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Today's News

  • CF News

    CF ranked 13 in

    nation for affordability

    The College of Central Florida is ranked No. 13 in affordability in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Education. CF tuition and fees for 2012-2013 were 66 percent below the national average of $7,407 for public four-year or above institutions.

  • Williston JROTC in need of funding

    They’re everywhere: parades, ballgames, community events and holiday celebrations.

    “They” are the members of the Williston High School JROTC honor guard and their fellow cadets, who for the first time in a long time, are finding themselves short on funding.

    Capt. Frank Clegg, the group’s commanding officer, recently appeared before Williston City Council to ask council members to remember the JROTC when fundraising efforts come about.

  • Officials break ground on new Williston school

    If the walls could talk, they would tell stories of romance, tales of adventure, fears of the unknown, unspeakable sorrows and dreams of the future.

    For more than 80 years, the walls of Williston High School have heard just about everything–most things repeated many times over.

     Since June they’ve heard a new story–one that’s not been told before and causes smiles, laughter and sometimes even giddiness. It is a story that will be repeated over and over for the next two years.

  • Officials: Cedar Key safe from red tide

    A red tide bloom in the Gulf has killed thousands of fish in the last two weeks, according to state officials, but Cedar Key is proving unaffected.

    Leslie Sturmer, a University of Florida aquaculture specialist in Cedar Key, said Monday that test samples for red tide toxins in the area's shellfish have yielded good results.

    "There are zero cells in the samples, as we suspected," she said, adding that 5,000 or more cells per liter in a sample would cause shellfish operations to close shop.

  • Bike run, dinner benefits Eagles

    The Suwannee River Eagles 4520 are hosting a bike poker run, concert, serving food by Big Rick and a live auction on Saturday, Aug. 9, starting at 11 a.m.

    The public is welcome to attend. Proceeds will benefit the group's projects.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 7

    Now through Aug 15

    Dunkin' Donuts collecting for students

  • Leaving LCSO

    Victim Advocate Mallory Hartley, center, was honored on her last day at the Levy County Sheriff's Office by her co-workers.

    She is pursuing another job opportunity.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 7

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

    • Aug. 2, Joey Berry, 26, Trenton, open container, possession of drug equipment. Bond $1,000.

    • July 30, Dany Noa Betancourt, 28, Cape Coral, out of county warrant.

    • July 29, Wilbur Dwight Bilyou, 32, Williston, non support of spouse or children. Bond $820.

    • Aug. 3, LW Brown, 19, Bronson, no DL, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • County billboards promote Cedar Key

    Cedar Key and Levy County will get a high profile boost with tourists along Interstate 75 in Gainesville during what is typically a slow season.

    Carol McQueen has been in negotiations to design billboards that tout the county’s attractions to people traveling through Gainesville.

  • Levy resident gets CARES award

    Kate Boulos is one of two Levy County residents to receive a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award this year for the work she’s done in managing Watermelon Pond Plantation.