Local News

  • Levy County Fair runs Thursday-Sunday
  • Union, school board at odds

     The Levy County School Board and the teachers’ union, the Levy Educations Association, are at odds over whether a contract for the 2011-12 school year can be implemented. 

    The board ratified a contract in a unanimous vote at its Tuesday, April 2, meeting after Assistant Superintendent Patrick Wneck and Superintendent Bob Hastings reported teachers voted 203-202 to approve it on March 13.

  • Impact fees will be returned

    In an attempt to correct what they once called an egregious error, the Williston City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to return over $104,000 in impact fees to property owners.

    Council President Jason Cason and Councilor Elihu Ross opposed the action during a roll call vote.

    The vote came on the heels of several months of discussion, brought to centerstage by Pyper Kub  restaurant owner David Bibby who told council months ago that his research had determined that another restaurant, Melanie’s, had not been charged impact fees.

  • Relay for Life starts noon Saturday at WHS
  • Bronson Town Council says no to old gym

    Bronson Town Council members voted 3-0 Monday night in favor of dropping proposed negotiations with the Levy County School Board about town use or ownership of the old Bronson High School Gym.

  • Rezoning passes on third try

    It took three tries, but despite the opposition of his neighbors developer Darryl Diamond won a 3-2 vote of the Levy County Commission to rezone four acres of property along U.S. Highway 19 near Inglis to allow the building of offices and a mini storage facility.

  • Motel meth lab a hazmat situation

    A meth lab being run out of the Bronson Motel, according to area law enforcement,was shut down in early March, but town officials are saying they have been left holding the proverbial bag, which, in this case, may be full of the deadly residue left from the illegal operation.

  • State Champs

     The  Williston Middle School FFA Livestock Judging Team dominated the state competition and walked away with a first place finish, earning it the honor of 2013 State Champs.

  • Cattle donations will help child who needs heart

    A call is going out to all cattle owners asking them to part with an animal for a fundraising sale to benefit a teen who is awaiting a heart transplant at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
    Angus Standridge, 13, is hospitalized and his ailing heart is being helped by a Berlin Heart Pump. The pump is an external device connected by tubes to Standridge’s heart to help it move blood while he waits for a new heart.

  • County’s health improves

     The health of Levy County has begun to improve, according to the fourth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, which was released March 20 by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  These community rankings provide a snapshot of the health of nearly every county in all 50 states, pinpoint areas to improve and foster conversation around health topics.