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Today's News

  • Brazeals will celebrate Golden Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Brazeal will celebrate 50 years of marriage April 29.

    The couple was married at First Christian Church in Tampa in 1967, before moving to Gainesville and later Williston, where they reared their three children, Robert, Derrick and LuAnn. They have seven grandchildren, Devon, Cole, Gage, Kash and Livia Brazeal; Addison and Holton Love and son-in-law, Brian Love.

    The couple attends First United Methodist Church of Williston.

  • Happenings

    April

    Movie in the Park

    The city of Williston will present a Movie in the Park Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free of charge. Bring a chair or blanket and your family and enjoy.

    Timber Harvesting Class

    The College of Central Florida will launch its new Timber Harvesting Equipment Program May 8. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, April 28.

  • Levy boasts lowest unemployment in area

    If not yet in full bloom, the economy is certainly growing stronger in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region.

    According to today’s employment summary by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the unemployment rate in March for the CareerSource CLM region was 5.2 percent, down 0.7 percentage point since February and 0.6 percentage point lower than the area’s rate a year ago of 5.8 percent.

  • The race is on

    How can you not know I am over-the-top crazy about my two granddaughters?

    Facebook friends get a liberal dose of their cuteness, almost on a daily basis.

    My office is covered in their beautiful little faces.

    I have 1,800 pictures on my cell phone and 1,700 are of them.

    Talk about any subject and one, if not both, of them can be incorporated into the conversation.

    Yes, I'm a doting grandmother.

  • Crabfest is this weekend

    Motorists are urged to use caution this weekend when traveling east of Williston due to the high volume of traffic expected for the annual Crabfest celebration April 29.

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports that traffic patterns will be alterated on CR 318 and heavy traffic is expected beginning around 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Motorists not planning to attend this event should avoid the area if possible. There will be a heavy presence of law enforcement in the area and motorists are urged to follow all traffic laws. 

  • Absolutely NO BURNING in Levy County
  • County enacts burn ban

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners has enacted Emergency Declaration 2017-018 and Emergency Order 2017-019 establishing a burn ban throughout the unincorporated areas of Levy County.

    This is an executive emergency order due to the extreme dry conditions that affect the county.

    Levy County has suffered massive losses in the past from unintentional fires caused by unattended or irresponsibly set fires.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 11, Levie Avery, 59, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $2,500.

    • April 13, Alex Warren Babcock, 22, Carbondale, Penn., out of county warrant.

    • April 12, Jake Junior Bryant II, 36, Inverness, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.

    • April 15, Nickola Ann Byers, 44, Trenton, DUI and damage to property. Bond $5,000.

    • April 16, Jerald Allen Byrd, 27, Trenton, leaving scene of crash involving damage to property, DUI.

  • Langworthy hit culminates UF comeback win

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Williston graduate Austin Langworthy culminated a five-run ninth inning for No. 10 Florida with a three-run double last Thursday in Nashville, helping his Gators to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over No. 6 Vanderbilt.

    The hit, which was sliced into the left-field corner, marked Langworthy’s first in 13 at-bats against left-handed pitchers on the season.

  • County weighs animal control program proposal

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County Animal Services offered a proposal at the County Commission meeting on April 18 to start a low cost spay and neuter program for Levy County residents.

    In its request, LCAS argued that such a program would hopefully reduce the County’s pet overpopulation, making for fewer impoundments and euthanizations at the shelter.

    The program would be available to pet owners who are older than 62 years of age and are of low income status, as determined by other types of government aid.