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Today's News

  • New Orleans is a magical place

    The question was simple: how spontaneous are you? The answer was easy: very.
    And with that brief interchange, I began yet another exciting adventure late last month.
    My birthday falls near the end of January, and since I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), Tom usually whisks me away to a sunnier-than-Levy County locale so I can soak up the sun.

  • Change may be in the air

    A city-sponsored workshop to iron out kinks in the utility policies began Tuesday night with an elementary science lesson  on how electricity gets from the power plant to residents’ homes.
    Director of Finance Marisela Barcenas gave a lengthy PowerPoint presentation on the structure that brings electricity from Progress Energy to the city,

  • Red Devils take down Colts in OT

      In a re-match from the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament game won by the North Marion Colts, Thursday night Feb. 3, was a different game with a different outcome.
    “I feel like our team gained some mental toughness tonight,” said Williston Head Coach Steve Faulkner following his teams 81-75 win in overtime over the 4A North Marion Colts.
    “Those two missed free throws at the end of regulation time were really big” Faulkner said.

  • Williston builds momentum with third win in three days

    OCALA – It was a momentum-building type of weekend for the Williston boys basketball team.
    The Red Devils, playing in the Vince Murray Memorial Challenge last Saturday at Trinity Catholic, demolished perennial state powerhouse Florida Air, 74-52.
    It was Williston's third win in three straight days against teams with solid winning records.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 5, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, FTA trespassing after warning. $5,000 bond.
    Feb. 6, Allyson Leo Adkins, 50, Williston, obstruction of justice.
    Jan. 31, Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    Feb. 3, Drew Joshua Bennett, 24, Perry, larceny and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    Jan. 26, Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 5, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, FTA trespassing after warning. $5,000 bond.
    Feb. 6, Allyson Leo Adkins, 50, Williston, obstruction of justice.
    Jan. 31, Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    Feb. 3, Drew Joshua Bennett, 24, Perry, larceny and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    Jan. 26, Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

  • Community Happenings I

    Monday, Feb. 14

    AARP
    AARP Chapter #912 meets the second Monday each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall.  At the meeting on Monday, Feb. 14, members will bring unwrapped baby items to contribute to the Tri-County Pregnancy Center.  Vistors are welcome.  All AARP national members in the area are encouraged to  join the chapter.

    Friends Book Store

  • EMS cuts in service just a rumor

    Citizens and medics packed the Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting room to let the commissioners know the county’s Emergency Medical Services should be kept at the same level and possibly improved.
    The crowd of about 70 people filled every chair and lined the walls as the commission had a workshop Tuesday dubbed a discussion on “current and future county issues and EMS.“

  • Water World

    By Susan Howell

  • Sheriff’s office moves to silent dispatch

    Officials with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office said in a meeting last week that the agency needs to hire four new dispatchers and switch over to a communication system known as silent dispatching.
    “I really do believe our county will be better served,” Sheriff Johnny Smith told about 25 representatives from various agencies throughout the county in attendance at the meeting held at the sheriff’s office.