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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON — The following information was supplied by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. The information is taken from incident and arrest reports and court documents.All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

  • Indians chop Tigers, get tossed by Rams

    Chiefland boys got off to a great start last Monday with a 61-48 win over Trenton, but slipped a bit the next night, losing to Interlachen 68-64 in overtime.

    The Indians had a great preseason showing, winning both of their games in Williston's Tip-Off Tournament. The away game at Trenton was the first of the regular season, and the Indians played crisply and won easily.

  • Lady Indians struggle against Trenton

    In their season-opening five-point loss to district rival Williston, Chiefland girls played a solid game, leading for a half and putting on a good late rally despite a third quarter collapse. Chiefland looked flat and out of sync Tuesday in an all-over-the-place 48-33 loss at Trenton. An early lead against Williston had allowed them to play with composure; against Trenton, though, their composure was sorely tested, starting, no doubt, with a 17-point first quarter deficit from which they really never recovered.

  • 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.