Local News

  • Indians beat P.K. Yonge on the road

    GAINESVILLE - For all you do, this victory's for you Chiefland High football players, coaches, boosters, backers and fans.

    After some bumps along the trail, things finally came together for the Indians against the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave.

    It wasn't easy, but the Indian defense came through with one big play after another to secure an important 18-10 victory over host P.K. Yonge last Friday night.

  • Youth leader charged with sexual battery

    BRONSON - The president of the Bronson Youth League - a multi-faceted sports and recreation organization aimed for kids living in the county seat and the surrounding area - has been arrested on two counts of sexual battery on a child.

    Dennis Russell, a 43-year-old Bronson resident, has been charged for one count of capital sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age and one count of sexual battery on a child between the ages of 12-18.

    Russell turned himself in shortly before 3 p.m. Monday to Levy County Sheriff's Investigator Joe Sabbag.

  • City looks to annex FFA land

    BRONSON –The School Board of Levy County gave its blessings for the City of Chiefland to annex a 3 1/2-acre lot located at U.S. 129 and C.R. 321 at its Oct. 9 meeting.

    The lot is used by Future Farmers of America for agricultural purposes. The change of designation from county to city will not affect the tax base on the land.

    Chiefland requested to annex the land to make it contiguous to another large parcel north of there off 321. That 110-acre parcel, which is also currently agricultural, is up for petition at City Council in the near future.

  • New officers elected for Double Sink 4-H Club

    Double Sink 4-H Club held its first meeting Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Mills' home. We elected new officers and discussed upcoming events. The Cloverbuds made butter from scratch and we had bread and butter for snacks.

    On Sunday, Oct. 7, Double Sink 4-H met to discuss FCS Fun Day, 2007 4-H marine photography contest, entries for the North Florida Fair, horticulture judging and the Levy County Fair.

    Mrs. Cindy Sheffield is over the Cloverbuds and they made an awesome bean bag, and created through sewing and stamping, a Halloween card to mail to a loved one.

  • Progress Energy kicks off round two for EZDA

    A picture-perfect banquet and awards program at the Tommy Usher Center on Oct. 23 reflected a successful start by the Levy County Economic Zone Development Agency (EZDA) this year.

    EZDA Chairman Skipper Henderson recognized launch sponsors CLM Work Force, Capital City Bank, Progress Energy Florida and Monterey Boats. The tens of thousands of dollars given to kickoff EZDA were part of a formula for a successful start-up.

  • Chiefland hears sewer solutions

    Chiefland City Engineer Lee Mills laid out the scene for potential improvements to a couple of possible sewer system issues Oct. 22 when three city commissioners showed up for a workshop.

    City Commissioner Frank Buie was in the Veterans Affairs hospital in Gainesville. City Commissioner J. Rollin Hudson Jr. did not attend the workshop either, although Hudson did make it to the regular meeting.

  • Comeback stuns Dixie County

    GAINESVILLE _What a great night for Chiefland High volleyball!

    Facing elimination with their backs to the wall, the Lady Indians reached down and won three straight games over rival Dixie County in Tuesday night's thrilling Class 3A District 5 semifinal at a hot and sticky gym at P.K. Yonge High.

    The scores were 15-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-18, 16-14.

    The victory advances Chiefland to Thursday's 7 p.m. championship against the winner of Tuesday's late match between top-seed and host P.K. Yonge and fifth-seed Fort White.

  • Worn down Eagles drop homecoming game

    Fatigue could have been a factor last Friday night as the Bronson High football team dropped its homecoming game 24-9 to visiting St. Joseph Academy.

    Bronson had been on a hot streak, beating St. John Lutheran last week for Senior Night, then putting a decisive 34-6 finish on the second half of their 44-26 win over Florida School for the Deaf Monday night.

    ?We played two and a half games in eight days,? said Eagles? head coach Greg Brochetti. ?We just ran out of gas in the second half.?

  • Indians fail to cash in early opportunities against Trinity Catholic

    OCALA -When opportunity comes knocking at the door, someone better be there to answer.

    The Chiefland High football team had two golden chances to take it to Trinity Catholic early in last Friday night's key Class 2B District 4 game, but the Indians failed to cash in.

    The Celtics ?more precisely running back Derrick Dempsey ? took the ball and ran with it, rolling to a 37-13 victory.

    Dempsey, a 5-foot, 8-inch dynamo transfer from The Villages, seemed impossible to tackle, running for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A 24-year-old Bronson man was arrested Oct. 18 by Investigator Joseph Sabbag of the Levy County Sheriff?s Office on the charge of dealing in stolen property.

    Bond was set at $25,000.

    Other people who were accused of crimes and arrested by LCSO deputies include:

    Samuel Otis White, 24, of Bronson was arrested Oct. 15 for dealing in stolen property, and he was arrested Oct. 16 for two counts of grand theft auto. Bond $30,000.