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Today's News

  • Time clocks, technology, insurance get priority

    County operations could enter  the 21st Century if the Levy County Commission accomplishes everything on the priority list it informally adopted during a workshop on Tuesday.
    Each commissioner presented a list of the priorities for the coming year and then spoke about what they wanted accomplished. After 90 minutes they agreed to focus on technology improvements, insurance coverage for county employees, a special events permit ordinance, local preference ordinance in purchasing, centralized purchasing, asset management and time clocks for county employees.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Jan. 19

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:
    n Jan. 9, Melissa L. Barclay, 37, Williston, three out of county warrants.
    n Jan. 10, Mark Byram Jr., 20, Cross City, out of county warrant.
    n Jan. 11, Shea Jacob Colson, 21, Gulf Hammock, burglary, grand theft. Bond $90,000.
    n Jan. 15, William Jensen Cottrell, 31, Williston, battery.
    n Jan. 10, Amanda Jean Douglas, 32, Morriston, eight VOP.
    n Jan. 13, Jermaine Levon Harris, 34, Williston, drug equipment and possession. Bond $2,500.

  • United Way offers free tax prep, filing for local residents

    If you worked in 2011 and your household made less than $50,000, United Way of North Central Florida wants to do your taxes for free.
    It’s part of a combined effort with the IRS to help low to moderate-income working people keep more of their refund and not pay for income tax services.
    "This is money that is owed to the working-class and middle-class citizens of our community," said Debbie Mason, president and CEO of United Way of North Central Florida.  "They just need to know about it to take advantage of it."

  • ATV deaths bring warnings

    In response to two deaths involving riders on ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) the Levy County Sheriff's Office has issued a reminder about laws governing the vehicles' use and offered some safety tips to prevent users from being a victim of an ATV accident.
    In 2006 the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing ATV's to be operated on any public roads or streets during the daytime hours on an unpaved roadway where the posted speed limit is less than 35 miles per hour by a licensed driver. 

  • Second AC theft suspect arrested

    A second man sought in the Dec. 27 theft of an air conditioner that was captured on the owner's game camera was arrested on Wednesday by Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Stancil.
    Raymond Shiver, 26, of Morriston, joins his brother Alexander Matthew Shiver, 23, at the Levy County Jail on charges of  grand theft. The elder Shiver also faces a charge of resisting arrest without violence after he fled on foot from Stancil during a traffic stop in Williston.

  • Diabetes denial a big-time problem

    According to the American Diabetes Association, type 2 diabetes occurs when a person's body “does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.” It's the most common form of diabetes.
    Barb Landes of West Liberty, Ohio, has been reading this column in the River Current. She knows diabetes better than just about anyone: her late father had type 2 diabetes, she has been a diabetes nurse educator for more than 30 years, and she herself was diagnosed in 2008 as having pre-diabetes.

  • CHS drops a letter

    The state Department of Education's grades for high schools are out and it's a mixed report for Levy County.
    The report card:
    • Bronson Middle/High School got a C, down from last year's B
    • Cedar Key High School got a C, down from last year's A
    • Chiefland got a B, down from last year's A, and
    • Williston High School got a B, up from a C.

  • Arson suspected in Chiefland fires

    Several recent home fires in Chiefland are suspected to be the result of arson, according to Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris.
    The fires are still being investigated by state officials, he told commissioners at Monday night's regular meeting, but the fact that the two homes were abandoned, without electricity, is a strong indicator that the fires were set on purpose.
    He said he's not sure what the motives behind the arsons could have been. Neither of the homes were insured.

  • Burrowed treasure

    The four hunters spaced themselves about 20 feet apart, in a straight line, poised at the edge of a wall of palmettos and gallberry. The leader of the group, pointing on a map, gave quick directions about his plan of attack: straight through, in a grid, a few hundred yards out, then reposition and come back, covering an adjacent swath of land.

  • Don’t worry — We’re alive and well, thank you

    Mark Twain may have said it best when he was attributed with saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
    For the past few weeks, readers of the Tri-County Bulletin, Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer Sun News and Cedar Key Beacon have expressed concern over the lateness that these products have been arriving in their hands. Do not worry, these fine products are not going anywhere.
    In fact, they are all alive and doing well.