Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 14, Kenneth Armstrong, 49, Bell, two out of county warrants. ROR.

    • June 14, Henry Hilton Cannon, 39, Bronson, touch or strike. Bond $1,500.

    • June 14, William Edward Carter Jr., 42, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $15,000.

    • June 15, Michael William Chambless, 42, Gainesville, operating motorcycle with no DL, DWLS. Bond $12,000.

  • How can anyone survive so much joy?

    I came late to the Grandmother Party. By the time my 30th high school reunion rolled around, I was one of the few in my entire class who didn't have a grandchild. I was amazed that one of my classmates already had six – at 48 years old. But then again, she did have two sets of twins.

    My youngest child was the first to marry, followed six months later by my oldest child. Only the middle child remains in a content state of solitude.

  • Williston Civic Center ownership should not be a factor

     The news that a community center could become a reality has caused an excitement in Williston  that has been unparalleled in a long time.

    The once-in-a-generation opportunity has taken flight with dreams of a home for the arts, hopes for adult education advancements, visions for youth mentoring programs and a place for our senior adults to gather.

  • Residents sound off on I-75 pitch

    By Andrew Caplan

    You don’t have to guess about Karen Esty’s opinion on a potential long-term extension of the Suncoast Parkway.

    She practically wore it on her sleeve.

    Sporting a red “No more highways” sticker on her shirt, Esty was one of approximately 100 people who attended the I-75 Relief Task Force’s open house at the College of Central Florida’s Lecanto campus to give their input on the future state of the state’s roads.

  • Deadline Friday for August election

    This is the week for candidates to qualify for the Aug. 30 party primaries ballot and the way things look there will not be a Democratic ballot.  That's because most of the candidates for county and state office are either Republicans, in nonpartisan races or have no party affiliation. 

  • Commission reverses course on extension job

    By Lou Elliott Jones 

    The Levy County Commission reversed course on interviewing a woman for the agricultural extension director/4-H director’s position, which has been vacant since February, after Levy Cattlemen’s Association spokesman made a "23rd hour" request that the job be given to a director who is also a livestock agent. 

  • Independence Day parade will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1. down Noble Ave.
  • Joyner seeks re-election to county commission

     Incumbent Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner, a Morriston cattle man and retired law enforcement officer, has announced he will seek re-election to the District 3 commission post. 

    Joyner is a family man, a devoted Christian, Republican and political conservative. His public service is based on his faith, family, personal convictions, experience, and common sense.

  • Happenings



    Childbirth/Parenting Classes

    Tri-County Pregnancy will host Healthy Start Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parenting Education Classes for women who are at least 27 weeks pregnant.  

    Classes will be held at 426 West Noble Ave., Williston, from 1- 4 p.m. for each class.

    • June 28 Breastfeeding/Newborn Characteristics/Hospital Procedures/Newborn Care/Soothing/Growth and Development

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 7, Matthew Duane Blair, 21, Williston, VOP.

    • June 10, Edward T. Bracewell, 25, Orlando, out of county warrant.

    • June 7, Marques Devon Burgess, 36, Ft. Pierce, out of county warrant.

    • June 10, Devin Colson, 22, Williston, disorderly intoxication in a public place, with violence. Bond $26,000.