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Today's News

  • Bullying won’t be tolerated

    Parents now have a new tool to safeguard their children against school bullies.

    New bullying and harassment policy 5.38 was adopted by the Levy County School Board last week to conform to state requirements. The policy prohibits bullying and harassment and seeks to prevent an “intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.”

  • One County Commission, School Board vacancies filled

    TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed Marsha Drew, vice mayor of Yankeetown, to an interim term on the Levy County Board of Commissioners and Bronson insurance agency owner Cameron Asbell to a vacant seat on the Levy County School Board.

    Drew will fill the vacancy created by the suspension of commission Chair William Samuel Yearty in District 3 and will serve during his suspension. Yearty and fellow Commissioner Tony Parker were suspended from office by the governor in November after being indicted on federal charges.

  • Bowers chosen for trip to China

    Kidijah Bowers does not know what to expect when she arrives in China this summer, but she does know one thing: “I will learn a lot.”

  • Indians rally late, can't catch Williston

    The Red Devils played host to the Chiefland Indians on one of the four Saturday games at the Devils Den this season. The Red Devils played as if they wanted to hand the Indians a win, committing eight errors on their way to an 8-6 district win. 

    After a scoreless first inning that saw the Indians threaten early with one-out, back-to-back base hits by Adam Burton and Clenton Wasson, starting Red Devil Pitcher Derik Milam struck out the next two hitters to retire the Indians in the top of the first.

  • Video: Chiefland Elementary Kindergarten Field Trip
  • Racing zooms back to Bronson Motor Speedway

    Bronson Motor Speedway is open again, after months of uncertainty. New owner Tony Parker says the speedway opened for the season Saturday March 7, and will be open every Saturday night through September. The actual schedule of events is being finalized even as practices and events go on, but Parker says race fans can reassure themselves, racing is back in Bronson.

  • Tyson will play for Evangel

    In the spring of his sophomore year, Zach Tyson wondered if he'd ever play football again; now in the spring of his senior year, he's just realizing he's not done playing yet. Last Wednesday, Tyson signed a letter of intent to play football for NAIA Evangel University in Springfield, Ill.

  • Third time's the charm for Beckham at state final

    When two mighty storms meet under the same roof, they blow the house down. In Friday's FHSAA Class 5A state final, the Clearwater Tornadoes challenged the Gainesville Hurricanes as no team has done since Eastside in the regular season, chipping the big Gainesville lead down to two points in the fourth quarter. The 'Canes rose to the occasion, winning head coach Kelly Beckham his first state title the old fashioned way – first with defense, then with shooting, and finally with free throws.

  • Bronson improves, Chiefland still wins

    When Chiefland and Bronson met Monday for the first time since preseason, the result was a tougher, tighter game. Bronson was still smarting from the 14-4 beating they took in the First Pitch tourney, and were looking for revenge. The Indians got a good outing from soph starter Marquis Green and Bronson tried out Seth Steinbacher, both with happy results. After some wicked hitting in the fifth and sixth innings, Chiefland won 9-7.

  • Knight gets 500th as assistant en route to title

    When Gainesville High School basketball varsity assistant Philip Knight got his 500th career win Jan. 30 in a 60-52 barnburner against Eastside, fans who knew him from Bronson and Cedar Key scratched their heads and said, “Wait a second – that don't add up.”

    It does, though. Knight has sat at the right hand of local legend Kelly Beckham since he took over the Bronson program in 1984, and followed him to Gainesville starting this season. Beckham had his 500th win in January 2007. So why did it take Knight two years on the same bullet train cross the same river?