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  • Williston man found dead in lime rock pit

    The body of a Williston man who went missing Dec. 11 was found two days later in a lime rock pit off SR 121.

    Ronald Gregory Wesley, 61, went fishing before noon Dec. 11. His family said he did not return. Deputies found his vehicle near a gate adjacent to private property and near the rock pit.

  • Montbrook mine hearing is Feb. 21

    A special exception permit for a proposed limerock mine in Montbrook that the Levy County Planning Commission recommended be denied will get a hearing from the Levy County Commission on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. 

    This is the second time a mine has been proposed on the same site. Seven years ago the planning board recommended a similar permit be declined after residents protested and the appeal to the county commission died before being heard. 

  • Councilman Danny Etheridge resigns

    Citing a move to give his little girl more room to run and a pond for fishing, Williston Councilman Danny Etheridge announced his resignation Tuesday night effective Jan. 11, 2017.

    Etheridge, who was elected unopposed in 2015 to the post, said his family will move to Morriston. He said it had been an honor and privilege to serve on the council and he would try to stay involved in city matters as much as possible.

  • Bronson applies for large grant

     By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Town of Bronson council unanimously passed a motion last Monday, Dec. 5, to move forward on an application process for a federal grant that could deliver up to $650,000 in funds for revitalizing housing and downtown infrastructure.

  • No pot stores rules for now

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensaries into the county.

    The one item that stirred discussion was a proposal from County Attorney Anne Bast Brown recommending that the county hold off on passing ordinances to govern medical marijuana businesses until the state Department of Health and the Legislature weigh in on the matter.

  • Under The Oak Trees

    No one knows exactly when it began or even how it began, but Big Papa speculates it was around 1995 or 1996.

    And so for the last 20 years or so, almost every morning between 10-11, every week, every month, they come to sit under the shade of the oak trees where they solve Williston's problems and talk about what's going on around town. But mostly they just play dominoes – game after game of the ancient Chinese game that dates back to at least the 14th century.

  • Meeks remains chairman

    The Levy County Commission voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks of Chiefland, R-District 2.

    At the same time the commissioners also decided on which departments and appointments each wanted. 

  • City urged to act on parking lot

    Work may have come to a temporary halt on the new parking lot on Block 12, but that doesn't mean motorists aren't parking there.

    Tuesday night, Marvin Johnson who operates a barber shop on that block, told Williston City Council that people's vehicles are being ruined by mammoth potholes, nails and other debris.

    Johnson said he feared lawsuits would occur if something isn't done to rectify the situation.

  • History of Levy County available

    In 1976, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners called for persons interested in compiling a history of Levy County to commemorate America’s Bicentennial.

    The effort was led by Bronson teacher, Sydney Gunnell. The first issue, entitled Search for Yesterday was so successful that the group of historians, the Levy County Archives Committee, went on to produce 27 more volumes.

  • Man charged with sexual battery on a 5-year-old

     A Trenton man has been charged with sexual battery  on a person under 12 years old after he was accused by the mother of a five-year-old child.

    James Thomas Crowe, 53, was arrested Sunday after the child's mother filed a complaint with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.