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Today's News

  • Hard to believe it's almost over

    The end of the high school football season is almost upon us.

    Didn?t it just get started?

    My, did it ever go fast, but I guess it?s always that way when you don?t make the playoffs.

    Chiefland will play its final game of the season Friday night at Trenton.

    The Indians need a victory to finish at 5-5 ?which would be an important milestone for coach Ajay Ulmer in his first season.

  • Nall indicted

    ENTERPRISE, ALA. - Former Chiefland High School football coach Guy Bubba Nall, 39, was indicted on eight counts of incest on Oct. 23, according to Dwight Holley, chief investigator for the District Attorney's Office in Enterprise, Ala.

    The suspected sex offender is scheduled for arraignment on the Alabama charges between Nov. 26 and 28, and he will be scheduled for trial at that time. Holley anticipates trial to be in early 2008.

    The crime of incest in Alabama carries a sentence of between one and 10 years, Holley said.

  • Thieves, drug abusers and sex offenders join list of convicted felons

    BRONSON - The list of convicted felons in Levy County from court cases ruled on during circuit court in October shows thieves, drug abusers and sex offenders joining the ranks.

    Following are the convicted felons from circuit court in Levy County in October:

    * Lelton Barron, 22, of Inglis, seven counts of burglary.

    * Irwin Bass, 50, of Steinhatchee, possession of cocaine.

    * Katrina Ann Boudreau, 24, of Hollywood, fraud,

    * Leslie Braswell, 34, of Chiefland, fourth or subsequent conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).

  • Sheriff's Reports

    There were four more people arrested by the Levy County Drug Task Force recently. This group of suspected drug law violators resulted from undercover drug buys in the Bronson area.

    These suspects include a minor. Any minor charged with a felony can have his or her name published. Following are the most recent arrests:

    * Lauren Nuse, 17, of Williston was arrested Nov. 1 for possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Police arrest woman suspected of drug possession

    A 32-year-old Chiefland woman was arrested Oct. 29 after Chiefland Police Officer Calvin Hardge discovered drugs in a car, according to records.

    Melissa Hamil was in a car driven by Shanda Lamb-Makatura, 31, of Old Town when Hardge saw it leave "a known drug area," in the 200 block of Southwest Fourth Avenue.

    The driver made turns without signaling and she turned in an opposite direction from the way she signaled. Hardge pulled over the driver, whose license was not valid, the officer noted in his report.

  • Indians destroy Union in home finale

    The crowd wasn't the greatest, but those faithful fans who did show up for last Friday night's final home game of the season at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium were treated to a blast from the past as well as a peek into the future.

    Chiefland clicked on all cylinders in a 43-11 destruction of Union County in Class 2B District 4 play.

    The Indians improved to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in district play. Union fell to 3-6 and 1-3.

  • Timetable for voter fraud decision up in air

    GAINESVILLE –Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone said on Nov. 2 his office continues working on alleged voter fraud cases related to the Aug. 7 Chiefland election.

    Cervone told the Chiefland Citizen on Oct. 25 that he "is close to making a decision" on whether to prosecute any or all of the alleged 11 violators of voting laws. On Oct. 25, Cervone said he must conduct some additional background investigation of a couple of people.

  • Comp plan amendment withdrawn

    BRONSON - Levy County Planner Shenley Neely told the County Commission on Nov. 6 that R.D. Skelton's requested amendment to the Levy County Comprehensive Plan has been withdrawn.

    Neely said she intends to speak with the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in Tallahassee on Nov. 7 in regard to the objections, recommendations and comments the DCA sent to Levy County on Sept. 28.

  • Back to Yesterday

    A recent donation of two railroad signs adds to the historic Chiefland Depot. The signs were donated by McNulty Realty.

  • Engineering firm could solve sewer woes

    BRONSON –The Town of Bronson, like a lot of people, could use a quick $14-18 million.

    Unlike most people, Bronson wants to spend it on expanding its sewer capacity. New Mayor Franklin Schuler said it is a priority.

    Only 15 percent of the residential homes in Bronson have sewer service. The rest are on septic systems.

    Schuler and other Town Council members were pretty much left scratching their heads on how to solve the problem. Grant money already had been exhausted and borrowing the money would be the only solution, he thought.