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Today's News

  • Still one person short

    Maybe we should all send maps to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist with Levy County circled.

    Apparently, the governor has forgotten that we are still here.

    Last fall, the governor suspended two county commissioners who faced federal indictments. He also had a vacancy on the Levy County School Board after a member resigned.

    After several months, the governor finally filled the School Board seat and one of the County Commission spots in early March.

    That left us with one County Commission vacancy.

  • Some things change, but others...

    Let's see. Where were we?

    It was late in 2006 when I wrote a column saying I was leaving to become the editor in Williston, within the same company.

    Prophetically, the last sentence of that column read, "You won't get rid of me that easily." I was referring to the fact that my column would still appear occasionally, not realizing that someday I would be sitting here in the same office doing it again.

    So my first couple of days I drove around to see what had changed.

  • Three seats up in city election

    Chiefland voters will choose three City Commission members on what one said will be a hot day.

    The commissioners were informed of the election schedule during Monday night’s meeting

    Up for grabs are the seats held by Group 1 Commissioner Frank Buie, Group 3 Commissioner Rollin Hudson and Group 5 Commissioner Sammy Cason. None have indicated whether they will run.

    The information said candidates and voters must be registered in Precincts 5,13 and 16, and reside within the city limits of Chiefland.

  • Spring football starts in Bronson

    Spring returns to Bronson as Eagle football gets under way. Head coach Al Cooksey said between returning players and newcomers, this year's team has lots of talent.

    "We've got a good group of kids here," he said.

    "But, we've got a lot of work to do."

    Cooksey was joined on the grid by varsity assistants Mo Mitchell, Greg Hamilton, Jim Johnson, Mark Marrazo, Jeromi Birtkikidis and Greg Brochetti. Bronson football practices every day at 3:30 p.m. on the field at Old Bronson High School.

  • CHS celebrates hardwood Indians at banquet

    Chiefland basketball held its awards banquet last week, and varsity head coaches Mark Lundy and Emily Gore honored their teams' commitment to hard work and improvement. Both teams reached for their JVs before the season was over, girls more heavily than boys, and found players there who were willing to sacrifice guaranteed playing time to help their teams.

  • CAAA baseball scores

    May 5

    Badcock 11 VS Aqua Farms 4

    Hinote Electric12 VS Stone's BP 9

    Hinote Electric 8 VS Stone's BP 7

    May 7

    Bejeweled 0 VS Big John's 7

    Damron Refrigeration 1 VS Action Quick Lube 10

    VFW 6 VS Perkins 5

    May 8

    Standridge Pine Straw 23 VS Jones Plumbing 24

    Martin Orthodontics 16 VS CarQuest 14

    Perkins Bank 14 VS Bar B-Q-Bills 2

    May 9

    Hinote Electric2 VS Martin Orthodontics 1

    Built Wright Custom Homes 15  VS Jones Plumbing 24

    CarQuest 22 VS Stone's BP 2

  • Chiefland City Manager Hartzog’s wife to be buried Thursday

                       Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog’s wife, Betty Jane Hartzog will be memorialized at a funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14 at Milam Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry.

  • Chiefland boys knocked out by Newberry

    WILLISTON -- The baseball season came to a disappointing end for the Chiefland Indians Monday afternoon as they fell, 13-4, to Newberry in the first round of the district tournament.

    The Indians had beaten Newberry twice during the regular season, "but they were both competitive games," said CHS coach Kyle Parnell.

    Chiefland only had one hit over the first five innings, a first inning single by starting pitcher Adam Burton, as Newberry's Blaine Rhea used a barrage of curve balls to shut down the Indian bats. "He kept us off balance," said Parnell.

  • Diamond Eagles top Hawthorne to reach semifinal

    Bronson boys played an exceptionally clean game to down Hawthorne 4-2 in the first round of the district tournament last week. Starting pitcher Luke Morrison allowed no hits and three walks through five innings, holding the Hornets scoreless with the help of a nearly flawless defensive backup.

    The Eagles hit timely and well, led by C.J. King who went 2-3 with a single and a double.

  • Bronson falls in semifinal

    After an outstanding start in the 2A District 5 tournament, in which they defeated Hawthorne 4-2 to get to the semifinal, Bronson baseball fell hard against top-seeded Mayo in a 10-0 five-inning loss.

    The Eagles had split the regular season with the Hornets, beating them 4-3 two weeks ago for the last district game of the year.

    “We beat a very good team on an off night, and today they showed why they were the number one seed,” said Bronson head coach Mike Pogue.