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  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports July 14, 2011

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

    July 9, Nicholas Lee Bailey, 21, Bronson, schedule 1, II or III drugs. Bond $15,000.

    July 6, Melissa Ann Bell, 29, Springhill, possession of cocaine, DWLS, false ID five to LEO, abuse without great harm. Bond $36,000.

    July 8, Linda Mae Collins, 50, Chiefland. Bond $1,000.

    July 6, Dwayne Wesley Deedrick, 50, Bronson, second offense,  deadly weapon without intent to kill, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $110,000.

  • The ride home

    By Mike Capshaw

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Under a canopy of gray skies Saturday morning, a group of bikers left Williston for Kentucky with the ashes of veteran John Waddy Jr.

    The Patriot Guard Riders were taking Waddy's remains to his family some 600-plus miles away in London, Ky. A dozen bikes headed north to meet another group at the "Flying J at the second exit in Georgia" off Interstate 75. Only one bike, ridden by drive captains Sue Sakers and Mike Engles, will make the entire trek from Florida to Kentucky.

  • Police chief shortlist narrowed to four

    The city of Williston inched its way closer to finding a permanent police chief during a committee meeting last week.

     Clay Connolly, John Donadio, Dennis J. Strow and Thomas R. Wilder made the final cut from the 11 men who applied for the job. They will be interviewed beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 in the City Council Chambers.

    One of these men will become Williston’s next police chief, following on the heels of Dan Davis who retired in February. Capt. Clay Connolly is currently serving in the position as the interim chief.

  • County will start fiscal year $1.4 million shy

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    Levy County Commissioners, for the first time, openly discussed the ideas of worker furloughs and cuts — such as a nine-hour, four-day work week.

    Faced with a 7.3 percent drop in property tax values and tax revenues, plus a general fund budget that has been cut just about as far as possible the commission sent the message that it is looking at cutting back hours, service hours or laying off county workers. 

  • Rawls signs with Santa Fe Saints

    If you followed Lady Red Devil Softball the last four years you knew it was going to happen. It was just a matter of when and where, shortstop and lead off batter Crissy Rawls would sign to play softball.
    Last week Rawls became the third Lady Red Devil to sign a college scholarship to continue her softball skills as she signed with the Santa Fe Saints.
    Rawls plans to major in Sports Medicine.

  • Courts hand down sentences

    Levy County courts handed down the following dispositions in March:
    Tonya Boyatt, fraud and grand theft, 24 months with credit for 46 days served on each; VOP on dealing in stolen property, probation revoked, 24 months with credit for 104 days served, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and $926.65 restitution.
    Alvin Curtis Brooks, VOP on three counts of sex offense against a child, reinstate probation, 180 days with credit for 53 days served, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund and VOP costs.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports July 7

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • June 30, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, cause bodily harm, obstruction w/o violence, battery, possession. Bond $30,000.
    • June 30, Carl Appling, 45, Williston, DWLSR.
    • June 28, Mandy Raye Ashley, 31, Williston, unoccupied structure, petit theft-12 counts, altering public record-11 counts, altered instrument-13 counts, uttering false instrument, misrepresenting self-11 counts. Bond $380,000.
    • June 30, Jessica Danielle Barlow, 22, Gainesville, DWLSR.

  • Grant paid for administrators’ iPads

    By Mike Capshaw

  • Thanks to caring people

    To the editor:
        On June 10 I had visitors from out of town.  It had been a busy day and we went to Willard’s for dinner.  While there, my friend became ill.  The staff at Willard’s was wonderful, giving us orange juice, cold towels, whatever we needed while the EMTs were on the way from Bronson.

  • Economic development council loses director

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council asked for the resignation of its fifth director since its incorporation in 2000 during a contentious, and sometimes angry, meeting June 28.
    Pat O’Neal, who was hired one year ago, was told to submit his resignation by July 1 in a 6-0-1 with its newest member abstaining. O’Neal was given 24 hours to respond to the demand that he resign.