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Today's News

  • Williston Chamber starts new initiative
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 12, Edwin Alexander Aguilar-Siciliano, 29, Chiefland, no DL. ROR

    • Nov. 15, Shannon Brown, 36, Old Town, trespassing, retail theft. Bond $4,000.

    • Nov. 13, Kenneth John Bullard, 34, Jasper, VOP.

    • Nov. 10, Timothy Lee Dallas, 27, Gainesville, four out of county warrants. Bond $85,000.

    • Nov. 13, Kurtis Lorenzo Daniels, 29, Bronson, battery. Bond $15,000.

  • Red Devils back on the court

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils’ basketball season tipped off last week as they traveled to Buccholz High School to take on the hometown Bobcats. Williston started the game off ice cold but the team was able to rally as it staged a furious comeback in the second half.

  • Chiefland teacher stands up to school board

    By Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

     One Levy County teacher is speaking up in saying that the school board is not following the Florida code of ethics for education.

    “A culture of intimidation and fear of retaliation exists in Levy County schools,” said Chiefland Middle High School eighth grade US History teacher Jerry Lawrence during the public comment section of a school board meeting on Tuesday morning.

  • Get your poinsettia

    Williston High School Horticulture and FFA students will begin selling poinsettias

     Dec. 1.

    To purchase or get more information, contact Chris Wilder at wilderc@levy.k12.fl.us

    or Mallory Jones at malloryjones388@gmail.com

    Ag shop number- (352)-528-2153.

  • Sand mine extension approved

    A special exception permit to allow the expansion of sand pit mining on 295 acres of land that touches on State Road 121 south of Williston was approved unanimously by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

    That was despite one complaint from a resident that trucks in the current operation do not stop before entering SR 121 and letters from some residents to the county Planning Commission opposing the project. One opponent said he wants to sell his property.

  • BACE renders guilty on code violations

    By Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

    Williston's Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement is continuing in its efforts to clean up the city. At a meeting Monday night, the board found several existing cases, along with two new ones, guilty of noncompliance to the city's codes.

  • City election set for March 3

    It's not too early to begin thinking about whether you're called to serve the community.

    Tuesday night, the Williston City Council aproved the 2015 election schedule that was proposed by Fran Taylor, city clerk. That schedule starts early December and calls for the candidate qualifying to begin at noon Jan. 12 and close out at noon Jan. 16.

    Three council seats–A, B and C will be open for qualifying seats. Those posts are currently held by Matt Brooks, Elihu Ross and Cal Byrd.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Nov. 7, Isaac Buchanan, 33, Chiefland, three counts aggravated assault.
    • Nov. 7, Salvador Jose Calvillo, 35, Bronson, out of county warrant.
    • Nov. 9, William Stephen Escue, 34, Alachua, DUI, possession of marijuana.
    • Nov. 6, Kyle Guthrie, 22, Bronson, domestic battery.
    • Nov. 10, Michael Hawkins, 53, Bronson, possession of drug equipment.
    • Nov. 5, Kenneth Hunsinger, 20, Inglis, aggravated battery.
    • Nov. 7, Johnny Jackson, 57, Williston, battery.
    • Nov. 4, Tyrone Jones, 32, Morriston, two out of county warrants.

  • Bronson mayor questions early voting petition

    The subject of early voting in the Town of Bronson, though sleeping dormant for more than a year, was again brought to light Monday night during a discussion on revisions to various amendments to be placed on a referendum ballot early next year.
    The issue, which was hotly debated by council members from June to August of 2013 and rejected by council two times, received the most attention Monday night, especially from Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler.