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Local News

  • Bicyclist killed: FHP needs help with ID
  • Dishman nominated for Officer of the Year

    From staff reports
    A K-9 officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has been selected as its North Central Region’s candidate for the 2010 Officer of the Year. 
    Officer Sam Dishman, assigned to Levy County, grew up in Florida, hunting and fishing in Pinellas and Marion counties.

  • Game On!

    Enough is enough. That’s what the residents of Williston and the surrounding area think when it comes to the  more than 1.5 million people who will get a cancer diagnosis this year.
    Monday night, about 50 of those people representing 15 teams, came together to strategize this year’s Relay for Life, slated for April 16-17 at Williston High School. This year’s theme is Game On! Join the Fight and centers around board games.

  • Exotic animals have to go

    By Mark Scohier
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Two keepers of exotic animals in Levy County agreed to a court order Tuesday that requires the couple to remove the animals from their property, according to County Attorney Anne Bast Brown.

  • Monkey spotted

      A Patas monkey has been spotted in the Williston area in a block of woods between County Road 318 and 217th Court.
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for the public’s assistance if the animal is spotted, because the monkey can be dangerous to anyone who might try to handle it.

  • Patas monkey spied again in Williston
  • Many had something to say about attorney, city manager

    Coming on the heels of Norm Fugate’s resignation as Williston City Attorney were comments from the audience, council members and the attorney’s wife,
    Nancy Etheridge, although not a Williston resident, said she was a property owner and had called Williston home for 60 years.
    “I am dismayed about Norm,” she told the council. “He has protected this city for a long time.”
    Etheridge said the city could advertise for a “fly-by-night” attorney but cautioned about that type of legal counsel.

  • Seniors get ride to hot meal

    Levy County seniors in need of a ride to have a hot meal at the Williston and Chiefland senior centers will continue to get one in the new year.
    The Levy County Commission approved an agreement with the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., the senior services provider to pick up seniors and transport them to the centers for the meals program. The cost of each round trip is $17.57 and the Council will pay for 665 trips for a total of $11,684.05.
    The transportation will be provided by Levy County Transit, the county’s shuttle service.

  • Horse church permit dragged across finish line

    The Levy County Commission took 90 minutes to decide a request for a conditional use permit for a cowboy church and horse arena to be located on U.S. Highway 27A and Northeast 162nd Court.
    Cross Brand Cowboy Church wants to move its operations to the 25-acre site but it does not have the money to upgrade the turn from U.S. 27A onto Northeast 162nd Court to handle the increased traffic, a job estimated to cost about $30,000.
     “I am asking you to allow us to construct (the church) and do our ministry,” said Mike Smith, the church’s spokesman.

  • Williston city attorney resigns

    Amid allegations of Sunshine Law violations and failure to follow statutory requirements regarding certain contracts and agreements, Norm Fugate announced his resignation as Williston City Attorney effective immediately Tuesday night.
    The resignation came on the heels of several months of  verbal sparring between the attorney and city council members.
    It was only last month that the council agreed to advertise a request for professional services to weigh its options for legal services.