Today's News

  • Don't forget to vote

    With two county commission races on the ballot, a hotly contested governor's race, a constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana and a local referendum to allow the Levy County Commission to grant tax breaks to new and expanding businesses, voters are casting ballots in high numbers.

  • The Muttman Cometh

    Sometimes training your dog to be obedient requires first training yourself.

    Stacy Moore, the Muttman, has taken a centuries’ old method of animal obedience and honed it into something that can be applied to dogs – and their masters–everywhere.

    Animal training is in Moore’s blood.

    As far back as 1932, his family has been involved in the entertainment industry with animal shows. He trained his first dog, Opie, when he was six years old and has produced shows for Disneyland, Disney World, Sea World, Six Flags and Busch Gardens.

  • New Miss Willistons

    New representatives were crowned this past weekend. From left, Little Miss Williston 2014-2015 Alexcia Dubois, niece of Michael Mulkey and Rene Slaughter and sponsored by The Kirby Farm; Miss Williston 2014-2015 Sarah Dykstra, daughter of Duane and Tina Dykstra and sponsored by her parents and Jr. Miss Williston 2014-2015 Kaylee Nicholson, daughter of Emmett and Billie Jo Whitehurst and sponsored by Fugate Forestry.

  • Weeks resigns from Bronson Council

    Bronson Town Council Member Berlon Weeks resigned his seat on the council Tuesday through a letter sent to town officials.

  • Need a ride to vote

    Now through Tuesday, Nov. 4, any Levy County resident who needs transportation to the polls has access to free transportation.

    Tammy Jones, supervisor of elections, has partnered with Levy County Transit to make sure anyone who wants to vote has a ride to the voting booth.

    Early voting takes place at the supervisor’s office in Bronson through Saturday, Nov. 1. On Tuesday, you must vote in your home precinct. Call Levy County Transit at 352-486-3485 to make your reservation.

  • Multi-month work on sinking fire/police department begins

    Right now, things are a little topsy-turvy at the building that houses the Williston Fire Rescue and Police Departments, but in a couple months, everything should be back on the straight and narrow–literally.

    Ram Jack, a company specializing in foundation repair, was hired by the city's insurer to secure the building's base after it was learned earlier this year that it is built over a sinkhole.

    Doors that are locked but still open, cracked ceilings, and awnings that are askew were the first signs something was off kilter.

  • Residence for sex offenders, predators causing concern

    A home east of Williston that houses sex offenders and sex predators is causing concern in the community and Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum asked the Levy County Commission to consider legal actions that can be taken to limit such residences. 

    The single-family home at 21161 NE 35TH ST, which is not a group home, had seven sex offenders and three sexual predators registered at the address on Monday, McCallum said. “These numbers continue to rise.” It is outside the city limits of Williston.

  • Non-compliant property owners fined

    Finding that conditions were unsafe, and a serious threat to public health, the Williston Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BOA), fined two property owners heavily and recommended that city administration bring the property into compliance with the owner assessed the cost of the work.

    Property owned by Toby and Lisa Donnel at 412 SE Dr., Williston was found to be in non-compliance in July, and as of Oct. 20, the couple had not responded to the city.

  • County votes against rebidding project

    Never let it be said that Levy County won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    D.A.B. Constructors Inc., owner Bill Bachschmidt, asked to change the way his company would repave and widen County Road 40 in a way that would take care of a problem with cracks in the road, would cost $6,000 less than his low bid of $1,232,222.22 and would mean the county would get surplus material valued at $175,000.

  • Homecoming Royalty