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Today's News

  • Chiefland athletes excel in college ball

    Getting playing time on the top-ranked junior college softball team in the nation can be a chore, but Whitney Mills has made the most of her limited opportunties this spring at Santa Fe Community College.

    Mills, a freshman out of Chiefland High, has gone 8-for-16 at the plate for the Lady Saints, who take an incredible 51-3-1 record into this weekend's Region 8 Tournament in Auburndale.

    That puts Mills'average at .500. She has been a pinch-hitter and DH.

    Santa Fe will open up tourney play Friday against Lake City. Games will continue Saturday and Sunday.

  • Bronson teen to compete in 4H national shoot

    BRONSON -With a name like Hunter, it makes sense that he would be a bulls-eye shot with a rifle.

    Hunter Lowe, a 16-year-old Bronson resident, recently took first place in the age 9-18 Smallbore Rifle division of competition at the Florida 4H Finals held in Bronson. Off of that performance, he has qualified for the 4H Nationals, which will be held June 21 in Nebraska.

    Lowe was a bit surprised about winning state competition considering he had little experience with a 22.

  • Tigers send Henry to state

    WINTER PARK -Durrell Henry finished 15th in the shot put at the FHSAA Class A track and field final in Winter Park Friday, but the finish didn?t matter.

    What mattered was that Henry was the lone athlete from Trenton High School at the state meet, and he represented his school well. The senior shot putter qualified for state with a 41-6 effort at the regional meet at Tallahassee Maclay last week, good for fourth place there.

  • Trenton High baseball 2nd in district tourney

    GAINESVILLE -The Trenton High baseball team qualified for the Class 2A regional tournament by finishing second in the District 5 event played at Oak Hall.

    The Tigers fell in the championship game, 4-3, to the host team in an eight-inning thriller.

    Trenton took a 15-12 record into Tuesday's regoinal quarterfinal game at Jacksonville-Providence. Providence was 23-4 and ranked No. X in 2A.

    "The Times Union has them rated the best team in the entire Jacksonville area,"Tigers coach Scott Guthrie said.

  • Students learn history through music

    "Primarily, it's to remind people. Most of us go through life day by day, existing. It's to remind people we can choose. We can author our own story."

    For Donna Wissinger, this is the objective of the educational and entertaining program "An American Tapestry." Piano player Joy Myers accompanied her in the program given at Chiefland High School's auditorium for a large audience of middle schoolers.

  • Sting lands 24 in jail

    BRONSON - Back many moons ago, there was a cartoon series called "Superfriends" where crimefighters like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman joined hands to battle evil.

    In a similar vein, the Levy County Sheriff's Department along with the Chiefland Police Department, the Dixie County Sheriff's Department and state and federal agencies joined forces to crack down on a major cocaine infestation.

    Details of the law enforcement effort were revealed at a press conference on Friday, April 18, at the Levy Sheriff's headquarters in Bronson

  • Denise is the answer to world peace

    Do you remember that poster from the 70s that said "A friend is someone who knows everything about you and still likes you anyway"?

    We're fortunate if we can find such a person in this life-someone who accepts you for who you are, doesn't try to change you and knows your deepest, darkest secrets and never passes judgment, loves you unconditionally and makes every moment you spend together an adventure.

    I've really been blessed to find a friend like that in Denise Matthews.

  • Kelly Beckham leaving Bronson

    Bronson Eagles' head basketball coach Kelly Beckham announced Thursday that he will leave Bronson Middle-High School, where he has been for nearly 25 years and more than 500 wins, for Gainesville High School.

    Beckham will finish out the school year at Bronson, and start at GHS in the new school year.

    His academic duties at GHS will be largely similar to those at Bronson -- he will be a Dean of Students. What will change the most is the basketball. GHS, a 5A school, has about 2,000 students; Bronson, in class 2A, has 453 or fewer.

  • Two arrested in pot bust

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office-Chiefland Police Department Drug Task Force found more than it bargained for April 17 while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for a probation violation.

    When the task force arrived at 5511 N.E. 139 Terrace, Williston, they detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the residence. Agent Rob Bowers obtained a search warrant and upon its execution discovered an indoor grow house.

  • Sheriff's Repots

    Deputies with the Levy County Sheriff's Office and other officers recently arrested the following people. Suspects are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

    Tiffany M. May, 25, of Williston was charged with two counts domestic battery. Bond $5,000.

    Jamie L. King, 27, of Bronson was charged with domestic battery. Bond $5,000.

    Sheena Marie Deenmark, 23, of Bronson was charged with one count domestic battery and one count battery. Bond $7,000.