Local News

  • Sex offender numbers on rise in county

    Researchers have long speculated on the reasons behind what drives some people to become sex offenders. From the theory that it’s a learned behavior, with offenders themselves doing what was at some point done to them, to the notion that offenders lack self-esteem or, at some point in their development, missed out on what it means to have feelings of empathy, society struggles to come to grips with the issue.

  • Thousands will descend on Williston during Crabfest

     As many as 10,000 people are expected in Williston this weekend when Crabfest 2013 gets under way.

  • WJWC plants Pinwheels for Prevention

    The Williston Junior Woman’s Club is taking part in Prevent Child Abuse Florida’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign by planting a pinwheel garden at the Williston Woman’s club during the week of April 14-April 20.  The garden planting was held at the Williston Woman’s Club  Sunday, April 14.

  • Report: three motel rooms contaminated



    The owner of the Bronson Motel has been given 30 days to remedy a problem stemming from the discovery last month of methamphetamine possessed by several residents there, according to officials.

    Town officials sent motel owner Ella Baumbach a citation March 19 stating several of the motel’s rooms needed to be evaluated by licensed contractors after law enforcement arrested three people there March 6 on charges related to the sale and production of meth.

  • Bronson, Williston vote against teen tobacco marketing

    Both Bronson Town Council members and Williston councilors are siding with area teens and an education and research foundation that seek to limit deaths from smoking.

    Bronson council members voted unanimously Monday night to sign a resolution acknowledging that tobacco products are dangerous and that the marketing to teenagers and children of such products within the town is discouraged.

    Similarly, Williston Council unanimously approved the resolution Tuesday night.

  • Man charged with carjacking

    Staff Report

    An alleged carjacker was arrested April 11 after he crashed the vehicle he allegedly took from Hilltop Motel.

    According to Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow, police officers were responding to the report of the carjacking when they saw the stolen truck turning north on Main Street.

  • Monument guides clear first hurdle

    Chiefland commissioners approved unanimously Monday night on first reading an ordinance that sets new guidelines for the placement of monuments at City Hall.

  • Parks employee terminated in theft investigation

    An employee with the Levy County Parks and Recreation Department has been terminated and arrested on a felony charge of swindling the county out of $5,797.63 between May 2009 and December 2012. 

  • Hearing May 7 on alcohol sales

    The public will get its say on a proposal to extend alcohol sales hours beyond midnight in the unincorporated areas of Levy County at a public hearing on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

  • It's Levy County Fair Time

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.