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Today's News

  • Indians tame Tigers to earn first shutout

    Click here for more photos from last Friday's game

    Finally, a shutout and some momentum.

    Chiefland had no problem dispatching rival Trenton last Friday night in style, earning its first district victory of the season with a 33-0 win.

  • Math coach paid up to $1,000 a day

    The School Board of Levy County approved a contract for a math coach consultant on Tuesday night that could total as much as $60,000 for as many as 60 days of coaching.

    The contract will authorize consultant Roberta Dilocker to be a math consultant that will primarily focus on Williston High School for 30 days, and other Levy County schools for an additional 30 days, if approved.

    Williston received an “F” grade last school year, and much of the initial improvement is focused on improving performance in math.

  • Bronson mayor planning to file defamation suit

    Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler Jr. said he will be filing a defamation lawsuit against the parties to a complaint about his behavior at a concert that resulted him being reprimanded for a violation of professional standards in his job as a Levy County sheriff's corrections officer.

  • Jefferson spoils Bronson’s homecoming

     It took the mercy rule to end the game after only three quarters as the Jefferson County Tigers from Monticello easily rolled over Bronson 54-0, spoiling the Eagles homecoming game last Friday.

    After the first quarter , the Tigers piled up a 27-0 lead, which began just on the second play from scrimmage, thanks to a 45-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Lenorris Footman to receiver David Crumite. 

  • Purse thieves are still on the loose authorities say

    Two women who stole a purse from a Walmart parking lot are still on the loose, according to Chiefland officials.

    Phyllis Mudget, 76, Newberry, said, in a phone interview last week, she forgot her purse and left it in a cart in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Chiefland on Sept. 14. Mudget, the great-grandmother of 24 children, said she and her husband had driven off and didn’t realize the purse was missing until much later, but by then, she said, it was too late.

  • Chiefland volleyball rebounds in win over Bronson

     Chiefland’s varsity volleyball team recovered from a first-game defeat to top Bronson 18-25, 25-18, 25-10, 25-13 last Thursday during the Eagles’ homecoming week festivities.

    Chiefland coach Tammy Arrington said that scheduling left the Indians feeling rushed when they arrived at Bronson, leaving them out of focus and scrambling to stay ahead. 

    But they regrouped in the second game, building easy 10-point leads in the final three games to seal the win.

  • Sports news in brief

     Chiefland gearing for homecoming

    Chiefland High School will be celebrating homecoming next week. This year’s theme, selected by the Student Government Association, is “Cartoon Mania.”

    The entire week is a dedicated Spirit Week, with each day themed for the students. The week begins on Monday with ’80’s Monday, followed by Tropical Tuesday, Wednesday is Nerd Day, followed by Cartoon Character Thursday and Fanatic Fan Friday.

  • Chiefland Middle School dominates Union County

    The Chiefland Braves middle school squad took on Union County last tuesday night, and Chiefland was in control from the beginning, winning 54-8. 

    Led by Deshawn Roland, the Braves would score a total of seven offensive touchdowns, with two each from Alfonso Timmons, Shaquille Patterson and James Corbin. 

    Lattrell Bradshaw would add a touchdown and T.J. Donald would contribute the final score with a fumble return for a touchdown.  

    The defense, led by Kwan Coffee, put in a superior effort to hold Union County to only 8 points. 

  • Golf News

     AJGT Kelly Love Showcase Classic signups for Destin tournament

    Chiefland junior golfers ages 12 to 18 are invited to compete in the fifth annual American Junior Golf Tour’s Kelly Love Showcase Classic at Indian Bayou Country Club in Destin, Fla. on Nov. 7-8.  

    AJGT tournament exemptions are offered to Boys and Girls Champions and the two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. 

  • Sheriff's cars just one item for the end of year spending

    Those 15 shiny, new patrol cars that Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith purchased last week before the end of the fiscal year are back in Georgia.

    Not that he's trying to get the $414,145.20 money back. No, they are back at the dealership so they can be painted with the office's logos and equipped to go on the road in the coming weeks.

    The reason the sheriff bought the cars without all the required doo-dads is that he was up against a Sept. 30 deadline to spend the money and have the vehicles in his possession, or it would have to be turned back to the county.