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Today's News

  • Council qualifying begins Monday

    Have you ever read a Wiliston city council story or attended a meeting and thought, "I could do that."?

    Now is your chance.

    Williston City Council will have three open seats this year and qualifying candidates can throw their hats in the ring starting Monday.

    Council seats currently occupied by Justin Head (Group A), Elihu Ross (Group B) and Marguerite Robinson (Group C) are all up for grabs.

    All three incumbents were appointed or elected to their positions to fill unexpired terms of other councilmen.

  • The changes they are a comin'

    The advent of a new year has never really held a lot of special appeal for me.

    For many, many years I spent New Year's Eve with my parents, playing board games, eating holiday leftovers and watching Dick Clark in Times Square. That tradition held even after I was married, and maybe even more so once the babies came.

    I've been to a handful of parties over the years, and while they're usually great fun, it's also nice just to stay at home with Tom.

  • I am racist

    I'd like to broach a topic that rarely gets openly addressed in Williston—or Levy County or Florida or the United States: racism. Before I get into it, let me make clear two things: first, I am white; and second, being called "racist" is not the same as being called a "bad person." So, without apologies to anyone, let me get straight to the point.

  • Brooks updates Rotary about commission work

    By Lori Prevatt

    Contributing Writer

    Matt Brooks provided an update on Levy County Commission business and shared some of his accomplishments as a county commissioner at the Dec. 20 Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meeting.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 20, Kyle Michael Bailey, 23, Lehigh Acres, trespassing, obstruction W/OV, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, possession and/or use of drug equipment, sex offender violation/failure to notify law enforcement of sex offender status. Bond $127,000.

    • Dec. 18, Mark Richard Boivin, 18, Chiefland, petit theft, VOP. Bond $1,000.

    • Dec. 17, Alfonza William Brown, 37, Williston, no DL, simple assault, battery. Bond $61,000.

  • Talkin' Trash

    By Suzette Cook

    Staff Writer

    The Levy Board of County Commissioners took steps on Dec. 18 toward controlling the flow of solid waste in Levy County and regulating the collection service system.

    Levy County Solid Waste Department Administrative Director Rod Hastings presented ordinance 2018-009, which will allow the county to require all solid waste haulers to obtain a license.

  • Happenings

    January

    Democratic Party Meeting

    Levy County Democrats will be holding their second organizational meeting Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. in Bronson.

    The purpose of this meeting will be to nominate positions for the Levy County Democratic Executive Committee (D.E.C.) and discuss future plans. Precinct Captains, officers, caucus chairs and club presidents will be nominated.

    The meeting will be held in the home of Robbie Blake, 8250 N.E. 61st Place, Bronson, 32621.

    For more information, call (352) 486-6366.

    Voter Registration Event

  • Man sought in stabbing found

    By Sean Arnold

    sean.arnold@chieflandcitizen.com

    A suspect in a stabbing at a home near Chiefland on Dec. 15 was later found in Palmetto on the same day of the attack.

    A search went out for Antonio Delossantos, 60, the morning of Dec. 15 when Levy County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported stabbing at 1850 NW Highway 27, where a family member of the victim made a 911 call.

    The victim was stabbed multiple times and was rushed to a local hospital.

  • CPR devices to aid in extended transports

    By Suzette Cook

    Staff Writer

    Levy County Director of Public Safety Mitch Harrell hopes to give patients in rural Levy County better care by equipping all county ambulances with mechanical CPR devices.

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved his request at the Dec. 18 meeting to release funds if the grant is awarded.

  • Wishing you the best the year has to offer