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Today's News

  • Register now for Christmas parade

    Less than two weeks remain for Williston businesses, churches and individuals to register to participate in the 2017 Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    The parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and the theme is "The Songs of Christmas."

    Participants are encouraged to choose a song, religious or secular, and plan the float or marching unit around that song.

    The Chamber will award prizes during Light Up Williston after the parade.

  • Economic development is up to you

    Though it's the city of Williston planning a five-year comprehensive plan that will include a segment on economic development, it's really everyone's responsibility to plot the course of Williston's business growth.

    That theme was introduced last Thursday when city leaders, business owners and the experts in economics from Tallahassee kicked off the city's planning strategy at Williston Municipal Airport.

  • Veterans honored in Williston

    Emotions were high and applause resounding Saturday as people lined Williston's streets to honor dozens of veterans in the annual Levy County Veterans Day Parade.

    More than 40 units marched down Noble Avenue to the cheers of those gathered to salute and thank the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country.

    All branches of the military were recognized, and many veterans participated either on floats, trucks or walking the mile route.

  • Levy Cup Crush

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    As Justin Wentworth waited to hear whether or not his Williston football team would make the playoffs for the first time since 2009, the third-year coach wasn’t sure if his team’s schedule would work in his favor or be a detriment.

  • Happenings

    November

       Calling High School Juniors

    Santa Fe College will host a pair of recruiting events geared toward high school juniors in November. The events will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 30, Reginald Ventrall Adams Sr., 44, criminal contempt.

    • Nov. 2, Summer Addison, 24, Trenton, petit theft from farmer. Bond $1,000.

    • Nov. 1, Joseph Allen Anderson, 35, Newberry, VOP.

    • Oct. 30, Richard Steven Blaske, 31, Perry, possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

    • Oct. 31, John Douglas Bonnell, 48, Inglis, out of county warrant.

  • Saved by a rock

    There were days and nights when Linda Buonomo wasn't sure she was going to pull through.

    Her husband had died from a fierce battle with bladder cancer. Her family was in South Florida. She lost the home that she and her husband lived in.

    It was dire times.

    "I was ready to give up on everything," Linda said, from her Bronson apartment last week. "A little rock literally saved my life."

  • Williston may be home to new animal shelter

    The city of Williston inched closer to getting a new animal shelter Tuesday night when council members agreed to help fund plans for a facility near the municipal airport.

    Bob Levesque, president of the Levy Animal Friends, Inc. (LeAF), with about a dozen supporters from that agency and the Williston Animal Group (WAG) came to the city council meeting and outlined plans for a new shelter that would be located on seven acres near the current WAG site.

  • Veterans will be honored with Saturday parade

    Men and women from all walks of life representing every branch of military service will be the guests of honor Saturday, when the city of Williston hosts the annual Levy County Veterans Day Parade.

    Step-off is at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. More than 35 units have pre-registered to participate in the parade down Noble Avenue including floats, motorcycles and horse and buggies.

    Following the parade, everyone is encouraged to come to the Heritage Park Pavilion where Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat's annual Veterans Day Program will take place.

  • Disappointed for our heroes

    Perhaps not since 9/11 has our call to patriotism been louder than it is now in the troubling times we live.

    From taking knees to honoring families of those killed in action, daily we're reminded of what sacrifice and patriotism mean.

    For three weeks, this newspaper promoted a free service to honor our nation's veterans. All anyone had to do was submit a photo and a few words about the veteran for them to be showcased in this edition.

    Sadly, few of you took the opportunity.