Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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.”

  • Happenings



    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. 




    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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?”