Local News

  • Williston millage stays same

    It was a no muss, no fuss, no fanfare night Tuesday when the Williston City Council held its first public hearing on the 2013-2014 millage rate and budget.

    With no one from the public speaking on the issue, the council approved a final millage rate of 5.9025 mills.

    Council President Jason Cason explained the tax rate was the same as this year and property owners’ taxes would be about the same because property values have decreased.

  • Hip Hop concert nixed by judge

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office does not know how much it spent on overtime this Labor Day weekend, but one thing it does know is that it prevented a hip hop extravaganza planned for 2.4 acres at 21151 N.E. U.S. Highway 27 outside Williston. 

  • Mark Long’s hobby pays off

    If getting published in National Geographic Magazine is the Holy Grail for photographers, then underwater picture taker and explorer Mark Long is Chiefland’s version of Indiana Jones.

  • Sunray Band releases CD

     BY Bryan Hoopaugh

  • 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.




  • 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.

  • WFD gets equipment money

     The Levy County Commission wrangled with fire department budgets on Tuesday striking funding deals with Williston and Cedar Key to provide small increases in their budgets for equipment.

  • Old issue sparks new debate in Bronson

    Bronson continues to be haunted by its past.