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Today's News

  • Langworthy hit culminates UF comeback win

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Williston graduate Austin Langworthy culminated a five-run ninth inning for No. 10 Florida with a three-run double last Thursday in Nashville, helping his Gators to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over No. 6 Vanderbilt.

    The hit, which was sliced into the left-field corner, marked Langworthy’s first in 13 at-bats against left-handed pitchers on the season.

  • County weighs animal control program proposal

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County Animal Services offered a proposal at the County Commission meeting on April 18 to start a low cost spay and neuter program for Levy County residents.

    In its request, LCAS argued that such a program would hopefully reduce the County’s pet overpopulation, making for fewer impoundments and euthanizations at the shelter.

    The program would be available to pet owners who are older than 62 years of age and are of low income status, as determined by other types of government aid.

  • Carriers' carrier wants to boost cell service

    Williston's City Council was left with more questions than answers Tuesday night after a representative from a wireless infrastructure company made his pitch to locate within the city.

    "We're a carriers' carrier," said Chad Caudill of Mobilitie, a company that he said has relationships with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and ATT.

    Mobilitie, Caudill said, works with those companies to help bring 5G coverage to areas that are lacking strong cell service.

  • Happenings

    April

    CEE Meeting

    Discussion will open with a report on the group’s meeting with Williston City Police when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 6, Jason Eric Adams, 22, Inglis, leaving scene of crash, fleeing/eluding, DWLSR, obstruction W/OV, FTA, VOP. Bond $30,000.

    • April 7, Jennifer Amanda Apone, 34, Trenton, VOP.

    • April 4, Devin Lamor Bennett, 28, Ocala, fleeing/eluding. Bond $100,000.

    • April 3, Adam Wesley Bryant, 34, Jacksonville, failure to report email address Internet identifiers, failure to report vacating permanent residence. Bond $150,000.

  • Councilmen sworn in
  • Happenings

    April

    WWII Vets

    WW II Vets and Proud of it will meet Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Beef O Brady’s, located north of Chiefland at 7050 NE 140th St. off Hwy 19.

    For more information, call Virginia at 528-2310.

    Library Rock Painting

    The Levy County Public Libraries will host rock painting at all its libraries in April. Open to all ages, the event will begin at 6 p.m. and all materials are provided.

    Bring your family and join in the fun at the Bronson Library on April 17 or the Williston Library April 19.

  • Rotary Easter Egg Hunt Saturday John Henry Park
  • Proposed gas tax increase not final

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    When the Board of County Commissioners expressed support at their meeting on March 21 for a five-cent per gallon increase on non-diesel fuel, it did not finalize a tax increase.

    Rather, the move, which simply required a signal of support by a consensus of commissioners, put in motion a “fact-finding” process aimed at leading to a final ordinance.

    The action didn’t require a motion or official vote.

  • Veterans Memorial inching toward goal

    A few sizable donations and an influx of people honoring veterans with paver purchases have pushed the fund to erect a Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park closer to its goal.

    "There's been a lot of exposure lately," Ken Schwiebert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) told his board Monday night.