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Today's News

  • Bronson opts to delay marijuana dispensaries

    Bronson passed a motion to adopt a proposal for an ordinance that would place a six-month moratorium on the operation of marijuana treatment centers and licensed dispensing organizations within the Town of Bronson.

    The final approval of the ordinance will be decided at the next Council meeting on Feb. 6.

  • Davis begins role as editor of newspaper

    David Davis is the new editor for the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon. Citizen General Manager Dale Bowen made the announcement Feb. 2.

    “David has vast experience in the journalism field and an excellent understanding of community newspapers,” Bowen said. “We are excited to have David on the team, I know the community will appreciate his improvements to the newspapers.”

  • High-speed chase through Levy County turns deadly

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated Feb. 2.

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  • Jackson leads WMHS girls past Eagles

    It was a battle of star sophomore guards on display in Bronson last Friday when the Eagles took on Williston in girls’ hoops.

    But the Red Devils ultimately prevailed through a team effort, as they started to pull away late in the third quarter en route to a 63-46 win.

    It was Williston’s second win in as many nights over a county foe, coming on the heels of a 62-33 win in Chiefland, and improved the squad to 15-5. The loss knocked the Lady Eagles below .500 at 9-10.

  • Williston boys turn up heat on Bronson for county hoops win

    When Bronson pulled to within two of Williston last Friday on a Sean Hensley layup midway through the second quarter, it looked like the Eagles could give their formidable county neighbors a run for their money.

    But the Red Devils’ strength inside, and ability to create offense from strong defensive play, proved too much for Bronson in the waning minutes of the quarter, as WMHS broke free from a slow offensive start to carry a double-digit advantage into the break.

  • Lady Red Devils pull away in Chiefland

    Chiefland girls’ basketball coach Brian Gore is baffled by his team’s scoring trends by quarter this season.

    The Lady Indians have been been stronger in the opening and closing frames, but have shown a significant falloff in the second and third quarters.

    Their defense held its own early last Thursday against a talented Williston squad before the second-quarter woes reemerged. The Lady Red Devils went on a 14-2 run just before the half, sparking their path to a 62-33 win in Chiefland.

  • Chiefland girls' hoops begin district tournament play Tuesday in Trenton

    Chiefland’s seeding in next week’s District 1A-7 girls’ basketball tournament at Trenton High School remained unknown early this week, as the Lady Indians finished tied for second with Branford.

    The pair of 8-4 district teams will have to go down to the final tiebreaker to decide who gets the second seed – a coin flip.

    The second seed faces No. 7 Bell Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m., while the No. 3 will square off that day at 6 p.m. against Dixie County (Cross City).

  • Local siblings share big dreams on the court

    She’s a budding prep star, one of the standouts among the county’s impressive class of sophomores.

    He’s a former county star, having twice led Chiefland in scoring, and having played a key role in its final four run in 2014, now on the verge of starting the next phase of his hoops career.

    Her older brother’s former team, a team she once rooted for, is now her neighboring rival.

    He now roots for Cedar Key, at least when it comes to his sister’s Lady Sharks.

  • Teamwork nets 5 arrests in Fanning meth operation

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Division (DTF) and the Chiefland Police Department (CPD) combined forces on Friday to arrest five people — including one who was released from prison just eight days earlier, on drug charges in an investigation which began months ago.

    Investigators with both agencies began receiving citizen complaints in September 2016 that the home at 8841 N.W. 174 St. in Fanning Springs was being used to manufacture and sell methamphetamines.

  • Legislative wish list for Levy, cities long one

    One thing was certain at last week’s Levy County Legislative Delegation hearing: The county and its municipalities have a lot of needs.

    For state Rep. Charlie Stone of Ocala, R-District 22, and Sen. Rob Bradley of Green Cove, R-District 5, it may be a busy legislative session trying to pack in every earnest request for their help.