Today's News

  • Evacuation ordered for low-lying Levy areas
  • Last Tuesday Hurricane Michael Update

    Levy County residents and visitors along the coast should already be evacuated or finishing their evacuation and protective measures. 

  • Evacuation Ordered


  • Joyner honored as LEO of the Year

    By Suzette Cook

    Staff Writer

    In a packed Levy County courtroom, more than 150 witnesses gathered to see Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner receive recognition for a law enforcement career that spanned 32 years.

    Commissioner John Meeks called the Sept. 18 meeting to order with the sound of the gavel. “We have an opportunity to not only recognize one of our fellow commissioners,” Meeks said. “But one of my very best friends as he is receiving a very special award.”

  • Williston man charged with elderly person neglect; false imprisonment

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) arrested Alex Hernandez, 48, of Williston Sept. 24 for neglect of an elderly person and false imprisonment.

    Hernandez was the caretaker and living with a 67-year-old female who suffers from the early stages of dementia and COPD.

  • 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


    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.

  • Deals go sour

    For months the Williston City Council has counted on the sale of the old high school property on Noble Avenue to help revive the downtown area and bring prosperity to the town.

    Tuesday night, City Manager Scott Lippmann hit the council with a one-two punch when he told council members the Orlando developer who had planned to buy the property had backed out.

    Lippmann said he had not discussed the matter with Williston Realtor® Cookie King, who is handling the property, but he hoped to have more information by the end of the week.

  • 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.