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Today's News

  • Edison takes helm as superintendent

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The new superintendent of Levy County schools and three Levy County School Board members were sworn in by Judge James “Tim” Browning earlier this month in Bronson, officially ushering in a new era of leadership for the Levy school system.

    Jeff Edison assumed the helm as superintendent after serving as assistant superintendent under Robert “Bob” Hastings, who served eight years at the position, and did not seek a third term.

  • Williston man found dead in lime rock pit

    The body of a Williston man who went missing Dec. 11 was found two days later in a lime rock pit off SR 121.

    Ronald Gregory Wesley, 61, went fishing before noon Dec. 11. His family said he did not return. Deputies found his vehicle near a gate adjacent to private property and near the rock pit.

  • Montbrook mine hearing is Feb. 21

    A special exception permit for a proposed limerock mine in Montbrook that the Levy County Planning Commission recommended be denied will get a hearing from the Levy County Commission on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. 

    This is the second time a mine has been proposed on the same site. Seven years ago the planning board recommended a similar permit be declined after residents protested and the appeal to the county commission died before being heard. 

  • Councilman Danny Etheridge resigns

    Citing a move to give his little girl more room to run and a pond for fishing, Williston Councilman Danny Etheridge announced his resignation Tuesday night effective Jan. 11, 2017.

    Etheridge, who was elected unopposed in 2015 to the post, said his family will move to Morriston. He said it had been an honor and privilege to serve on the council and he would try to stay involved in city matters as much as possible.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 12, Brandi Nicole Ables, 33, Waldo, possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription. Bond $20,000.

    • Dec. 14, Wyatt Morgan Arnow, 19, Morriston, VOP.

    • Dec. 18, Aaron Moses Beam IV, 37, Inglis, interference with traffic control device, two counts assault with deadly weapon w/o intent to kill. Bond $11,000.

    • Dec. 17, Lw James Brown, 21, Bronson, FTA. ROR.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 8, Stephen Michael Baker, 25, Inglis, VOP.

    • Dec. 8, Dana Benton, 25, Trenton, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 11, Julius Blake Jr., 54, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $50,000.

    • Dec. 9, Eduardo M. Buennaventura, 26, Williston, no DL, two counts out of county warrants. Bond $1,000.

  • Hoops teams take tough losses

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer 

    Both Williston Varsity teams turned in a mixed bag last week. The boys' team pulled out a 2-1 record for the week, with wins against Newberry and Baldwin, but lost its game against Santa Fe in the Mighty Ike Shootout. 

    The girls unfortunately went 1-2, with a win at Baldwin and a loss against each at Trenton and Newberry. 

  • Bronson applies for large grant

     By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Town of Bronson council unanimously passed a motion last Monday, Dec. 5, to move forward on an application process for a federal grant that could deliver up to $650,000 in funds for revitalizing housing and downtown infrastructure.

  • No pot stores rules for now

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensaries into the county.

    The one item that stirred discussion was a proposal from County Attorney Anne Bast Brown recommending that the county hold off on passing ordinances to govern medical marijuana businesses until the state Department of Health and the Legislature weigh in on the matter.

  • As good as it gets

    I once kept a journal. I wrote in it every day, even if it was only a sentence that summarized the day.

    Then I had two babies under two years old, and the entries became less frequent.

    When those babies started school, I entered the workforce full-time and between home and work, there wasn't much time for writing – other than what I got paid for.