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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 15, Zachary Armlin, 23, Chiefland, child abuse without great bodily harm.

    • Feb. 14, Felix Carrillo, 33, Archer, VOP, failure to report email address with Internet identifiers. Bond $100,000.

    • Feb. 18, Gerald Renard Coleman, 18, Williston, possession not more than 20 grams. ROR.

    • Feb. 18, Justin Cowart-Darling, 21, Williston, possession of a controlled substance W/O prescription, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $15,000.

  • Happenings

    February

    Concealed Weapon Class

    Covenant Connection Marriage Ministry of Unity Temple International Fellowship in their fundraising efforts will have a Basic Pistol Class through the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Saturday, Feb. 25. The cost of the class is $65.

    Each participant must bring picture ID. You can also bring your gun, ear and eye protection and 25 rounds of ammunition if you have it.

    The class will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Classroom, located at 9150 NE 80th Ave. Bronson, FL 32621.

  • Questions should have been asked two years ago

    As the Williston City Planner and members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) addressed the elephant in the room last week about the property owners' intent concerning backdoor beautification that abuts Block 12, we couldn't help but ask ourselves, "Why now?"

  • Yes, I'm a journalist

    I’ve been seriously writing since I was 10 years old. I knew at 12 it’s what I wanted to do to earn a living.

    By the time I was 17 and poring over college catalogs, I knew I had to major in something besides romance novel writing because no one pays you right out of the chute to write bodice-ripping novels.

    That’s how I came to journalism and it’s where I’ve stayed almost my entire life, except for a brief stint as a property tax appraiser.

  • Williston grad shines bright at UF

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Williston graduate and Florida freshman Austin Langworthy introduced himself to big-time college baseball in style this past weekend.

    The starting left fielder and relief pitcher went 4 for 9 (.444 average) in a three-game sweep of William & Mary in McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. He capped the opening weekend with a 3-for-4 performance on Sunday that included a home run and a ground-rule double. The left-hander also fanned a pair of Tribe batters and allowed three hits in 2 ⅔ innings on the mound.

  • WMHS girls lose squeaker in playoffs

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The WMHS girls varsity team’s season unfortunately came to an end last week. They lost in the first round of the state playoffs to Lafayette.

    The game, played on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the WMHS gym was a defensive grinder all the way through.

    In the closing minutes, junior guard Destiny Haynes (#14) hit a three pointer to give the girls hope. But the team missed some key free throws down the stretch that ultimately cost them the game. The final score was 24-22 in favor of Lafayette.

  • Dunn favors education back at local level

    By David Davis

    ddavis@chieflandcitizen.com

    A crowd of mostly educators applauded on three occasions when congressman Dr. Neal Dunn mentioned Congress’s commitment to doing away with Common Core, returning control of education to the local level and simplifying the tax code.

  • Nitrates contaminating springs' basin

    Five times more nitrates than should be present are destroying the Rainbow Springs Basin and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is taking steps to correct it.

    Tuesday night, the EPD's Mary Paulic told the Williston City Council that the nitrate concentration is too high and algal mats now cover vegetation and the river bottom. Those mats block sunlight and could be detrimental to marine life.

    Agriculture accounts for the largest percentage of nitrogen in the water, she said, but septic tanks also contribute.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 9, Kenneth A. Ash, 48, Bronson, DWLS – habitual. Bond $2,000.

    • Feb. 8, Rexford Lee Batten, 32, Inglis, VOP.

    • Feb. 10, Maria Del Rosario Becerra-Morales, 40, Dayton, Texas, no DL. Bond $500.

    • Feb. 10, Andrew Jacob Blanton, 30, Chiefland, threats. Bond $75,000.

    • Feb. 10, David Cabral, 24, Bronson, two counts touch or strike. Bond $50,000.

  • Happenings

     

    February

    Cowboy Bob At The Library

    As part of the Black Stallion Literacy Program Cowboy Bob and his Gyspy pony, Max will be visiting the Levy County Public Library System. Cowboy Bob will read stories around the campfire. Then each child at the program will get to visit with his real Gyspy pony, Max. The events are free to youth of all ages and their families.

    Cowboy Bob will be at the Williston Public Library 6 p.m. Feb. 22.

     

    CEE Meeting