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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Tourist Council

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet to review grant program applications on Thursday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Agricultural Office Building, 620 N Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    The meeting is open to the public.

    WAG Annual Meeting

    The Williston Animal group (WAG) will hold its annual membership meeting and election of officers and directors on Saturday, June 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the Williston Fire Hall. Changes to the bylaws will be discussed and voted on.

  • Celebrate your independence in Williston Friday

    It’s a three-day weekend that promises to be filled with all things patriotic and some fun and games on the side.

    Start your holiday weekend here in Williston with the “Freedom–Our Heritage and Our Future” parade at 5 p.m. The Honorable Judge Joseph Smith will be the grand marshal for the parade. At least 60 participants have committed to participating in the parade that runs its course east on Noble Avenue.

  • Peanut Festival left out of tourist tax

    The Levy County Tourist Development Tax, paid by guests at hotels, motels, RV parks and other rental places with a six-month limit on occupancy, are dropping and the county Tourism Development Council has been forced to be choosy about where it spends the taxes.

    In its meeting Thursday, June 25 to review grant applications for the November 2009 to October 2010 cycle, the council’s first action was to drop applications from new events that had not complied with paperwork requirements or provided a budget.

  • Levy residents need to take part in county budget process

    Headlines from every corner of the nation and our state are unanimous in their message… the government bank account is running dry and the cupboard is bare. Florida counties and municipalities report that jobs are on the chopping block, others will see wage freezes, services are being cut and in some cases taxes will rise. Levy County is no different. The “Great Recession” may be on our doorstep.

  • Corporatocracy

    You may well be wondering what a corporatocracy is. Officially it is not a word that appears in any popular dictionary. The word itself is a neologism, a recently coined word that is commonly used but hasn't become mainstream. Every day new words enter our language through books, magazines and newspapers. The Internet (that word was once a neologism as well) has quickly become the most popular venue for new thoughts, ideas and words entering the public domain.

  • Those in ag industry deserve pat on the back

    As we enter the dog days of summer, people will be out enduring our famous heat and our abundant resources available to them; North Central Florida is a great place to be. Whether you’re on a farm handpicking blueberries for pies, cooking steaks on the grill or enjoying watermelon on the river with family and friends, this area provides us with so many great homegrown options to fill our summer time. During these times the agriculture industry can easily be taken for granted by those not directly involved in it.

  • Trip to the pawn shop lands Chiefland man in jail

    A Chiefland man was arrested June 23 after he allegedly pawned jewelry that belonged to his girlfriend’s aunt.

    Roy Companellia Nichols, Jr., 18, was charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft. Bond was $10,000.

    Also arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office were:

    • Willie Terrell Crowley, 33, of Bronson was charged June 25 with battery and affray after allegedly fighting in the street. The victim had a head laceration but denied medical treatment. Bond was $3,000.

  • Bank robbery lookout gets probation

    Shameeka Lafeye Gorden, who was charged with being the lookout in the Dec. 12 robbery of the Bronson branch of the Capital City bank has been sentenced to 5 years probation.

    Gorden, 26, of Gainesville, was charged with robbery without the use of a gun or deadly weapon. Also charged in connection with the robbery is John Patterson, 43, Pine Street, Bronson and his daughter, Shakima Samara Patterson, 23. Gorden is John Patterson’s neice.

  • Dave Coln runs the big one

    Maybe it wasn’t a lifelong dream, but it sure felt like it. Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer photographer Dave Colón recently completed his first marathon, the big race that all runners dream of. It was the culmination of 10 years of learning and running, and, he hopes, the beginning of a long and wonderful adventure.

  • Undefeated pugilist makes Williston stop

    Tavoris Cloud, a 27-year-old boxer who hails from Quincy, just outside Tallahassee, is scheduled to fight the number two contender and former World Champion Clinton Woods, in late August or early September.

    Saturday night, Cloud was in town when Bobby Brown, owner of King Munchie’s Pizza in Williston, hosted a casual evening cookout for his friends in the professional fight game.