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Today's News

  • U-Pick Lane becomes fifth name for county road

    It’s said that in the days before road names were formalized in Levy County that the road by the Li’l Food Ranch at U.S. Highway 27A used to be called “Lyin’ George Road.”

    Casey DuQuette of the Levy County Road Department told the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that he does not know how it came by that monicker. 

  • New code nears finish

    With one last tweak, Williston Board of  Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) members finished off the re-write of Chapter 48 of the city's ordinances – the one that centers on property and its upkeep and maintenance.

    During the course of their work on the board over the last two years, members learned that much of the city's code pertaining to what is expected of property owners was vague. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 1, Myra Louise Akins, 56, St. Petersburg, two out of county warrants. Bond $3,000.

    • Aug. 2, Justin Henry Bailey, 22, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 7, Jarrod Allen Beckham, 36, Archer, non support of children or spouse. Bond $900.

    • Aug. 2, Pamela L. Bischoff, 41, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $1,000.

  • Happenings

    August

    GospelFest 

    The 15th Annual Williston GospelFest will take place Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 4 p.m. at Unity Temple International Fellowship, 2351 NE 200th Ave., Williston.

    Scheduled to perform are William Lavant, Derrian Brown, Danny Nunn, Nu Testament, The New Day Band, Lionel Walker and more.

    Food and vendors will be onsite.

    No admission, but a love offering will be received.

  • We asked and the candidates answered

    Local candidates answered questions from the Levy Newspaper Group about their stand on issues that concern you.

  • Bronson proposes rollback millage

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    The Bronson town council at its second budget workshop unanimously voted to propose the new millage rate at the rollback rate of 5.04.

    Due to a small rise in property values, the rate is about one percent lower than the prior fiscal year’s rate of 5.07. The rollback rate represents the rate at which the town can collect the same amount of tax revenue as the prior year.

  • Mural project nears end

    Two years ago, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) had an idea to decorate the Heritage Park gazebo with art depicting Williston life. Monday night that idea came one step closer to reality with the acceptance of hand-painted pictures that will be enlarged and hung.

    Artist Judy Kemp presented the CRA with her finished work and said her job is now complete.

    Next the CRA will contract with someone to photograph and turn the canvases into panels for the gazebo.

  • TRIM notices coming

    The TRIM – Truth in Millage – notices are at the printer and will be dropped in the mail to property owners on Aug. 19 according to the Levy County Property Appraiser's Office. 

    Oz Barker, Levy County Property Appraiser, said there is noting new in the TRIM notices this year, except the taxes being levied by taxing authorities. 

  • School millage rate to see slight decrease

     By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    The Levy County School Board passed a unanimous motion on Aug. 2 to tentatively approve the advertised rollback millage rate, which means a 3.32 percent drop in millage for Levy County property owners.

    The tentatively adopted rate is 6.89, down from last year’s 7.12. 

  • Put up the cords, Dobby's here

     I've never owned a puppy before but in two short months, I've learned that puppies – like babies – should be had when you're young.

    Ever since Tom has been on the DL – about a year now – we've bandied about the idea of a dog that would be a companion for him while I am either at work, or visiting grandchildren.