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Today's News

  • Williston sets city election for March 6

    Three positions are up for grabs in the Williston City Election, scheduled for March 6.

    The mayoral seat, currently held by R. Gerald Hethcoat, is one of the slots that will be filled. Additionally, Group D, the seat held by current Council President Charles Goodman and Group E, held by Vice President Nancy Wininger are also available.

  • Happenings

    December

    Walk To Bethlehem

    Walk To Bethlehem is a narrated interactive journey.

    The free event is located at 4551 SE SR121, Morriston between CR326 and CR464 and is open every evening through Dec. 23 from 7-9 p.m.

    All are welcome to come out and stroll through the Christmas fantasyland, check out the many new displays, see Santa and enjoy refreshments, in addition to joining a caravan on the journey to Bethlehem.

    This annual event is sponsored by Living Water Life Center, Morriston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Dec. 9, Everette Michael Adams, 40, Dunnellon, child abuse without great bodily harm. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 9, Marvin Leon Barnes, 30, Gainesville, VOP.

    • Dec. 7, Christopher Ray Bowers, 51, Ft. Myers, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Dec. 6, Janet Nicole Bowman, 19, Cross City, grand theft. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 10, Timothy Scott Burton, 32, Cedar Key, touch or strike.

    • Dec. 8, Tiffany Janelle Colello, 31, Brooksville, VOP.

  • Officer award named for Mike Joyner

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    So many of the details of Mike Joyner’s extensive career in law enforcement – particularly his heralded undercover work – will never be available for public consumption.

  • AirSign is world's largest airship operator

    Unless you're one of those people who drive around town just to satisfy curiosity or to keep an eye on things, you may not even know of its existence.

    However, in recent weeks, Airsign, owned and operated by Patrick Walsh, inked deals that will once again put Williston on the map and lead to positive economic development for the area.

  • Happenings

    December

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    Walk To Bethlehem

    Walk To Bethlehem is a narrated interactive journey.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Nov. 28, Klaytin Ezrha Adams, 38, Chiefland, burglary of a structure or conveyance. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 1, Stephanie Nicole Addison, 24, High Springs, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Nov. 29, Christopher Allen Barron, 34, Chiefland, VOP. Bond $500.

    • Nov. 29, Noah Keith Bevins, 36, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, and/or use. Bond $26,000.

  • Red Devils roll in opener

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston boys’ basketball team got off to a sluggish start in Chiefland on offense, as it failed to net a bucket the first few minutes of play in the Nov. 28 meeting.

    But the Red Devils soon got going in a big way, eventually taking a 31-17 lead into halftime on the heels of a Josiah Jones layup at the buzzer.

    WMHS added to its advantage in the second half, securing a 58-36 win in the season opener in the CMHS gym.

  • Atheists' case against county dismissed

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The lawsuit filed against Levy County by American Atheists, Inc., claiming a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, was dismissed in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

  • Council gives nod to city hall price tag

    No one blinked Tuesday night when Williston City Manager Scott Lippmann told the city council the price for constructing a new city hall.

    "We have a very good estimate," Lippmann said, "of what it will cost to build this building – $2.509 million." That comes out to about $209 per square foot, a price that Council President Charles Goodman, himself a contractor, said was reasonable for a commercial facility of this type.