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Today's News

  • Dennis Russell named Bronson fire chief

    It's not clear whether the free “Bronson Fire Rescue” hats clinched the deal but shortly after being presented with the head gear the Bronson Town Council voted unanimously to elevate Dennis Russell from interim fire chief to fire chief, making his title permanent.

    Russell, who took over the interim post in March, has essentially managed the department since the departure of former Fire Chief Jeff DeMaggio.

  • Feisty Acres, Williston's no-kill cat rescue, looks to revamp, rebuild

     

    By Carolyn 

    Ten Broeck

    Editor

    Edna Nute never had children of her own, but the former teacher nurtured the students who passed through her classroom.

  • Boys of Summer

     

    BY KEITH CHARTRAND

    Contributing Writer

    In all the years that Max White played baseball there was always one constant: when the game was over he went back to his parents’ Williston home on NE Route 121. 

  • Williston hospital owner makes pitch

     

    The owners of the newly rechristened Williston hospital met with the Levy County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to make a pitch for “the county's most underutilized asset.”

  • Williston pawnbroker arrested

     

    A Williston pawnbroker was charged last week with dealing in stolen property after an investigation into a residential burglary led back to his place of business.

    Daniel Thomas Moll, 54, of Chiefland was arrested last week following a three-week investigation.

  • Waiting for Social Security may mean more money

     

    By Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo

    The Daily Yonder

    Levy County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.

  • Bronson property values down

     By Lou Elliott Jones

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    Property values in the city of Bronson are down, but just by a smidgen, according to an estimate by Levy County Appraiser Oz Barker.

  • Bronson adopts new rules for comment

     

    Folks wishing to address the Bronson Town Council have a new set of rules to go by with the adoption of an amended comment policy on Monday night, the council's first revision of its ordinance since 2006.

  • Funding bill signed for Williston school, CCF campus

    With the swoosh of a pen Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget for 2014-15 into law on Monday and the hopes for Levy County for a better future were realized.

    Included in the document is $4.3 million in planning and construction money for the College of Central Florida's Jack Wilkinson campus that would be located on 35 acres north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19 and $11, 471,700 for construction of a new Williston Middle High School.

  • Williston outgrows polling place

    During the 2012 General Election, some Williston voters waited over an hour to cast their vote.The last person in line that night voted at 8:30 p.m.

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones wants to alleviate that problem and Tuesday night asked the Williston City Council if she could use the council meeting room to admit and register voters before sending them to the community center where they will receive ballots and actually vote.

    Jones said if they could check in people in the council room, more voting booths can be set up.