Today's News

  • 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.

  • Meet the Author

    Marjorie “Mimi” Hale, owner of the Ivy House, recenty published her first cookbook Gracefully Southern.

    At her first book signing at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., she met Bobby Flay, New York Times best-selling author and host of several cooking shows on the Food Network.

    Hale will have a local book signing from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at the restaurant in Williston.

  • School Reunions

    WHS 1980-1989

    Williston High School, Classes 1980-1989 will hold a reunion June 27 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Williston Crossings Resort, 410 NE 5th St., Williston.

    The class of 1989 will be honored as it commemorates its 20th reunion.

    The cost is $45 per person and a cash bar will be available. Only 300 tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. Attire is dressy/casual.

    For tickets visit www.luanncox.com/whsclassreunion or send checks payable to Susan Parks, P.O. Box 770244, Ocala, FL 34477-0244.

  • New software will screen visitors to JBE

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School administrators are taking extra precaution this fall to ensure they know just who is on their campus.

    Frances LaSalle, assistant principal, came before the Williston Chamber of Commerce last week to inform members of software the school hopes to purchase to help regulate the more than 6,000 visitors to their school each year.

    LaSalle said the new software would scan a visitor’s driver’s license and would tap into the sex offender database to alert administrators to any potentially dangerous guests at the school.