Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 1, Rexford Lee Batten, 32, Bronson, VOP.

    • Sept. 29, Stephanie Lynn Beach, 33, Trenton, out of county warrant.

    • Sept. 26, Octavio Antonio Bentancur Jr., 23, Orlando, no DL, FTA.

    • Sept. 30, Tamera Deann Bickles, 30, Cocoa, non support of children or spouse. Bond $1,800.

    • Oct. 2, Denise Necole Brown, 30, Chiefland, touch or strike.

  • Grudge match ends with Bears over Devils

     By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday,  the Williston Red Devil football team took on the Dixie County Bears, losing by a score of 13-12. 

    The game was a defensive slugfest, with the Devils fighting as hard as they could, but coming up just short of the victory. The loss brings Williston’s record to 2-2 overall, and 0-2 in district play. 

  • Class of 1966 celebrates 50 years
  • 'I am not a drunk or grouch'

    Most people wouldn't care that people who pass them on the street think they're unfriendly.

    But Archie (Butch) MacKenzie isn't most people.

    In 2005, Butch, 84,  had a stroke that has rendered him dizzy every day since. The dizziness makes getting around difficult.

    Butch moved to Williston a year ago from New Hampshire and walks every day for his health.

  • Register now for Toys for Tots

     The Tri-County Toys for Tots campaign has announced registration dates, times, and locations. There will be one registration date in each county. Residents are encouraged to make plans to attend one of these events, as additional registration opportunities may be limited. Registration requirements are listed below.


    • Dixie County –  Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon at Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. Highway 19, Cross City;

  • Happenings



    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com. 

  • Moody sets retirement date

    County Coordinator Fred Moody, Levy County's top executive, will be retiring before the end of the year. Moody has made no secret of his desire to spend more time with his wife, Ann, who retired from the county clerk's office last year and to spend time with family.  

    He has been planning his retirement for several years and earlier this year indicated he would be leaving as soon as the “new” board is seated. 

  • Mayor declares state of emergency

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat strives to be proactive rather than reactive and took quick steps Tuesday to ensure his city's residents would be protected by declaring a state of emergency for Williston as Hurricane Matthew swiped a path toward Florida.

    Hethcoat told the city council that as soon as Florida Gov. Rick Scott made the same declaration, he had a document drafted doing the same.

  • Indians capture county crown with 3-2 win over Williston

     By Sean Arnold

    The Chiefland Middle High School volleyball team seems to pull out its best performances when its backs are against the wall.

    Facing an elimination set after falling behind 2-1 against Williston last Thursday, the Indians pieced together what might have been their best two-game stretch of the year, winning 25-10 and 15-3 in straight sets for a  3-2 victory.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 24, Summer Addison, 23, Chiefland, touch or strike. ROR.

    • Sept. 22, Christopher Akins, 27, Old Town, dealing in stolen property. Bond $30,000.

    • Sept. 19, Dominick Antonio Baker, 42, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $2,000.

    • Sept. 21, James Baxley, 27, Sparr, grand theft of a motor vehicle, dealing in stolen property. Bond $50,000.