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Today's News

  • Monday meeting may be most important one in Williston

    Property owners in the city of Williston should plan to attend next Monday’s meeting of the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE).

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the council room at city hall and will deal specifically with the rewrite of Chapter 48 of the city’s Code of Ordinances.

    The rewrite, primarily drafted by BACE member Bruce Schupp, has been reviewed by committee members and legal counsel, Fred Koberlein, over the last several months.

  • It's who we are

    I've always been a traditionalist. I suppose that goes along with not liking surprises. I like knowing what's going to happen. I don't like guessing about what ifs and I like having a plan of action.

    I've become a little less rigid since Tom and I have been married, because he is the Master of Spontaneity. He likes nothing better than hitting the open road and searching for hotels at midnight. 

  • Williston Middle High dedicated Aug. 27

    By Sean Arnold

    The construction of Williston Middle High School got off to an inauspicious start, which included an early switch in building contractors and the discovery of an unexpected grave site upon the clearing of the property.

  • Balanced budget reached by pinching pennies

    The third time is the charm.

    At least that's how many workshops it took before the Williston City Council came up with a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

    Monday night the council met to discuss cuts to the budget that would prevent the city from drawing on its reserves – about $44,000 –  to fund this year's expenses.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 4, Kyle William Allen, 30, Dunnellon, DUI, DWLSR. Bond $10,000.

    • Sept. 4, Christopher Matthew Branson, 21, Old Town, touch or strike. Bond $40,000.

    • Aug. 29, Christopher Alan Chapin, 29, Bronson, non support of children or spouse.

    • Aug. 30, Lorie Ann Conyers, 52, Chiefland, violation of injunction of protection domestic violence. Bond $25,000.

  • Finally a clean election

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    or several years I have started off the "silly season", better known as campaign season with a fervent wish that things would be clean and without some of the negativism that has plagued other campaign seasons. 

  • Did your well flood during the storm?

      Recent heavy rains may have impacted your private well and made your water unsafe. If your well casing has been submerged by flood water, either use bottled water, or boil or disinfect all the water you use for drinking, making beverages, cooking, brushing your teeth, washing dishes, and washing areas of the skin that have been cut or injured. 

  • Williston's power restored quickly

    As most of the county's residents worried about food going bad, lack of toilets and showers and whether power would be restored in days or a week, Williston's residents had little to be concerned about during Hurricane Hermine.

    City Manager Scott Lippmann said city works returned to work Thursday night after already doing their regular eight-hour shift and worked for the next 27 hours to ensure city residents had electricity.

  • Remembering 9-11-01
  • It's a bad sign when Jim Cantore comes to town