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Today's News

  • Courts hand down sentences

    Levy County courts disposed of the following cases April 16, April 23, April 24, May 7, May 14:

    Vincent Louis Baker, VOP on destroying evidence, dismissed.  

    David Bezanson, possession of paraphernalia, 35 days with credit for 35 days served; possession of controlled substance, 35 days with credit for 35 days served, 24 months drug offender probation; served concurrently. must pay probation cost, civil judgment, jail fund. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 30, Demi Ember Appling, 24, Old Town, DWLS. Bond $15,000.

    • Nov. 1, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 31, Lakeland, FTA. Bond $10,000.

    • Oct. 30, Bobby Leon Baker, 69, Inglis, FTA. ROR.

    • Oct. 27, Charles Anthony Baugh, 66, Bronson, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

    • Oct. 27, William E. Beck, 54, Wellborn, DUI. Bond $10,000.

  • Traylor, Wendlant exchange wedding vows

    Chelsea Allyse Traylor of Williston and Luke Edward Wendlandt of Carrollton, Ga. were joined together in marriage on Sept. 27.

    The bride is the daughter of Greg and Pam Traylor of Williston. The groom is the son of Jerold Wendlandt of Carrollton, Ga. and Darla Cross of Panama City.

    The couple resides in Gainesville.  

  • Man charged with manslaughter in death of Cedar Key woman

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.

    But Helen Bishop's story was not yet finished.

    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County's Sheriff's investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney's Office to write the final chapters.

  • Bronson officials: Email decisions are no big deal

    "Don’t kill the messenger,” wasn’t a saying expressed by some on the Bronson Town Council Monday night regarding a story written weeks ago by an area blogger about what some have called a secret vote.

    “You always come out with something that’s one sided,” Mayor Franklin Schuler said to blogger Jeff Hardison about the story, which centered around emails sent out to council members Sept. 30.

  • Williston veterans memorial kicks off Tuesday

    It's been talked about for a long time and finally Tuesday on Veterans Day, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will launch its public fundraising campaign to erect a war memorial in Heritage Park.

    Dr. Kenneth Schweibert, chairman of the CRA, said last week that some money has already been committed for the memorial, but more money is needed.

    Plans call for the memorial, and its surroundings, to be constructed in the west end of the park close to Noble Avenue.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • Levy stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • Two injured in Hwy. 27 crash

    Emergency personnel got to use their extrication skills when a two vehicle accident on Tuesday, Oct. 21, shortly after 12:30 p.m. at U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 335A trapped the occupants in the vehicles.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 21, Galdino De Jesus Araisa-Madera, 21, Morriston, public order crimes violation non-resident exemption driver’s license. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 21, Christopher Barron, 31, Chiefland, possession of marijuana.

    • Oct. 23, Kyle Bryan Bell, 19, Archer, burglary, grand larceny. Bond $150,000.

    • Oct. 26, Elbert Scott Bullard, 42, Cedar Key, battery.

    • Oct. 24, Robert James Carter, 22, Williston, burglary, grand theft. Bond $105,000.