Today's News

  • Vote Tuesday

    Along with selecting their preference for candidates to represent their party in the fall, voters participating in the Aug. 28 primary election will decide three county-wide races in Levy.

    The two Levy County Commission races and a School Board race are Universal Primary Contests, meaning the winner would have no opposition in the fall election, as both candidates are from the same party. The races are open to all eligible voters, regardless of party.

  • July: From good to bad to better

    I missed most of July.

    I remember it coming in and I remember the ending, but all that middle stuff is totally lost on me.

    The reason?

    It started with a tickle.

    I can pinpoint it to the minute. I can't tell you why I checked my watch but I did.

    2:01 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 my nose tickled and I looked at my watch. By nightfall, my nose was stopped up and the next morning I felt the crud creeping into my chest.

  • In defense of AARP

    By Mignon Craig

    Guest Columnist

    My grandfather retired in 1951 with what he thought would be enough income from social security, his pension and his savings.  What he didn’t anticipate was the inflation of the post war years (over 50 percent in his lifetime) and there was no medicare until 1966.  When he died in 1969 he left a $500 mortgage for dentures on his old mobile home.  My parents had to sell the home and take in my grandmother because she didn’t have enough income to support herself.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 4, Edwin Guillermo Alegria, 28, Alachua, no DL. Bond $2,000.

    • Aug. 3, Keith Carter, 45, Chiefland, possession of ammunition or weapon by a convicted felon. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 2, Kurtis Lorenzo Daniels, 32, Bronson, fleeing/eluding, possession of cocaine. Bond $50,000.

    • July 30, Andrew Davis, 37, Fanning Springs, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $10,000.

  • Happenings


    Brunch with AARP

    Thinking about joining an active AARP group? This summer will be a good time to meet members of Williston Area AARP Chapter 912 in a casual setting. The group will be getting together for brunch at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, Citrus Grill in Dunnellon.

    For more information or directions, call Sharon Reynolds, 352-422-7424.


    Chiefland High Reunion

    The Chiefland High School Class of 1968 has settled on Homecoming weekend, Oct 5-7 for its 50th Reunion.

  • Pair confess to 2017 armed robberies

    One suspect is serving a 20-year prison sentence while another awaits his day in court for a series of gas station robberies that occurred last year.

    The cases date back to July 15, 2017 when a masked gunman entered the Williston Corner Market on Noble Avenue and demanded money.

    Ten days later on July 25, the Sunoco Station, also on Noble Avenue, was also held up by a masked gunman, but this time a witness detailed to the Williston Police Department a getaway car.

  • Teens charged with trespassing, burglary

    Three Williston teenagers, found in an abandoned home, were arrested July 27 and charged with trespassing and burglary.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, investigators were sent to a home following a trespassing complaint. The investigators were familiar with the abandoned property due to recovering six stolen firearms at the location in June.

    The sheriff's office said the home is often used by local criminals to hang out, hide stolen property and sell drugs.

  • Meet the candidates, BOCC District 2

    A pair of Levy County Commission races will be decided in Universal Primary Contests Aug. 28, due to all candidates having the same party. The contests are open to all voters.

     The District 2 (Chiefland) race is between incumbent Rock Meeks and challenger Terance Reed, while District 4 (Cedar Key) is incumbent Lilly Rooks and challenger Ryan Bell.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 28, Thankaraj Syamala Ajith, 39, Bronson, FTA. Bond $5,002.

    • July 29, John Nicholas Arcangeli, 34, Pompano Beach, affray, resisting W/OV. Bond $10,000.

    • July 24, Israel Lee Brown, 36, Williston, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $300.

    • July 24, Wilbur Eugene Chewning, 39, Gainesville, DUI. Bond $2,000.

  • Candidates tell why they're the best choice


    Saturday's candidate forum, sponsored by Williston AARP Chapter 912 and Citizens for an Engaged Electorate drew about 100 interested residents and over 19 political hopefuls.

    Questions, submitted by those attending the forum, were collected by the sponsor hosts and questions that were asked most frequently were posed to the candidates by student volunteers from Williston Middle High School.

    All candidates were given the same amount of time to answer and were flashed time warning posters as the clock ticked down.