Local News

  • Electric bills, policy shock town’s residents

    Williston city residents told council members Tuesday night they needed relief from what they believe are exorbitant reconnection fees once electric service has been halted.
    And because passions were so intense, and numerous, the council agreed to revisit its policy by holding a workshop to bandy ideas about Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.
    The workshop came on the heels of nearly two hours of discussion from city residents about the city’s electric service, the power bills that follow and the fees charged to restore service.

  • FHP needs help IDing victim

    An unidentified Hispanic man riding a bicycle was killed Tuesday on Hwy. 41 about four miles north of Williston.
    According to the Florida highway Patrol, the cyclist was struck by a 2006 Nissan driven by Marvin Gunn, 26.
    The two were both northbound when the Nissan’s front struck the bicycle, propelling the cyclist forward.

  • Bicyclist killed: FHP needs help with ID
  • Dishman nominated for Officer of the Year

    From staff reports
    A K-9 officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has been selected as its North Central Region’s candidate for the 2010 Officer of the Year. 
    Officer Sam Dishman, assigned to Levy County, grew up in Florida, hunting and fishing in Pinellas and Marion counties.

  • Game On!

    Enough is enough. That’s what the residents of Williston and the surrounding area think when it comes to the  more than 1.5 million people who will get a cancer diagnosis this year.
    Monday night, about 50 of those people representing 15 teams, came together to strategize this year’s Relay for Life, slated for April 16-17 at Williston High School. This year’s theme is Game On! Join the Fight and centers around board games.

  • Exotic animals have to go

    By Mark Scohier
    Two keepers of exotic animals in Levy County agreed to a court order Tuesday that requires the couple to remove the animals from their property, according to County Attorney Anne Bast Brown.

  • Monkey spotted

      A Patas monkey has been spotted in the Williston area in a block of woods between County Road 318 and 217th Court.
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for the public’s assistance if the animal is spotted, because the monkey can be dangerous to anyone who might try to handle it.

  • Patas monkey spied again in Williston
  • Many had something to say about attorney, city manager

    Coming on the heels of Norm Fugate’s resignation as Williston City Attorney were comments from the audience, council members and the attorney’s wife,
    Nancy Etheridge, although not a Williston resident, said she was a property owner and had called Williston home for 60 years.
    “I am dismayed about Norm,” she told the council. “He has protected this city for a long time.”
    Etheridge said the city could advertise for a “fly-by-night” attorney but cautioned about that type of legal counsel.

  • Seniors get ride to hot meal

    Levy County seniors in need of a ride to have a hot meal at the Williston and Chiefland senior centers will continue to get one in the new year.
    The Levy County Commission approved an agreement with the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., the senior services provider to pick up seniors and transport them to the centers for the meals program. The cost of each round trip is $17.57 and the Council will pay for 665 trips for a total of $11,684.05.
    The transportation will be provided by Levy County Transit, the county’s shuttle service.