Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriffs Reports

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

    April 15, Deana Michelle Anderson, 29, Cedar Key, VOP forgery, VOP passing forged instrument and VOP grand theft. Bond $25,000.

    April 16, Miranda Jo Armitage, 31, Bronson, DWLSR.

    April 16, Mariano Francis Bonilla-Perez, 27, DWLSR times four. 

    April 14, Lacrisha Mae Bills, 19, Bronson, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $500.

    April 16, Amy Lynn Combs, 29, Fanning Springs, petit theft.

  • Kindergarten basics forgotten at city hall

    It’s been brewing for days, weeks, months–maybe even years, and last Friday the frustration, the disappointment and the anger came to a head at the called Williston City Council meeting.

    Tuesday night, things weren’t much better, even after Council President Marc Nussel called for a return to civility and politeness, while Councilor Brooks Holloway asked for respect–from the council and public alike.

  • Faith

    Holy Family

    Holy Family Catholic Church will host an afternoon of Easter activities Sunday, April 24.

    At 2 p.m., the Children’s Drama Team will present a play about Jesus’ Resurrection.

    At 3 p.m., children will participate in an Easter Egg hunt. Be sure to bring your own baskets.

    At 3:30 p.m. it will be the Family Golden Egg Hunt, where a lucky hunter will be able to find a $50 prize egg.

    At  4 p.m., the day will top off with a Zumba exhibition and a covered dish dinner.

  • A living word for a dying world

    Lewie FUGATE

    Guest Columnist  

    “These things we write unto you, that your joy may be filled.” (I John 1:4)

    “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are written in this book: but these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ  The Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through HIs name. (John 20:30-31)

  • JBE Carnival is Thursday

    Joyce Bullock Elementary will host a  Spring Carnival Thursday, April 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the JBE Playground

    There will be fun booths with food, games, and activities.  Educational booths will be set up with information about your child’s grade level next year. 

      Tickets are 4 for $1.   

  • Events


    Thursday, April 21


    Cattlemen Meeting

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its spring meeting Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s home on the Suwannee River.

    For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 486-5131 or 528-3119.


    Friday, April 22


    Egg Hunt

  • One killed in four-car collision

    A four-vehicle accident April 12 that involved seven people resulted in the death of one person.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on US Alt 27 at NE 100 Court, approximately a mile east of Bronson around 9:47 p.m.

    The 16-year-old juvenile driver of a 2005 Toyota was traveling north across the westbound lane of US 27A, the report says, and a motorcycle was traveling west on US 27A in the outside lane.

  • Williston council strikes deal with former manager

    The Williston City Council gave in to former City Manager Marcus Collins’ demand that he be allowed to collect more than $27,000 in severance pay without signing away his right to sue the city.

    The decision — 3-1 with Councilor Norm Fugate abstaining — came in a special meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall that was marked by bitter outbursts between council members and the public, and council members and interim City Manager Marisela Barcenas.

  • Council opts to sever Collins with $27K+

    Williston City Council took more than 90 minutes Tuesday discussing how much, if any, severance pay was due to the former city manager.
    The end result–more than $27,000-but it was a difficult journey getting to the figure.
    Marcus Collins, city manager since January 2009 resigned March 23 and at last week’s meeting council voted to give him a severance package, that included vacation and sick time.

  • BOCC passes on buying old school property

    The Levy County Commission has decided that the search for new courthouse space will not include the old Bronson High School property at its back door.
    It’s a blow to Clerk of Court Danny Shipp’s plan to purchase and renovate the property. He told the commissioners on Tuesday that members of the county’s courthouse space committee met with representatives of the School Board to negotiate for the purchase of the 20 acres and the buildings — the old school which houses Hilltop School, the gymnasium and portable buildings.