Today's News

  • Lady Mustangs gallop past Lady Red Devils

    The Meadow Brook Lady volleyball team took the first game on the chin before galloping past the Lady Red Devils for the match Monday night Oct. 12, at the Red Devil gym.

    Winning the first game 27-25 the Lady Devils played like they were going to ride the Mustangs into the ground. Kill shots from Haley Beckham and Mallary Brochetti led the Lady Devils to the first game win.

  • Breaking News
  • Seasonal flu immunizations begin with elementary students

    Levy County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Oct. 11-17 Influenza Vaccination Week, and is strongly encouraging all residents to receive the annual flu vaccination.

    The signing of the proclamation took place earlier this week at Bronson Elementary School as 207 students, grades K-5, received the flu mist from Levy County Health Department nurses. The free vaccines came directly to the school thanks to a grant from the CDC. Health department nurses will be visiting the other Levy County elementary schools throughout the week.

  • City insurance going up; layoffs possible

    The Williston city council’s meeting Tuesday night was a short one, filled mostly with new information for the council to consider over the next two weeks.

    It began with two celebrations. Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat recognized the October students of the month. Each student receives a personalized certificate of excellence and a coupon for a pizza from King Munchie’s.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:

    You may not have heard, but someone died at the Williston Youth Athletic Association this past week. 

    Someone had been responsible for cleaning the restrooms, cleaning the fields, making sure the trash cans were moved to the parking area for weekly pickup. 

    Someone also was responsible for lining fields for the sporting events, operating concessions, making sure repairs were done to bleachers, buildings, lights, and all other things that were broken. 

  • Seasonal flu vaccine free for some students

    The Levy County Health Department will be offering free seasonal influenza vaccinations during school hours next week for all elementary students – as long as parental consent forms have been turned in. And there’s still time, says RN Elizabeth Powers, Levy County Community Health Nursing Director.

    Next week nurses will visit each elementary school to administer approximately 1500 flu mist vaccines, enough for roughly 60 percent of Levy County’s K-5 student population.

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, Oct. 8

    Chamber Business After Hours

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours event at Palms Medical Center (formerly known as Trenton Medical Center) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to meet the Center’s CFO Anita Riels, the medical director Bruce Thomas, MD, and the staff . For more information contact the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, 528-5552.

    Nature photographer at library

  • Four arrested in pot bust

    RAINBOWee^LAKEee^ESTATES–Four people were arrested Oct. 1 after the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force received information of a potential indoor marijuana grow house at 11471 SE 136th Ter. in Dunnellon.

    A search warrant was executed in the late afternoon and upon entry, the task force discovered three hidden rooms through a passageway located behind a refrigerator.

    These rooms were used for the cultivation and processing of marijuana, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • WAG benefits from Saturday’s Halloween Spooktacular

    A Halloween Spooktacular awaits you and your dogs Saturday, Oct. 10, at Trained Dog Happy Dog in Morriston.

    It even features a costume contest for dogs and their masters.

    The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include all sorts of activities for canines and humans alike. The dogs can compete for fastest tail wagger, fastest treat eater, fastest cream licker and best cookie catcher.

    They can also participate in the lure course, always a popular attraction. Prizes are awarded in various categories.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    David W. “Zoo Loo” Lewis, 28, of Archer, charged with three counts of possession of crack cocaine and sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing. Bail is $105,000.

    Stephen Matthew “Matt” Walther, 28, of Bell, charged with dealing in stolen property. Bail is $2,500.

    Katrina Ann Boudreau, 26, of Hollywood, charged with violation of probation (VOP) on scheme to fraud. No bond.