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Today's News

  • Let it be told

    By DROLLENE BROWN

    The story of Goethe Forest is, in large part, the story of a man. He was of German descent, but his family had Anglicized (or maybe Floridized) the name, pronouncing it Go-thee, with a soft th.

     One of the first stories I heard about the old man when I moved to Levy County in 1994 was regarding one of his eccentricities. He often went to a local restaurant for breakfast in his pajamas.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 8, Christopher James Anderson, 46, Chiefland, two counts FTA. Bond $200.

    • July 13, Justin Allen Ausburn, 26, Bronson, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment, Bond $27,500.

    • July 13, Ashley Avis Batten, 31, Williston, contempt of court/violation of a no contact order. Bond $50,000.

    • July 11, Rexford Lee Batten, 34, Williston, battery, violation of conditional release. Bond $65,000.

  • Happenings

    July

    Democratic Meetings

    The next Democratic Party meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

    After the meeting, the Levy County Democratic Woman's Club meets at 5 p.m.

    If you are between the ages of 18-40, come to the woman's meeting and learn more about the Young Dems and the LGBTQ caucuses being formed.

    Meetings are held monthly in the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson, (Alt. 27, across the street from Sav-a-Lot). Light refreshments will be served.

  • Back to School Bashes Aug. 8

    Williston Back to School Bashes

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School will host a Back to School Bash and Meet the Teacher/Annual Title I Parent Meeting from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 in the JBE cafeteria.

    Students are encouraged to bring supplies, learn who their teachers are, visit the classroom and participate in giveaways.

    The student school day is 7:45-2:15.

    Williston Elementary School will hold its Back to School Bash, Meet the Teacher and Title One Annual Meeting from 3-5 p.m. also Aug. 8.

  • Council talks gas, waives fines

    With a full agenda Tuesday night, the Williston City Council took on an assortment of business including one item that could lead to a change in the city's largest natural gas consumer.

    Utilities Supervisor C.J. Zimoski told council members the city has been trying to convince B&G Seed Processors to hook up to the city's natural gas lines for 10 years without success. After Williston Peanuts constructed new peanut dryers on SR 121S and paid $125,000 to run gas lines to them, B&G was approached again but nothing came of it.

  • Happenings

    July

    Democratic Meetings

    The next Democratic Party meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

    After the meeting, the Levy County Democratic Woman's Club meets at 5 p.m.

    If you are between the ages of 18-40, come to the woman's meeting and learn more about the Young Dems and the LGBTQ caucuses being formed.

    Meetings are held monthly in the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson, (Alt. 27, across the street from Sav-a-Lot). Light refreshments will be served.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 1, Luis Miguel Alvarez, 26, Chiefland, aggravated assault. Bond $150,000.

    • July 2, Alma Irene Amerson, 48, Cedar Key, out of county warrant.

    • July 3, Kendall Christine Arrington, 21, Trenton, out of county warrant.

    • June 30, Robert Andrew Austin, 54, Chiefland, shoplifting. Bond $10,000.

    • June 29, Phillip David Bacon, 40, Williston, out of county warrant.

  • Goodman implores council to back animal shelter

    The proposed Williston Animal Shelter is being funded by a private foundation, fundraising and hopefully a USDA grant.

    The city of Williston donated the land for the shelter and has done site work. Councilman Charles Goodman thinks the city needs to put some cash into the project.

    Last Tuesday Goodman asked his fellow council members to allocate funds for the project in the upcoming budget.

    Goodman said he wanted a commitment from the council that it would step up and get it built.

  • Hepatitis vaccines available

    Next Tuesday, July 16 the Levy County Health Department will be at two locations in Williston to administer Hepatitis A vaccines.

    The state of Florida is currently seeing a rise in the number of Hepatitis A cases reported.

    Anyone can become infected with Hepatitis A, but some people are at higher risk. People with direct contact with someone who has Hepatitis A, men who have sexual contact with men, people who use drugs and people who are experiencing homelessness are among those at higher risk.

  • Let it be told

    I have recently been watching a series on Netflix titled The Great British Baking Show. It goes on for many seasons, but for some strange reason I find I am watching it in reverse order. Season 4, then Season 3, Season 2, Season 1.

    It is a contest in which people compete to bake things to a certain specification within a time frame. Sometimes there are restrictions—you cannot use flour, or you have only two hours, or there must be two dozen samples baked.