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Today's News

  • Crash at airport kills all four on board

     

    A Georgia family of four was killed this weekend when their 1948 Cessna 170 crashed after take off at the Williston Municipal Airport.

    Clay Connolly, Williston Deputy Chief of Police, said the police and fire departments were notified about the crash around 1:12 p.m. Easter Sunday.

    It was only after the investigation began that law enforcement personnel began piecing the facts together and determined that the aircraft crashed some time after 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 6, Jason Eric Adams, 22, Inglis, leaving scene of crash, fleeing/eluding, DWLSR, obstruction W/OV, FTA, VOP. Bond $30,000.

    • April 7, Jennifer Amanda Apone, 34, Trenton, VOP.

    • April 4, Devin Lamor Bennett, 28, Ocala, fleeing/eluding. Bond $100,000.

    • April 3, Adam Wesley Bryant, 34, Jacksonville, failure to report email address Internet identifiers, failure to report vacating permanent residence. Bond $150,000.

  • Councilmen sworn in
  • Happenings

    April

    WWII Vets

    WW II Vets and Proud of it will meet Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Beef O Brady’s, located north of Chiefland at 7050 NE 140th St. off Hwy 19.

    For more information, call Virginia at 528-2310.

    Library Rock Painting

    The Levy County Public Libraries will host rock painting at all its libraries in April. Open to all ages, the event will begin at 6 p.m. and all materials are provided.

    Bring your family and join in the fun at the Bronson Library on April 17 or the Williston Library April 19.

  • Rotary Easter Egg Hunt Saturday John Henry Park
  • Proposed gas tax increase not final

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    When the Board of County Commissioners expressed support at their meeting on March 21 for a five-cent per gallon increase on non-diesel fuel, it did not finalize a tax increase.

    Rather, the move, which simply required a signal of support by a consensus of commissioners, put in motion a “fact-finding” process aimed at leading to a final ordinance.

    The action didn’t require a motion or official vote.

  • Veterans Memorial inching toward goal

    A few sizable donations and an influx of people honoring veterans with paver purchases have pushed the fund to erect a Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park closer to its goal.

    "There's been a lot of exposure lately," Ken Schwiebert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) told his board Monday night.

  • Custodian charged with video voyeurism

    By DAVID DAVIS

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.

  • CRA rejects Block 12 bids

    Without hesitation, Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) voted unanimously Monday night to reject all bids that were submitted for creating a paved parking lot in Block 12 – the area behind Main Street businesses.

    "I am still troubled we're talking about committing half of a million dollars to the project," City Manager Scott Lippmann told CRA members.

    At a meeting earlier this year, the CRA learned if the project went through as planned, it would drain the CRA's coffers until the next fiscal year.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 29, Carinna Michele Estevez, 20, Miami, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. ROR.

    • March 31, Jesse Dale Everidge, 34, Chiefland, assault with deadly weapon w/o intent to kill. Bond $20,000.

    • March 29, Timothy Fields, 32, Bronson, failure to report email address Internet identifiers, VOP. Bond $75,000.

    • March 27, Lauren Ashley Frazee, 27, Archer, VOP.