Today's News

  • Appreciate the Goodness

    Growing up in Aberdeen, Miss., Reginald Kelly wanted more than to be an athlete.

    Never mind that Kelly was blessed with a God-given talent that took him to Mississippi State and later to a successful career as a tight end in the NFL. 

    His parents were blue collar workers who toiled hard to ensure he and his brother were provided for. They passed along that work ethic and a strong sense of values that hasn’t wavered.

  • WHS is an ‘A’ school

    A night to celebrate the holidays and winter break turned into another kind of excitement last week when Williston High School Principal Eulin Gibbs learned his school had earned an “A” ranking for the second year in a row.

    Gibbs said the party was under way with the naming of teacher of the year and ESP of the year.

    “We were getting ready to our gift exchange,” Gibb said, “when I noticed some of my staff passing a cell phone around.”

  • Book comes to life through art

    When students in Luci Skipper’s class at Williston High School read “Catching Fire”, the second book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy, Skipper discovered that one of those students was translating what she read into pictures.

    Haley Finnen, 16, the daughter of Scott and Michelle Finnen, said she has always enjoyed drawing and can churn out a picture quickly.

    Without a preliminary sketch, she puts her Sharpie to paper and lets her imagination take over.

  • You don’t have to wear the blue jacket to support FFA

    There’s more to being an FFA Alumni than well, being an alumnus.

  • Thanksgiving behind bars

    The streets of Williston are safer this week thanks to the dogged pursuit of Police Chief Dennis Strow and his officers in an investigation that culminated Friday with the capture of a three-year fugitive.

  • The family cookbook holds treasures from the past

     Many people learn to cook by watching and helping a more experienced cook. Today that is enhanced by a myriad of cooking shows–(food even has its own network!), seaching the Internet, buying scores of magazines and occasionally even reading a cookbook.

  • Levy art in state museum

     The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science has accepted into its collection four miniature replicas of Old Florida homes crafted by late Levy County resident, Murrel Watson. The replicas were donated by Murrel’s son, Franklin Watson, who inherited them after his death is 2004.

  • Duke sues to recover Levy costs

     By Pat Faherty

    While the proposed Levy County nuclear plant never came to fruition, it continues to generate big numbers.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

  • Sheriff will collect old medicine

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Levy County Prevention Coalition will be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.