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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    • Feb. 12, Michael Bradley Answorth, 22, Morriston, aggravated battery, VOP. Bond $50,000.

    • Feb. 13, Ariell M. Brock, 28, Chiefland, VOP.

    • Feb. 10, Shane Douglass Carnes, 19, Williston, leaving scene of crash, failure to register motor vehicle, attached registration not assigned, no valid DL. Bond $16,750.

  • Bronson to fight empty stomachs

    Bronson officials have stepped up to help feed the hungry, voting unanimously Monday night in favor of contributing town funds to the Food4Kids Backpack Program at Bronson Elementary School.

    “I’m looking to see if the city would consider helping with the effort,” said program volunteer Peggy Rowe to council members, shortly before they voted to contribute $2,500 a year to the effort.

  • Best-selling author to be at WHS

    Best-selling author Dr. Sharon M. Draper will share her experiences of teaching and writing with Williston High School students and faculty Monday, March 3.  Dr. Draper is an accomplished writer, as well as a professional educator actively involved in the motivation and encouragement of cross-cultural experiences through reading.

  • Restaurant beer, wine sales could be reality

    Restaurants in Williston may soon be able to sell beer and wine, despite their locations, if an ordinance is approved at the March 4 council meeting.

    Tuesday night, in a 4-1 vote with Council President Jason Cason dissenting, the council approved on the first reading an ordinance that allows for the on-site consumption of beer and wine in restaurants–places were 51 percent of revenue comes from food sales.

  • City asks for street to be named for fallen officer

    The Florida Legisture will consider naming a portion of Williston’s Noble Avenue after Cpl. David Moss who died in the line of duty in 1988.

    Williston Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night, that if approved by the legislature this term, would designate the segment of Noble Avenue from Main Street to Hwy. 41 the David M. Moss Memorial Highway.

  • Red Devils fall in double OT

    After the Williston Red Devils sent the Union County Tigers out of the District Tournament on Friday night 47-40, and the Chiefland Indians knocked the Dixie County Bears out 47-44, the two winning teams were set for the District Championship game on Saturday night Feb. 8, in the Union County Gym.

    The Red Devils and Indians met twice during the regular season with the Indians winning both games by the same three point margin.

  • Red Devils fall in double OT
  • Strike another one off the bucket list

    A little over a year ago when I went ziplining over the Mexican jungles, I said I crossed another thing off the bucket list that I didn’t even know existed.

    It’s true. There are many things I want to do in this life, but except for a couple I’ve never made it my mission to work toward those dream adventures.

    At this point in my life I pretty much just take every day as it comes and if an opportunity presents itself, I jump at it because it may not pass my way again.

  • Parents: Help your child be FCAT prepared

    Students in Levy County District schools will be taking the Grade 4, Grade 8, or Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Writing Test on Tuesday, Feb. 25.  

    The FCAT 2.0 Writing Test is administered in one 60-minute session in which students write an essay in response to a prompt.  Later this spring, your student will receive a score for his/her writing on a scale from 1-6 score points.  

  • Courts hand down sentences

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts:

    Jesse Bryan Balough, posessing cocaine, possessing paraphernalia, resisting arrest without violence, 180 days with credit for 21 days served on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund.

    Dereke Arnez Baugh, failure to re-register as required, 2 years with credit for 135 days served. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund.