Local News

  • Council says no to high school cafeteria

    The cafeteria on the former Williston High School campus is up for grabs after Williston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to not enter into negotiations for its purchase.

    The decision came early on in the discussions as City Manager Scott Lippmann told council, "There are issues with the cafeteria."

    Lippmann said it would be difficult to expand the building should the city need to at a future date, and there are concerns about storm water and drainage.

  • The news on Hermine – all bad

    Only 30 people have sought out shelter at the three schools, Williston High and Bronson and Chiefland Elementaries, leading to officials' concerns that many people may be in danger from a predicted 11-foot surge at 3 a.m. when high tide arrives in Cedar Key. 

  • Ride to Provide rolls Saturday
  • Mandatory evacuation for Levy coastal areas

    A mandatory evacuation is being ordered for Cedar Key, Yankeetown and other coastal areas of Levy County this morning (Thursday, Sept. 1) and areas along the Suwannee River. 


    A shelter of last resort at the old Williston High School Cafeteria located at 427 West Noble Avenue (on US 27).

  • Levy schools closed Thursday
  • Summary of the city's strategic plan

    This is Williston's plan for the future. Questions or comments should be directed to city hall at (352) 528-3060.

  • Judge Browning tells the beginning and end of his fitness plan

    By Ashley Andresen

    Contributing Writer

    Levy County Judge James “Tim” Browning was the guest speaker at the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on June 23 and while he spoke on the serious topic of the death penalty in Florida being in a state of flux, he also chose to share a personal experience – a “let me tell you what happened to me story.”

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    If you have not voted yet, get moving. 

    While more than 3,100 people have cast ballots as of Tuesday, one week before the actual primary election day of Aug. 30, it may not be enough. 

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said she is hoping for a 40 percent voter turnout. 

  • Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy dies at 42

    The search for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy, who went diving alone on Friday afternoon, ended sadly with the recovery of his body on Sunday morning. Throughout the weekend the community prayed for a better ending for the husband and father of two young boys. 

    On Monday, the family announced plans for the funeral on Saturday, August 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. There will be a visitation from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • City hall top priority for council

     By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    After months of discussions and two extended workshops where residents were encouraged to add their ideas, the report for the future of Williston was unveiled last week to the city council.

    Professional facilitator Marilyn Crotty summarized what both council and residents brainstormed and put it into a report listing goals and objectives.

    Topping that list is the goal to develop a new city hall.