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Today's News

  • Gunman gets lighter sentence in home invasion

    The last man to be sentenced in the armed home invasion of a residence outside Williston in February was given a total of 10 years time as arranged with the state attorney's office.
    Hillary Henderson, 20, of Chiefland, who pleaded guilty to a charge of armed home invasion and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, was given seven years in prison on the first charge to be served after serving a minimum 3 years on the gun charge.

  • Kentucky Colonel

    Richard Villars had a happy surprise Tuesday, June 21, when he was apponted a Kentucky Colonel by Col. Claude Blackburn. Villars, also known as “Ric” has been living in the Bronson/Williston area since 1980 when he and his family moved here from West Virginia. Villars graduated from Williston High School in 1984 and has been in business for himself ever since.

  • REUNIONS: Swilley, Horne

    Swilley
       The Swilley family reunion will take place Sunday, July 24, at Hart Springs at 1 p.m.
       Family and friends are invited. Please bring a covered dish.

    Horne
       The Grandpa Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, August 7 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It will be an all day gathering with music.  Bring food for the lunch buffet and come enjoy the day.  A drawing for the Blue Star Quilt will be done that day.

  • Log Cabin Qulters for July 14

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Fellowship is always great each Thursday. We visit with each other, catch up on each others activities, doctor visits, latest projects and vacations. We learn of sick friends that need to be added to the prayer list and are so thankful for everyone who comes to meet each week.
      Greg and six boys were out Tuesday and as we have had rain the grass is green and growing.  The flowers are so pretty and blooming. Thanks Lancaster.

  • Haven Hospice introduces Haven on Wheels to enhance patient services

    Special to the Citizen
    Haven Hospice volunteer Shellie Shelton truly embodies the meaning of care and compassion.
    Shelton drives Haven patient Mary Wardlaw from Bronson to Chiefland and back every month to shop at Walmart. Shelton helps Wardlaw move about the store and pull items from the top shelf, as Wardlaw is unable. Shelton and Wardlaw enjoy the travel time together and have found they have a lot in common. Wardlaw would not be able to do her monthly shopping it if wasn’t for Haven on Wheels.

  • Rain won't slow ride

    Under a canopy of gray skies Saturday morning, a group of bikers left Williston for Kentucky with the ashes of veteran John Waddy Jr.

  • Fund set up for Jessie Short, family

    Jessie Short, an 18-year-old rising senior at Chiefland High School, was involved in a car accident two weeks ago, which has left him comatose at Shands Hospital and his family needs your help. 

    His parents, John and Ruby Short, live in Tampa but he stays in Chiefland with his grandparents, James and Patsy Hiers. His parents often travel from Tampa to Gainesville to be with him.

  • Savings from a day's furlough

    The Levy County Commission is discussing using furloughs to cut its costs, rather than layoffs, to meet its budget in the coming year. To that end, Jared Blanton, a finance clerk, drew up the approximate savings.

  • Just the numbers

     Current millage rate: 7.4212

    Rollback millage: 8.0614

    1 mill brings in $1,731,342 tax revenue

     

    General Fund revenue: $18,342,968

    Expenditures: $20,826,382

    Transfers to other funds: $1,685,577

    Cash forward: $2,750,000

    Shortage: $1,418,991

  • Beef O’Brady’s clears last county alcohol hurdle

    The Beef O’Brady’s to be constructed at the intersection of Northwest 140th Street and U.S. Highway 19 has cleared its final approval for a zoning variance that will allow it to sell alcohol.