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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rodeo

    It will be happy trails for six area equestrians as they gallop to Shawnee, Okla. next week for the International Youth Finals Rodeo.
    Kaley Wilder, Chelsi Arrington, Ashton Geiger, Shelby Mills, Mark Arrington and Harden Grant, members of the GA-FL Youth Rodeo Association (GFYRA), are training almost daily to prepare for the rides of the lives.
    The GFYRA began in September 2005 to provide rodeo competition on a professional level to cowboys and cowgirls ages 14-19. Contestants can win money, awards and the chance to compete in Shawnee.

  • Council votes to dicker with Miller for manager

    It all came down to money, broken words and gut feelings.
    In a 4-1 vote, Williston City Council agreed Tuesday night to begin contract negotiations with Patrick Miller to fill the city manager position.
    Council will begin bargaining with Miller, of Palm Coast, next week. Members agreed to offer him $70,000 annually with standard city benefits, including vacation and sick time. President Marc Nussel said council would require Miller move to Williston.

  • And then there were three

    After more than seven hours of interviews, Williston City Council agreed in less than 20 minutes on the three people they think best suited to oversee the day-to-day operations of the city.
    Oel Wingo, Patrick Miller and John McCue were culled from a pack of 34 applicants to fill the city manager job vacated by Marcus Collins in April.
    Wingo has been acting as the interim manager for more than a month. She was the last of seven applicants interviewed by the council during two rounds of one-hour interviews.