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  • Happenings



    Peanut Butter Drive

    Levy County Farm Bureau will host its annual Peanut Butter Food Drive March 1-16 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at its offices located at 208 NW Main St., Williston or 312 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

    Peanut butter donations will be presented to the First United Methodist Church Food Bank in Williston, Another Way in Chiefland and Tri-County Outreach in Chiefland.

    CCF Open House

  • Gala raises money for education

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The theme of the 2018 Levy County Schools Foundation STARS Superintendent’s Gala Feb. 17 was, “Planting seeds of knowledge that grow forever.”

    That theme for the Gala, one of two major annual fundraisers for the non-profit, which supplements education funding in the county through scholarships and other means, could just as well have been, “good food, good entertainment and a good cause.”

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    Feb. 7, Leonel Carbajal Aguirre, 24, Ocala, grand theft, fraud/swindling. Bond $20,000.

    • Feb. 5, James Baxley, 29, Citra, two counts VOP.

    • Feb. 9, Theresa Elizabeth Betts, 30, Chiefland, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession of drug equipment, two counts VOP. Bond $24,000.

    • Feb. 10, Noah Keith Bevins, 37, Inglis, FTA, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession of drug equipment. Bond $6,000.

    • Feb. 5, Donna Renee Boyd, 35, Williston, out of county warrant.

  • Happenings


    Movie in the Park

    The city of Williston will hold its monthly Movie in the Park Friday, Feb. 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    There is no charge and hot dogs, popcorn and drinks are provided free. Bring a chair or blanket and join in the community fun.

    This month's movie is a classic Disney film featuring a romance between dogs who share spaghetti.

    Lighthouses in Florida

    Brendan Bourke will present a lecture titled Lighthouses in Florida Thursday, Feb. 15.

  • Welcome to the Chamber

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce welcomed Al's TV Antenna and Satellite to its membership last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location on NE 6 Ave., Williston. Attending, from left, Bob Walker, Crystal Curl, Michael Langston, Chad Thompson, Kim McLane and Marc Pompeo from the Chamber; Carol McKay, Andy Arevalo, Alec Arevalo and Peter Moreno from Al's; Joel Maxson of Harriett Downs Real Estate. Little Miss Williston Raelynn Frazier is in front. 

  • Spay, neuter program enjoys successful launch

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County Animal Services is introducing a free trap-neuter-release program in an effort to rein in the county’s feral cat problem.

    The program had its first run Jan. 25, and it was more successful than Darlene Esler, DVM, LCAS staff veterinarian, could have imagined.

  • Qualifying begins Monday

    Voters in the city of Williston will head to the polls April 10 to choose a councilman for "Group A", recently vacated by Kori Lamb, who moved outside the city limits.

    The winning candidate will fill Lamb's unexpired term that ends April 8, 2019.

    Qualifying for the position begins Monday, Feb. 19 at noon and ends Friday, Feb. 23, also at noon.

    Applications and fees ($29) may be submitted to City Clerk Fran Taylor at the temporary city hall, located in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.

  • Exceeding Expectations

    By Paul Jones

    Contributing Writer

    When you or I hold an expectation for something it tends to fall in one of three basic categories. An expectation can go unfulfilled, it can be met, or an expectation can be exceeded.

    Upon walking into Country Boy Cutz for the first time, it could certainly be said that the environment there well exceeded my expectations.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 3, Krystle Irene Barkley, 33, Spring Hill, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $2,500.

    • Jan. 31, Robert Eugene Beck, 27, Williston, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, VOP. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 29, James Braxton Boyd, 27, Chiefland, battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Happenings


    AARP Meeting

    AARP Chapter #912 will celebrate Mardi Gras at its meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Wearing Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) beads and mask is optional.

    Coffee and socializing is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Diner, 16840 SE US Highway 19.