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Today's News

  • Incumbents defeated in GOP primary

    By Ashley Thornton

    and Lou Elliott Jones

    If one thing is clear in the results of Tuesday's elections it's that Levy County is divided over the direction it wants to go.

    The results are unofficial but with all 13 precincts reporting, former County Commissioner Lilly Rooks defeated incumbent Commissioner Ryan Bell by five votes in the District 4 race for the Republican nomination and Rock Meeks defeated incumbent Commissioner Chad Johnson by 39 votes to win the Republican nomination for District 2.

  • FHP needs your help in hit and run

    The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit-and run-crash on County Road 337 and S.E. 40th Street in Levy County on Aug. 24 Information obtained during this investigation revealed the crash occurred on Aug. 23 at approximately 11 p.m.

    James T. Lowman, 69, of Morriston was walking near the center of the roadway as a vehicle was traveling southbound on County Road 337. The vehicle struck Lowman propelling him onto the east shoulder of the roadway where he died due to his injuries. The vehicle then left the scene.

  • Bo Dallas dies at 107

    Bo Dallas never took credit for his long life.

    Three years ago he said without doubt all his blessings–including his 100-plus years on this earth– came from above.

    On Aug. 18, Dallas– born Theodore R.–died two weeks short of his 108th birthday.

    The oldest of four children born to Miller Dallas and Mable Banks, Dallas was born Sept. 2, 1906.

    Nicknamed Bo by his uncle after a boar hog, he migrated with his grandparents who reared him in the Romeo community.

  • More code violators found guilty

     

    Four more Williston property owners were found to be non-compliant with the city's codes Monday night, and this could just be the tip of the iceberg.

    Monday night, the Board of Adjustment found all four cases presented guilty of violations and issued sentences.

  • Jerry Mills III wins State Star Discovery Award

     

    For the second consecutive year, a Williston Middle School FFA student has won the coveted State Star Discovery Award.

  • Airport Supervisor Joe Ball taxis into retirement

     

    The party got a late start because the guest of honor was too busy working.

  • TRIM notices hit mail today

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker informed the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that this year's Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices will be hitting the mail today (Thursday) and Friday. 

  • Software will help WPD organize

    Keeping accurate records is vital to every department, but perhaps none so much as Williston Police.

    Last week, Chief Dennis Strow asked for, and received, permission to spend more than $19,000 to acquire new software.

    The package will allow the department to better maintain reports, including incidents, accidents, arrests, investigations, ordinances and activity logs. Software was bought three years ago in anticipation of the Levy County Sheriff going to the same program, but it never happened and the software is less than adequate.

  • Chiefland says county has grudge against it

    The county has a grudge against the City of Chiefland, is what some city officials are saying about Chiefland’s pursuit of emergency services and annual funding from the county for fire protection.

    At Monday night’s city commission meeting, both the issues of ALS and fire funding were discussed during a recap of a meeting last week on ALS between area medical directors, officials from the county and the City of Chiefland.

  • Williston angler competing for $500,000 cash

     The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, will return to Lake Murray and the Columbia, S.C. area Aug. 14-17 to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2014. Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism, the tournament will feature 45 of the world’s best bass pros and co-anglers casting for the sport’s biggest awards – $500,000 cash in the pro division and $50,000 cash in the co-angler division.