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Today's News

  • County assessments will stay same

    Levy County property owners can expect that the non-ad valorem assessments for ambulance, fire, the landfill and road services will remain the same in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

    That's because the Levy County Commission, on Tuesday, tentatively gave unanimously approv- al to keeping the assessments at the same level as last year. The final vote will be done following a public hearing scheduled for Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse in Bronson.

  • Little sleep, but who cares?

     I'm tired. Plain and simple, I'm tired, perhaps even bordering on exhausted. As I write this, I'm sitting at my daughter's dining room table while the lull of the ceiling fan drones in my ear. My grandpup, Iago, is among the lucky – he's catching a nap on the back of the sofa.

  • 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

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • June 14, Kenneth Armstrong, 49, Bell, two out of county warrants. ROR.

    • June 14, Henry Hilton Cannon, 39, Bronson, touch or strike. Bond $1,500.

    • June 14, William Edward Carter Jr., 42, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $15,000.

    • June 15, Michael William Chambless, 42, Gainesville, operating motorcycle with no DL, DWLS. Bond $12,000.

  • How can anyone survive so much joy?

    I came late to the Grandmother Party. By the time my 30th high school reunion rolled around, I was one of the few in my entire class who didn't have a grandchild. I was amazed that one of my classmates already had six – at 48 years old. But then again, she did have two sets of twins.

    My youngest child was the first to marry, followed six months later by my oldest child. Only the middle child remains in a content state of solitude.

  • Williston Civic Center ownership should not be a factor

     The news that a community center could become a reality has caused an excitement in Williston  that has been unparalleled in a long time.

    The once-in-a-generation opportunity has taken flight with dreams of a home for the arts, hopes for adult education advancements, visions for youth mentoring programs and a place for our senior adults to gather.

  • 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.