Today's News

  • 'I am not a drunk or grouch'

    Most people wouldn't care that people who pass them on the street think they're unfriendly.

    But Archie (Butch) MacKenzie isn't most people.

    In 2005, Butch, 84,  had a stroke that has rendered him dizzy every day since. The dizziness makes getting around difficult.

    Butch moved to Williston a year ago from New Hampshire and walks every day for his health.

  • Moody sets retirement date

    County Coordinator Fred Moody, Levy County's top executive, will be retiring before the end of the year. Moody has made no secret of his desire to spend more time with his wife, Ann, who retired from the county clerk's office last year and to spend time with family.  

    He has been planning his retirement for several years and earlier this year indicated he would be leaving as soon as the “new” board is seated. 

  • Class of 1966 celebrates 50 years
  • Register now for Toys for Tots

     The Tri-County Toys for Tots campaign has announced registration dates, times, and locations. There will be one registration date in each county. Residents are encouraged to make plans to attend one of these events, as additional registration opportunities may be limited. Registration requirements are listed below.


    • Dixie County –  Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon at Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. Highway 19, Cross City;

  • Old middle school, new city hall again take lead at council meeting

    What's old is new again as Williston City Council spent much of it's nearly three-hour meeting last week talking about subjects that have been discussed at length in the previous months.

    Members from Citizens for An Engaged Electorate and AARP took to the lectern last Tuesday to ask council members to revisit plans for the old middle school.

  • Greenlee reappointed Bronson mayor

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Bruce Greenlee was unanimously reappointed mayor of Bronson at the town’s year-end council meeting on Sept. 19.

    Vice mayor Beatrice Roberts made the first motion to nominate Greenlee.

    “He really did a good job in his first year,” she said. “You all may not know, but I know, having been in that position, that he’s done a great, great job.”

  • Bronson's James H. Cobb Park receives new funding

     By Sean Arnold

    The Town of Bronson was presented a check from Florida State Parks manager Tommy Pavao for $50,000 on behalf of the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) at the town council meeting on Monday. 

  • School Board millage sees slight drop

    By Sean Arnold

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously adopted its final 2016-2017 millage and budget, setting the combined millage rate at 6.876, and the total budget at $77,264,131.00.

    The budget was revised up from the original advertised estimate by $1,503,385, largely due to $1,259,923 in additional anticipated costs for capital projects.

  • Williston residents concerned about privacy invasion

    They were passionate and through their passion, they were vocal.

    Monday night about 50 Williston property owners attended a meeting of the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) to hear about the new rewrite of the city ordinance that governs property maintenance and establishes penalties for non-compliance.

    BACE Chairwoman Sharon Brannan told the residents the rewrite's intent is to clean up the city and establish minimum standards.

  • County keeps assessments same

    A strange thing happened at a Levy County Commission meeting on emergency medical, fire, solid waste and road assessments: commissioners reported they did not receive one call protesting the assessment. The commission office reported they did not get any calls. 

    And the lone county resident attending the second and final hearing on the assessments, which keeps them at the same level for the fifth year in a row, did not protest them.