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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     Often Used Abbreviations

       Driver’s License–DL

       Driving While License Suspended or 

       Revoked–DWLSR

       Driving Under the Influence–DUI

  • Williston dancing club hosts weekly square dancing sessions

    The Clover Squares Square Dancing Club holds its dancing each Wednesday in the spacious Williston Crossings RV Park Clubhouse, just off Highway 27 in Williston.

    Each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the club offers square dancing lessons, the fee for adults is $5 and children are free. Kids of all ages are invited to dance in the squares for free.

    The hour-long lessons offer a fun-filled evening the entire family can enjoy. Seasoned dancers or “Angels” are paired with novices and a square is formed with four couples.

  • Father Joe retires as pastor

    By LYNN DEJARNETTE, Citizen Correspondent

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Chiefland held a retirement dinner for Father Joseph McDonnell recently at the Tommy Usher Center.

    Father McDonnell said the Catholic Church requires priests to turn in their retirement papers at the age of 75, but he’s not going anywhere, he said June 22 to 200 parishioners and friends during the banquet.

  • Father Joe retires as pastor

    By LYNN DEJARNETTE, Citizen Correspondent

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Chiefland held a retirement dinner for Father Joseph McDonnell recently at the Tommy Usher Center.

    Father McDonnell said the Catholic Church requires priests to turn in their retirement papers at the age of 75, but he’s not going anywhere, he said June 22 to 200 parishioners and friends during the banquet.

  • Drought, now rain is hurting hay crop

    By KATE SHERIDAN, Citizen Correspondent

    Area farmers have experienced difficult times fighting the elements this year and chances are that finding hay has been difficult.

    When it comes to farming, rain is king. Rain is what farmers want, rain is what farmers need and when it finally came, it came — and then some.

  • Copeland given 10-year service award; resigns to accepts job in Green Cove Springs

    Chiefland City commissioners awarded accounting specialist Laurie Copeland for 10 years of service to the city Monday, but the city will be searching for a replacement in the coming weeks.

    Copeland stepped down Wednesday as city accounting specialist to accept a job in Green Cove Springs. Copeland also held an accounting position in the Gainesville city government.

  • Fanning Chamber plans for movie night

    By KATE SHERIDAN, Citizen Correspondent

    The next big event For the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce is “Movie Night at the Fort” scheduled for Oct. 21.

    The twenty-first movie includes the annual “Trunk or Treat” for all area children.

    Discussion included traffic control with patrons walking across U.S. Highway 19. The tentative schedule of events is for Trunk or Treat at 5:30 p.m. and followed by the movie at 7 p.m.

  • County sets preliminary rates

    Levy County set its Preliminary Annual Rate Resolutions for the Roadway Maintenance Service, Solid Waste Tax Assessments, EMS Tax Assessments and Fire Protection Services, capping the new rates at current levels or lower.

    The preliminary rates set a ceiling that the county cannot go above in the upcoming budget, which is finalized on Sept. 12.

  • Chiefland parole office recognized

    The Board of Levy County Commissioners adopted a proclamation recognizing July 16 through July 22 as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week.

    Florida Department of Corrections Circuit Administrator Cheryl Kauffman requested the proclamation in person and recognized the work of Chiefland Correctional Probation Supervisor Thomas Darus III and his staff.

  • Williston granted waiver for gas pipeline burial

    There’s a discrepancy between Levy County and the Florida Department of Transportation in how deep a gas pipeline must be buried on along their respective right-of-ways.

    The origin of the standard is unclear, but the county requires a minimum of 5 feet from the ground to the top of a pipe, while the FDOT’s standard – as well as the federal requirement – is 36 inches (3 feet).