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Today's News

  • Carol McQueen plans January retirement

    Levy County Tourist Development Director Carol McQueen has announced her retirement to begin January 2018. McQueen has been overseeing Levy County’s tourism and marketing operations for the past 12 years.

  • First draft of new city hall reviewed

    Tuesday night members of Williston City Council got a first look at a conceptual floor plan for a new city hall.

    Derek Dykes and Jason O'Brien, representing the contracting and architectural firms, went over the first true drawing of a new municipal building that includes meeting rooms, offices, storage area and the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    Dykes and O'Brien said this first phase is to garner feedback from the council and noted this plan will allow future growth, should the city require it.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Veterans Day Parade 10 a.m. Saturday in Williston
  • Happenings

    Remember Me Thursday®

    Rapscallion to the Rescue & Williston Animal Group are uniting with animal lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony.

  • Nightmare in Newberry

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team traveled to take on the Newberry Panthers. The final score was 41-40 in a true heartbreaker for the Devils, as the Panthers won on a gutsy two-point conversion play. Although it is a tough loss, the Devils have no reason to hang their heads, as they played a heckuva game.

  • City's future begins with residents' input

    When Allison Megrath talks about GOPs, she's not talking about Republicans.

    In her line of work as a professional planner, GOP means Goals, Objectives and Policies.

    Last Thursday night, some 20 people attended a workshop at city hall that launched a year-long process that will end with the city of Williston adopting a comprehensive plan that encompasses its future growth.

  • New fire truck approved

    It's taken a while and it's going to take a bit longer, but the Williston Fire Department will at last be able to replace one of its main trucks.

    At its meeting last week, city council approved for the department to order a new truck, estimated to cost $408,000.

    The new vehicle replaces one that was totaled when someone ran into it while the department was answering a call last year.

  • City millage stays the same

    Operating on a budget that is a 1.4 decrease in expenditures from 2016-2017, the Williston City Council voted last week to keep the millage rate the same as last year.

    At the first public hearing, Sept. 6, with no one from the public in attendance, the council first voted to keep the rate at 5.8627 mills, with Council President Charles Goodman dissenting.

    When asked about the reason for his "nay" vote, Goodman asked, "Were you at our budget workshops?"

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 14, Ruperto Alpizar-Secundino, 30, Williston, no DL. Bond $1,000.

    • Sept. 12, Faith Lynn Alvarez, 47, Fanning Springs, two counts possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription, and/or use. Bond $12,000.

    • Sept. 15, Vincent Louis Baker, 21, Crystal River, VOP.

    • Sept. 16, Frank Barnes, 69, Bronson, fleeing/eluding LEO, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $160,000.

    • Sept. 14, L.W. James Brown, 22, Bronson, VOP.