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Today's News

  • Cooking with Caro

    My mother was an excellent cook, as was her mother before her, and probably her mother before her. It’s what women did back then–they took care of home and hearth and in the days before restaurants were tres chic, they cooked big, nourishing meals to feed big families.

  • It's disposal time

    By the time you read this, I’ll be on a plane bound for Ohio to visit family I haven’t seen in more than a decade. It’s a trip long overdue, but in preparation for it this past weekend, I finally came to the realization there’s something else long overdue in my life–cleaning house....really cleaning house.
    I was looking for some old family photographs to take with me, and in addition to more than 10,000 prints (thank God for digital photography), I found a sundry of papers, receipts and things that once upon a time I thought I might need in the distant future.

  • Courts hand down May, June sentences

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts during May and June:

    Kimberly Carol Allen, larceny by theft between $300 and $5,000, 1 year 7 days with credit for 40 days served. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.

    Deana M. Anderson, VOP on forgery by altering public record, passing a forged instrument and larceny by theft between $300 and $5,000, probation revoked, 15 months with credit for 211 days on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund and violation costs.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    July 31, Martin Olivas Acosta, 47, Morriston, two counts FTA. Bond $1,250.

    July 28, Thomas Barr, 36, Chiefland, DWLS. Bond $1,000.

    July 26, Jerald Samuels Billups, 35, Inglis, structure or conveyance. Bond $1,000.

    July 26, John Thomas Brooks, 29, Williston, over $200. Bond $500.

  • Only one attends assessment hearing

    The Levy County Commission expressed shock that it drew only one taxpayer to a public hearing on special assessments on Tuesday evening in the commission meeting room.

    It was a sharp change from two years ago when the hearing was held in the larger Courtroom A at the County Courthouse to accommodate the people objecting to increases in special assessments and any increase in property taxes.

  • School board approves lower budget, millage

    By MIKE CAPSHAW

    Sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Near the end of a meeting in which the School Board of Levy County approved, among other things, a tentative millage and budget for 2011-12, board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson offered up a cost-savings idea.

    Asbell didn’t prepare any notes to introduce his idea before Tuesday night, all he did was hold up the more than 100 sheets of paper he had been handed during the two-plus hour meeting. It was timely considering lack of funding was discussed several times.

  • Clip & Save

    Ask anyone in Williston who the reigning Queen of Coupon royalty is and without hesitattion the name Jennifer Goode Jones comes up.

    Jones, a Realtor, traffic school owner, wife and mother of two, began looking two years ago at ways to save money.

    After a lot of reading and research, she set out to put her newfound knowledge to the test by coupon clipping and redemption. 

  • Budget Season

    As early as this Friday, Williston City Council members could learn the beginnings of the city’s financial situtation, as plans for the 2011-2012 budget are picking up speed.

  • Morning accident takes life of former WHS student

    A student who was once in the class of Williston High School 2011 was killed this morning in an accident on SR 121, near Wacahoota.

    Michael Alfred Cuello, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene after a two-car accident around 6:27 a.m.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Cuello’s 2008 Hyundai Elantra was traveling west when it drifted into the eastbound lane, which was occupied by a 2002 Chevrolet pickup, driven by James Scott Arrington, 35, of Williston.

  • Williston teen killed in early morning accident