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Today's News

  • Stolen Mustang leads police on two-county chase

    This past Monday, Williston Police officers responded to a new building under construction to a report of an auto theft.

    Upon the officers' arrival it was learned that a 2007 Ford Mustang Cobra had been stolen and the thief struck another car as he left the parking lot fleeing west on Noble Avenue.

    A short time later, a Levy County deputy observed the stolen car strike two more vehicles in Bronson. When the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the stolen car attempted to elude the deputy and drove east on US-27 toward Williston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 10, Nicole Lynn Aron, 31, Williston, DUI. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 9, Wilbur Dwight Bilyou, 35, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $470.

    • Jan. 14, Ethan Joseph Caswell, 26, Morriston, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • Jan. 11, Jeffrey Glenn Catren, 63, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $7,500.

  • Happenings

    January

    CEE Meeting

    Effective communication with our new representatives to Congress and the state legislature will be the first topic of discussion when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • It's time

    Just in case you have not heard, this is my final column as editor of the Chiefland Citizen and Cedar Key Beacon. I gave my notice in mid-November and have been telling people the good news since.

    I am out the door on Friday, Jan. 27. At 64 I am taking the opportunity to enjoy some of the things my present occupation does not allow. That would include:

    being home for and cooking dinner in the evening, going out of town without having to time it for when there are no assignments, and polishing my skills at herding cats.

    This is a short list.

  • It's time

    Just in case you have not heard, this is my final column as editor of the Chiefland Citizen and Cedar Key Beacon. I gave my notice in mid-November and have been telling people the good news since.

    I am out the door on Friday, Jan. 27. At 64 I am taking the opportunity to enjoy some of the things my present occupation does not allow. That would include:

    being home for and cooking dinner in the evening, going out of town without having to time it for when there are no assignments, and polishing my skills at herding cats.

    This is a short list.

  • Teams go 2-1 with district losses

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Both Williston Middle High Varsity teams (boys and girls) had overall successful last weeks, but both couldn’t secure the most important win that they needed to tie for first place in the district. The teams went 2-1, with the boys losing to Hawthorne, and the girls suffering a defeat at the hands of Newberry.

  • Marijuana moratorium heads to public hearing

    A nine-month moratorium in Levy County on the opening of any medical marijuana dispensaries passed its first public hearing without comment on Tuesday and will have a second public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse.

  • Biker dies in Bronson accident

    A motorcyclist from Archer died shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in a collision with a van on U.S. Highway 27A in front of Weeks Marathon station in Bronson, according to a Florida Highway Patrol Report.

    Michael Blanton, 41, the biker, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver in the accident, Donna Cohoon, 60, of Bronson, sustained minor injury.

  • City tells residents noise problem is not its problem

    Dwayne Williams has appeared before the Williston City Council a half dozen times over the last few months asking for resolution to what he and his neighbors perceive as a noise problem near the drying sheds of Williston Peanuts in the east end of the city.

    Williams and many of his neighbors have alleged that during peanut season, the business creates so much noise that they cannot enjoy their lives – from socializing to sleeping.

    Last week, Williams made another appearance before the council, asking once again what the city planned to do.

  • Chapter 48 Revision