Today's News

  • WMS Open House is Aug. 20

    Williston Middle School will hold Open House Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. Students may pick up their schedules and parent information will be provided.

    Guided walk-through for new and returning students will be  Friday, Aug. 218:30 a.m. – noon. 

  • Welcome back

    Monday will signal mixed blessings across the county as many students fall into a depression and their parents will breathe a sigh of relief as yellow buses roll and traffic increases when Levy school bells ring.

    Teachers were back on the job this week organizing their rooms and planning curricula in anticipation of another year of learning.

    In Williston, schools are hosting open houses tonight and Friday. Students may pick up schedules and parents get an opportunity to meet the people entrusted with their children for six hours a day.

  • Levy EMS termed ‘role model’

    Levy County’s Emergency Medical Service got a pat on the back but it is not resting on its laurels.

    EMS Director Trish Seibold told the Levy County Commission in its regular meeting Tuesday morning that the Florida Department of Health had commended the agency on passing a recent compliance monitoring site survey.

  • Second prostitution arrest made

    When an undercover agent with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force

    saw a woman on foot flagging down motorists in Bronson, he knew something was amiss.

    Agent Rob Bowers parked his undercover vehicle at the Lil Champ convenience store at the corner of Alt 27 and State Road 24 and was immediate approached by the woman, later identified as Holly Maravolo.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Jonathan Wilson, 29, of NE 127th Court, was arrested Aug. 13 and charged with possession of cannabis, less than 20 grams and possession of cocaine.

    • David W. Lewis, 28, of Archer was charged Aug. 10 with possession of cannabis.

    • Kendra Renee James, 22, of NE 84th Street was arrested Aug. 7 for Failure to Appear.

    • Timothy White, 36, of SE 21st Place was charged with fraud, insufficient funds on Aug. 11.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    Perez-Rivera, Abimael, 37, of Tampa, charged on a writ of bodily attachment. Bail is $525 cash purge.

    Young, Jamie Robert, 27, of Chiefland, charged with two counts of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and two counts of sale of marijuana. Bail is $30,000.

    Mercer, Luevetl A., 21, of Chiefland charged with three counts of sale of a controlled substance and three counts of possession of crack cocaine. Bail is $75,000.

  • Bad news day for school board

    The new school year is set to begin, and the School Board of Levy County finds itself facing some fearsome challenges. Administrators are trying to maintain a disciplined, yet nurturing, learning environment, while dealing with looming budget cuts, the possibility of severe weather, and the ever-growing possibility of an outbreak of H1N1 — Swine Flu — virus.

    Jeff Edison, director of administration, recounted his recent meeting with the State Health Board on the flu issue, and what steps will be taken to avoid any outbreaks of the illness.

  • Eagles get ready to defend the Nest

    The countdown starts. Bronson Eagles returned to the practice field Monday with the first brutal two-a-days of fall practice. Before the day even started, there was bad news. Sophomore center Tim King, whose powerful build, winning attitude and quick attention to detail looked like such an asset to the young Eagles, will be sidelined for two months with mononeucleosis.

    “Yeah, I hate it,” said Eagles’ head coach Al Cooksey.

    “I hate it for him and I hate it for us.”

  • Levy Lightning 3v3 qualifies for World tournament

    The U-13 Levy Lightning 3v3 soccer team placed fourth at Nationals held earlier this month at Disney’s Wild World of Sports in Orlando, qualifying them for the World Championships tournament next January.

    “Everybody contributed on offense and scored, and it was team defense,” said Head Coach Max Aguirre. “We played excellent soccer.”

  • Unshakeable in the face of adversity

    Scripture passage: Daniel 1:1-21

    When adversity marches into your life, how do you react? When trials and tribulations begin to take hold, where do you go for help? If anyone in the Bible knew about adversity, it was the prophet Daniel. Taken from his homeland to serve in a pagan king’s court and later thrown into a hungry lion’s den, Daniel knew that life could throw you a curveball. Many Christians would have fallen apart in such conditions, but not Daniel. He remained unshakable in his commitment to God.