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Today's News

  • Laughter is the secret

    M assaged with cottonseed oil and swaddled tightly, the baby who weighed only a pound and a half at birth was kept near the pilot light of the aunt’s gas stove. Three times each day the doctor who delivered the wee baby girl left his Philadelphia practice to come and check on his smallest patient.

    On the 18th day after her birth, her mother died, leaving baby Cecelia with the aunt whose stove provided her warmth.

  • Change is coming for Williston property owners

    Over the course of the next few months, decisions will be made by city residents that will affect Williston property owners for years to come.

    In its quest to clean up Williston and make it both aesthetically pleasing and structurally safe, the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) will be making recommendations to tighten city codes and stiffen penalties for those owners who fail to comply with the law.

  • Council denies package store

    In a unanimous decision Tuesday night, Williston City Council voted to deny a special exception for Yash Patel, who hoped to locate a package store at 131 N. Main St.

    The property is currently home to a church pastored by Gladys Days.

    Council had three choices before it – A) approve the exception B) approve the exception with special conditions or C) deny the exception.

  • Stegall turns down county job

    Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall, the No. 1 ranked choice for director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, has turned down the salary offer of $79,000 to start with a rise to $85,000 in six months. He also asked for and was granted approval for at least two weeks of vacation time to go on pre-paid trips.

  • Bronson goes independent to rebuild

     By Sean Arnold

    The Bronson football team won’t be in a district for the upcoming season. 

    The Eagles have pulled out of District 1A-7, which includes Chiefland, Williston, Newberry, Branford, Dixie County and reigning state champion Trenton.

    Head coach Curtis Stacy says the move was made to give Bronson a schedule that’s a more competitive fit for the program as it goes through a rebuilding process.

  • Turning it around

     By Sean Arnold

    Tough times were ahead for the Bronson football program at this time last year. 

    Despite coming off back-to-back non-losing seasons for the first time in 10 years, it was dealt a series of offseason blows, culminating in the departure of its head coach on the first day of football practice, that would lead to a 0-10 fall campaign.

  • Bronson Council discusses parking improvements

    By Sean Arnold

    At its meeting on July 5, the Bronson town council applauded another successful run of its annual Fourth of July celebration at James H. Cobb Park, while discussing the need for a more robust parking solution.

  • Four plead guilty in sex cases

    Last week the 8th Judicial Circuit Court of Levy County concluded several cases presented to the State Attorney’s Office by the LCSO where the defendants pleaded guilty and were sentenced. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 5, Theresa Elizabeth Betts, 28, Chiefland, petit theft, VOP. Bond $500.

    • July 9, Bobby Dwayne Carnley, 31, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $5,000.

    • July 5, Cody Brandon Coley, 19, Chiefland, aggravated child abuse. Bond $10,000.

    • July 10, Rachel Lynn Davis, 29, Williston, giving false ID to law enforcement officer, out of county warrant.

  • Williston gets legal protection

    The Williston City Council has approved its attorney's suggestion that all city purchase orders have wording that limits its liability to what is allowed by state statute.