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Today's News

  • AMVETS seeking names for care packs

    The AMVETS Post 42 in Chiefland is seeking the names and addresses of local men and women who are overseas in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Man arrested in Nov. 13 shooting in city

    A registered sex offender has been arrested at the local McDonald’s on attempted 2nd degree murder and weapons charges after a Nov. 13 shooting in South Chiefland.

    Willie Tyron Davis, 29, sits in Levy County Detention Center under a $1.75 million bond. He is charged after his Dec. 28 arrest with being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon or ammunition, specifically a “shortened shotgun” that he is accused of using to shoot a Chiefland man in the buttocks.

  • Hamilton caps sweep of Eagle Classic in win over Bronson

    The final game of the Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament in Bronson re-confirmed who had the best tournament of the six participating teams.

    Hamilton County from Jasper won its third game in a row with ease, defeating Bronson 70-40 Friday on its way to collecting the Eagle Classic trophy.

    The Trojans (9-3) showed why they were Class 1A state semifinalists in 2016 – and a state finalist in 2014 – as they physically dominated inside for a decisive edge in offensive rebounds and pulled away with 30 points in the second quarter.

  • Early deficit dooms Eagles

    The Bronson boys’ basketball team played Taylor County even for 3 ½ quarters in the teams’ opener in the Eagle Classic Tournament in the BMHS gym last Wednesday.

    The damage dealt to the Eagles in the first four minutes proved enough, however, in a 59-47 loss to the Class 5A Bulldogs from Perry.

    Taylor County rushed to a 17-3 lead midway through the opening quarter behind several layups that were set up by back-court steals.

  • Shorthanded Indians suffer losses in Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team ended the Eagle Classic Tournament in Bronson on a pair of lopsided losses last Thursday and Friday.

    The Indians fell 65-27 to Jasper-Hamilton County on Thursday. The Trojans, who made the Class 1A state final four last season, and the state finals in 2014, went 3-0 in the tourney to earn the Eagle Classic trophy.

  • Fourth-quarter fireworks

    With three starters sitting out over team rules violations, last week’s Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament in Bronson was a good opportunity for the Chiefland boys’ basketball team to test its depth with extended playing time for its bench and a couple of junior varsity call-ups.

    For most of the tournament opener against Umatilla last Wednesday, the Indians suffered on the scoreboard, as the Bulldogs carried a 22-point advantage into the fourth quarter, holding Chiefland to just 18 points for the first three quarters.

  • Eagles get defensive in comeback win

    It was a second straight slow start for the Bronson boys’ basketball team last Thursday, the second day of its Eagle Classic Tournament.

    The Eagles found themselves trailing 11-2 to Umatilla around the midway point of the opening quarter, one night after a 17-3 deficit spelled doom in their tourney opener.

    But this time Bronson found a way to get on the right side of the turnover balance, as its defense helped spurn a first-half comeback and eventually close out a 45-40 win over the Class 5A Bulldogs.

  • Bronson picks up dual wins over Chiefland in district matchups

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team enjoyed a late flurry of offense in its loss to Bronson last Tuesday.

    The rally might prove to be a moment that propels a struggling Chiefland offense in the future, but it was too little too late on this night, as the Eagles led by as many as 26 in beating their rival Indians 56-47.

  • Levy ESP of the year passing on love for reading

    As with many teachers and aides who work in small schools, Gayle Gatton has worn a lot of hats as an educator.

    Now, after 30 years in her profession, she’s doing exactly what she loves, even if it means less money.

  • Levy teacher of the year enjoying diverse course load

    Allen Strickland can hardly believe he’s being paid for all the fun he’s having.

    The algebra teacher and baseball coach at Bronson Middle High School is in his sixth year as an educator, and he recently started teaching shop class, reconnecting the 30-year-old with his roots.

    Strickland earned a degree in building construction at the University of Florida and worked in the field before entering education.