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Today's News

  • Mr. and Mrs. James Dean celebrate 72 years of marriage

    James and Betty Dean of Williston will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 28. 

     The couple was married in Ft. Lauderdale on Aug. 28, 1944 and moved from Miami to Williston in 1959.

    Mr. Dean retired from the trucking business in 1987.  Mrs. Dean is a homemaker.  

    The couple has one son, Mike Dean, and his wife, Wanda, of Thaxton, Miss. and one daughter, Cindy Tribby, and her husband, Brian, of Gainesville.  

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    If you have not voted yet, get moving. 

    While more than 3,100 people have cast ballots as of Tuesday, one week before the actual primary election day of Aug. 30, it may not be enough. 

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said she is hoping for a 40 percent voter turnout. 

  • Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy dies at 42

    The search for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy, who went diving alone on Friday afternoon, ended sadly with the recovery of his body on Sunday morning. Throughout the weekend the community prayed for a better ending for the husband and father of two young boys. 

    On Monday, the family announced plans for the funeral on Saturday, August 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. There will be a visitation from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Here I go again

     I miss spending lazy Fridays chatting with Winnelle Horne on the porch of the Levy County Quilt Museum. 

    She certainly tolerated my foolishness while educating me on Levy County culture. 

    One thing the late founder often said to me,”You're certainly opinionated.”

    “Um huh. You want me to leave now?”

  • Bronson man accused of having child porn

    A complaint to a federal probation officer has resulted in the arrest of a Bronson man on charges of possession of child pornography and witness tampering. 

    Levi Jermaine Griffin, 39, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division on Aug. 12 after Griffin’s probation officer said he had information that Griffin was in possession of images of children on his computer. The probation officer said the person who complained believed the images were pornographic.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 14, David Anthony Blevins, 30, Old Town, out of county warrant.

    • Aug. 9, Christopher Matthew Branson, 21, Old Town, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • Aug. 8, Edgar Dewayne Burke, 28, Old Town, FTA. Bond $205.

    • Aug. 11, David Chilcote, 51, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $76,000.

  • MacDonald-Stewart celebrate June nuptials

     Erin MacDonald and Jason Stewart were united in marriage Saturday, June 18  at five o'clock in the afternoon at the Hockley Valley Resort in Ontario, Canada. The bride is the daughter of Lori MacDonald of Ontario, Canada and the late Eric MacDonald.  

  • Full Text of Amendment 4

    Here is the full text of the Aug. 30 amendment question:

    Solar Devices or Renewable Energy Source Devices; Exemption From Certain Taxation and Assessment

    Ballot Summary:

  • Hiers signs with the Fighting Owls

     Aliza Hiers has signed an athletic scholarship with Harford Community College, a D1, NJCAA school in Bel Air, Md. 

    Under Coach Will Wheeler, Harford finished 19-12 in the 2015-16 season and second in its conference. 

     After looking at several options, Hiers chose Harford as a “best fit” for her future in volleyball.

  • Football is here

     By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Monticello-Jefferson County Tigers (6-5 in 2015) at Chiefland Indians (5-5 in 2015), 7:30 p.m.

    After months of summer workouts followed by a grueling fall camp, high school football players finally get an opportunity to show off their hard work under the lights tonight against someone wearing an opposing jersey.