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  • Resident blames appointments for committee suspension

    A Williston businessman claims personality clashes are the real reason the city council wants to dissolve the inactive Airport Committee.

    Last week, Dave Bibby, owner of Pyper Kub restaurant near the airport, was the only person who opposed the council’s decision to enact an ordinance to disband the committee.

    The first reading of the ordinance happened last week, following a discussion earlier in July to dissolve the group that hasn’t met in more than 18 months.

  • Code violators found guilty

    Four Williston property owners learned Monday night that when the city says clean up your property, it means clean up your property.

    In the first meeting in many years to hear code violations, the Board of Adjustment found all four cases presented guilty of violations and issued sentences.

  • Street to be named for David Moss

     

    Williston Police Cpl. David Moss will be memorialized July 30 at 10 a.m. when a portion of a Williston street is dedicated to him. 

    On July 30, 1988 at 2:09 a.m., Moss was working the night shift when he reported that he would be out of his car investigating  a suspicious vehicle that he discovered. 

  • Red Devils' fan Bruce Smith dies at 77

     

    Bruce Smith was a familiar sight around Williston–from working in the town's theater to janitorial duties for several local businesses, and perhaps more familiar the ever-present sports fan of the Williston Red Devils, where he could often be seen keeping the time clock and scoreboard at home games.

  • Move over, boys Granny's at the wheel

     

    When Alma Fuller’s husband first taught her to drive an 18-wheeler back in the 70s, she had no idea that it would shape her future.

  • Rollback time

     

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year's 8.3307 to 8.2741 mils.

  • Williston opts for lower millage

     

    In a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, the Williston City Council elected to go with a tentative lower millage rate, despite concerns from the manager and finance officer who both asked for some "wiggle room."

  • County sets tentative assessments

     

    The Levy County Commission has tentatively approved the fire, emergency medical services, solid waste and road assessments for the coming fiscal year, keeping them as their current levels. 

  • Council weighs need for airport committee

     

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    Editor

    An ordinance created the Williston Airport Committee to be an advisory council to the airport manager, but for almost two years committee activity has been suspended.

  • Gene Hodges dead at 77

    Cedar Key’s former Mayor Eugene “Gene” Hodges was born into a politically connected family, an heir to knowing how to get things done for the island community and district that he represented in the Florida House from 1972 to 1988. His father, Randolph, was a state senator from 1952-62, a Senate President and later a lobbyist.

    The son, a lifelong Democrat, made his mark in politics by being smart and likable. He used his quick wit that way a carpenter uses a wood plane–smoothing and finely shaping the final debate.