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Today's News

  • Council honors Students of the Month

    At it regular meeting May 8, Williston City Council honored the Students of the Month for May.
    Trey Battle, son of Troy and Dena Battle, was chosen from Joyce Bullock Elementary.

  • Williston graduates will be saluted in Portraits of Success

    To what do you attribute the success you’ve had in life?
    You graduated from Williston, and we want to hear your story.
    Perhaps a teacher, maybe a coach, what obstacles, what strife
    Inspired you to reach for the stars, maybe fame and glory?

    No matter the year, no matter your age, we want to hear from you.
    We want to share your legacy with those who have come later.
    So take some time to let us know what motivates and what grew
    From what was said or what was read which pushed you to be greater.

  • More water will be pumped from Suwannee Basin

    Unwavering in the face of what many scientists and environmentalists are saying is a water crisis, the Suwannee River Water Management District’s governing board handed out yet another million-gallon-per-day-plus water permit at its last meeting May 8.
    The latest permit, approved 7-2 by the board, will allow Stagecoach Properties, owned by Beaver Property Investments LLC., to suck about 1.25 million gallons of water per day to irrigate 717 acres in Suwannee County, part of the Upper Suwannee River Basin, for the next 20 years.

  • Recycling program makes return to Levy County

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this week.
    The county pulled its recycling trailers in mid-February after the state closed a work camp that supplied inmate labor for sorting and handling the recyclables at the county landfill.
    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the prison officer in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Airport Committee reinstated

    Williston City Council reactivated its airport advisory committee last week, but put some conditions on it.
    The committee was deactivated several weeks ago while council mulled over three appointments and weighed what direction it wanted for the airport.
    Last week Elihu Ross and Charles Goodman, both new councilors, expressed an interested in filling two vacancies on the panel.
    By charter, two councilors should sit on the airport committee and after the last election, those two seats were empty.

  • Sean Mullins is April POY nominee

    Sean Mullins, a Williston native and resident, was chosen as April’s nominee in the Pioneer of the Year Contest.
    Mullins, a Levy County Sheriff’s deputy, was selected based on a letter of recommendation that called him the “visionary responsible for the Ride to Provide fund-raiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens.” The ride has averaged over $10,000 in proceeds annually for the last five years.

  • Community Happenings

    Monday, May 14

    AARP Chapter 912
    AARP Chapter 912 will meet Monday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall.  The speaker will be Tamara Wooda, PA-C, from Palms Medical Group. This will be the last regular meeting until September.

    Wednesday, May 16

  • Sheriff's Reports May 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    May 1, Wayne Lyle Allman, 44, Fanning Springs, battery, aggravated battery. Bond $150,000.
    May 4, Nicky Shane Brown, 35, Cedar Key, DUI.
    May 4, Melissa Carter, 51, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    May 6, Duane Edward Dessert, 50, Old Town, DWLS.
    April 30, Kevin Eugene Dowell, 38, Bronson, DUI and serious bodily injury to another. Bond $5,000.
    May 4, Jeremy Dylan Drake, 19, Bronson, VOP.
    May 3, Robert Joshua Fink, 29, Chiefland, obstruction. Bond $15,000.

  • Relay a success

    In 2011 more than 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with some type of cancer and more than half million people lost their lives to the horrific disease. Those staggering figures do not include skin cancers, which do not have to be reported to cancer registries.
    The American Cancer Society–and thousands of people across this county think that’s too many lives lost and each year spends time, sweat and tears organizing its largest fund-raiser, Relay for Life.

  • Special events permits may be required; hearing in June

    If you are planning to hold a big wedding at your home or hold a fishing tournament, you won't need a special events permit with clearances from the building, sheriff's office, and public safety and health departments among others.
    But if you are planning a gathering that could draw the public, impact the neighbors, traffic, public safety, the environment or have outside effects, then you might need a special events permit under an ordinance being considered by the Levy County Commission.