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Today's News

  • Teresa Watson gets FEMA to cough up money

    BRONSON — Teresa Watson is not the sort of person you should owe a debt.

    She will collect the money.

    The Board of Commissioners recently commended Watson, a financial clerk in Levy County Clerk of Courts Danny Shipp’s office, on Jan. 6 for getting the Federal Emergency Management Agency to agree to cover cost overruns at the Cedar Key dock rebuilding. The dock, which was reopened in July 2008, was damaged by tropical storms and hurricanes in the devastating 2004 Hurricane Season. The dock had to be replaced with a new stronger concrete structure.

  • Dressed to thrill: Indians wear new unis to beat Dixie

    In the old Spike Lee Air Jordan commercials, Mars Blackmon used to ask Michael Jordan, “Money - hey Money! Is it the shoes?”

    On seeing the Indians in their new clothes Friday, hammering a 63-44 win over district and area rival Dixie County, Mars might ask a similar question.

    Answer – it wasn't. It was all Chiefland.

    “Our kids executed for me, both on offense and defense,” said Chiefland Head Coach Mark Lundy.

    “This is the kind of performance I hope can propel us into districts.”

  • New suits in time for old rival

    Call it a late Christmas – Chiefland varsity basketball finally got their glorious new threads Friday, just in time to suit up against their favorite rival, Dixie County. Due to layoffs at the manufacturer, the uniforms were delivered about a month later than promised, but still in time for the second half of the season.

    Indians' Head Coach Mark Lundy said the uniforms, paid for with the help of donations from local businesses and individuals, were delivered early Friday afternoon during a P.E. class.

  • City wants to hear from skaters on park plans

    Skaters, mark your calendars! Three skate park designers and vendors will be at Chiefland City Hall on Jan. 26, looking for your input on the city’s new skating court, to be built at Delma Locke Park behind Chiefland middle and high schools.

  • New year, new president, same old problems

    Some people might categorize me as a skeptic. Maybe I am but I am in agreement with good old Benjamin Franklin who reputedly said, “Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.” This philosophy was probably a result of inventing the bifocals.

    My personal history has shown that every time I get my hopes up they are soundly dashed to the ground in disappointment. I often refer to myself as an optimistic-pessimist; I know for sure things are going to go wrong. And, I am rarely disappointed in that aspect of life.

  • Regarding Troy McClain

    Perhaps you remember Troy McClain appearing on Donald Trump's highly rated “The Apprentice” television show in 2004. Since then, besides starting numerous business ventures, McClain ultimately became a passionate worldwide advocate for people with disabilities, including being an official spokesperson for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Idaho beginning February 7.

  • Video: Bronson pounds Trenton 67-32

    Scroll down to see video of Bronson downing Trenton 67-32.

  • Eagles thrash Trenton 67-32

    The Eagles played keep-away with Trenton Friday, clobbering the Tigers 67-32 in a game that was never even close. C.J. Bowers was the lone light for the Trenton team, and Bronson keyed on him, pasting a fresh defender on him every time he threatened to get loose. Bowers, an excellent playmaker and deadly in the paint, was held to 14 points on the game and scoreless in the second quarter.

    The basket belonged to Bronson's James Rivers, who shared the bucket with rebounding terror Enrique Wiseman. The pair had 27 and 12 points, respectively.

  • Chiefland baseball getting tuned up

    Chiefland baseball was like a heavy spear last year – strong hitting in support of heavyweight pitchers Ory Pitts and Daniel Galpin. The Indians were 18-3 going into districts when the unthinkable happened – they were eliminated in a loss to a P.K. Yonge team they'd beaten twice already.

    Head Coach Kyle Parnell remembers it well.

    “We lost 2-0,” he said.

    “Ory pitched well. We just didn't generate any runs.”

    Still, last year's was a good group, he recalls.

  • Chiefland boys run with P.K. in narrow loss

    The scoreboards wouldn't sync Friday night, with one telling time and the other one telling zeros, but anyone with eyes could see that for 32 minutes, Chiefland boys' matchup with P.K. Yonge was anybody's game, right up until the buzzer said, “P.K. wins, 63-54.”

    It was that close.

    Nothing other than a complete game from every Chiefland player would have come close, and the Indians did it, from consistent defense to ball movement to finishing shots and rebounding.