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Today's News

  • Levy teachers earn top honors

    By Mike Capshaw
    Four teachers from the Levy County School District were honored during Tuesday’s School Board of Levy County meeting in Bronson.
    The meeting kicked off with the Levy Soil and Water Conservation Teacher Awards Presentation. Chiefland’s Lita Weingart, Bronson’s Jennifer Bray and Marcia Smith all received plaques and $1,000 for their class projects. Chiefland’s Katie Jones also was honored, but not present for the presentation.

  • Donation sponsors eight ballet students

    Williston School of Dance recently received a  $1,600 donation from Plum Creek Foundation.
     Plum Creek, based in Seattle, Wash. is the largest private landowner in the United States. The company owns an estimated 145,000 acres in Levy County.
    The contribution by Plum Creek served as a sponsorship for eight ballet students of the School of Dance.

  • Hung jury for Blair

    Pamela Williams Blair's trial on a federal charge of lying to an FBI agent during an interview ended with a hung jury on Wednesday breaking a string of convictions for federal prosecutors.
    Blair was arrested in December 2008 in connection with an FBI investigation into public corruption in Dixie and Levy counties. An undercover FBI agent posed as a New Jersey-based developer looking to bribe officials in return for favorable treatment of his projects.

  • Council looks at attorney options-again

    For the second time in less than three months, some Williston council members are disenchanted with City Attorney Norm Fugate and want to explore options to possibly replace him.
    At the conclusion of last week’s meeting, Councilor Brooks Holloway suggested that since the council was trimming costs, now could be “the time to cut more.”

  • Levy County Sheriff's

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Melba Paige Alexander, 20, Ocala, arrested Dec. 6, kidnap minor. Bond $50,000.
    Christopher Mark Baldwin, 29,  Williston, arrested Dec.  8, burglary, battery, hold for immigration. Bond $300,000.
    James Brian Brunelle, 23, Bronson, arrested Dec. 6, Violation of Probation (VOP) three counts worthless check. Bond $1,500.

  • Florida Railroad history available

    A cross peninsula railroad for the State of Florida was the dream of the man for whom Levy County was named, David Levy Yulee.  The Florida Railroad, a 155.5 mile rail line, linked Fernandina on the Atlantic Ocean with Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Social Security can show you the way

    By Ruqayyah Nicholas
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville
    Social Security’s homepage, www.socialsecurity.gov, has a new look.
    Our redesigned homepage now features a service channeling guide on the left side of the page, which lists the most sought-after services and information on the site.  You’ll find the information or service you want quickly and easily, including links to:
    applying online for benefits;
    estimating your retirement benefits;
    Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs;

  • Outside the box

    By Susan Howell

  • Church Announcements

    Walk To Bethlehem
    Walk To Bethlehem, a narrated interactive journey, presumed to have been taken by Mary and Joseph leading up to the birth of Jesus will take place Dec. 9-23 from 7-9 p.m.
    It is located on SR121 between CR326 and CR464, Morriston.
     All are welcome to come out and stroll through the Christmas fantasyland, check out the many displays, see Santa and enjoy refreshments, shop in the new Country Crafts Store, in addition to joining a caravan on the journey to Bethlehem.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dustin Fremont Arnold, 29, Daytona Beach, arrested Dec. 2, Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR). Bond $5,000.
    Lonnie Shane Burnett, 38, Morriston, arrested Dec. 4, domestic felony battery by strangulation and domestic aggravated assault. Bond $30,000.
    Terry Rhodes Carter, 66, Lake City, arrested Dec. 4, false imprisonment, violation of injunction, deprive use of 911 and criminal mischief. Bond $45,000.