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Today's News

  • Letter to the the editor

    To the editor:

    As electronics improve (shrink) new technologies abound and one of the most recent is something called a credit card skimmer.

    A skimmer is a small, electronic credit card reader similar to the ones at ATM’s and gas pumps. In fact they are formed with the express purpose of fitting over legitimate card readers to accumulate credit card numbers in their memory.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aaron Wayne Haire, 22, Chiefland. Arrested July 9, Violation of Probation (VOP), Released on own Recognizance (ROR).

    • Tammi Marie Harris, 29, Williston. Arrested July 9, domestic battery, ROR.

    • Latoya S. Lewis, 20, Gainesville. Arrested July 9, larceny theft, bond $10,000.

  • Free puppet show Monday

    A free performance of puppetry by the Red String Wayang Theatre will be held Monday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Williston Public Library, 10 SE First St.

    The program is made possible with funding from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the arts and the Florida departmentof State Division of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding was provided by the Appleton Museum Endowment for Instruction and Library.

  • Camp Safe Haven is Saturday

    Sadness, anger, confusion — these are some of the feelings people experience when dealing with grief. However, children and adults do not grieve in the same way, so a different counseling approach is needed.

  • Pioneer, Citizen win eight FPA awards

    Reporters and editors for the Williston Pioneer and the Chiefland Citizen walked away last week with eight writing awards from the Florida Press Association during its annual luncheon celebrating its Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Man dies from injuries sustained in dirt bike accident

    A Williston man died July 2 after crashing his dirt bike on NW 13th Street June 29.

    Dana Monroe, 26, was driving his 2004 Yamaha dirt bike southbound, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Monroe was jumping over a driveway, according to the accident report. He made the jump, crashed and was ejected. He came to rest in a ditch and the dirt bike traveled to the west and into a vacant lot.

  • State pays for new ambulance

    The state of Florida passed out money for emergency medical services this week and Levy County received the largest amount of money in the state — $120,600.

    The money, in the form of a 90/10 matching grant will allow the county to purchase a new ambulance and to take one of its high-milage units off the road, said Trish Seibold, director of Levy County Emergency Medical Services. The county’s match will b $13,400.

  • Yearty reports to prison

    William Samuel Yearty, 64, convicted of soliciting and accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent posing as a developer wanting to build a project in Levy County and lying to the FBI in an interview, became inmate 20575-017 on Tuesday when he reported to the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola.

    The 30-year veteran of the Levy County Commission and its chairman found himself among the facility’s minimum security inmates at Sauffley Field, a U.S. Navy base.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    As a pharmacist who served the community and the surrounding areas as the co-owner of Sunshine Drugs for over 30 years, I felt I needed to perhaps clarify a situation that has recently come to my attention.

    It is my understanding that a business will soon be opened under the name of Sunshine Drugs.

    Although I wish the owners of this new business well in the endeavor, Iee^also feel that Iee^need to make it clear to everyone that Iee^m in no way assoiciated with, nor in any way a part of, this business.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, July 10

    Bell WoodTurners

    The Bell WoodTurners (“BWT”), the north central Florida chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, (“AAW”) is having their 9th annual Demo/Sale day July 10 at the Bell Community Center (on Highway 129) in Bell. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. BWT serves woodturners in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchris, Lafayette and Levy counties.