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  • Will code violators see tougher penalties?

    A request to the Williston City Council to make its ordinance for non-compliant property owners a bit more punitive has resulted in a total re-write of the law.

    Bruce Schupp, the newly appointed member to the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE), took matters into his own hands and wrote Chapter 48 of the code to make it pack a punch for those who fail to follow the law.

  • Levy cleans up after TS Colin

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Tropical Storm Colin washed ashore on Monday and for residents and officials it looked more like a hurricane exercise than a storm that could do real damage. 

  • Most Levy officials re-elected

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    When qualifying for public office closed on Friday, June 24 at noon, most Levy County constitutional offers, one state senator and three candidates for school board heaved a sigh of relief as they drew no opposition. 

  • Levy residents take a pass on road

     By Mike Wright

     

    Freeway upgrades first. Parkway extension second.

    That’s the consensus of a group of elected and appointed officials representing six Florida counties grappling with what to do about Interstate 75 congestion between Gainesville and Tampa.

  • Independence Day in Levy County

    If you’re looking for an abundant dose of patriotism this Independence Day, there are lots of opportunities to celebrate in Levy County. 

    Williston, Friday, July 1

  • Residents sound off on I-75 pitch

    By Andrew Caplan

    You don’t have to guess about Karen Esty’s opinion on a potential long-term extension of the Suncoast Parkway.

    She practically wore it on her sleeve.

    Sporting a red “No more highways” sticker on her shirt, Esty was one of approximately 100 people who attended the I-75 Relief Task Force’s open house at the College of Central Florida’s Lecanto campus to give their input on the future state of the state’s roads.

  • Deadline Friday for August election

    This is the week for candidates to qualify for the Aug. 30 party primaries ballot and the way things look there will not be a Democratic ballot.  That's because most of the candidates for county and state office are either Republicans, in nonpartisan races or have no party affiliation. 

  • Commission reverses course on extension job

    By Lou Elliott Jones 

    The Levy County Commission reversed course on interviewing a woman for the agricultural extension director/4-H director’s position, which has been vacant since February, after Levy Cattlemen’s Association spokesman made a "23rd hour" request that the job be given to a director who is also a livestock agent. 

  • No dog in the fight

    With the news last week that the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) has the first right of refusal concerning the future of the old middle school, the Williston City Council was faced with only one action: take a bow.

    Tuesday night, City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council that the MFA has until the end of January 2017 to strike a deal with the School Board of Levy County, or walk away.

  • Independence Day parade will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1. down Noble Ave.