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Today's News

  • Williston's Joe Harding to run for Florida House of Representatives

    Joe Harding, a conservative Republican, has become the second candidate to file for the Florida House of Representatives in District 22.

    Harding, a seventh generation Floridian who was born and reared in Williston, is a local business owner.

    The seat is currently held by Rep. Charlie Stone, who will not be seeking reelection in 2020 due to term limits.

  • Alumnus of the Year

    Alumnus, Blake Fugate began, is derived from the Latin word meaning to foster or nourish.

    The Levy County Schools Foundation’s 2019 Alumnus of the Year is an example of someone who was well fostered, Fugate said.

    The show of hands slowly decreased as Fugate asked a series of questions of Saturday’s guests at the Foundation’s Gala.

    “Did you graduate from Williston High School? Did your children? Did your parents?” And finally, “Did your grandparent attend the Williston Normal School in 1907?”

  • Montbrook fossil dig will go down as one of Florida's largest

    Towering pine trees line a long dirt road that’s often dotted with a random grazing cow. Occasionally a squirrel or bird makes an unexpected appearance.

    The picturesque drive, one of the thousands in Montbrook, leads to a land that time forgot. Until 2015.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Aug. 8, Joseph Ainsworth, 25, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $1,000.

    • Aug. 7, Manuel Alexander, 27, Tallahassee, FWC violation. ROR.

    • Aug. 11, Wayne Denver Bailey, 42, Trenton, aggravated assault, grand theft, robbery with weapon.

    • Aug. 10, Gage Maurice Blackstock, 25, Jacksonville, battery. ROR.

    • Aug. 5, Deandrae Shevon Brown, 24, Silver Springs, petit theft.

    • Aug. 5, Joel Calhoun Jr., 21, Gainesville, VOP.

  • Happenings

    August

    Democratic Party Meeting

    The next meeting of the Levy County Democratic Party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Bronson Public Library, located at 600 Gilbert St. in Bronson (Alt. 27, across the street from Save-A-Lot). Light refreshments will be served.

    All interested Democrats are invited to attend.

    For more information, visit the Facebook page Levy County Democratic Party or call 352-363-1622.

    LGREA Meeting

  • Welcome to Williston
  • Midnight Sun Revisited

    "The word that Mrs. Bronson is unable to put into the hot, still, sodden air is 'doomed,' because the people you've just seen have been handed a death sentence.

    " . . . this is the eve of the end, because even at midnight it's high noon, the hottest day in history, and you're about to spend it in the Twilight Zone."

    Rod Serling

    The Twlight Zone – Nov. 17, 1961

     

    For someone who would live on the beach, I sure don't like hot weather.

  • Happenings

    Democratic Women Meeting

    Democratic Women’s Club of Levy County has a new meeting day and time. The new meeting date is Sunday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson. Light refreshments will be served.

    Democratic Party Meeting

    The next meeting of the Levy County Democratic Party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Bronson Public Library, located at 600 Gilbert St. in Bronson (Alt. 27, across the street from Save-A-Lot). Light refreshments will be served.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Aug. 4, Janis Dee Andersen, 50, Ocala, criminal mischief. Bond $2,500.

    • Aug. 1, Paula Merie Bornschein, 51, Port Orange, out of county warrant.

    • July 31, Andrew James Brown, 40, Gainesville, domestic battery by strangulation. Bond $150,000.

    • Aug. 2, Frederick Carpenter, 52, Chiefland, two counts sex offender violation/failure to report vacating permanent residence. Bond $150,000.

  • Low-cost spay, neuter clinic Saturday

     Levy Animal Friends (LeAF) and Sheltering Hands (SH) are partnering to bring The Kitty Kontrol Project to Williston.

    This project will offer low-cost spay & neuter services for homeless cats. Cat colony overpopulation is best addressed when communities combine their efforts and resources to magnify positive results. The goal of the new project is to spay and neuter 1,000 homeless cats and to assist low-income, seniors and veterans with spay and neuter services.