Today's News

  • Girls lose, boys win

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last week was an eventful one for the Williston Hoops teams. The girls, who were supposed to have two games but cancelled one, went 0-1, while the boys went 2-0. The girls' loss came at Trenton (who on the year is 22-3), while the boys beat both North Marion and Dixie County.

    The boys started off the week at home, on Jan. 25 against North Marion. The game was a nail biter that came down to the last seconds, but the Devils won by a score of 54-50.

  • Happenings



    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.


    Veteran Info Session

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 17, Christian Rex Andrews, 19, Bronson, touch or strike.

    • Jan. 16, Ashley Avid Batten, 29, Bronson, FTA.

    • Jan. 20, Rusty William Byrd, 48, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $10,000.

    • Jan. 17, Kitty Dale Collins, 38, Inglis, two counts VOP.

    • Jan. 19, William Cunningham, 49, Inglis, two counts FTA. Bond $6,000.

    • Jan. 20, Casey Davis, 29, Cross City, three counts FTA.

  • Holes left by the Cat Herder

    Have you ever known someone who, at times, you wanted to put your hands around their neck and shake them until their teeth rattled? BUT, there were times you wanted to hold that same person in a close embrace and not let go?

    That’s been my relationship for over eight years with Chiefland Citizen editor Lou Elliott Jones.

    Now that Lou is hanging up the pica pole and proportion wheel (only something old-time newspaper people will understand), I’ll be able to do a lot more of that embracing.

  • Chapter 48 goes to P&Z

    Williston residents will have another opportunity Tuesday, Jan. 31 to speak on the city's revisions to the Code of Ordinances that regulates beautification.

    The Planning and Zoning Committee will receive the revised chapter and discuss it at 6 p.m. in the city council room.

  • Two RV parks coming to Chiefland

    Chiefland is going to get about 900 spaces for RVs if two planned resorts come to fruition.

    The Chiefland City Commission, which approved plans for a 450-space RV resort last spring, gave its approval Monday to a second proposed RV resort headed by developer Hal Lyons. Sitting as the City Planning Board the commission took two actions — one changing the city’s land use plan and another to change the land use for the new resort site and rezone it from R-1, single family residences, to R-2 multi-family homes.

  • Stolen Mustang leads police on two-county chase

    This past Monday, Williston Police officers responded to a new building under construction to a report of an auto theft.

    Upon the officers' arrival it was learned that a 2007 Ford Mustang Cobra had been stolen and the thief struck another car as he left the parking lot fleeing west on Noble Avenue.

    A short time later, a Levy County deputy observed the stolen car strike two more vehicles in Bronson. When the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the stolen car attempted to elude the deputy and drove east on US-27 toward Williston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 10, Nicole Lynn Aron, 31, Williston, DUI. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 9, Wilbur Dwight Bilyou, 35, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $470.

    • Jan. 14, Ethan Joseph Caswell, 26, Morriston, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • Jan. 11, Jeffrey Glenn Catren, 63, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $7,500.

  • Happenings


    CEE Meeting

    Effective communication with our new representatives to Congress and the state legislature will be the first topic of discussion when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • It's time

    Just in case you have not heard, this is my final column as editor of the Chiefland Citizen and Cedar Key Beacon. I gave my notice in mid-November and have been telling people the good news since.

    I am out the door on Friday, Jan. 27. At 64 I am taking the opportunity to enjoy some of the things my present occupation does not allow. That would include:

    being home for and cooking dinner in the evening, going out of town without having to time it for when there are no assignments, and polishing my skills at herding cats.

    This is a short list.