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Today's News

  • School Board millage sees slight drop

    By Sean Arnold

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously adopted its final 2016-2017 millage and budget, setting the combined millage rate at 6.876, and the total budget at $77,264,131.00.

    The budget was revised up from the original advertised estimate by $1,503,385, largely due to $1,259,923 in additional anticipated costs for capital projects.

  • Bronson's James H. Cobb Park receives new funding

     By Sean Arnold

    The Town of Bronson was presented a check from Florida State Parks manager Tommy Pavao for $50,000 on behalf of the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) at the town council meeting on Monday. 

  • Greenlee reappointed Bronson mayor

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Bruce Greenlee was unanimously reappointed mayor of Bronson at the town’s year-end council meeting on Sept. 19.

    Vice mayor Beatrice Roberts made the first motion to nominate Greenlee.

    “He really did a good job in his first year,” she said. “You all may not know, but I know, having been in that position, that he’s done a great, great job.”

  • Old middle school, new city hall again take lead at council meeting

    What's old is new again as Williston City Council spent much of it's nearly three-hour meeting last week talking about subjects that have been discussed at length in the previous months.

    Members from Citizens for An Engaged Electorate and AARP took to the lectern last Tuesday to ask council members to revisit plans for the old middle school.

  • Peanut Festival is Saturday

    The calendar may list the first day of autumn as Sept. 22 but folks in Williston know that fall doesn't begin until the Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place – and that happens this Saturday in Heritage Park.

    The festival –saluting the peanut harvest (and one of Williston's major agricultural crops) is in its 28th year.

  • Devils slashed by Panthers for first loss

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Red Devils varsity football team succumbed to a very good Newberry Panther team last Friday night, losing by a score of 30-14. 

    The Panthers were able to effectively run the ball on a night that the Devils could get nothing going on offense after the first quarter. The game, while a loss, showed that the Devils have what it takes to compete with the area's best teams. 

  • It's not funky without 'fun'

     When Tom and I started traveling more by air than land for our vacations, I learned quickly how important it is to be organized and how essential it is to cram as much as you can carry when you board a plane.

    We were in an airport somewhere when I spied what I thought was the perfect solution – an Ogio backpack that didn't look as if I were ready for the Appalachian Trail.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 18, Noah Keith Bevins, 35, Inglis, intent to sell, manufacture or deliver Schedule I or II drugs, use, out of county warrant. Bond $7,000.

    • Sept. 15, Cody John Brunner, 24, Inglis, touch or strike. Bond $130,000.

    • Sept. 18, Marcos Rodriguez Cardenas, 54, Williston, DUI. ROR.

    • Sept. 18, Johnny Lee Coleman, 46, Chiefland, fleeing/eluding, DWLS.

  • Williston Rotary debuts The Rack

      The Rotary Club of Williston debuted its newest service project – The RACK – Rotarians Actively Caring for Kids.

  • Happenings

     

    September

     

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the city council room.

     

    Child Safety Day 

    Ornan Masonic Lodge will host its 9th Annual Child Safety Day and Child ID Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the lodge, 250 NE 6th Blvd., Williston.