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Today's News

  • Veterans Memorial inching toward goal

    A few sizable donations and an influx of people honoring veterans with paver purchases have pushed the fund to erect a Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park closer to its goal.

    "There's been a lot of exposure lately," Ken Schwiebert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) told his board Monday night.

  • Custodian charged with video voyeurism

    By DAVID DAVIS

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 29, Carinna Michele Estevez, 20, Miami, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. ROR.

    • March 31, Jesse Dale Everidge, 34, Chiefland, assault with deadly weapon w/o intent to kill. Bond $20,000.

    • March 29, Timothy Fields, 32, Bronson, failure to report email address Internet identifiers, VOP. Bond $75,000.

    • March 27, Lauren Ashley Frazee, 27, Archer, VOP.

  • Happenings

    April

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, April 6 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.

    AARP Yard Sale/Meeting

  • Road improvements coming to north Williston

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday weighed bid requests for the widening and resurfacing of a four-mile stretch of County Road 343 north of Williston.

    The project site spans from C.R. 241 to U.S. Highway 41.

  • Two charged in Williston with growing pot

    Levy County deputies thought they were responding to an active burglary, but when they arrived on the scene at West Country Club Drive in Williston, they discovered a little bit more.

    According to a press release from the sheriff's office, someone called in a suspicious person's call April 2 and deputies were sent to investigate.

  • City Council has evening of information

    Some youth athletes were turned away this season because there just isn't enough space to accommodate the needs at the Williston Youth Athletic Association (WYAA).

    Carrie Murphy, WYAA president, told the Williston City Council Tuesday night that the group is experiencing its biggest season to date.

  • Relay for Life is Saturday

    A year-long fundraising effort aimed at eradicating cancer culminates this Saturday, April 1 with a party to end all parties.

    The annual Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, gets underway at 4 p.m. in a new location – Williston Elementary School.

    From 4 until midnight, the fun is plentiful as teams celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

    Teams will incorporate a Disney theme into their campsites and will offer games, food and fun as the fundraising efforts draw to a close.

  • Teens take three vehicles before spree ends

    The third time was a strike when two teenagers allegedly stole three different vehicles in and around the Williston area.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s office, Kennith Baldinelli, 17, of Melrose and Titan O. Chaney, 15, of Middleburg stole a car to meet a girl in Williston.

    When they arrived in town, they ditched the first car they had stolen from the Melrose area of Alachua County. This vehicle was recovered by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office but no arrests were made because no suspects had yet been identified.

  • Teens arrested in series of thefts

    Three Williston teens were arrested by Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigators last week and charged with several cases during a February crime spree.

    Zachary L. Chism, 14, Daniel Melendez, 16, and Tyler A. Dutka, 16, have been charged with multiple crimes. Investigators Scott Stancil and CJ Perryman identified Dutka as a potential suspect while working on an unrelated investigation. The investigators subsequently identified Chism and Melendez after Dutka was interviewed.