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  • Vigil will honor Newtown victims

     It’s been a month since a shooter entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and forever changed the lives of the town’s 27,000 residents and the nation that felt its pain.

    This Saturday, Jan. 19 people will gather in Williston’s Heritage Park to honor and pay tribute to the 27 victims during a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m.

    Participants are asked to bring their own candles and to wear green and white, the school’s colors, for the vigil that is expected to last less than an hour.

  • Qualifying continues through Friday

     By Friday at noon, Williston residents will know their choices for the 2013 city council election.

  • Consultant hired to secure BP $

    Levy County is moving ahead with hiring a consultant to aid in planning and securing a share of the expected billions in fine money to be paid by BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2011. 

    Bill Williams, a former Gulf County Commissioner, did a presentation in a Tuesday meeting on the RESTORE Act passed by Congress that details how money paid in civil fines by BP, Transocean, Halliburton and others is to be distributed and what the county can do to secure the funds. 

  • Carnegie Hall or Bust

    It’s a long way from Williston to Carnegie Hall, but high school junior Zachary Goodspeed will soon make the trek that thousands of other musicians only dream about.

    On Sunday, Feb. 10, Zack will join other high school musicians in a concert in the legendary hall during the American High School Honors Performance Series that showcases some of the most talented student performers in high school today.

  • Williston qualifying begins Monday

    At least one city councilor will not be seeking re-election when qualifying begins Monday, Jan. 14 in Williston.

    Norm Fugate, elected to the city in council in 2011, tendered a letter of resignation Tuesday stating that his scheduling conflict as the attorney for Cedar Key would allow him to only attend one Williston council meeting between now and the end of his term in April. 

    His resignation was accepted and became effective at the beginning of Tuesday night’s meeting.

  • Sheriff makes management changes

     Sheriff Bobby McCallum, who took office at midnight Dec. 31, has already started organizing his management team at the Levy County Sheriff's Office naming W.O. “Brett” Beauchamp III as undersheriff/legal advisor and elevating Maj. Mike Sheffield of corrections to the rank of colonel and naming him chief of staff.

  • New leadership in Levy County

    The new year is bring leadership changes to Levy County, as the result of retirements, career moves and the November elections.

  • Williston man on The Biggest Loser

     Joe Ostaszewski, a senior sales executive from Williston,  is scheduled to be a contestant on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” when it premieres Jan. 6.

  • Human remains found in Otter Creek identified
  • Legacy honored

     The Team Mighty Ike Holiday Shootout was held in memory of beloved Williston student-athlete Isaac Floyd, who died a year ago in a car accident.