Local News

  • Post office to hold Internet demo

    Customers can focus on business and let their desktop deliver using the Postal Service’s award-winning Web site, USPS.com, which offers customers 24/7 access to almost all the services available at the post office, from the convenience of their home or office.

    As part of USPS.com Week, March 23-27, the Williston Post Office is showing customers how they can save time and money by shipping online.

    As part of the week, there will be a demonstration in the lobby of the Williston post office on Wednesday, March 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Board hears details of red-light cameras

    After more than a year of discussion and planning, red light cameras have finally arrived in Williston.

    Signs declaring “Red Light Photo Enforced” have been posted on all of the major approaches to the city.

  • Asbell named to School Board

    The School Board of Levy County gained another member last week with the governor’s appointment of Cameron Asbell to fill the vacant position left by Billy Morrison.

    The father of three said that he is excited to serve the people of Bronson and Levy County. “I think the most valuable thing I bring to the School Board is that I have small children. Any decision I make is going to affect my children,” Asbell said. “That’s a big thing. There’s not a week that goes by that I’m not going to the school.”

  • Drew appointed to County Commission

    Marsha Drew, who recently ended her term as vice mayor of Yankeetown, brings a diverse wealth of experiences to the Levy County Commission that she will join on Tuesday.

    Drew, who was named to an interim appointment by Gov. Charlie Crist on March 6, will occupy the seat held by suspended District 3 Commissioner Sammy Yearty. Yearty and District 1 County Commissioner Tony Parker were indicted on federal charges in October, and suspended by Crist in early November.

  • Debra Jones retains council seat

    Debra Jones was elected to another term on the Williston City Council on Tuesday.

    Danny Stevens, county commissioner and a member of the canvassing board, announced the results to the council and interested onlookers at just after eight o’clock.

    Jones garnered 123 votes to Jerry Robinson’s 89 votes. Although Robinson was not in the room for the reading of the final tally, Jones thanked him for running a clean campaign. She said that when she’d talked to him during the day, they’d had a very cordial discussion and she appreciated that.

  • One County Commission, School Board vacancies filled

    TALLAHASSEE - Governor Charlie Crist Friday announced the appointment of Marsha Drew to serve on the Levy County Board of Commissioners. Drew will fill the vacancy created by the suspension of William Samuel Yearty and will serve during his suspension.

    The seat vacated by Tony Parker, who was suspended at the same time as Yearty, remains vacant.

    In addition, Crist appointed Cameron Asbell to the Levy County School Board. Asbell replaces Billy Morrison, who resigned after he was arrested in Gainesville.

  • City election to be held Tuesday

    Williston's election for City Council will be held on Tuesday, March 3. Voting will be held at the Community Center in the City Hall complex from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The votes will be counted and certified after the polls close.

    Three council seats were to be contested this year, but in two cases the incumbents, Steve Holcomb and Marc Nussel, were not challenged and thereby are automatically re-elected.

    Thus, the only seat being contended is that currently held by Debra French Jones; her opponent is Jerry Robinson.

  • Bembry opens office in Chiefland

    State Representative Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite office in House District 10.

    The district office is located at 23 Southeast 2nd Avenue in Chiefland at the old Train Depot. The office is staffed by Teresa Watson as a full time District Secretary who will assist constituents in Dixie, Levy, Alachua, and Columbia counties.

  • Archer woman dies after wreck on 121

    An Archer woman has died as the result of an accident on State Road 121 Tuesday south of Williston.

    According to the FHP report, Diane W. McGee, 50, was traveling north on 121 in a 1989 Chevrolet when a Mack truck driven by Leonard H. Burkhartsmeier, 67, of Ocala, attempted to pass her in a legal passing zone. But McGee apparently went to make a left turn and cut in front of the truck, initiating the collision.

    McGee was airlifted to Shands, where she died on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Farmers market to open March 7

    Levy County Farmers' Market grand opening will be Saturday March 7. The market will be open early in the morning every Saturday at its location at Williston Lions Club, 401 S.E. 6th Ave., in Williston (intersection of Southeast 4th Street and Southeast 6th Avenue).

    The farmers' market will offer organic produce, herbs, teas, baked goods, crafts-jewelry, candles, plants, herbs, honey and lots more.