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Today's News

  • Harvey Weinstein and me

    When the first accusation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein came out, I wasn't too shocked.

    Most of us have grown up with the stereotyped "casting couch" portrayal of Hollywood.

    Over the years, usually after some bigwig mogul has died, we hear the tales but then it's too late to confront the alleged abuser.

    Bill Cosby has been an exception to that rule. And now Harvey Weinstein.

  • New Chamber Member

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce welcomed Etheridge's U Pick Lane (Etheridge family front from left, Brad, Nancy, Todd, Frank and Shannon) to its membership last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location, 2391 NE 140th Ave, Williston. Every weekend in October, the farm is open to the public for entertainment, food, farm-related fun and of course, picking your own pumpkins.

  • Business of the Month

    Williston Crossings RV Resort was chosen by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the September Business of the Month. Along with owner, Alan Wallace, center, several members from the Chamber board and Williston's reigning royalty were on hand to congratulate "the hidden gem of Williston."

  • Happenings

    October

    NC Business Council Meeting

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the College of Central Florida’s Jack Wilkinson Campus, 15390 Hwy 19, Chiefland.

    Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.

  • Fred Morris retires

    The Williston Police Department congratulates Sgt. Fred Morris on his retirement. Morris served the City of Williston for 17 years with dedication to the city and its residents. He continues to be an active member of the force as a Reserve Officer. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 3, Christopher Alan Chapin, 30, Bronson, grand theft. Bond $25,000.

    • Oct. 6, Marvin Eugene Cooper Jr., 50, Williston, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, and/or use, giving false ID to LEO. Bond $61,000.

    • Oct. 8, Daniel Delaney, 45, Chiefland, four counts FTA. Bond $20,000.

    • Oct. 4, Megan Desiree Desbiens, 38, Inglis, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • His name – Jesus

    By Keith Stewart

    I believe all of us would agree that names are very interesting, beautiful, significant, descriptive, and passed down.

    Very few people name their sons Judas or their daughters Jezebel for obvious reasons.

    With respect to many persons, their name is somewhat of a description of who they are.

  • Williston, Fla.

    I’m Thomas Griffin and I moved my small business to Williston about six months ago.

    I recently attended a meeting on planning the future of Williston. I have also spent some time with numerous small companies in the region and learned this greater area has a very distinct affiliation with craftmanship and heritage.

  • Take a trip back in time this hunting season

    By Tony Young

    Muzzleloading guns are a part of American history. Throughout my schooling, I learned about their use in the Revolutionary and Civil wars and as survival tools for early settlers. But it was my favorite high school history teacher who gave me my first hands-on experience with an ol’ smoke pole. He had a tradition when every year he would pick two students to shoot his muzzleloading rifle outside his classroom, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.

  • SNAKES IN THE GRASS

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston High School Red Devils traveled to Belleview to take on the Belleview High School Rattlers but the game didn’t end in the Devils' favor as the Rattlers bit them 48-27. The loss dropped Williston’s record to 2-4 on the year, and extended the current losing streak to four games.