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Today's News

  • 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'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.

  • Happenings

    October

    CEE Luncheon

    Discussion will open with a report on Richard Spencer’s speaking event on the UF campus when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 11, Christopher Robert Barwick, 46, Fanning Springs, violation of domestic violence order of protection, following/harassing/cyberstalking after injunction. ROR.

    • Oct. 9, Lisandro Bernal, 31, Reddick, failure to stop at crash, no DL, giving false ID to LEO. Bond $26,000.

    • Oct. 9, Denise Necole Brown, 21, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $2,500.

    • Oct. 14, Casey Michael Buesing, 33, Cedar Key, VOP.

  • Harvey Weinstein and me

    When the first accusation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein came out, I wasn't too shocked.

    Most of us have grown up with the stereotyped "casting couch" portrayal of Hollywood.

    Over the years, usually after some bigwig mogul has died, we hear the tales but then it's too late to confront the alleged abuser.

    Bill Cosby has been an exception to that rule. And now Harvey Weinstein.

  • New Chamber Member

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce welcomed Etheridge's U Pick Lane (Etheridge family front from left, Brad, Nancy, Todd, Frank and Shannon) to its membership last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location, 2391 NE 140th Ave, Williston. Every weekend in October, the farm is open to the public for entertainment, food, farm-related fun and of course, picking your own pumpkins.

  • Business of the Month

    Williston Crossings RV Resort was chosen by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the September Business of the Month. Along with owner, Alan Wallace, center, several members from the Chamber board and Williston's reigning royalty were on hand to congratulate "the hidden gem of Williston."

  • Happenings

    October

    NC Business Council Meeting

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the College of Central Florida’s Jack Wilkinson Campus, 15390 Hwy 19, Chiefland.

    Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 3, Christopher Alan Chapin, 30, Bronson, grand theft. Bond $25,000.

    • Oct. 6, Marvin Eugene Cooper Jr., 50, Williston, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, and/or use, giving false ID to LEO. Bond $61,000.

    • Oct. 8, Daniel Delaney, 45, Chiefland, four counts FTA. Bond $20,000.

    • Oct. 4, Megan Desiree Desbiens, 38, Inglis, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • His name – Jesus

    By Keith Stewart

    I believe all of us would agree that names are very interesting, beautiful, significant, descriptive, and passed down.

    Very few people name their sons Judas or their daughters Jezebel for obvious reasons.

    With respect to many persons, their name is somewhat of a description of who they are.