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Today's News

  • Happenings

    August

    Movie In The Park
    The city of Williston presents a Movie in the Park at the Heritage Park Pavilion Friday, Aug. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
    The movie – a tale as old as time – is a recent adaption of a timeless childhood classic.
    Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free. Bring a chair or blanket and your family.

    Vet Fest
    Meridian SSVF and ForVets are sponsoring a Vet Fest Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton.

  • County criticized over handling of insurance, wage changes

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy Board of County Commissioners Tuesday came under criticism during public comments for their handling of recent changes to insurance and wages for county employees.

    The Board on July 18 voted unanimously to cap insurance payouts while offering tiered offsets in the form of increased wages.

  • Chamber Notes

    Peanut Festival

    It's time to start thinking about the 29th Annual North Central Florida Peanut Festival, scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 7.

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for booth space at the event. Visit www.willistonfl.com or come by the Chamber office at 607 SW 1st Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for an application.

    Peanut Pageants

  • Ten Broeck earns two first place finishes

    A rotting bivalve and an assassination attempt helped Williston Pioneer Editor Carolyn Ten Broeck claim two first place writing awards at the Florida Press Association's annual conference Aug. 11 in Naples.

  • HandiCapable

    Five years ago, Tim Hamilton wasn't sure whether he would live or die.

    Fighting two horrendous infections, he woke up in a hospital bed at Shands to discover he was now minus a leg. An amputation – at the hip – was necessary to save his life.

    In the weeks, months and years that followed, Tim slowly recovered and learned to adapt to life minus a limb.

    His life as he knew it: contractor, fisherman and hunter, was over.

    Or was it?

  • CRA selects vendors for veterans' memorial

    Six months ago, the checking accounting for the veterans' memorial, proposed by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), had $7,067.

    A campaign, led by Vietnam veteran David Wilson, and supported by the CRA and the Williston Chamber of Commerce, began in earnest in March and as of last week, that account now has over $48,000.

    However, it may not be enough to see the project through to completion.

  • County OKs tax amnesty

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Some is better than none.

    That’s the message Levy Tax Collector Linda Fugate delivered to the Board of County Commissioners Aug. 8 as she sought a fee amnesty on delinquent tangible taxes.

    Fugate’s office is partnering with a third-party vendor to help collect delinquent tangible rolls. The vendor will provide manpower to collect property in order to auction and recover the delinquent tax revenue where possible.

  • Third man arrested in murder investigation

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has arrested a third person in connection with the home invasion that took the life of James Patterson. Steven Demar Stacy, 34, of Williston is accused of disposing of the firearms used in the home invasion. To date the firearms have not been recovered.

  • Third person arrested in murder investigation

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has arrested a third person in connection with the home invasion that took the life of James Patterson. Steven Demar Stacy, 34, of Williston is accused to disposing of the firearms used in the home invasion. To date the firearms have not been recovered.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 1, David Albritton, 42, Morriston, non-support of children or spouse.

    • Aug. 1, Richard Irving Avis, 38, Bronson, sexual battery on victim under 12 years of age. Bond $1 million.

    • Aug. 6, Michael W. Barcinas, 35, Williston, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $26,000.

    • Aug. 5, Kayla Brianne Castor, 23, Trenton, VOP.