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Today's News

  • Happenings

    March

    Tourism Council

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, FL (U.S. Alt. 27) –Levy County Road Dept. Office Building.

    Wizard of Oz Debuts

    The Chief Theatre will debut The Wizard of Oz March 3. The show will run each weekend through March 19 with matinees on March 11 and March 18.

    Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 23, Ricky Lee Akers, 37, Morriston, touch or strike. Bond $10,000.

    • Feb. 20, Taylor Christian Bailey, 29, Chiefland, VOP.

  • Councilman Hass follows God's voice

    He never wanted to be a pastor. He never dreamed of being a politician. Today, he is both.

    Tim Hass, the latest appointee to the Williston city council, qualified unopposed and will now serve two years in his post.

    Born to a military family, Hass lived in Germany and Japan before settling around Homestead, where he spent the majority of his youth.

    After high school, he worked in management with Sears before going to Southeastern University in Lakeland.

  • Chapter 48 still in the works

    Dissatisfied that the Williston Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee did not agree with the Chapter 48 rewrite in the Code of Ordinances, members of the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) decided Monday night to try one more time.

    Bruce Schupp, the chief author of the rewrite represented BACE in January at the P&Z meeting, where members called it "too subjective" and already containing much of what is currently in the ordinance that governs aesthetics and safety. P&Z members also said there does not need to be a citywide standard.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 15, Zachary Armlin, 23, Chiefland, child abuse without great bodily harm.

    • Feb. 14, Felix Carrillo, 33, Archer, VOP, failure to report email address with Internet identifiers. Bond $100,000.

    • Feb. 18, Gerald Renard Coleman, 18, Williston, possession not more than 20 grams. ROR.

    • Feb. 18, Justin Cowart-Darling, 21, Williston, possession of a controlled substance W/O prescription, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $15,000.

  • Happenings

    February

    Concealed Weapon Class

    Covenant Connection Marriage Ministry of Unity Temple International Fellowship in their fundraising efforts will have a Basic Pistol Class through the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Saturday, Feb. 25. The cost of the class is $65.

    Each participant must bring picture ID. You can also bring your gun, ear and eye protection and 25 rounds of ammunition if you have it.

    The class will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Classroom, located at 9150 NE 80th Ave. Bronson, FL 32621.

  • Questions should have been asked two years ago

    As the Williston City Planner and members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) addressed the elephant in the room last week about the property owners' intent concerning backdoor beautification that abuts Block 12, we couldn't help but ask ourselves, "Why now?"

  • Yes, I'm a journalist

    I’ve been seriously writing since I was 10 years old. I knew at 12 it’s what I wanted to do to earn a living.

    By the time I was 17 and poring over college catalogs, I knew I had to major in something besides romance novel writing because no one pays you right out of the chute to write bodice-ripping novels.

    That’s how I came to journalism and it’s where I’ve stayed almost my entire life, except for a brief stint as a property tax appraiser.

  • Williston grad shines bright at UF

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Williston graduate and Florida freshman Austin Langworthy introduced himself to big-time college baseball in style this past weekend.

    The starting left fielder and relief pitcher went 4 for 9 (.444 average) in a three-game sweep of William & Mary in McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. He capped the opening weekend with a 3-for-4 performance on Sunday that included a home run and a ground-rule double. The left-hander also fanned a pair of Tribe batters and allowed three hits in 2 ⅔ innings on the mound.

  • WMHS girls lose squeaker in playoffs

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The WMHS girls varsity team’s season unfortunately came to an end last week. They lost in the first round of the state playoffs to Lafayette.

    The game, played on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the WMHS gym was a defensive grinder all the way through.

    In the closing minutes, junior guard Destiny Haynes (#14) hit a three pointer to give the girls hope. But the team missed some key free throws down the stretch that ultimately cost them the game. The final score was 24-22 in favor of Lafayette.