Local News

  • Commission is now all GOP

    If the election of the first Republicans to office in Levy County in the 2008 election was historic, then by any measure an all-Republican Levy County Commission is a milestone.

  • Rotary Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 11 a.m. John Henry Park
  • Building official comes at a high price

    The Levy County Commission has approved hiring Chiefland building official Bill Hammond as the county’s building and zoning official but it was not without some heartburn over his salary and benefits. 

  • Impact fee moratorium may extend

    Prospective builders need to get in on the action while they can–the Williston City Council  held its first reading on an ordinance that would extend the moratorium on impact fees until March 2014.

  • Winner

     Joe Ostaszewski didn’t win the big prize on “The Biggest Loser”  Monday night, but he got something more valuable than money–he got his health back.

    At 43, the Williston resident is in the best health of his life and that’s reason to celebrate.

  • Three charged with making motel meth

    Three people were arrested Wednesday, March 6, on charges of manufacturing and selling meth out of the Bronson Motel while a 5-month-old infant was also in the room, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Department press release. 

  • There's less sunshine than you think

    For two weeks at the end of February, reporters from 31 news organizations, including the Chiefland Citizen (Levy Newspaper Group), participated in a project with the Florida Press Association to determine the availability ofrecords from Florida’s clerks and court offices in all of the state’s 67 counties.

  • WHS grads: your biography is needed now

    Big is not necessarily better, we’ve heard. “Portraits of Success” is a project of the Williston Public Library to gather together information about Williston graduates…Williston, a small Florida town of about 2000 people. The project requests that Williston graduates submit a one-page biography which includes those people or experiences of Williston who made or which made them the people they are today.

  • Bronson woman killed in accident

    Staff Report
    A Bronson woman became the fifth traffic fatality for 2013 in Levy County when the car she was driving left the road and struck a tree shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
    Carolyn Jean Jones, 54, of Bronson was driving a 2012 Toyota Yaris west on U.S. Highway 27A at Northeast 112th Terrace when  the car left the road and struck a tree in a wooded area.

  • County delays alcohol sales discussion

    The discussion on whether to extend alcohol beverage sales hours from a midnight cutoff to a 2 a.m. cutoff is being delayed until the Levy County Commission meeting on April 2.
    The decision came during Tuesday’s regular meeting where a workshop on proposed changes to the county’s alcohol ordinance had been scheduled. But that was called off after some citizens protested the timing of the meeting — 1 p.m. — would force citizens who wanted to address the issue to take time off from work.