.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Nation mourns with Bell over murder/suicide that claimed eight

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    and Mark Scohier

    Sarah Lorraine Spirit and her six children were laid to rest in a private funeral service on Monday, but what may not rest are the questions of what motivated her father, Don C. Spirit, to shoot them on Thursday, then calmly call the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office to tell them what he had done and how he planned to kill himself as well.

  • WHS gears up for homecoming

    Williston High School Student Government Association is gearing up for this year's homecoming game, set for Oct. 10.

    The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Let Us Entertain You.”

    The students of WHS will have the following dress up days,

    Monday Favorite App

    Tuesday Favorite TV Show

    Wednesday Favorite Artist

    Thursday Favorite Board Game

    Friday Fired Up Friday

    The homecoming dance will follow a “Pandora Party” theme

  • It's Peanut Festival time

    The 26th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 in Williston's Heritage Park.

    The festival features a variety of foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including our famous (while they last) grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Rides, music, crafts, and antique tractors, car clubs and motorcycles will also be here for your enjoyment. The festival also has a Little Peanut King & Queen and a Baby Peanut Contest.

  • Bronson breaks ground on sewer system

    Bronson will begin construction on its $2.9 million sewer expansion project within the next few weeks.

    "It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here," Bronson Mayor Franklyn Schuler said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall.

    The sewer system, primarily aimed at increasing business development along the town's main corridor, has been in the works for years.

  • 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.