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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Carriers' carrier wants to boost cell service

    Williston's City Council was left with more questions than answers Tuesday night after a representative from a wireless infrastructure company made his pitch to locate within the city.

    "We're a carriers' carrier," said Chad Caudill of Mobilitie, a company that he said has relationships with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and ATT.

    Mobilitie, Caudill said, works with those companies to help bring 5G coverage to areas that are lacking strong cell service.

  • Happenings

    April

    CEE Meeting

    Discussion will open with a report on the group’s meeting with Williston City Police when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.