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Today's News

  • Child Safety Day Saturday at Ornan Lodge
  • 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
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 15, James Blair Bailey Jr., 35, Yankeetown, VOP.

    • Aug. 19, Douglas Clarkson Bailey, 75, Bronson, disorderly intoxication. Bond $1,500.

    • Aug. 20, Brandon Scott Baylor, 18, Jacksonville, possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $1,000.

    • Aug. 21, Landa Elaine Carkhuff, 45, Fanning Springs, using a deadly weapon, VOP. Bond $50,000.

  • WHS looks good in pre-season game

    By Tyler Hass

    Contributing Writer

    Football is here, folks, and Williston's Big Red played its preseason game last Friday against the Dunnellon Tigers. 

    The varsity squad played the first three quarters and junior varsity players got an early taste of the Friday night lights to close out the game in the fourth. 

  • Happenings

    August

     

    Chief Yard Sale 

    The Chief Theatre in Chiefland will hold a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-noon. There will be books, kitchen items, clothing and oddities all at rock bottom prices. 

     

    September

     

    CEE Luncheon

  • Mr. and Mrs. James Dean celebrate 72 years of marriage

    James and Betty Dean of Williston will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 28. 

     The couple was married in Ft. Lauderdale on Aug. 28, 1944 and moved from Miami to Williston in 1959.

    Mr. Dean retired from the trucking business in 1987.  Mrs. Dean is a homemaker.  

    The couple has one son, Mike Dean, and his wife, Wanda, of Thaxton, Miss. and one daughter, Cindy Tribby, and her husband, Brian, of Gainesville.  

  • 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. 

  • Here I go again

     I miss spending lazy Fridays chatting with Winnelle Horne on the porch of the Levy County Quilt Museum. 

    She certainly tolerated my foolishness while educating me on Levy County culture. 

    One thing the late founder often said to me,”You're certainly opinionated.”

    “Um huh. You want me to leave now?”

  • Bronson man accused of having child porn

    A complaint to a federal probation officer has resulted in the arrest of a Bronson man on charges of possession of child pornography and witness tampering. 

    Levi Jermaine Griffin, 39, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division on Aug. 12 after Griffin’s probation officer said he had information that Griffin was in possession of images of children on his computer. The probation officer said the person who complained believed the images were pornographic.