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Today's News

  • Happenings

    November

     

    Tourism Council Meeting

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Ave., Bronson – Levy County Road Department Office Building.

    The meeting is open to the public.

     

    CEE Meeting

  • Schwiebert tells about life in her backyard

    “We have the rural life…others don’t,” said Heidi Schwiebert, and what we also have here is “a little slice of Heaven.” These words describe the three jewels on the north side of Alternate US 27…Devil’s Den, Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens and Two Hawk Hammock. These three local attractions were featured at a program presented by Schwiebert at the Williston Public Library on Oct. 24 hosted by the Friends of the Williston Library (FOWL).

  • Voter turnout going strong

    About 21 million voters have cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election and Levy County is also showing its enthusiasm for the election.

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, who is overseeing her first general election since taking office in  2013 after working in the elections office, said, “I think we're having a really good turnout. Things are going great.” 

  • Kori Lamb appointed to Williston council

    Citing new blood and a passion for the area's youth, Williston City Council appointed Kori Lamb to its ranks Monday night over Debra Jones, community leader and a former council member.

    Before a vote was taken, council members Danny Etheridge, Nancy Wininger and Charles Goodman pledged their support for Lamb, a Williston High School graduate, businessman and family man.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edwards celebrate 63 years of marriage

    Calvin Sr. and Ernestine Edwards celebrated 63 years of marriage Oct. 24. 

    They were joined in holy matrimony in Ocala Oct. 24, 1953. 

    They have been retired from the Levy County School System since 1987. 

    Mr. Edwards finished his tenure of 30 years as assistant principal of Williston High School.

    Mrs. Edwards finished her tenure of 30 years as a first grade teacher at Joyce Bullock Elementary School.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 18, Tiki Monique Albritton, 33, Daytona Beach, VOP.

    • Oct. 23, Tanja Carolina Alston, 40, Chiefland, assault with deadly weapon.

    • Oct. 17, Norman Ashley Burnett, 39, Old Town, three counts burglary of unoccupied conveyance/unarmed, burglary of unoccupied structure/unarmed, two counts grand theft, three counts petit theft, obstruction W/OV. Bond $475,000.

    • Oct. 17, Mark Cerra, 57, DUI.

  • WES students earn honor roll status

    Williston Elementary School lists its honor roll students for the first nine weeks, grading period Aug. 10 through Oct. 7:

     

    Third Grade

    All As

    Braden Muthard, Rosa Ramirez, Kai Gowland, Avery Lewis, Cannon Sims, Cason Spence, Lacy Lovejoy, Austin Putman, Karley Boyer, Kyler Ingram, Bryan Rosado, Natalie Moxley

     

    A/B

  • Chapter 48 gets a revisit

    After hearing from dozens of Williston residents Sept. 19, the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) knew it had to take yet another look at Chapter 48 of the municipal code that governs property maintenance.

    Monday night, its members spent two hours eliminating the chaff and trying to be less "nit-picky" about what code enforcement will investigate.

  • City finances good; chickens OK'd

    As Fiscal Year 2016 draws to a close, Williston Finance Director Stephen Bloom told Williston City Council last week that everything is looking good with only September numbers still out.

    Bloom presented a financial report for June through August and said there is more revenue than expenses – always a good thing. Bloom also said that property tax collections stand at 98 percent, and the only department over budget is the fire department.

  • Debra Jones, Kori Lamb apply for council vacancy

    When the Williston City Council meets for its first session in December, a new face will dot the landscape of city decision makers.

    Matt Brooks, who won his bid for a seat on the county commission Aug. 30, will leave his council post Nov. 21, pursuant to the city's Resign to Run law.

    Because less than six months will remain on his term, his fellow councilors will appoint a successor to serve until the March 2016 election.