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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 21, Bobbie Jo Adams, 30, Williston, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment.

    • Sept. 20, James Thomas Andrews, 52, Bronson, aggravated assault, battery.

    • Sept. 20, Justin Allen Ausburn, 25, Bronson, petit theft, fraud/swindle, illegal use of credit cards. Bond $31,000.

    • Sept. 17, James Blair Bailey Jr., 37, Inglis, hit and run, DWLSR, dealing in stolen property. Bond $30,000.

  • Happenings

    September

    Railroads and Riverboats

    The public is invited to take an excursion back in time to the Golden Age of Transportation at an exhibit of “Railroads and Riverboats” at the Cedar Key Community Center, “F” and Sixth Streets, Cedar Key.

    Sponsored by the Levy County Historical Society, the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28; Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30.

    Admission to the exhibit is free.

  • Countdown to the Peanut Festival

    Autumn may have arrived Sept. 22 on a calendar but in Williston, it’s not official until the opening of the Peanut Festival, held this year Saturday, Oct. 6.

    The 30th Annual North Central Florida Peanut Festival, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, promises to be loaded with vendors and entertainment throughout the day.

    The festival pays homage to one of Williston’s major crops – the peanut, whose season runs from mid-August until late October.

  • It was a farewell, hello, what! week

    My mother used to tell me that when a new life enters the world, an old life goes out of it.

    I found that to be especially true in August when Scout was born. A week later, two cousins – one on each side of my family died. One was unexpected; the other was not.

    This weekend my maternal relatives gathered in Dublin, Ohio to say farewell to our oldest female cousin, Loretta, who fought a good fight against cancer.

  • Things I think about and remember

    By Marcia Burr

    Guest Columnist

    This is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, but the thing to remember is that it’s not just Alzheimer’s and it isn’t just a month.

    There are hundreds of kinds of dementia and the people who go through this live it daily.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 13, Christopher Scott Allen, 42, Inglis, contempt of court. Bond $30,000.

    • Sept. 11, Jeffrey James Alley, 24, Williston, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.

    • Sept. 16, James Allan Artley, 43, Lake City, DUI.

    • Sept. 14, Benjamin Michael Bariteau, 26, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $2,013.

    • Sept. 13, Griagal Connell Barr, 41, Williston, out of county warrant.

  • Sweet treats wanted

    The GWFC Williston Junior Woman's Club will host a Sweet Treats contest for the 30th Annual North Central Florida Peanut Festival Saturday, Oct. 6.

    Drop off your entry between 9-10 a.m. the morning of the festival. The winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m.

    Bring your sweet treat, which must include peanuts as an ingredient, $5 entry free and the entry form to their tent, near the pavilion.

    For more information, contact Erin Williams at erinkwilliams@yahoo.com.

  • Happenings

    September

    CEE Meeting

    Discussion on the legal status of the various proposed amendments appearing on the November ballot will open the monthly business meeting of Citizens for an Engaged Electorate on Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Also on the agenda: participation at Peanut Festival for the MFA quilt raffle; get out the vote efforts for the general election; the possibility of working on a float for Martin Luther King Day; and other items.

  • Williston budget, millage hearing is Tuesday

    The Williston City Council will give its residents one more opportunity to address the proposed millage/tax increase for 2018-2019 at a public hearing at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25.

    The council is proposing an approximate 10 percent increase in its millage rate, from 5.8627 mills to 6.25 mills.

    The proposed increase marks the first millage rate increase in several years for the city.

    Likewise, the next fiscal year budget is about 7. 1 percent higher than the current year.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 5, Jeremy Lamont Allred, 34, Morriston, battery. Bond $20,000.

    • Sept. 9, Rocky Joseph Ardito, 55, Moriston, DWLS, permanently revoked DL. Bond $7,500.

    • Sept. 7, Andy Raul Carrillo, 39, Tampa, VOP.

    • Sept. 6, Wilbur Eugene Chewning, 39, Old Town, DUI, FTA. Bond $6,000.

    • Sept. 9, Heather Marie Crews, 29, Williston, failure to register motor vehicle, DWLSR, possession of cocaine. Bond $7,000.