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Today's News

  • Business recruiter asks for new locale

    Levy County’s business recruiter Amanda Douglas has asked the commission for a better place to meet representatives of businesses interested in moving to Levy County and her boards of directors are backing the move.

    Douglas, who has an office in the county Road Department’s maintenance yard, asked the County Commission in its regular meeting Tuesday to consider for space in the Baker Building in Bronson. Douglas is executive director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency.

  • Body recovered from the Suwannee

    Deputies have recovered the body of a man from the Suwannee River who went missing while vacationing on the Suwannee River with his family.

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office had been searching for him since Tuesday evening when the man’s fiancée reported returning to their rented houseboat from a swim in the springs at Fanning Springs State Park.

    She told deputies the man had been chilled by the spring’s 72-degree water and had returned alone to the boat.

  • Our View: An Editorial

    There wasn’t an unsympathetic person in the room when Frances LaSalle told members of the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce she needed over $1,400 to buy software to keep students safe at Joyce Bullock Elementary.

    In fact, most everyone was willing to whip out their checkbooks and make a donation on the spot.

    That’s when Dr. Bill Bennett said he had an idea.

    This week, that idea manifested itself in the form of Jeff Ference, a Newberry businessman with strong Levy County ties who wanted to give back to the community that’s been so good to him.

  • Watch your wallet, home, children

    So just as the police and sheriffs are telling me there is a surge in economic crimes in the county, our office gets hit with a credit card scam.

    Advertisers are calling and coming into the office after being contacted by someone - with a blocked phone number - saying they are from the "Chiefland Bulletin" and they need credit card information to update their records.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:

    An open letter to the county commissioners

    Dear Sirs and Madams:

    My name is Donald Gene Gilreath Jr. and I live on the southwest corner of the proposed, let’s call it what it will be, rock pit. I currently own my place and cannot afford to move away to escape this possible impending disruption to all the residents of Montbrook, and perhaps the residents of Williston as well, once the blasting starts.

  • City will get FDOT funding

    A new Joint Participation Agreement between the city and the Florida Department of Transportation was approved at Tuesday’s meeting of Williston City Council. It provides $100,000 in addition to the $487,500 already pledged to the airport for the coming fiscal year.

    Finance director Mark Schiefer explained that FDOT had not initially expected the funds to be available, but was now able to offer the additional assistance to the city.

  • WEee^SOAR brings culture to Williston area youth

    For as long as she can remember, Mimi Johnson has wanted to seek creative ways to keep area children constructively busy.

    At Tuesday’s Rotary meeting, Johnson explained the WEee^SOAR (WE Support Outreach through Arts and Recreation) group and its aim to connect youth with programs–no matter what financial situation families are in.

    Johnson said much attention is now being focused on getting children back to school, armed with the supplies they need to do their work.

    Donations of supplies or cash that will purchase those tools is needed.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office

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

    • Cassandra Lynn Campbell, 24, of Old Town was charged July 16 with Violation of Probation (VOP) petit theft. No bond.

    • Andrew G. Phillips, 30, of Bronson was arrested July 11 and charged with burglary of a residence.

  • Reward offered in gun theft

    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who stole seven rifles, two shotguns and a gun safe valued at $10,300 from a residence at 1350 NW 132 Lane, Chiefland on July 1.

    Witnesses saw a white Ford Explorer in the victim’s driveway during the timeframe. On July 9, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office seized the Explorer after its driver, Donald Bernier, was arrested for shoplifting.

  • Williston Police Department

    Javier F. DeJesus, 23, of Morriston was arrested July 12 on an active warrant after police officers performed a traffic stop and discovered his window tint was too dark.

    Robert Lee Mozell, 45, of NE 41st Street, Williston was arrested July 9 and charged with theft when he allegedly used a company gas card to fuel four vehicles that did not belong to the company. Eight different transactions were caught on surveillance tape at the locations and the cost came to over $3,300.