bronson was charged with one count domestic battery and one count battery. Bond $7,000.

  • LARC: Why they race

    Paul Roesch used to work at McDonald's in Williston, but he struggled there. Going out to tidy up in the dining room, he wasn't sure when to stop wiping one table so he could move on to the next.

    James O'Sullivan wants to work at Hitchcock's, bagging groceries and rounding up carts. So far, though, the only shift that's open is in the evening, and he and his mother prefer that he work during the day.

    David Estep has a talent for folding clothes perfectly.

  • Tag-the FFA way

    Heather Rucker, director of the Chiefland Middle School Future Farmers of America, is a woman on a mission.

    She, along with her faithful FFA students, is on a drive to drum up sales for a specialty license plate being offered by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. The tag features the FFA emblem and on the bottom reads "Agricultural Education." Money raised from tag sales goes directly to Florida FFA.

    Rucker was the guest speaker and chief salesperson at the April 16 Chiefland Rotary Club luncheon at Bell's Family Restaurant.

  • Cooper wins for third time this season in Super Stocks

    BRONSON -Brent Cooper became the first three-time winner at Bronson Motor Speedway this year, as he took his 97 car to victory lane in last Saturday night's 25-lap Super Stock feature.

    The Super Stocks were one of three features on a cool night that saw the crowd turnout affected by two other big motorsports events in the area ?Monster Trucks in Chiefland and Pinks Dragsters in Gainesville.

  • P.K. Yonge shocks Indians in district tournament

    FORT WHITE -This isn't the first time you read it, but baseball is a funny game, indeed.

    In the Majors, Wild Card teams beat the Division champs in the playoffs.

    In the best-of-one crap shoot otherwise known as FHSAA districts, teams that dominated during the regular season can see their seasons suddenly end with a shocking loss to a low seed.

    It happened Tuesday afternoon at Fort White High, as Chiefland fell to P.K. Yonge, 2-0.

  • Lady Indians lose in semifinals

    FORT WHITE - P.K. Yonge is the new Class 3A District 5 softball champion.

    To claim the first-place trophy, the Lady Wave first had to dethrone defending champ Chiefland in the semifinals before defeating host school Fort White in the final.

    Chiefland advanced to the April 16 semifinal by defeating Dixie County in the quarters.

    Chiefland had lost twice to P.K. during the regular season, but both games were nailbiters.