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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Feb. 3, Krystle Irene Barkley, 33, Spring Hill, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $2,500.

    • Jan. 31, Robert Eugene Beck, 27, Williston, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, VOP. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 29, James Braxton Boyd, 27, Chiefland, battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Happenings

    February

    AARP Meeting

    AARP Chapter #912 will celebrate Mardi Gras at its meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Wearing Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) beads and mask is optional.

    Coffee and socializing is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Diner, 16840 SE US Highway 19.

  • Another monument challenge

    Karlton Norton, owner of Karlton's Heating and Air, Inc. in Williston not only made a donation to the veterans' memorial fund Tuesday, he also threw down the gauntlet.

    As he passed over his check for $500, he said, "I'd like to challenge all the other heating and air professionals in the community to do the same thing.

    "It (the memorial)means a lot to me," he said, "because without veterans, there would be no businesses."

    The memorial, located in Williston's Heritage Park, is scheduled for completion in April.

  • Dawn of A New Communications Day
  • Guardian Angels wins national award

    Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, located in Williston was honored Jan. 20 with the 2018 VETTY Award for its outstanding efforts in Veterans Mental Health.

    Founder and CEO Carol Borden and National Canine Program Director Nate Burney accepted the award at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • End of an era as city hall demolition begins

    The trees were among the first things to go, and soon everything else will follow suit.

    Monday demolition began on Williston City Hall and it will continue through the week.

    Utility supervisor CJ Zimoski said the Deodar cedars that graced the city hall lawn will be milled and used as decor in the new building, slated for completion in early autumn.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Jan. 23, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 34, Inglis, causing bodily harm, obstruction W/OV. Bond $6,000.

    • Jan. 23, David Ryan Bair, 30, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $2,500.

    • Jan. 22, Francisco Bautista, 22, Williston, no DL. Bond $500.

    • Jan. 24, Adam Howard Bolinger, 33, Chiefland, aggravated battery. Bond $100,000.

    • Jan. 28, Lance Chadwin Burns, 20, Newberry, out of county warrant. Bond $10,000.

  • On to the semi-finals

    Sean Arnold/Chiefland Citizen

  • Happenings

    February

    AARP Driving Class

    AARP will sponsor a driving class Monday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Road Baptist Church, 13830 NE 80th Ave., Bronson.

     The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, and increasing confidence and maintaining independence. There are no tests.

  • BOCC quizzes FDOT on trouble spots

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Board of Levy County Commissioners argue that the county’s unique traffic patterns might be preventing the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) from properly measuring its worst traffic hazards along state highways.

    At the County Commission meeting Jan. 23, they voiced those concerns to Jeff Scott, the District Safety Program Engineer for the FDOT, who reported on recommendations from safety reviews concerning four potentially problem roadways along state roads in the county.