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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bo Diddley to be inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame

    Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning has announced the selection of the late recording artist Bo Diddley for induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Diddley was recommended for the Hall of Fame honor by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and will be inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame during Florida Heritage Month, March 2010.

  • Chiefland churches ban together against abortion

    Dozens of people stood on street corners and sidewalks in Chiefland Sunday holding up signs calling for an end to abortion.

    The demonstrators, from various local churches, were participating in Life Chain, a national event meant to increase awareness about abortion and its alternatives.

    Matthew Kidd, 16, Chiefland, stood in front of Chiefland High School holding a sign that read, “Abortion kills children.”

    “We think abortion is wrong.  This is just one of the ways we tell the community,” he said.

  • Evangelist Billy Mayo to speak at Bronson UMC Homecoming

    The Rev. Billy Mayo will speak at Bronson United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 11  at the 10:45 a.m. Homecoming service.

    Pastor Mario Chacon extends an invitation to members of the congregation and the community to attend this special 142nd Homecoming service. Come and hear God's Word preached in Mayo's own captivating and unique style. Invite a family member or friend to attend with you.