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    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.


    Veteran Info Session

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 17, Christian Rex Andrews, 19, Bronson, touch or strike.

    • Jan. 16, Ashley Avid Batten, 29, Bronson, FTA.

    • Jan. 20, Rusty William Byrd, 48, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $10,000.

    • Jan. 17, Kitty Dale Collins, 38, Inglis, two counts VOP.

    • Jan. 19, William Cunningham, 49, Inglis, two counts FTA. Bond $6,000.

    • Jan. 20, Casey Davis, 29, Cross City, three counts FTA.

  • Holes left by the Cat Herder

    Have you ever known someone who, at times, you wanted to put your hands around their neck and shake them until their teeth rattled? BUT, there were times you wanted to hold that same person in a close embrace and not let go?

    That’s been my relationship for over eight years with Chiefland Citizen editor Lou Elliott Jones.

    Now that Lou is hanging up the pica pole and proportion wheel (only something old-time newspaper people will understand), I’ll be able to do a lot more of that embracing.

  • Chapter 48 goes to P&Z

    Williston residents will have another opportunity Tuesday, Jan. 31 to speak on the city's revisions to the Code of Ordinances that regulates beautification.

    The Planning and Zoning Committee will receive the revised chapter and discuss it at 6 p.m. in the city council room.

  • Man indicted in home invasion death case

    The Levy County Spring Term Grand Jury returned a True Bill on Thursday, Jan. 19, indicting Johnny Tadree Turner, 22, on 13 individual criminal counts including first degree murder for the shooting death of Francisco De Jesus Soto during a May 1, 2016, home invasion in Morriston.

  • 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.