Today's News

  • Williston residents, get out and vote

    Williston voters will fill two council seats today.
    The poll, at the community center, is open until 7 p.m.
    Bring a picture ID and vote!

  • Zumba

    Eleven months ago, Lisa Berrios was on medications for both diabetes and high blood pressure.
    Her weight had topped at 287 pounds, and as a nurse at the VA hospital in Gainesville, she knew something had to give soon.
    Because in addition to the physical complications that accompany obesity, the usually upbeat Lisa found herself combatting depression,
    “Let’s go to Zumba,” someone recommended.
    It was the beginning of a new life for her–one that is healthy and fun.

  • Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 14, Heather Leigh Bartholomew, 20, Crystal  River, holding for Gilchrist County, RWOV. Bond $37,000.
    Feb. 14, Gregory Alan Bennett, 22, Old Town, holding for Gilchrist County, RWOV. Bond $55,000.
    Feb. 18, Jose Trini-Chavez, 30, Gainesville, no driver’s license.
    Feb. 18, Marvin Laquan Dunmore, 24, Chiefland, lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of an elderly or disabled adult, battery. Bond $15,000.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bouten to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Louis and Lynne Bouten met on a blind date in St. Albans Naval Base where they both served.
    They were married Feb. 25, 1961.
    They have 11 childern, 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
    Louis retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and then worked 20 years with the state of Florida as a health provider to imates in Lowell.
    Lynne is a nurse for 40 years and works for Head Start.

  • School district may see layoffs

    A loss of almost $4 million in revenues for Levy County schools may translate into layoffs for anywhere from 40 to 70 personnel, Superintendent Bob Hastings told the Levy County Republican Executive Committee.
    Hastings, in a casual update by public officials at the group’s monthly meeting on Monday night in Chiefland, said, “People are very concerned about the state budget.” But he said it is too early to worry as the final budget approved by the legislature — which opens its annual session on March 8 — is likely to approve a different version.

  • Pick up barrel for art and Levy Fair

    Get your paint brushes ready.  The Trashy Art barrels are now ready for pick up. 
    Your organization can enter by painting a barrel and exhibiting it for auction at the Levy County Fair, April 7-10. 
     Each organization or individual will receive one-half of their auction proceeds, with the other half benefiting the Fair Association.

  • Tax trailer needs to go

    The trailer that serves as the satellite office for the Levy County Tax Collector is impeding progress in the revitalization of Williston, according to Kenneth Schwiebert, the city’s CRA chairman.
    Schwiebert urged the Williston Council members Tuesday to make a decision about the office,  located at 55 South Main St.
    “This has languished for a year,”  Schwiebert said. “We just feel it’s dragged on enough.”

  • Council tweaks utility policy draft

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck
    The people spoke. The council listened. And now change in how the city charges for utility reconnection fees is imminent.
    Council members spent almost an hour Tuesday night tweaking changes in the utility policy that will soon be presented as an ordinance by interim city attorney Jennifer Ellison.
    Debra Jones, vice president of the council, conducted the meeting in the absence of President Marc Nussel, and covered the draft section by section.

  • Steve Holcomb

    Name: Steve Holcomb

     Age: 60

     Education: Brandon High School graduate; continuing education at University of South Florida in Business Management

     Family: Married for nearly 40 years, two children and a granddaughter

     Current Civic/ Church/Club Affiliations:

    I am a full-time city councilman and serve on the Withlachoochee Planning Council

     Years living in the city: My family and I have lived in Williston for 35 years.


  • Jerry Robinson

    Name: Jerry Robinson

    Age: 63

    Education: High School; Some college; Completed Institute for Elected Officials and Advanced Institute for Elected Officials; Casualty-Property Claims Law Associate Designation

    Family: Wife Marguerite, Daughter Catrina Sistrunk and her husband Robert with three grandchildren Robbie, Joseph and Adam and a step son living in Gainesville.

    Current Civic/ Church/Club Affiliations: First United Methodist Church of Williston; Williston Chamber of Commerce