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Today's News

  • City hits stumbling block with audit

    The city of Williston has less than four months to meet the state’s auditing requirement. It can be done, but it’s going to take a lot of make up work, the city council learned Tuesday night.
    Helen Painter, of the auditing firm Purvis, Gray & Company, which is conducting the city’s financial audit, presented council members with a list of 15 items still not in their possession and needed to complete the audit before Sept. 30.

  • Voluntary burn ban in effect

    Levy County Emergency Management in cooperation with Florida Division of Forestry have decided to institute a VOLUNTARY burn ban for Levy County.

    Here are some of the reasons why this decision was made:

    •Levy County has not received significant long term rainfall in 30 days.

    •The drought index currently is 638 and is expected to rise until we have rainfall. To see the state drought index go to http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/KBDI/index.html
     

  • Make a difference in a child’s life

     Be the difference in a child’s life.  Volunteer as an advocate for neglected or abused children.  The next class starts June 20. To learn more, come to a short information meeting at the Williston Library, June 13 at 6 p.m., at the Guardian office in Chiefland on June 8 at 6 p.m. or at the Bronson Library on June 9  at 6 p.m.
    Call Lynn at 374-3656 ext 2238 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.

  • California, here they come

    Two Red Devil football players will pack their belongings and move across the United States to pursue their educations and play on the gridiron.
    Orvil Stone and Darroll Jest both signed their scholarships to play football for Ventura College in Ventura, Calif. Tuesday in the media center at Williston High School.
    Stone will enter the medical arena, studying in the pediatrics field. Jest will major in business.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, June 4

    Church Yard Sale
    There will be a Community Yard Sale Saturday, June 4 beginning at 7 a.m. at Fountain of Life Church,  623 East Noble Ave., Williston.
    Purchase a space to sell items for only $10 (you must bring your own table).
    There will be food for sale.
     For more information,  contact Tamara Glover at 352-427-9989 or Fountain of Life Church at 352-528-6302.

    American Legion Fish Fry

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    May 24, Marlena Annette Batey, 25, Bronson, grand theft, petit theft. Bond $20,000.
    May 28, Joseph Paul Beauregard, 38, Williston, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.
    May 30, Allison Davis Berry, 38, Chiefland, domestic battery.
    May 25, Katia Russinyol Calleiro, 61, Chiefland, possession of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, theft of utilities, possession of firearm during the commission of a felony. Bond $120,000.

  • Love is ageless

    As I write this, it is Clint Eastwood’s 81st birthday. How can that be? I asked myself when I first read it.
    Surely that cannot be right. Rowdy Yates is an old man? No  . . .
    But then I looked at his birth year and it hit me. Hard.
    The man I adored when I was a child is a year older than my father.
    Is that possible?

  • Love is ageless

    As I write this, it is Clint Eastwood’s 81st birthday. How can that be? I asked myself when I first read it.
    Surely that cannot be right. Rowdy Yates is an old man? No  . . .
    But then I looked at his birth year and it hit me. Hard.
    The man I adored when I was a child is a year older than my father.
    Is that possible?

  • Chiefland Watermelon Festival this Saturday

    Chiefland celebrates its biggest cash crop with the 57th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thousands come from surrounding communities to enjoy a free slice of the fruit, enjoy children’s activities, buy arts and crafts, and view the annual parade.

  • Judge upholds most of award in sex abuse case

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@chieflandcitizen.com
    A 16-year-old boy who claimed in a civil suit that he was molested by his uncle and his grandmother did not prevent it should receive $22.44 million of the $26.4 million in damages awarded by a Levy County jury.
    But the decision may be appealed to the 1st District Court of Appeals, as the final judgment in the cases lists Stuart Markman as an appellate attorney for the grandmother and her insurer, Southern Owners Insurance Co.