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Today's News

  • Two RV parks coming to Chiefland

    Chiefland is going to get about 900 spaces for RVs if two planned resorts come to fruition.

    The Chiefland City Commission, which approved plans for a 450-space RV resort last spring, gave its approval Monday to a second proposed RV resort headed by developer Hal Lyons. Sitting as the City Planning Board the commission took two actions — one changing the city’s land use plan and another to change the land use for the new resort site and rezone it from R-1, single family residences, to R-2 multi-family homes.

  • Levy wish list is a long one

    One thing was certain at last week’s Levy County Legislative Delegation hearing: The county and its municipalities have a lot of needs.

    For state Rep. Charlie Stone of Ocala, R-District 22, and Sen. Rob Bradley of Green Cove, R-District 5, it may be a busy legislative session trying to pack in every earnest request for their help.

  • Police officers to get raises

    Saying he doesn't have a pool of qualified applicants to choose from for police officers, Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow appealed to the city council Tuesday night to grant raises for existing officers and increase starting pay for new hires.

    Strow said starting pay in Williston for officers is $30,000 annually and because trained officers can make more in other areas, he is out of the competitive field to attract applicants.

    The chief said he had surveyed 15 different areas and Williston came in 14th in the salary department.

  • Stolen Mustang leads police on two-county chase

    This past Monday, Williston Police officers responded to a new building under construction to a report of an auto theft.

    Upon the officers' arrival it was learned that a 2007 Ford Mustang Cobra had been stolen and the thief struck another car as he left the parking lot fleeing west on Noble Avenue.

    A short time later, a Levy County deputy observed the stolen car strike two more vehicles in Bronson. When the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the stolen car attempted to elude the deputy and drove east on US-27 toward Williston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 10, Nicole Lynn Aron, 31, Williston, DUI. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 9, Wilbur Dwight Bilyou, 35, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $470.

    • Jan. 14, Ethan Joseph Caswell, 26, Morriston, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • Jan. 11, Jeffrey Glenn Catren, 63, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $7,500.

  • Happenings

    January

    CEE Meeting

    Effective communication with our new representatives to Congress and the state legislature will be the first topic of discussion when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • It's time

    Just in case you have not heard, this is my final column as editor of the Chiefland Citizen and Cedar Key Beacon. I gave my notice in mid-November and have been telling people the good news since.

    I am out the door on Friday, Jan. 27. At 64 I am taking the opportunity to enjoy some of the things my present occupation does not allow. That would include:

    being home for and cooking dinner in the evening, going out of town without having to time it for when there are no assignments, and polishing my skills at herding cats.

    This is a short list.

  • It's time

    Just in case you have not heard, this is my final column as editor of the Chiefland Citizen and Cedar Key Beacon. I gave my notice in mid-November and have been telling people the good news since.

    I am out the door on Friday, Jan. 27. At 64 I am taking the opportunity to enjoy some of the things my present occupation does not allow. That would include:

    being home for and cooking dinner in the evening, going out of town without having to time it for when there are no assignments, and polishing my skills at herding cats.

    This is a short list.

  • Teams go 2-1 with district losses

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Both Williston Middle High Varsity teams (boys and girls) had overall successful last weeks, but both couldn’t secure the most important win that they needed to tie for first place in the district. The teams went 2-1, with the boys losing to Hawthorne, and the girls suffering a defeat at the hands of Newberry.

  • Marijuana moratorium heads to public hearing

    A nine-month moratorium in Levy County on the opening of any medical marijuana dispensaries passed its first public hearing without comment on Tuesday and will have a second public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse.