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Today's News

  • Shorthanded Indians suffer losses in Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team ended the Eagle Classic Tournament in Bronson on a pair of lopsided losses last Thursday and Friday.

    The Indians fell 65-27 to Jasper-Hamilton County on Thursday. The Trojans, who made the Class 1A state final four last season, and the state finals in 2014, went 3-0 in the tourney to earn the Eagle Classic trophy.

  • Bronson picks up dual wins over Chiefland in district matchups

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team enjoyed a late flurry of offense in its loss to Bronson last Tuesday.

    The rally might prove to be a moment that propels a struggling Chiefland offense in the future, but it was too little too late on this night, as the Eagles led by as many as 26 in beating their rival Indians 56-47.

  • Levy ESP of the year passing on love for reading

    As with many teachers and aides who work in small schools, Gayle Gatton has worn a lot of hats as an educator.

    Now, after 30 years in her profession, she’s doing exactly what she loves, even if it means less money.

  • Levy teacher of the year enjoying diverse course load

    Allen Strickland can hardly believe he’s being paid for all the fun he’s having.

    The algebra teacher and baseball coach at Bronson Middle High School is in his sixth year as an educator, and he recently started teaching shop class, reconnecting the 30-year-old with his roots.

    Strickland earned a degree in building construction at the University of Florida and worked in the field before entering education.

  • Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament features six squads

    It’s holiday break for school this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no high school hoops action.

    Bronson is hosting its Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with six schools competing in nine games over the three days.

    The contests begin at 4:30 p.m. each day in the BMHS gym, followed by games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

    Umatilla and Chiefland tipped off action Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Jasper-Hamilton County versus Melbourne-West Short and then Bronson and Perry-Taylor County rounded off the opening-day slate.

  • Mural signing ceremony in Bronson on Friday

    For those driving past the Bronson Ace Hardware and wondering what’s up with the mural being painted on the side of building there will be answers.

    Ace Hardware Manager John Meeks, chair of the Levy County Commission and member of the Tourism Development Council, said the mural promotes the attractions of Levy County.

  • Helping Another Way’s families

    Earline and Jim Smith, on right, donate 25 tickets to Kirby Family Farm Christmas Express to Another Way representative Nate Albano. The tickets are to be used by families in the program’s shelter and program in Chiefland.

  • Lee honored for 16 years service on planning board

    Former Levy County Planning Commission Member Vaughn Lee was honored on Tuesday for his 16 years of service by the Levy County Commission. Lee was presented with a certificate of appreciation.

    Pictured, from left to right, are Commissioners Mike Joyner, Rock Meeks, and Lilly Rooks; Lee, Commissiners John Meeks and Matt Brooks. Lee left the planning board a year ago but has returned to serve as an alternate.

     

  • Commission honors Students of the Month

    The Chiefland City Commission honored Students of the Month for October and November at its Dec. 13 meeting, presenting them with certificates of achievement. In addition the students each received a $20 gift card from the Chiefland Rotary Club and the Chiefland Middle High School Interact Club.

    Commissioner Rollin Hudson did the honors presenting them and reading aloud their nominations for the honor.

  • Community calendar for the week of Dec. 22

    Through Dec. 30

    Trains return to CF

    “Trains at the Holidays” is at the College of Central Florida through Dec. 30 at the Webber Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Admission is free.

    Built and operated by members of Ocala Model Railroaders, the exhibit features modular train layouts inspired by histirucal local landmarks such as Six Gun Territory.

    The exhibit is open daily during special gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed Dec. 24-25.

    For more information call 352-873-5809.