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Today's News

  • Happenings

    September

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet at the Gathering Table in Chiefland at 11 a.m. Sept. 13.

    The luncheon is open to all vets, their families and caregivers.

    For more information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    FOWL Book Sale

    Friends of the Williston Library will hold their End of Summer Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. behind the library at the corner of SE 1st Street and Noble Avenue.

    CEE Meeting

  • Wear the perfume

    I come by it naturally. I watched my Mammaw Nora in action, and later I witnessed my mother do it. Over and over and over.

    It's puttin' on the whole hog for company. That's an idiom used often in Appalachia if you're unfamiliar. It means you put out the best – everything you got – to be a gracious hostess. Company gets the whole hog – family gets the renderings.

  • Physician's assistant arrested again

    More than 50 new charges were levied against Williston Physician’s Assistant James Long Sept. 6 in an ongoing investigation that first saw him arrested in August for grand theft.

    According to documents requested from the Williston Police Department, Long, 67, of Morriston, was arrested on 54 new charges alleging he forged a physician’s name and DEA identification number to prescriptions made out to eight or nine different people.

  • Happenings

    September

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will host its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble Ave. in Williston.

    Join any discussion going on in the group or start one of your own. No topic is off limits, so long as discussion remains respectful.

    For more information phone 352-441-4326 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    AARP Meeting

  • Railroads and Riverboats exhibit coming to Cedar Key

    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.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 28, Reginald Ventrell Adams Sr., 56, Chiefland, misuse of 911 system, disorderly intoxication. Bond $2,000.

    • Sept. 1, Coty Philip Adams, 25, Florida, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $7,500.

    • Aug. 27, Summer Cherie Addison, 25, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $5,000.

    • Aug. 28, Bryan Jennings Bailey, 18, Chiefland, shoplifting, obstruction W/OV, VOP. Bond $10,000.

  • BOCC discusses satellite waste stations

    By Suzette Cook

    Staff writer

    Levy County Commissioners got right down to business Tuesday barreling through the agenda.

    The first order of business was Commissioner John Meeks signing off on the Preliminary Plat of the Replat of Tract 27, Starting Point. The 10.29 acres has a zoning designation of Agriculture/Rural Residential (ARR). McMillen Surveying, which represents Aranda Brothers, Inc. of Ocala, left the meeting with the go ahead.

  • Council hopes to get employees above poverty level

    As the city’s budget season winds down, the Williston City Council is scrambling for ways to bring its lowest paid employees above the poverty level.

    At its second budget workshop last week, the council spent the better part of its session listening to a proposal by City Manager Scott Lippmann that would raise salaries.

    The concerning part? The city will need more than $198,000 in additional funds to make it happen.

  • Scout joins the Owens' family

    Allison and Jeremy Owens of Royston, Ga. announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia "Scout" Owens, born at 10:26 a.m. Aug. 7, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, Ga.

    The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Carolyn (Tom) Ten Broeck of Williston and Bill (Wendy) Risner of Canon, Ga.

    Paternal grandparents are the late Jerry and Diane Owens of Elberton, Ga.

    Welcoming Scout home were older brother, Grant, 10 and sister, Piper, 2.

  • Incumbents retain commission seats

    With a third of Levy County voters casting ballots in the Aug. 28 Primary Election, county commission incumbents Lilly Rooks and Rock Meeks held safely onto their seats sending challengers Ryan Bell and Terance Reed back home to perhaps try again in four years.

    With all precincts reporting at press time, unofficial results show Rooks defeating former commission chairman Bell 4,974-3,657 and Meeks claiming 58.86 percent of the vote over Reed 5,043-3,525. All candidates ran as Republicans.