Today's News

  • From the mailbag – a 21st century version

    Many years ago at one of the first newspapers I worked for, I was not permitted to write a personal column like this. That privilege was only for the publisher and editor. Reporters were never even considered to write columns. Ever.

    Weeks when the editor had nothing profound to say, and neither did the publisher, the latter wrote a 19-inch piece of drivel about odd things he received in the mail.

    Back in those days, email was just on the cusp and PR folks sent dozens of press releases daily, hoping to catch free space in the newspaper.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    July 25, Rosemarie A. Alaimo, 39, Williston, shoplifting. Bond $500.

    July 25, Vivian Lorraine Bailey, 39, Cross City, fraud/insufficient funds. Bond $15,000.

    July 22, Jonathon Edward Barfield, 33, Williston, failure to register as a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $66,000.

    July 26, Julio Collazo, 39, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $840.

  • Happenings


    Back to School Jamboree

    We Soar Inc., along with other community sponsors, will host the 25th Annual Back to School Jamboree Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Williston Elementary School Cafetorium starting at 2 p.m.

    There will be free backpacks filled with school supplies (from PreK up to college), door prizes, games and activities, the WE SOAR Drumline and youth dance team, other giveaways and food.

    Special guest will be WHS alumnus Timothy Donald Jr. This event will offer something for the whole family to enjoy.

  • City clerk applicants culled

    And then there were five.

    From a vast pool of applicants for the Williston City Clerk position, the council has pared the list to five people it believes would be qualified to serve in one of the city's chartered posts.

    The council met last week to whittle away at the applicants and each was asked to submit his or her choices. From that pool, five were selected for interviews.

    They are:

    • Cheryl Campbell of Beverly Hills.

  • The readers have spoken - their choices this week
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 18, Kristen Nichole Baranoski, 37, Trenton, grand theft. Bond $10,000.

    • July 18, Jamie Marie Blackburn, 35, Old Town, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $26,000.

    • July 18, Donna Renee Boyd, 36, Williston, two counts possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $41,000.

  • We help where we can

    By Marcia Burr

    Guest Columnist

  • You want to see WHAT?

    By Sue Vogt

    Guest Columnist

    I have played computer games pretty much since there were commercially available computers. My earliest memories of these games involved PacMan type graphics games as well as adventure games.

    I liked the Sierra games a lot: “Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards ” and the “Kings Quest” series. What I did not like about their adventure games was if you died, you had to start the entire game over.

  • Happenings


       Swilley Reunion

    The Swilley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 28 at the Pavilion at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Lunch will be served at 12:30 and family and friends are invited to come early and share pictures or stories about the family. Any Swilley family or friends will be very welcome.

         Bring a covered dish. Ice and paper goods will be provided. Lunch will be at 12:30. For more information, call Sammie at 352 493 4406.


      Poley Horne Reunion

  • Levy students will eat free this school year

    By Suzette Cook

    Chiefland Citizen

    The School Board of Levy County announced that all students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites during the 2019-2020 school year: Bronson Elementary School, Bronson Middle/High School, Cedar Key School, Chiefland Elementary School, Chiefland Middle/High School, Joyce Bullock Elementary School, Nature Coast Middle School, Whispering Winds Charter School, Williston Elementary School, Williston Middle/High School, and Yankeetown School.