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Today's News

  • You can scallop longer this season

    Floridians received a gift last week when it was announced that the bay scallop start date has been pushed up from July 1 to June 24 and extended for two weeks from Sept. 30 to Oct. 14,.
    Midday April 19, Sen. Charlie Dean emerged from a meeting with the Florida Cabinet in the Panhandle and announced that they approved his request to open scallop season one week early and extend the season for two weeks.

  • ‘You look just like your mother’

    After church this past Sunday, Tom and I drove to a local diner for a quick snack since we bypassed breakfast and couldn’t wait until I shopped and cooked at home.
    As we settled in, other groups filtered in–a good amalgam for Easter lunch: young couples, older adults, families with small children.
    But it was the group of four women who took the table beside us that caught–and held–my eye.
    They were all late 60s, early 70s, and each was different in size, shape, hair style and fashion sense.

  • Sheriff adds two dispatchers

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, which has been trying to find money to hire more dispatchers for its busy communications center found the answer next door at the jail.
    Maj. Evan Sullivan, head of law enforcement, requested and received unanimous approval to move $41,157.18 from the jail budget to the dispatch budget during Tuesday’s regular County Commission meeting.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, April 29

    Obstacle Horse Trail Challenge
    The Obstacle Horse Trail Challenge, a three-day fund-raiser for Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue takes place Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1 at Black Prong Equestrian Center, eight miles south of Bronson on CR337.
    The event kicks off at noon Friday with a driving demonstration and is followed by an Obstacle Clinic from 1-4 p.m. A 6 p.m. wine tasting ends the evening.

  • Red Devils come from behind for Senior Night win


    The Williston Boys baseball team had just two seniors recognized on Senior Night before their final regular season home game of the season April 19.
    Playing host to the Vanguard Knights, Coach Jim Smith paid his congratulations to seniors DJ King and Justin Fausett.
    The game began and the Knights jumped out to an early lead and continued to score runs in the first five innings to continue to lead 11-9 after five full innings of play.

  • Citizenship

    1 Peter 2:11-17
    The Bible talks about our duties as citizens. In fact, every Christian has dual citizenship. The word conduct that is used in 1 Peter 2:11-17 and several times in Philippians denotes our behavior, citizenship, and conduct in the world.
    *Philippians 3:20 says that our citizenship is in heaven.
    * 1 Peter 1:15-16 says that our conduct is to be holy.

  • Church Briefs

    Charity Ministries
    A barbecue and yard sale is held this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Hwy. 326, Blichton–one mile west of Hwy. 27 and 5 1/2 miles east of Hwy. 41.
    Proceeds benefit Charity Ministries. For more information, contact Bob Cade at 842-1964.

        Morriston Baptist Concert
    New Day Music Ministries Southern Gospel Quartet will be in concert at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services May 1 at Morriston Baptist Church 20291 S.E. 33rd Street Morriston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-April 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • April 21, Richard Demond Addison, 24, Archer, housed for Alachua County–possession of cocaine, attempted murder/robbery.
    • April 19,  Paul Edward Brady, 37, St. Pete Beach, DWLSR habitual. Bond $2,000.
    • April 18, Jerry Thomas Brissenden, 49, Crystal River, DWLSR and DUI. Bond $50,000.
    • April 18, Richard Squire Brock, 51, Trenton, domestic battery, aggravated domestic assault. Bond $260,000.

  • $26.4 million sex abuse award to be decided

    Two children who accused their uncle of sexually abusing them have taken a long and winding road to obtain justice and they are still unrequited.
    This is not a case that will put someone in prison.
    The man accused of abusing his niece and nephew committed suicide the day Levy County Sheriff’s deputies came to arrest him on charges of sexual activity with a child under the age of 12.

  • Tarmac hearing Tuesday

    When the Levy County Commission meets to consider Tarmac’s application for a special exception for the King Road Mine speakers should be prepared to get to the point quickly.
    That’s because Commission Chairman Danny Stevens (R-District 5) of Williston has set time limits for speaking during the quasi-judicial hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Courtroom A at the County Courthouse in Bronson.