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Today's News

  • Councilwomen to lead Williston

    In what may be an unprecedented move in the city of Williston, the council's two female representatives were elected Tuesday night to the highest positions on the city council.

    Nancy Wininger was chosen by the council as its president, succeeding Charles Goodman who made the nomination.

    Wininger has served on the council since 2016 and was unopposed in this year's bid for her seat.

  • Four decades of service to Williston

     Before he was Williston's mayor, R. Gerald Hethcoat was a farm boy, a student, a young man battling polio, a clinical laboratory scientist, a law enforcement officer, a firefighter and a city councilman.

    Tuesday night, he added yet another title to his vast repertoire – retired.

    April 10 marked the end of nearly 40 years of public service and almost all of it to the city and people of Williston.

     

  • Levy Cattlemen to meet April 19

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its spring meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s river home located at 11751 NW 132nd PL, Chiefland, FL 32626. The Levy Co. Junior Cattlemen will also hold their meeting at the same time. Junior Cattlemen’s is open to children from 8 to 21 years old.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).

  • Making economic development work is up to the people

    In six to eight weeks, Williston City Council will find out just what its grant money paid for when Alison Megrath and Dr. Lynn Patterson make their presentation on the city's Comprehensive Plan.

    Monday night, Patterson presented the culmination of months of research and planning on economic development to some of the people whose input is included in the final product.

    She said implementation is not solely up to the council, but must involve the people if it is to work and be an accurate portrayal of what Williston will become.

  • Deputies coming to the schools

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum says all 15 public and charter schools in the county will have a deputy on campus for the remainder of the school year, but he’s concerned about the financial viability of the program going forward.

  • Neighbor helping neighbor

    Since taking office two years ago, Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger has been known for hosting her own town hall meetings.

    It's an opportunity for people to ask questions in a casual atmosphere and also share information with her that she needs to know as their elected representative.

    Next week, April 12, Wininger will host another such meeting but this one with a twist.

  • Free money
  • With storm season nearing, now's the time to start preparing

    By Dylan Robertson

    Contributing Writer

    As Florida springs forward and gets closer to the summer season, hurricane and tropical storm preparedness should always be a top priority. The official season starts June 1, and with the events of Hurricane Irma still in many Levy County residents' rearview mirror, here are some facts and tips to assure that you are prepared for the upcoming season.

  • Williston – City with a heart

    By Nancy Wininger

    Guest Columnist

    A friend of mine recently had surgery and developed slight complications with her heart. Anything with your heart doesn’t seem “slight” to me but in her case, it was something that didn’t require surgery but did require monitoring. Thankfully, things turned out well for her and we all breathed a sigh of relief.

    However, it did make me think about which situations in life, health or otherwise, can be handled with just monitoring, and which require “surgery”.

  • Red Devils roll in Chiefland

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    The Williston baseball team entered spring break with a head of steam, winning seven straight, capped by a 14-4 rout at Chiefland March 22.

    The Red Devils, led by former Williston skipper Jim Smith, improved to 9-2 overall and completed their regular season sweep of CMHS with the win. The club next plays at Bronson April 3.

    The Red Devils, who’ve yet to lose to a school below Class 6A, collected 13 hits and tallied at least two runs in all but one inning against the Indians.