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Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, June 10

    SHARE-Dunnellon

    Help yourself and your community. SHARE, acronym for Self-Help-And-Resource-Exchange, is a private, not for profit organization that strengthens and builds communities through volunteer service and offers participants great savings on food. No income requirements; just you, your family, and your desire to make a difference.

    SHARE Registration/Sign-Up at Peace Lutheran Church, is Thursday, June 10, and Saturday, June 12, from 9 AM to 11 AM. Distribution/Pick-Up Day is Saturday, June 26, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Sheriff's Report

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

    • Guy A, Eads, 40, of Chiefland. Arrested June 5. Battery. Released on own recognizance.

    • Vincent L. Ever, 34, of Yankeetown. Arrested June 5. Domestic battery. Released on own recognizance.

    • Theresa Wilson, 60, of Bronson. Arrested June 4. Possession on marijuana, less than 20 grams and sale of cannabis. Released on own recognizance.

    • David Darrell Ables, 30, of Cross City. Arrested June 4. Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR) knowingly.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    •Tina Louise Butler, 42, of Williston. Arrested June 2. Violation of Probation forgery.

    • Ronnie Levene Walker Jr., 26, of Lake City. Arrested May 29. Possession of crack cocaine.

    • Kathryn Jane Shroka, 23, of Morriston. Arrested May 29. Possession of paraphernalia.

    • Dana Kaye Ward, 41, of Micanopy. Arrested May 29. DUI, paraphernalia, refusing to sign a citation and possession of drugs.

  • Vets will get parade

    The details are to still be worked out but Levy County veterans will get their overdue parade.

    The Board of County Commissioners, which normally gives its blessings to an annual Veterans Day parade in Bronson, was not asked to approve one in 2009, something which disappointed some folks.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas is working to rectify that by uniting the county's veterans service organizations and the commission behind a countywide annual Veterans Day celebration.

  • Miss Florida encourages Williston girls to reach high for scholarships

    She hadn’t participated in any type pageant until she was 20 years old, but when she heard the prizes included scholarships for college, Rachael Todd jumped feet first onto the runway.

    Two and a half years later, not only does she have scholarship money, she is the reigning Miss Florida.

    Saturday, Todd, 22, visited the Williston School of Dance to speak to the students about her reign and demonstrate the talent she exhibited in the Miss America pageant in February of this year.

  • Bell announces candidacy for District 4

    Ryan Bell of Chiefland has announced his candidacy for the District 4 seat held by incumbent Lilly Rooks of Rosewood on the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

    Bell, a fifth generation Levy County resident, is the second candidate in the Republican Party primary being held Aug. 24. He will face off against Noel K. Desmond.

  • Next school year could be financial train wreck

    The School Board of Levy County is one of 13 school districts in Florida that may not receive federal funds that could be used to assist in reforming education and turning around struggling area schools.

    The Levy County Education Association refused to sign a memorandum of understanding that stated the district’s willingness to participate in the Race to the Top program. If Florida is granted the $700 million it is applying for, Levy County could lose out on $1.145 million over four years.

    The deadline to sign the memorandum was Tuesday, May 25.

  • New Church of God benefits entire community

    To the editor:

    On Sunday afternoon, May 23, the dedication service for the new Church of God in Williston, was, without doubt, one of the outstanding events to be held in our area this year. I am sorry if you missed it.

    With the Lord’s help, the Rev. Wesley Smith and his church have done an unbelievable job for which our entire community can be very proud.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, June 5

    Chiefland Watermelon Festival

    It is time to sign-up for the Chiefland Watermelon Festival pageants. Download an application at www.chieflandwomansclub.org

    Catergories and criteria are:

    Little King and Queen:  Ages 3-5 as of June 5, 2010

    Little Princess:  Age:  6-10-you must have completed 1st grade 

    Princess:  Age:  11-15-you must have completed the 6th grade 

    Queen:  Age 16-22

    Chiefland FOL

  • Sheriff's Report

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

    • Thomas Charles Morris, 27, Bronson. Arrested May 26–resisting without violence.

    • Justin P. Lentini, 45, Yankeetown. Arrested May 29–DUI, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, disorderly intoxication, reckless driving, leaving scene of an accident with injury, simple battery and attempted murder. Bond was $210,000.