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Today's News

  • Miss Sandlin, Mr. Masseo plan Christmas Eve vows

      Mr. and Ms. Damon Sandlin of Williston announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Hope, to Andrew J. Masseo, son of Marisol Masseo of Williston and the late Mr. Andrew S. Masseo.

    Ms. Sandlin graduated from Williston High School and will graduate from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida in December.

    Mr. Masseo graduated from Williston High School and is currently stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga. serving in the United States Army.

    The Christmas Eve wedding will be held in Williston.

  • County votes against rebidding project

    Never let it be said that Levy County won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    D.A.B. Constructors Inc., owner Bill Bachschmidt, asked to change the way his company would repave and widen County Road 40 in a way that would take care of a problem with cracks in the road, would cost $6,000 less than his low bid of $1,232,222.22 and would mean the county would get surplus material valued at $175,000.

  • Non-compliant property owners fined

    Finding that conditions were unsafe, and a serious threat to public health, the Williston Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BOA), fined two property owners heavily and recommended that city administration bring the property into compliance with the owner assessed the cost of the work.

    Property owned by Toby and Lisa Donnel at 412 SE Dr., Williston was found to be in non-compliance in July, and as of Oct. 20, the couple had not responded to the city.

  • Non-compliant property owners fined

    Finding that conditions were unsafe, and a serious threat to public health, the Williston Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BOA), fined two property owners heavily and recommended that city administration bring the property into compliance with the owner assessed the cost of the work.

    Property owned by Toby and Lisa Donnel at 412 SE Dr., Williston was found to be in non-compliance in July, and as of Oct. 20, the couple had not responded to the city.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 13, Tamara Brown, 52, Old Town, VOP, petit theft, two counts dealing in stolen property.

    • Oct. 11, Kimberly Delores Downing, 25, Cross City, VOP.

    • Oct. 7, John Hennessey, 23, Newberry, producing marijuana, arson, aggravated battery, two counts selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.

    • Oct. 11, Eric Len Henry, 24, Williston, out of county warrant.

    • Oct. 10, Matthew Carl Huston, 26, Chiefland, DWLS.

  • Red Devils take their lumps in homecoming game

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils were back in action last week as they squared off against Lakeland Christian inside Booster Stadium. The energy in the stands was buzzing with excitement for this year’s homecoming game as prior and current generations got together to support Williston football.

    The game didn’t go as planned on the field as Williston lost 38-7, but the homecoming spirit shone through on what was a special night for the students involved.

  • A Land Remembered returns

    For anyone living in Florida, “A Land Remembered,” by Patrick Smith is a must read. The struggles and triumphs of three generations of the MacIvey clan who settle in North Central Florida on the eve of the Civil War will make you laugh and cry.

    The story traces the struggles and triumphs of Tobias and Emma as they eke out a hardscrabble existence back in a time and place long gone.

    Although Patrick Smith, the father, died Jan. 26, you will have an opportunity to get to know the author through his son, Patrick Smith Jr.

  • It's Seafood Festival time in Cedar Key

    Hungry for seafood? Arts and crafts? Live music on the Gulf?

    Cedar Key is the place to be this weekend, Oct. 18-19.

    The 45th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival offers all that and more. Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness, the festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun. The event is supported by sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture’s Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program.

  • Homecoming Royalty
  • County budget has vet, pay raises

    In the computer world they are called “Easter eggs,” little surprises included in software that are unlocked by the curious user.

    It is just the same for the Levy County budget which holds some good surprises for county workers and residents.

    Chief among them:

    • a newly created position of grants coordinator to hunt out more money for the county,

    • a veterinarian for the county Animal Control Department and

    • a 3 percent pay increase for county workers.