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Today's News

  • Two die in Williston wreck

    Two Williston men died Saturday following an accident that occurred around 6:30 p.m. on US 27A and NE 40th Street.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Curtis Leon Dallas, 32, and Rickey Thurline Wilcox, 55, both of Williston were traveling in the southbound lane of US 27A. Witnesses told the FHP that Dallas, the driver of a 2001 Geo Prizm, was traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with the 2003 Chevy Trailblazer driven by Deborah Hammonds Bouchard, 58, of Williston.

  • Sex offenders return to jail

    Five convicted sex offenders were arrested April 1 after the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Parole and Probation and the United States Marshal’s Sex Offender Investigation Branch conducted compliance checks on registered predators/offenders in Levy County.

    The purpose of these checks are to ensure the registered offenders are complying with their probation conditions. Some offenders are prohibited from having internet access or even possessing a cell phone.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for April 9

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

    • April 1, Jesse Baggett, 34, Williston, VOP. Bond $300.

    • March 31, Jerald Billups, 39, Inglis, DWLS, possession of marijuana, out of county warrant. Bond $3,660.

    • March 30, Kim Marie Bouterie, 47, Inglis, criminal mischief.

    • April 5, David Paul Cox, 35, Chiefland, DWLS.

    • March 31, Christopher Thomas Davis, 40, Williston, fraud/swindle. Bond $25,000.

  • Levy County Fair starts tonight

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. with Reggie Stacy, Jackie McComb and Sami and Destiny. At 8:15 Butch Batts and the SouthBound Band take the stage. Gates will close at 10 p.m.

  • Bronson votes to put sidewalks on North Pine

    Bronson town council voted to put the North Pine Street sidewalk project out for bids, with only new council member Katie Parks Bogart dissenting.

    Robert “Bob” Niffenegger, the town's building official, presented the plans and specifications to the council at its meeting Monday night and suggested they put it out for bids. The sidewalk will cross from the east side of Pine Street to the west side at Mongo Street, he said.

    “The apex of the hill, that's where it's gonna cross?” Council Member Bruce Greenlee asked.

  • Police solve jewelry theft

    It did not take Chiefland Police Department long to solve the theft of more than $7,000 in jewelry from Mitch’s Gold & Diamonds – they simply stopped in at a nearby pawn shop and checked out a couple who had just pulled into the parking lot.

    But police had a little help from the suspects who told the clerk at Mitch’s they were heading to Cash Munny to sell a steel penny the jeweler refused to buy.

    Charged with grand theft are Kirsten Michelle Moore, 18, and James Dale Bryant, 44, both of Old Town.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 9

    Today, April 9

    Friends of Luther Calloway Library meet

    The Friends of the Luther Calloway Public Library meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at the library to see how they can help the library by augmenting the funds available for books, DVDs, etc. Each year the Friends have two used book sales. The Friends like to make available programs of interest to the community. Membership is free. For more information, contact FOL President Ann Brown at 352-226-7413.

    Mixer at Chief Theater today

  • 3 DOC employees arrested for plotting against inmate

    Students in Bronson's elementary and middle-high schools were in lockdown this morning as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Levy County Sheriff's Office and several other law enforcement agencies swooped in to arrest three state Department of Corrections workers who are accused of plotting to kill a former inmate.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, April 7

     COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    April 7, 2015

     

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

     

    Public Comments — Issues related to Agenda items

    Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    State your full name and address

    Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

     

  • One more community conversation before final plan

    Imagine the City of Chiefland in the future. What would you want? What do you see in your mind’s eye?

    That’s what a small group of folks who turned out for two community conversations, facilitated by consultants and state officials, tried to do and they came up with a list of items they would like to see. The conversations were part of a process of developing the city’s strategic competitiveness plan under a $40,000 grant from the state Department of Economic Opportunity.