Local News

  • Manager gets bonus after resignation

    In a unanimous 4-0 vote Tuesday night, Williston City Council approved a three-month severance package for Marcus Collins, the city manager who resigned March 23.
    Collins, who earned $80,000 annually plus benefits (vacation, sick days, insurance, etc), tendered his resignation March 23 but asked that he not have to fulfill his contract that calls for a 90-day notice.
    “He pulled the city back from almost bankruptcy,” Councilor Michael Shoemaker said. “We owe him a debt of gratitude.”

  • Tarmac hearing set for May 3

    The proposed Tarmac King Road mine project won a recommendation for approval from the Levy County Planning Commission by a 4-1 vote in the wee hours Tuesday and will face a public hearing before the Levy County Commission  at 6:30 p.m. May 3.

  • WAG Easter Egg hunt for canines set

    An Easter Egg Hunt to benefit the Williston Animal Group will be held  Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to noon at Trained Dog Happy Dog, 8575 NW 150th Ave., Morriston.
    Over 100 eggs containing treats and some with special prizes will be hidden. A spoon/egg race with a special “canine twist” will also be featured.
    Please bring your own Easter Basket to participate in the hunt. All dogs must be on a leash and only “dog friendly” dogs please. Monetary donations are welcomed to participate and proceeds will go to WAG.

  • Williston bus drivers face disciplinary action

    By Ada Lang

  • County EMS future up in air

    County Emergency Medical Services may be in need of a rescue.
    Director Trish Seibold submitted her resignation Monday morning to County Coordinator Freddie Moody, just three days after Assistant Director Royce Barber submitted his resignation and left the department.
    On Tuesday the County Commission postponed making a decision on hiring consultants to devise a method of levying EMS assessments for property owners.

  • Wish Fulfilled

    An avid horse lover for most of her 11 years, Destiny Carreiro dreamed that one day she would get to see a Gypsy Vanner horse in person.
    Her closet at home bears testimony to her love of the equines as a collection of photographs has turned into a collage that pays homage to her equine affection.
    “It was love at first sight,” she said when she first spied the Gypsy Vanner in a magazine. 

  • Fair time

    The Levy County Fair kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Airport Industrial Park.
    A midway, entertainment, livestock and exhibits, including the creative arts will be available for one low admission price of $10.
    Miss Levy County Fair will also be crowned at the close of the Fair, Sunday, April 10.
    Each day is packed with fun, food and entertainment.

  • When is an open record an open record?

    It was the near the end of the two-hour council meeting Tuesday before the subject was broached.
    As Vice President Debra Jones, acting in the absence of Marc Nussel, asked each councilor for any comments, each praised outgoing manager Marcus Collins and how he had pulled the city from the brink of financial despair.
    And then it was Brooks Holloway’s turn.
    “I want to know when our tally sheets became open records?” He asked interim city attorney Jennifer Ellison.

  • Three charged with copper theft
  • FOL book sale Saturday

    The next  Friends of the Williston Public Library Book Fair will be held Saturday, April 2 from 8:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. or as long as there are customers to be served. It will be located in the City Hall Community Center.
    Books are $1, hardbacks; 50 cents soft backs;  25 cents for paperbacks; $1 for tapes and videos;  10cents for magazines and children's books. As always monies collected are used for the benefit of helping keep the Williston Public Library the best in Levy County.