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Today's News

  • Custodian charged with video voyeurism

    By DAVID DAVIS

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.

  • Two charged in Williston with growing pot

    Levy County deputies thought they were responding to an active burglary, but when they arrived on the scene at West Country Club Drive in Williston, they discovered a little bit more.

    According to a press release from the sheriff's office, someone called in a suspicious person's call April 2 and deputies were sent to investigate.

  • Proposed gas tax increase not final

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    When the Board of County Commissioners expressed support at their meeting on March 21 for a five-cent per gallon increase on non-diesel fuel, it did not finalize a tax increase.

    Rather, the move, which simply required a signal of support by a consensus of commissioners, put in motion a “fact-finding” process aimed at leading to a final ordinance.

    The action didn’t require a motion or official vote.

  • City Council has evening of information

    Some youth athletes were turned away this season because there just isn't enough space to accommodate the needs at the Williston Youth Athletic Association (WYAA).

    Carrie Murphy, WYAA president, told the Williston City Council Tuesday night that the group is experiencing its biggest season to date.

  • REDI, willing and able

    It was a morning of brutal honesty when Williston City Planner Josie Lodder explained to members of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) all the barriers that keep the city from being the best it can be.

    REDI, comprised of members from all the state’s major agencies, serves 32 of Florida’s rural counties and was created in 1997 to assist those rural counties and their municipalities to overcome challenges to improve their economies.

  • Williston veteran 'saddened, embarrassed' by lack of memorial

    David Wilson's roots in Williston go back generations. His grandparents once owned a boarding house where Hardee's now stands.

    He grew up here, graduated from high school here and years after returning from Vietnam a decorated veteran, he came back here to live. Two of his children live here.

    He loves this town – this community.

  • Exercise caution; vigilance

    Williston is a safe community.

    Police Chief Dennis Strow wants to keep it that way and he's asking the city's residents for their help.

    In the last few weeks, there have been several vehicle break-ins within the city, and two cars were stolen. Both of those cars were found – one because it ran out of gas and the other abandoned.

    "Creepers", people who wander around looking for unlocked vehicles are most likely the suspects, the chief said.

  • Levy County ROCKS

    The death of a loved one may seem unbearable but thinking that loved one may not be remembered may be worse.

    Shari Raymond of Williston is doing something to ensure her brother, Boo, who died in December is not forgotten and she’s encouraging others to follow her lead.

    Levy County ROCKS, Raymond’s simple, yet poignant, project is rapidly covering Williston and before long, she hopes it encompasses all of Levy County.

    You may have encountered it but didn’t know it. That’s about to change.

  • P&Z deems Ch. 48 'too subjective'

    Months and months of rewriting, reviewing and rewording came to a halt Tuesday night when the city of Williston's Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee failed to validate the rewrite of Chapter 48 of the Code of Ordinances.

    The rewrite, done by the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE), and predominately one of its members, Bruce Schupp, attempted to put stricter policies in place for the code enforcement officer to carry out.

  • Chamber installs new directors

    It was an evening of frolic, food and fun Saturday when the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual installation banquet celebrating Mardi Gras, the last period of decadence before Lent.

    Chamber members and their guests came decked out in purple, green and gold – and of course, beads and masks to witness the installation of officers and the board of directors by Judge Tim Browning.