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Today's News

  • Do your part to stop the thief that robs us all

    Breast cancer is a horribly wicked thing. 

    It is a thief. In addition to the horrendous side effects that often accompany treatment, it also strips you of your dignity, your humanity. It robs you of your joy, your livelihood, your relationships. It takes away the ability to connect; it pillages your finances and it destroys who you once were.

    If you don’t believe me, ask anyone who has gone through it. Or anyone who has loved someone who battled it.

  • Levy down from TS storm warning to watch

     Levy County has been dropped from a Tropical Storm Warning to Watch status as of 11:26 Friday morning, good news for residents fearing the effects of Hurricane Matthew as he headed up the East Coast of Florida.

  • Emergency Management 11 a.m. update

    Here's the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management Department:

    • Levy County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and the county can expect 30 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. But if Hurricane Matthew moves any more to the west, residents need to be prepared for higher winds. This storm's path could change at the last minute.

    • This is not expected to be a rainfall event. 

  • Schools close Friday

    Here is the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management and the next update will come at 11 a.m. after a briefing:

    "There is not much change in the track (of Hurricane Matthew) and we expected that, said David Peaton, assistant director at LCEM. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

    October

     

    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.