Local News

  • Williston's Crab Fest on April 30

    Because April has five Saturdays this year, the timing of the Crab Fest in East Williston has been moved back from its traditional date.

    Although traditionally the fourth weekend in April, this year's Crab Fest will be held April 30.

    The decision came after a community meeting was held Monday night and residents voiced their opinions.

    The festivals, which draws thousands of people, is a loosely organized festival where cars parade and food is sold by neighborhood residents.

  • Florida recognizes Work Zone Awareness Week

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is recognizing April 11-15, 2016, as National Work Zone Awareness Week. In order to raise awareness and educate citizens on work zone safety, FDOT has collaborated with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSVM) and law enforcement partners. Work zones provide unexpected road conditions, and motorists should use extra caution in these areas.

  • Substitute teacher arrested on sex charge

     By Lou Elliott Jones

    A 29-year-old Levy County substitute teacher has turned herself in Tuesday to the Levy County Sheriff's Office on one charge of sexual battery by a person over 24 years of age on a person between 16 and 17 years old.

  • Dog kennel wins hearing, one more to go


    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs kennels’ request for a variance from Levy County’s zoning ordinances was approved on April 6, a win for the non-profit group, but it is not the last hurdle for the operation outside Williston. 

  • Poker run to help mom with cancer battle


    By Ashley Andresen

    The season for poker runs is beginning and a Fanning Springs group has adopted the cause of a local woman who is battling cancer. 

  • Can you handle this? FFA Alumni rodeo returns this weekend


    By Lou Elliott Jones

    It’s time to put a shine on those belt buckles and boots, get the spurs ready and make sure your best jeans and Western shirt are pressed.

  • Healthcare Decision Day on Saturday


    Saturday is National Healthcare Decisions Day.

    If a serious accident or illness should happen, is there someone you trust who can make healthcare decisions for you? What are your wishes? Who should know? 

  • Continuance granted in McQueen hearing

    In a hearing scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., negotiations between attorneys led to a nearly two hour delay before a continuance was granted for a future date.

  • Pilgrim's Pride chicken nuggets recalled


    WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 – Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 40,780 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneousplastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.


  • Slew of county roads to get needed attention

    Alice Lalonde, office manager for the Levy County Road Department showed up with a whopping 140 pages of work for the County Commission on Tuesday, but they were happy to approve everything she asked for.

    Why? “Well that usually means there's funding for the projects,” said Fred Moody, county coordinator. While the money may not arrive in the next year, it means the projects are to be done.