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Today's News

  • Bronson property values down

     By Lou Elliott Jones

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    Property values in the city of Bronson are down, but just by a smidgen, according to an estimate by Levy County Appraiser Oz Barker.

  • Bronson adopts new rules for comment

     

    Folks wishing to address the Bronson Town Council have a new set of rules to go by with the adoption of an amended comment policy on Monday night, the council's first revision of its ordinance since 2006.

  • Waiting for Social Security may mean more money

     

    By Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo

    The Daily Yonder

    Levy County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.

  • WYAA has new officers; looks toward gridiron

    By KEITH CHARTRAND

    Contributing Writer

    WILLISTON – It was the first men’s softball game of the season and Williston Youth Athletic Association board member and football coordinator Bobby Crooms is doing what he does best: multitasking.

    He is answering questions from parents inquiring about the WYAA June youth football camp sign ups.

    He is turning the lights on for the softball field.

    He is manning the concession stand deep fryer and grill serving up French fries, hot dogs and hamburgers.

  • Little Women opens June 14

    Williston Community Theater will present Little Women, a play in two acts adapted from the Louisa May Alcott book, Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium. 

     Starring Katie Taylor in the lead role of Jo March, this period piece takes place during the Civil War. Taylor co-stars with her real life sister, Lauren Taylor, as Amy March, the youngest of the March girls. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door on show days.

    Subsequent performances are June 15, June 21 and June 22.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • May 30, Chastity Nicole Baxman, 33, Otter Creek, out of county warrant.

    • May 31, Bruce Vincent Cherbonneau, 53, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

    ª May 31, Lori Lee Cherbonneau, 48, Williston, violation of condition of release. Bond $2,500.

    • June 1, Covarrubias Gonzalez, 52, Immokalee, battery. Bond $10,000.

    • May 30, Billie Jo Grant, 32, Fanning Springs, robbery. Bond $75,000.

  • Humility before honor

    It’s been 14 weeks since I learned that I had B-cell lymphoma.

    That seems like a short time–only three and a half months–but in some ways it seemed like an eternity.

    In the beginning it was a seemingly endless parade of doctors and tests. Just when I thought I was finished, I received another referral; another test; another opinion.

    Driving to Gainesville two or three times a week–and later every day–gave me a lot of time for contemplation and self discovery.

  • Williston Library now open Fridays

    Beginning June 6, the Williston Public Library will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in order to better serve patrons. At the Levy County Public Library System’s request, Commissioner Ryan Bell, who also is the library liaison, was able to assist in identifying funding for the new hours.

  • Theme set for July 3 Parade

      The city of Williston is gearing up for the July 3 parade–the prelude to the extravaganza at Horseman's Park.

    This year's theme is "Celebrating Old Glory." Fireworks will follow at the Horseman's Park. The entertainment will be The Shane Wooten Band and several other local talents.

    Anyone wanting to be in the parade should call Cyndie McQuaig at 352-843-6477. If you need a booth at the Horseman's Park, call Mary Klein at the Chamber at 352-528-5552.  

  • Williston outgrows polling place

    During the 2012 General Election, some Williston voters waited over an hour to cast their vote.The last person in line that night voted at 8:30 p.m.

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones wants to alleviate that problem and Tuesday night asked the Williston City Council if she could use the council meeting room to admit and register voters before sending them to the community center where they will receive ballots and actually vote.

    Jones said if they could check in people in the council room, more voting booths can be set up.