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  • UF finds water district data on rivers lacking

    State officials have pushed back dates for setting guidelines meant to protect the quantity of water in places such as the Suwannee River.

    The Suwannee River Water Management District governing board voted unanimously Thursday at a meeting in Cedar Key in favor of allowing the establishment of minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for portions of the upper Suwannee to be held off until later next year. Middle portions of the river are still scheduled for 2015.

  • Red Devils vs. Indians Friday

    The excitement has been building and tomorrow it all culminates in a showdown between Williston’s Red Devils and the Chiefland Indians.

    Leading up to Friday’s game, students at Williston High School have been sharing their team spirit.

    This afternoon (Thursday) the Homecoming Parade will make its way down Noble Avenue at 5 p.m.

  • Beast Feast set for Oct. 26

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will  hosts its  4th Annual Beast Feast Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Etheridge Cracker House-on NE 140th Ave, Williston.

    Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m.  

    Adult tickets are $20 each in advance, or $25 at the gate.  Student tickets are $10 for children 8 to 17 years old- available at the gate only, and children 7 years and under, no charge. 

  • End of Watch for canine deputy

    Known for hurling himself into harm’s way and showing off his training for the county’s children, K-9 Deputy Taz served with honor and distinction.

    Last week, after more than nine years of service with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Taz died after a brief illness.

    Taz was a dual certified K-9 deputy, assisting in both apprehension and narcotic detection.

  • Robbery solved

    Two people have been arrested in conjunction with a burglary that occurred at Pesso’s Pawn Shop April 12.

    Raymond E. Godwin, 42 and Kimberly S. Soverins, 30, both of Williston were charged last Wednesday with the crime, according to Police Chief Dennis Strow.

    In a press release, Strow reported that during the burglary, several items were taken, including two long guns. The guns were located by employees of Williston High School on the school campus.

  • Robert Philpot inducted into Florida FFA Hall of Fame

    A lifetime dedicated to agriculture and teaching young people about its vital role in America culminated last week when Williston’s Robert E. Philpot was inducted into the Florida FFA Hall of Fame during a banquet and reception held at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center near Haines City.

  • Bronson adopts higher tax rate

    Bronson residents will see an increase in taxes next fiscal year, but only enough to cover the difference in what the town would have lost thanks to falling property values.

  • Williston shows off new clocktower

     By Bryan Hoopaugh

  • WPD arrests burglary suspect

     Two people have been arrested in conjunction with a burglary that occurred at Pesso’s Pawn Shop April 12.

    Raymond E. Godwin, 42, and Kimberly S. Soverins, 30, both of Williston were charged Wednesday with the crime, according to Police Chief Dennis Strow.

    In a press release, Strow reported that during the burglary, several items were taken, including two long guns. The guns were located by employees of Williston High School on the school campus.

  • Williston passes budget and millage

     City workers will get a 5 percent raise in the next budget year that starts Oct. 1.

    Tuesday night, the city council approved the 2013-1014 budget of $12.7 million dollars and a millage rate of 5.9025 mills.

    The new budget also sees a 13. 8 percent decrease in expenditures and continued capital improvement funding.