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Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Monday, May 14

    AARP Chapter 912
    AARP Chapter 912 will meet Monday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall.  The speaker will be Tamara Wooda, PA-C, from Palms Medical Group. This will be the last regular meeting until September.

    Wednesday, May 16

  • Sheriff's Reports May 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    May 1, Wayne Lyle Allman, 44, Fanning Springs, battery, aggravated battery. Bond $150,000.
    May 4, Nicky Shane Brown, 35, Cedar Key, DUI.
    May 4, Melissa Carter, 51, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    May 6, Duane Edward Dessert, 50, Old Town, DWLS.
    April 30, Kevin Eugene Dowell, 38, Bronson, DUI and serious bodily injury to another. Bond $5,000.
    May 4, Jeremy Dylan Drake, 19, Bronson, VOP.
    May 3, Robert Joshua Fink, 29, Chiefland, obstruction. Bond $15,000.

  • Relay a success

    In 2011 more than 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with some type of cancer and more than half million people lost their lives to the horrific disease. Those staggering figures do not include skin cancers, which do not have to be reported to cancer registries.
    The American Cancer Society–and thousands of people across this county think that’s too many lives lost and each year spends time, sweat and tears organizing its largest fund-raiser, Relay for Life.

  • Special events permits may be required; hearing in June

    If you are planning to hold a big wedding at your home or hold a fishing tournament, you won't need a special events permit with clearances from the building, sheriff's office, and public safety and health departments among others.
    But if you are planning a gathering that could draw the public, impact the neighbors, traffic, public safety, the environment or have outside effects, then you might need a special events permit under an ordinance being considered by the Levy County Commission.

  • Billy Hinote seeks District 2 seat on school board

    Billy Hinote, candidate for Levy County School Board District 2, issued this letter announcing his candidacy:
    “My name is Billy Hinote and I am a candidate for Levy County School Board District 2 and would like to let you know a few things about me.
    “I have resided in Levy County for 42 years. I graduated from Chiefland High School in 1978. Then I went to the IBEW Local 349 Electrical Trade School in Miami.

  • 21 arrested in Inglis, Williston drug raids

    In two days the Levy County Sheriff's Drug Task Force, the Inglis Police Department and the Citrus County Sheriff's Department swooped in on residences in Inglis and Williston arresting 21 people on a variety of drug charges.
    The raid at noon Thursday in Inglis wrapped up a two and a half year investigation, while the Williston raid on Friday came in an area where other arrests have been made.

  • Relay for Life nets more than $45,000

    It was 18 hours of pure emotion as hundreds of people flocked to Booster Stadium Saturday to celebrate life and the end of a full year of fund-raising designed to combat cancer.
    Williston’s Relay for Life kicked off at noon with the Survivors’ Lap. The expressions on the faces of those who walked the track ran the gamut from joy to sorrow, as many remembered those who lost the good fight.
    But all around the field was celebration, joy and reverie as teams surrounded the track in the infield with Derby Day motif campsites.

  • City picks Waste Pro

    Come June 1 Williston residents and businesses will have a new waste provider.
    During an almost four-hour meeting Tuesday night, the city council chose Waste Pro over four other bidders, including current provider WCA.
    Cost and services offered were the determining factors in the selection, with Councilor Jason Cason getting to the point quickly–the two were cost comparable but Waste Pro offered an extra man on the truck compared to WCA’s automated pickup.

  • Red Devils win

    Maybe now the Santa Fe baseball team will join ranks with the Santa Fe boys basketball team and understand they just can't beat the Williston Red Devils, at least this year.
    The teams met twice during the regular season and the Red Devils took both games. When the district playoff rolled around, the two best teams in the district met for the championship game.  Again the Red Devils won this meeting for the championship.

  • Williston custodian arrested

    A Williston Elementary School custodian was arrested Thursday after a school resource deputy discovered firearms in his vehicle.

    Dennis W. Solowski, was arrested after Deputy Grant Sandlin, acting on a tip, found an AR-15 style rifle and a 30-30 lever action rifle in the trunk. In addition to the rifles, a semi-automatic handgun was found under the front seat of the vehicle.

    The Levy County School Board requires all employees to review and sign policy prior to employment. Levy County School Board has a "ZERO" tolerance for weapons on school campuses.