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Today's News

  • Former EZDA director indicted

     A federal indictment against two suspended Levy County commissioners has been amended to include a third county official: Pam Blair, the recently resigned executive director of Levy County’s Enterprise Zone Development Authority (EZDA).

  • Bronson boys whip short-staffed Newberry

    “Enjoy the win, but keep it in perspective,” said Bronson basketball head coach Aaron Haldeman after his team after beating Newberry 50-34 this past Monday.

    It was the Eagles' home opener, and an expected win; however, the Panthers were still playing football and their squad was depleted accordingly.

    “I think their coach told me he had one varsity regular on the floor,” Haldeman said.

    “Other than that, it was a JV team.”

  • The gas is cheaper over the county line

    To the editor:

    I buy gas for my car in Alachua County. They added a 5 cents per gallon tax this year. I don’t buy gas in Alachua County to give my money to their county. I buy gas in Alachua County because it is cheaper than Chiefland. Anywhere from 11 cents to 20 cents a gallon cheaper.

    I would be helping the seller of Chiefland gas to take advantage of me if I bought gas in Chiefland. Just watch, the price of gas in Chiefland will drop. It always does the day a complaining letter is published - slowly to rise again.

    Dale Burns

  • Early morning wreck kills one

       A Chiefland man died and his wife was injured in an early morning

    accident on Friday.

       Fred E. Webb of 12291 N.W. 87th Court, was at the wheel of a 2000

    Chrysler Town & County van on Northwest 132nd Place at 4:30 a.m. when he

    entered a curve to turn into Northwest 77th Court. He slumped over the wheel

    and the vehicle rolled off the road and into a tree,

       Webb was transported to Nature Coast Hospital where he was pronounced

  • House burns Monday
  • Free throws make the difference in Chiefland-Williston

    When you take the emotion out of a big rivalry and boil it down to the bare facts, Williston's 61-43 win over Chiefland last Friday comes down to one raw number.

    Chiefland lost by 18 points. Chiefland missed 17 free throws.

    The Red Devils pulled out to a 38-19 halftime lead, then withstood a Chiefland rally in the second half to get the win.

    Chiefland coach Mark Lundy approved of his team's effort. "We cut it to (13). I was really pleased that the team did not give up."

  • Lady Indians beat Rams, fall to Wave, Panthers

    Chiefland girls are playing competitive ball and sticking on defense, although they continue to struggle from the floor. Thursday, the Lady Indians dropped a close matchup to Newberry, 43-32, after thrashing Interlachen 48-16 and falling to otherworldly P.K. Yonge 60-15.

    “I told the girls not to worry about that (P.K. Yonge) score,” Gore said.

    “We used that game just to work on basics.”

    Gore said there was a lot to be happy about in Chiefland's play against the Lady Panthers.

  • 'Eagle fight' goes to Oak Hall in OT

    With the easy win over Trenton and a 55-49 overtime loss to Oak Hall, the Bronson Eagles have officially launched this season's rollercoaster ride. Two of the edge-of-the-seat highlights for those keeping score at home: First, team go-to James Rivers suffered a nasty high-ankle sprain with four seconds to go in regulation against Oak Hall and second, the Eagles face longtime district threat Hawthorne on Saturday, possibly without Rivers. It's enough to make an Eagle fan bite his nails.

    After the Trenton win, Haldeman looked ahead to Oak Hall, which he had scouted.

  • Are layoffs coming?

    In the wake of mid-year projected budget cuts of $1.9 million, the School Board of Levy County needs to lay off 50 employees, according to Director of Finance Robert Clemons.

    “We should have reduced our staff levels by at least 25 at the beginning of this school year,” Clemons wrote in a letter to the Board dated Nov. 26. “Now that half of the year is gone we need to reduce our staff levels by 50 to achieve the same results.”

  • Bronson gives to Toys for Tots

    The Bronson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department donated $1,000 to the tri-county area Toys for Tots Monday night during the Town of Bronson Council meeting.

    Fire Chief Scott Bulson presented Dave Hutcherson with the check, and in turn Hutcherson presented Bulson and fellow firefighters Dave Reinstra and Jerry Horton with certificates of appreciation and commemorative Toys for Tots coins.

    “We give the coins away to people who donate significantly,” Hutcherson said. “Every year the coin changes – this is our 61st year in operation.”