Today's News

  • Man charged in club shooting

    A Citra man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a shooting in a club parking lot on Northeast 212 Court outside Williston that left one man injured at around 5 a.m. Sunday. 

    James Wilkerson, 36, was arrested in Alachua County and transferred to the Levy County Detention Facility where bond has been set at $200,000.




  • Williston takes third in Preseason Classic

    By Bryan Hoopaugh


    Williston Varsity Volleyball took to the courts last Saturday hosting the Preseason Classic Tournament at the WHS gym.

    Participating in the tournament were Williston, Newberry, Chiefland and Dixie County, all of which are district rivals.

  • Devils ‘D’ bombard Bears

    By Bryan Hoopaugh


    The Devils preseason opener started and finished with a bang as the Red Devils defeated the Central High School Bears 25-6 last Friday night. The Devils’ defense showed their strength on the Bears’ opening drive forcing and recovering a fumble on the second play of the game.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    Aug. 19, David Charles Albritton, 38, Morriston, VOP battery.

    Aug. 23, Cody James Blair, 22, Bronson, FTA, battery. Bond $31,000.

    Aug. 25, Brian Lee Bowmer, 25, Old Town, disorderly intoxication. Bond $500.

    Aug. 20, Joseph Jay Brocato, 49, Tampa, non support of children or spouse.

  • If it’s Simply Southern, it has to be wonderful

    I was born and reared in Kentucky, resided in Georgia for 17 years and now Florida for eight. There’s no question I am a Southern girl through and through.

    That fact has always been obvious, especially when I was with  family and friends who lived in the North. They laughed at my accent and marveled at the way we did things in the South.

  • Two more horses struck by EEEV

    The Levy County Health Department (LCHD) emphasizes the importance of protection against mosquito-borne diseases after receiving notification that two additional horses in Levy County have recently tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV). 

  • School gets legislative reprieve

    Optimism pays off.

    Last week Williston City Council President Jason Cason said Levy County School administrators were more optimistic than he was after they learned that a new middle-high school in Williston ranked third and only two projects would get recommended by the Department of Education for funding.

  • Bear wreaks havoc in Morriston


    More than two dozen Morriston residents have been pestered by an unwelcomed visitor for the last few months.

    A black bear has gone from residence to residence stealing bird, deer and chicken feed and rummaging through garbage in the pursuit of food.

    Minor damage, including destroyed vinyl underpinning and dryer hoses, has been left in the wake of the visitor who lives in the Goethe.

  • Miss Baker, Mr. Heinkel will marry in 2014

     Coach Jamie Baker and his wife, Tricia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Makayla Baker to David Heinkel. 

  • Boating safety should be a priority

     By Capt. BryLee