Today's News

  • 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


    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.

  • Happenings


    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


    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