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  • MLK Day could be added to city holidays next year

    Williston City Council agreed Tuesday to forfeit the day after Christmas paid holiday in exchange for employees getting Martin Luther King Day off in January.
    The decision came after community leader Avis Seabrook asked council to allow city workers to have the federal holiday off.
    Seabrook said she did not have to tell anyone about the good that Dr. King did, as she presented 204 signatures of other residents who feel as she does.
    She also asked council to not make employees take their floating holiday, but to actually add it to the holiday calendar.

  • Jason Cason qualifies for city council

    Jason Cason qualified for Williston City Council, Group E, Monday.
    “For those of you who do not know me, I am 36 years old and have slept more nights of my life within the city limits of Williston than anywhere else.
    “I am the youngest son of Jake and Marion Cason.  I attended Little Friends nursery, Joyce Bullock Elementary, Williston Intermediate/Middle School and I graduated from Williston High School in 1993.

  • City electric customers will see refunds

    It took two hours and enough alegebraic equations to make a poor math student cringe before Williston City Council members decided they would refund  $300,000 in overcharges from the electric department.
    Council members, with the exception of Michael Shoemaker, met last Thursday in a three-hour workshop to discuss the city’s electric department, the airport and how to handle recommendations from the 2010 audit.
    In 2010-11, city staff failed to process the formula for the bulk power cost adjustment, which resulted in the overcharge of more than $300,000.

  • Busted

      By Tom Ten Broeck

  • Busted

    By Tom Ten Broeck

    Friday the 13th.

    Darkness falls on a secluded area far from prying eyes and the glare of city lights.

    In the darkness, members of the Williston Police Department, Chiefland Police Department and Levy County Sheriff’s Department marshal their forces.

    The darkness is occasionally interrupted by the glare of a laptop screen or cell phone.

  • Woman robbed at bank; information needed

    Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow has just reported that a woman was robbed around 8 p.m. Friday at Capital City Bank.
    The woman was approached by a man who attempted to make small talk then proceeded to rob her.
    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police department at 528-4991. Your anonymity will be respected, Strow said.
    Police officers, assisted by the Levy County Sheriff's Office are on the scene now, as the investigation continues.

  • Woman robbed Friday night at Capital City Bank
  • Mack-Fugate Investigation

    Read the labor attorney's findings here:


  • News Briefs

    No garbage pickup
    The city of Williston’s waste provider will observe the Martin Luther King Holiday, so there will be no garbage or recycling collection Jan. 16.  
     Collections that fall on or after this holiday will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.  

     Relay Team Party
    The Relay for Life Team Party is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.16 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. 

    Marriage Classes

  • Investigation clears Fugate of creating hostile work environment

    Williston City Councilor Norm Fugate did not create a hostile work environment as alleged by Nan Mack, city clerk.
    The conclusion came Jan. 5 from independent investigator Mary Li Creasy, an attorney with expertise in labor law, to the Williston City Council.
    The investigator’s findings were concluded because Mack did not allege that she is being subjected to harassment or a hostile environment based on any protected minority characteristic (race, religion, color, national origin, handicap or disability, age or marital status).