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Today's News

  • Men charged with moving out neighbor’s furniture

    When Chiefland residents returned to their home at NW 147 Place recently, they saw men removing furniture from their home-and they knew they were not moving to a new location.

    The victims called 911 but the suspects fled before the deputy arrived. Following an investigation, Detective Mike Bell arrested Bruce Romanok, 56, and Michael Romanok, 28, both who had addresses close to the victim’s, and Joel Anderson, 32, of Old Town.

    The men were charged with burglary and grand theft.

     

  • Chiefland man charged with aggravated battery after bar fight

    Leroy Dexter is the kind of brother who will stand up for his younger sibling in a fight.

    Unfortunately, Dexter stood up for his brother in an argument that turned violent at Psychoz bar at 909 South Main St., Chiefland and he is charged with stabbing a man, according to Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas.

    Dexter is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and his bail is $50,000.

  • Ready or not, it’s Fall Classic time

    Red Devil fans, the wait is finally over. Friday night Aug. 28, the Red Devils will travel to Bradford to play their long awaited Fall Classic game.

    The coaching staff is anxious to check out their players in game action, and the players likewise can’t wait to hit an opponent other than their own team members.

    The Red Devils will be running a new offense and trying to stop Bradford with a new defensive set.

    With a new head coach and several new assistant coaches, it is time for the fans to see this season’s Red Devils in action.

  • Open house set at JBE

    Joyce Bullock Elementary will host an open house Monday, Aug. 31.

    Times will be as follows: kindergarten parents, please report to your child’s classroom at 5:30; 1st grade parents please report to your students classroom at 6:15, and 2nd grade parents to classrooms at 7.

  • New chamber directory is here

    All the information you need about Williston is now at your fingertips.

    The new 2009-2010 Williston Area Chamber of Commerce member directory is now available around town and at the chamber office.

    In addition to the ads that support its publication, the directory also includes brief articles about the different facets that make up Williston, including recreation, history, lifestyle, business, health care, religion and education.

    The center spread is a pull-out map of the city with a key that directs you to the street you are looking for.

  • Head Start open house is Aug. 21

    Childhood Development Services, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start will hold Open House Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at All Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms

    Staff will be there to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Come and meet your child’s teachers.

  • Levy Fair Association has permanent home

    The Levy County Fair Association has a new permanent home, Jim Smith told Williston Chamber of Commerce members last Thursday.

    Smith, the executive director of the fair association, announced that on Aug. 2, the group will be headquartered at 40 NW 1st St., Williston, directly across from the post office. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., he said.

    The Levy County Fair will be held April 8-11, 2010, Smith said.

  • High school open house is Aug. 20

    Williston High School will hold its open house on Thursday, Aug. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Student schedules will be distributed at this time, along with a general supply list for all classes. Additional supply lists will be provided to students by teachers in each course during the first week of school.

    To register your child for classes, please see Ms. Tindale at WHS to pick up an enrollment package as soon as possible. The school is currently open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you may call at 528-3542.

  • Board, union clash over pay for experienced teachers

    Levy County Education Association President Cindy Roach says a recent change to school board policy, designed to save the district money, could end up costing more than it saves.

    In Tuesday’s meeting of the Levy County School Board, the board held a public hearing on three proposed changes to board policy. The first, pertaining to a plan to return to weighted GPAs in order to more fairly determine valedictorians and salutatorians, passed with minimal comment.

  • Tax notices hit the mailbox next week

    The U.S. Postal Service will begin delivering TRIM — Truth in Millage — notices to Levy County property owners next week.

        And the news in those 48,776 notices might not be what some folks expect, Oz Barker, Levy County Property Appraiser said.

        But before picking up the telephone or heading to Barker's office in a lather, he would like you to sit down with the tax bill, read a letter he has written explaining the property tax notice and any changes.