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Today's News

  • County delays legal ad decision

    The Chiefland Citizen and an online blogger must wait another two weeks to find out if the Levy County Commission will be awarding the county’s legal advertising and delinquent tax roll publication. 

    The commissioners decided to table the matter for further study after Interim County Coordinator Wilbur Dean said only two bids were received. The one for the blogger offers to add a page to his website and keep it available all year for $5,000. 

  • Boys struggle, girls thrive in last week's hoops action

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    It was another eventful week for the Williston High basketball teams last week. The girls won both of their games (vs. Hawthorne, at Ft. White), managing to turn in another impressive week of wins. 

    The boys, meanwhile, went 1-2, with their lone win coming at Ft. White, and their losses being at home versus Hawthorne, and at North Marion. 

    The girls played their first game of the week last Dec. 13 at home against Hawthorne. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 12, Brandi Nicole Ables, 33, Waldo, possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription. Bond $20,000.

    • Dec. 14, Wyatt Morgan Arnow, 19, Morriston, VOP.

    • Dec. 18, Aaron Moses Beam IV, 37, Inglis, interference with traffic control device, two counts assault with deadly weapon w/o intent to kill. Bond $11,000.

    • Dec. 17, Lw James Brown, 21, Bronson, FTA. ROR.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 8, Stephen Michael Baker, 25, Inglis, VOP.

    • Dec. 8, Dana Benton, 25, Trenton, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 11, Julius Blake Jr., 54, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $50,000.

    • Dec. 9, Eduardo M. Buennaventura, 26, Williston, no DL, two counts out of county warrants. Bond $1,000.

  • Hoops teams take tough losses

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer 

    Both Williston Varsity teams turned in a mixed bag last week. The boys' team pulled out a 2-1 record for the week, with wins against Newberry and Baldwin, but lost its game against Santa Fe in the Mighty Ike Shootout. 

    The girls unfortunately went 1-2, with a win at Baldwin and a loss against each at Trenton and Newberry. 

  • Bronson applies for large grant

     By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Town of Bronson council unanimously passed a motion last Monday, Dec. 5, to move forward on an application process for a federal grant that could deliver up to $650,000 in funds for revitalizing housing and downtown infrastructure.

  • No pot stores rules for now

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensaries into the county.

    The one item that stirred discussion was a proposal from County Attorney Anne Bast Brown recommending that the county hold off on passing ordinances to govern medical marijuana businesses until the state Department of Health and the Legislature weigh in on the matter.

  • As good as it gets

    I once kept a journal. I wrote in it every day, even if it was only a sentence that summarized the day.

    Then I had two babies under two years old, and the entries became less frequent.

    When those babies started school, I entered the workforce full-time and between home and work, there wasn't much time for writing – other than what I got paid for.

  • If it's December then I'm already done-in

    It's only Dec. 5 and I'm ready to throw in the towel.

    Despite all my good intentions, time is getting away from me and there's no way to recoup what I've lost and no way to get ahead of what needs to be done.

    It all started back in November – Veterans Day to be exact.

  • Meeks remains chairman

    The Levy County Commission voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks of Chiefland, R-District 2.

    At the same time the commissioners also decided on which departments and appointments each wanted.