Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    Nov. 10, Everette Michael Adams, 41, Dunnellon, two counts child abuse w/o great bodily harm, resisting W/OV. Bond $55,000.

    • Nov. 10, Brandon George Ausherman, 25, Williston, fleeing/eluding, no DL, grand theft, vehicle grand theft, obstruction W/OV. Bond $27,000.

    • Nov. 6, Mark Richard Boivin, 18, Chiefland, grand theft. Bond $25,000.

    • Nov. 8, Ivan Floyd Chubb, 79, Williston, driving on a permanently revoked DL. ROR.

  • Happenings



    Democrats Organizing

    Dec. 1, there will be two organizational meetings for the Levy County Democratic Executive Committee at 1610 120th Ave., Williston.

    To accommodate disparate schedules there will be two separate meetings: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no need to come to both meetings.


    Square Dancing

  • Christmas Parade, Light Up Williston set for Dec. 1

    The Toys of Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday season at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Williston Rotary Club will lead the parade with its Bed Race east on Noble Avenue.

    The parade begins behind the old high school and an application is required to participate. There are no fees.

    Following the parade, keep up the festive mood with a community get together in the Heritage Park Pavilion as Light Up Williston begins at 7 p.m.

  • Levy recounts on three tight state races

    By Deborah Goad

    Contributing Writer

    The three official members of the Levy County Canvassing Board – Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, Levy County Commissioner Chairman John Meeks and the Honorable Judge Timothy Browning – met at the Supervisor of Elections office in Bronson Nov. 11 for a vote recount of three tight races in Florida.

    Florida counties were ordered to conduct recounts in the races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner due to each race being within a margin of 0.5 percent.

  • Political activist and former Levy resident Jack Gargan dies at 88

    The man who despised hypocrisy not only in life, but also in government, died in Thailand Nov. 4, at the age of 88.

     John “Jack” Gargan made incredible breakthroughs for not only the Floridian stage of politics, but also nationally. A longtime resident of Cedar Key, he oversaw most of his activism, business and life in the historic Levy County city.

  • Bronson gets fire grant

    The town of Bronson Fire Department has been awarded a Florida Division of  State Fire Marshal Firefighter Assistance Grant in the amount of $38,817.

    The grant application, written by Deputy Fire Chief Paul Anderson, requested funding for the purchase of new protective breathing apparatus with updated safety features to replace air packs that are 16 years old.

  • Wanted: Williston businesses to develop future workforce

    The Williston High School Cooperative Diversified Education (CDE) Program is looking to expand its base of employers for students to broaden their knowledge of the modern employment landscape, CDE Program Coordinator Pamela Plemmons said at last Thursday’s Williston Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.

    Since inception, the program offers paid apprenticeship in a wide variety of areas: agriculture, automotive repair, service and retail industry and health and childcare. The CDE program currently has over 35 active employers.

  • 1st Street Art Gallery opens

    Heidi Schwiebert makes a fine surrogate mother.

    Last February, the Williston Chamber of Commerce conceived the notion that local artists need a place to show off, and maybe even sell their work.

    With its Starving Artists Showcase June 9, 21 artists signed on to exhibit their work in Heritage Park and 15 carried through with the plan.

  • Let me dream

    Anyone who knows me understands that a full seven or eight hours of nightly sleep is near to impossible.

    At best I get six hours, but recently I've circled back to the four hour sleep cycle.

    The past two weeks have been worse – I'm like a newborn, waking every two hours, no matter how tired I am.

    However, unlike a newborn, I don't demand a feeding. Most of the time I either lie there until exhaustion overtakes me or I get up and prowl Facebook, joining other insomniacs around the globe.

  • Happenings


    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will host its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble Ave. in Williston.

    Join any discussion going on in the group or start one of your own. No topic is off limits, so long as discussion remains respectful. For more information phone 352-441-4326 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    Financial Management Seminar