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Today's News

  • Duncan McCallum dies at 68

    Duncan McCollum, who sat on the Levy County Planning and Zoning Board for more than 10 years, died Sunday after a bout with cancer.

    McCallum, 68, was a community-minded individual who worked diligently to enhance the place where he lived.

    In addition to his work with the Planning and Zoning Board, he was also active with his church, First Presbyterian Church in Williston and the Ornan Lodge.

  • Legislators get long work list

    Citizens and public officials gave the Levy County Legislative Delegation a long list of work it wants accomplished in the session that starts Jan. 10, 2012.

    Martha Lott, chief judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit which include Levy County, told the legislators on Monday afternoon in a hearing at the county courthouse that a drop in funding has almost forced a shut down — twice. 

  • Millage set at 5.9025

    There was no fanfare and no citizen applause or complaint when the Williston City Council voted Tuesday to set the 2011 millage rate at 5.9025 mills to accompany its $13 million budget.

    In less than 20 minutes, the council adopted the resolutions that will enact the millage rate that determines this year’s tax bill.

    This year’s rollback rate is 6.4246 mills, Stephen Bloom from Severn and Trent told council, and that makes the city’s millage rate 8.13 percent less.

  • Williston Trail of Treats is Oct. 31 from 5 - 8 p.m.
  • County property tax is 7.8114 mills

    There was a little horse trading at the Levy County Commission on Monday as the board tried to feel each other out to set the property tax millage for the coming year.
    The commissioners also warned that they have cut the “fluff” from the county budget and a property tax increase is looming in the future.

  • Lady Red Devils win Bell tourney

    The Lady Red Devil Volleyball team took a convincing championship win over the weekend at the Bell Invitational Tournament.
    The Lady Devils knocked off the Bell Bulldogs on Friday evening and took care of Hamilton County and Columbia County on Saturday to move into the championship game against a very good Chiefland Team.
    The Lady Devils took the match downing the Lady Indians for the first place championship trophy.
    On Sept. 19, the Lady Devils returned to district action as they hosted the Santa Fe Lady Raiders.

  • Lady Eagles rally to stay perfect

    By MIKE CAPSHAW
    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Bronson rallied from two sets down to beat Bell 3-2 in varsity volleyball action on Thursday.
    The Lady Eagles were led by Melissa Nutt. She took over as server with her team trailing 14-12 in the third match and reeled off 13 consecutive points to send her team into celebration mode. Nutt then served to start the fourth match, and had Bronson up 11-1 before she was done. Bronson won the fourth and then the tiebreaker, 15-8, to stay unbeaten at 4-0 on the season.

  • Red Devil JV explodes again

     After putting up 30 points in their win over the Dixie County Bears, and 50 points the following week against the Wildwood Wildcats, the Williston Red Devil JV Football team added another 54-point performance against the Chiefland Indian JV.
    The Red Devils scored at will against a Chiefland team that failed to tackle and lacked the speed to compete with the young and talented Red Devils.
    Red Devil Coach Toby Feathers played every player on the sideline for the Red Devils the entire second half with his starters seeing little second half action..

  • Warrior second half comeback stuns Red Devils

    The Nassau West Warriors from Callahan, near Jacksonville, made the two and one half hour drive  paying a visit to Booster Stadium on Friday night Sept. 16.
    The Warriors, under Head Coach George Nelson, brought a 1-1 early season record to take on the 1-1 Red Devils. The Warriors have been led this season by a strong running game from their mostly senior squad.
    The Red Devil fans were treated to a tremendous first half performance by the Red Devils as they took an 18-0 lead shutting the Warriors running game down on several key series.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    Sept. 12, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 36, Bronson, VOP.
    Sept. 16, Jessica Danielle Barlow, 23, Gainesville, FTA.
    Sept. 16, Walter Alexander Burns, 40, Chiefland, trespassing. Bond $2,500.
    Sept. 13, Everett Troy Crawford, 46, Chiefland, VOP.
    Sept. 12, James Russell Crawford, 22, Old Town, petit theft. Bond $1,000.
    Sept. 12, Libbi Rose Eilola, 27, Inglis, three VOP.