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Local News

  • WHS Graduation, Tuesday, June 5 7 p.m. Phillips Center
  • Bronson residents should boil water

    The town of Bronson experienced the shut down of its Number 2 main pump in the early hours of May 23. By 5:20 a.m., well #3 was online and operational.
    Upon return of the water service the town is advising that all water used for drinking and cooking be boiled, about one minute.
    This notice is in effect until a bacteriological survey shows the water is safe to drink.
    If you have questions, call Kelli Brettel at 352-486-2354.

  • Inked

    By Bryan Hoopaugh
    Staff Writer

    For 36 hours Sunday and Monday, Stewart Snyder kept the ink flowing, all in the name of a good cause–eliminating cancer.
    Snyder, of Addiction Tattoo on E. Noble Avenue, offered cancer ribbon tattoos for a donation of $20 or more. Ink and needles were donated to the cause and all  proceeds went to Relay for Life, to help in their fight against cancer.

  • Tax collector looks at new location on South Main

    Two years ago Williston’s CRA told the city council the trailer that houses the Levy County Tax Collector had to go.
    Located on Block 0 across from Ace Hardware, the older unit did not fit into the new plan that the CRA has for the property.
    Since then, both city leaders and Linda Fugate, tax collector, have been searching for new quarters without much success.

  • Tri County Hospital protest
  • High school students can register to vote Wednesday

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will register voters in the lunchroom at Williston High School on Wednesday, May 23, during the lunch hour. Anyone possessing a photo ID should bring it along for the registration process, as the form must match the information on the ID.
    Students without a photo ID may still register to vote. CEE volunteers will give information on how to register and obtain identification. Anyone 16 or 17 years old may pre-register to vote, but they may not vote until they turn 18 years old.

  • Williston graduates will be saluted in Portraits of Success

    To what do you attribute the success you’ve had in life?
    You graduated from Williston, and we want to hear your story.
    Perhaps a teacher, maybe a coach, what obstacles, what strife
    Inspired you to reach for the stars, maybe fame and glory?

    No matter the year, no matter your age, we want to hear from you.
    We want to share your legacy with those who have come later.
    So take some time to let us know what motivates and what grew
    From what was said or what was read which pushed you to be greater.

  • More water will be pumped from Suwannee Basin

    Unwavering in the face of what many scientists and environmentalists are saying is a water crisis, the Suwannee River Water Management District’s governing board handed out yet another million-gallon-per-day-plus water permit at its last meeting May 8.
    The latest permit, approved 7-2 by the board, will allow Stagecoach Properties, owned by Beaver Property Investments LLC., to suck about 1.25 million gallons of water per day to irrigate 717 acres in Suwannee County, part of the Upper Suwannee River Basin, for the next 20 years.

  • Recycling program makes return to Levy County

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this week.
    The county pulled its recycling trailers in mid-February after the state closed a work camp that supplied inmate labor for sorting and handling the recyclables at the county landfill.
    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the prison officer in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Airport Committee reinstated

    Williston City Council reactivated its airport advisory committee last week, but put some conditions on it.
    The committee was deactivated several weeks ago while council mulled over three appointments and weighed what direction it wanted for the airport.
    Last week Elihu Ross and Charles Goodman, both new councilors, expressed an interested in filling two vacancies on the panel.
    By charter, two councilors should sit on the airport committee and after the last election, those two seats were empty.