Local News

  • Williston Woman’s Club celebrates a centennial of service–and eating

     In 1914 a group of women, dedicated to creating a caring, helpful community,  banded together to form the Civic League.

  • Ride to Provide is Saturday

     Ride to Provide, the annual fundraiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC), kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bronson High School.

    All of the money raised will benefit LARC and its programs.

    The route starts at the high school and ends at LARC headquarters in Otter Creek.

    This year food will be all you can eat and will include hamburgers, hot dogs and tea. Adults eat for $10 and children for $5.

    For more information or to register, visit www.ridetoprovide.net.

  • County renews fire, EMS assessments

    The Levy County Commission unanimously renewed property assessments for fire, EMS and solid waste and raised the road assessments for some property owners to keep up with rising costs in a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

  • Mother channels positive energy dealing with daughter’s autism

    Leah Meyer has almost forgotten what a vacation is like or an evening out with her husband.

  • Hip hop organizers regroup

     Two of the organizers of the Labor Day Hip Hop Extravaganza that was cancelled by a court order met with the Levy County Commission and said their event was meant to be one with a positive message that was misunderstood. 

  • Grocery Depot robbed; suspect arrested

     A Williston man was arrested following last Thursday night’s robbery of the Grocery Depot (formerly Hitchcock’s).

     Brian Hernandez of Williston was charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and burglary of a structure, according to Deputy Police Chief Clay Connolly.

  • Chiefland hospital plans fall through

    The proposed Tri-County Hospital is dead in its tracks.

    Plans to build the Chiefland hospital have been limping along for more than seven years, but all that stopped Tuesday when representatives from the company trying to build it, Ameris Health Systems, relinquished a state-issued Certificate of Need.

  • Bronson incumbents win

    Incumbents Aron Edmondson and Beatrice Roberts have been relected to four-year terms on the Bronson Town Council. 

    Edmondson defeated newcomer Paul T. Phillips, while Roberts beat back challenges from Sandy Moseley and former Bronson Mayor Jamie Griffin. Councilman Jason Kennedy who was also up for election this year switched races to oppose Roberts, then resigned from the race three weeks ago. 

  • Williston millage stays same

    It was a no muss, no fuss, no fanfare night Tuesday when the Williston City Council held its first public hearing on the 2013-2014 millage rate and budget.

    With no one from the public speaking on the issue, the council approved a final millage rate of 5.9025 mills.

    Council President Jason Cason explained the tax rate was the same as this year and property owners’ taxes would be about the same because property values have decreased.

  • Hip Hop concert nixed by judge

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office does not know how much it spent on overtime this Labor Day weekend, but one thing it does know is that it prevented a hip hop extravaganza planned for 2.4 acres at 21151 N.E. U.S. Highway 27 outside Williston.