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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 8, Stephen Michael Baker, 25, Inglis, VOP.

    • Dec. 8, Dana Benton, 25, Trenton, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 11, Julius Blake Jr., 54, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $50,000.

    • Dec. 9, Eduardo M. Buennaventura, 26, Williston, no DL, two counts out of county warrants. Bond $1,000.

  • Hoops teams take tough losses

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer 

    Both Williston Varsity teams turned in a mixed bag last week. The boys' team pulled out a 2-1 record for the week, with wins against Newberry and Baldwin, but lost its game against Santa Fe in the Mighty Ike Shootout. 

    The girls unfortunately went 1-2, with a win at Baldwin and a loss against each at Trenton and Newberry. 

  • Bronson applies for large grant

     By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Town of Bronson council unanimously passed a motion last Monday, Dec. 5, to move forward on an application process for a federal grant that could deliver up to $650,000 in funds for revitalizing housing and downtown infrastructure.

  • No pot stores rules for now

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensaries into the county.

    The one item that stirred discussion was a proposal from County Attorney Anne Bast Brown recommending that the county hold off on passing ordinances to govern medical marijuana businesses until the state Department of Health and the Legislature weigh in on the matter.

  • As good as it gets

    I once kept a journal. I wrote in it every day, even if it was only a sentence that summarized the day.

    Then I had two babies under two years old, and the entries became less frequent.

    When those babies started school, I entered the workforce full-time and between home and work, there wasn't much time for writing – other than what I got paid for.

  • If it's December then I'm already done-in

    It's only Dec. 5 and I'm ready to throw in the towel.

    Despite all my good intentions, time is getting away from me and there's no way to recoup what I've lost and no way to get ahead of what needs to be done.

    It all started back in November – Veterans Day to be exact.

  • Meeks remains chairman

    The Levy County Commission voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks of Chiefland, R-District 2.

    At the same time the commissioners also decided on which departments and appointments each wanted. 

  • City urged to act on parking lot

    Work may have come to a temporary halt on the new parking lot on Block 12, but that doesn't mean motorists aren't parking there.

    Tuesday night, Marvin Johnson who operates a barber shop on that block, told Williston City Council that people's vehicles are being ruined by mammoth potholes, nails and other debris.

    Johnson said he feared lawsuits would occur if something isn't done to rectify the situation.

  • Christmas Happenings

    Creekside School Play

    Creekside Christian School will present a cowboy Christmas play, "For Unto Ya'll" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 (tonight) at the school, located at 171 SW 3rd St., Otter Creek. 

     

    Stuff the Hummer

    The Williston Police Department will once again sponsor the "Stuff the Hummer" food drive. 

    The Hummer will be at Winn-Dixie, located at 727 West Noble Ave.,  from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 23.

  • Man charged with sexual battery on a 5-year-old

     A Trenton man has been charged with sexual battery  on a person under 12 years old after he was accused by the mother of a five-year-old child.

    James Thomas Crowe, 53, was arrested Sunday after the child's mother filed a complaint with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.