Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.