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Today's News

  • Kidney disease survivor runs non-profit

    In 1968, at age 2, Lori Hartwell's kidneys became infected. Ten years later, she had to begin regular dialysis treatments in order to live.

    "I vividly remember all of it," said 44-year-old Hartwell in a telephone interview from her home in Glendale, Calif. "Back then (1978), I felt lousy, had high blood pressure, was retaining fluid, and was taking a handful of medication. I was itching a lot because of high phosphorus levels. I was anemic and couldn't walk far."

  • State suggests airport for new industry

    Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development agency, has asked Williston officials to be one of three sites that pitch their airport and industrial land as the perfect location for a new jet trainer assembly facility.

  • Join WADY in Fight Against Cancer
  • Voters head to the polls

    The choice of who will lead Levy County, the state of Florida and the U.S. Congress all comes down to one person on Tuesday: the voter.

    Balloting will take place in 14 polling locations among the county’s 20 precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Levy County as voters across the nation go to the polls to cast their ballots in the mid-term elections.

    Early voting is underway at the Supervisor of Elections office at 421 S. Court St, Bronson from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday.

  • Levy labor force grows, so does employment

    The number of people in Levy County’s labor force grew in September by 23 to 16,431 from 16,408 in August. 

    But at the same time, 70 of those people people found jobs lowering the county’s jobless rate to 13.3 percent from 13.6 in August.

  • We reap what we sow

    Gary Miller

     Outdoor Truths  

    I can remember the days when nothing else mattered except getting an opportunity to arrow a deer. I never thought about how far I would have to drag a deer or what terrain I might have to overcome, or how long it may take me to get all of the “post hunt” activities done. Before, it never mattered. Now it does. 

  • $51.935 million in bonds set aside for Tri County Hospital

    The proposed Tri-County Hospital for Chiefland has won almost $52 million of the $70 million in economic stimulus bond money it requested from the state’s pool of federal Economic Recovery Zone Bonds approved by Congress in 2009.
    The Levy County Board of Commissioners was notified on Oct. 21 by the state Division of Bond Finance that it will receive $51.935 million of the bond money. And as more money comes into the bond pool ó returned by municipalities and county governments that cannot or are unable to use the money-more will flow to the hospital.

  • Truck bypass may come to Williston

    Improvements planned for County Road 316 between U.S. Highway 41/State Road 25 and U.S. Highway 27A/State Road 500 could mean fewer trucks in front of Williston High School and through the downtown business district.
    The Levy County Commission has approved a deal with the Florida Transportation Department for the widening and resurfacing of CR316 at its Oct.19 meeting for $1,600,002. The state Department of Transportation would pony up $800,001 for the project under the County Incentive Grant Program.

  • Lady Red Devils pull out Senior Night win

    The Williston Lady Red Devil were forced to go the distance on their Senior Night Thursday, Oct. 21, against the Bronson Lady Eagles.
    The Lady Eagles opened up the match by taking two of the first three games against a Lady Red Devil team that was insistent on beating themselves.
    Game one was tied at 12-12 when the Lady Eagles stretched their lead to 19-13 on aggressive play by Brittany Smith and Ashley Mickel. The Lady Eagles went on to win game one 25-15.

  • OUCH!

    For the sixth straight year the Trinity Catholic Celtics Football team downed the Williston Red Devils. Playing in the same district this season, the Celtics moved their record to 4-0 in district play and 8-0 overall.
    “It is what it is” said Red Devil Head Coach Jamie Baker following his teams 59-13 loss, their first in the district this season.
    Dropping to 2-1 in district play and 4-3 overall Baker continued. “They are a really good football team. This is the worst they have beaten us since I’ve been coaching here.”