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Today's News

  • Robbery suspects sought

    On Saturday, Sept. 20 Williston Police responded to the La Esperanza store located at 114 N.E. 6 Ave. in Williston in reference to an armed robbery.

    As the proprietor was preparing to close for the day, three armed males wearing masks entered the store and demanded money. The proprietor complied and the culprits fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

    The men fled the area in what is described as a full size sports utility vehicle. The SUV was white with both front fenders painted black primer.

  • Library extends hours

    Beginning Oct. 1, the Williston Public Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. and more hours in total, in order to better serve patrons.

    The fall schedule is:

    10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

    Noon — 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

    Closed on Sundays

    The new hours are made possible by additional funding from the Levy County Board of County Commissioners. Any questions or comments should be directed to Lonna Bear, manager of the Williston Public Library, at 352-528-2313.

  • County OKs $65 million budget

    The Levy County Commission, with two members who leave in November due to electoral losses, was commended on Monday evening by the only Levy County resident who cared to show up and speak at a public hearing where the property tax and final budget for the 2014-15 was unanimously approved.

    "I want you to note that the budget is less than last year when it was $66 million and some change. Good job," said Dana Sheffield of "the Fanning Springs Sheffields."This board has done a good job for the county."

  • Williston approves millage, budget

    Without as much as a single nod of affirmation or an harrumph of disdain, the Williston City Council approved the millage rate at 5.8527 mills and a budget of $14.7 million for FY 2014-2015 during Tuesday night's public hearing.

    In less than nine minutes, the city's finances for next year were taken care of without one resident present to question or applaud what becomes of their tax money.

    In the first hearing two weeks ago, the council members agreed that this budget is the best efforts they can do for their town.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

    • Sept. 12, Jospeph Ray Ainsworth, 20, Orange City, VOP.

    • Sept. 9, Raheal Andres, 32, Bronson, no valid drivers license, $500 bond.

  • Devils score a win against North Marion

     By Max Yavel

    The Lady Red Devils were able to get their first victory of the season last Wednesday, as they defeated North Marion High School in a thrilling comeback at home. Williston had trailed two games to one but were able to rally back and win 3 - 2. 

  • Bradenton flagman killed at Speedway

     

    A 49-year-old race worker was killed Sunday at the Bronson Speedway when a vehicle lost control and wound up in the infield.

  • BOA weighs four more properties

     by Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

  • Red Devils' football coach fired

     

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    and Max Yavel

    Cliff Lohrey’s career as head football coach of the Williston High School Red Devils came to an abrupt halt around 4 p.m. Sunday when Principal Eulin Gibbs fired the seven-month coach and athletic director.

  • Courts hand down sentences

     

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts during March:

    Paul Lavell Alexander Jr., VOP on 2 counts of cocaine possession, probation reinstated and modified to have curfew from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Must pay probation and VOP costs.