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Today's News

  • It was always Vanessa

    I was 9 when my older brother, Eugene, married Vanessa; 10 when they made me an aunt with the birth of David and almost 19 when they divorced – now the parents of three sons.

    It was a hard divorce for me even though I was away at college.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 13, Jorge Silvestre Angeles-Marquez, 37, Williston, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.

    • July 12, Stourm Casselman, 18, Trenton, and/or use.

    • July 11, Mitchell Franklin Cooper, 39, Williston, unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft. Bond $15,000.

    • July 13, Jina Covey, 48, Winter Haven, VOP.

  • Barbecue Contest This Weekend @ Cornelius Williams Park
  • Happenings

    Ribbon Cutting

    Quick Care Med, located at 514 W. Noble Ave., will hold an open house at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 20 (today) following a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    Meet the staff, learn about the services, enjoy food and refreshments and enter drawings for prizes.

    RSVP by emailing marketing@quickcaremed.com or call 528-9355.

    Barbecue Weekend

  • County sets preliminary assessments

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County set its Preliminary Annual Rate Resolutions for the Roadway Maintenance Service, Solid Waste Tax Assessments, EMS Tax Assessments and Fire Protection Services, capping the new rates at current levels or lower.

    The preliminary rates set a ceiling that the county cannot go above in the upcoming budget, which is finalized on Sept. 12.

  • The land that GPS forgot

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Citizens of the Gulf Hammock area feel like their area is falling through the cracks when it comes to locating homes for delivery or emergency services, and when it comes to the latter, they’re worried it could prove fatal.

    At the Gulf Hammock Church of God last Thursday, around 30 Gulf Hammock residents met with a handful of county representatives to air out their worries over how the area is represented on mapping systems as well as how it’s handled through the postal system.

  • Get ready for the 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.

    Applications for Little Peanut Royalty are also at the Chamber office, city hall and the Chamber website.

  • Happenings

    July

    Movie In The Park For Grownups

    The city of Williston will present Movie in the Park Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Please bring a chair or blanket and come and enjoy a grown-up friendly movie with free popcorn and drinks provided and sponsored by the First United Methodist Church Youth Group and Maguire’s Auto Repair.

    Upcoming

    FOWL Book Sale

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 6, Joseph Ray Ainsworth, 23, Morriston, VOP.

    • July 8, Craig R. Auclair, 35, Yankeetown, touch or strike. ROR.

    • July 8, Tiffany K. Auclair, 31, Yankeetown, touch or strike. ROR.

    • July 6, James William Ausherman, 37, Morriston, touch or strike, petit theft. Bond $35,000.

    • July 3, Zale Baker, 45, Quincy, DWLS. Bond $2,500.

  • Memorial almost ready for bid process

    With Veterans Day four months away, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) knows it's goal is lofty to have the veterans' memorial in place by Nov. 11.

    Monday night CRA Chairman Ken Schwiebert reviewed the landscape architect's drawings for the memorial and told CRA members that the real work begins now.

    Over the next few days, Schwiebert, City Manager Scott Lippmann and city staff will evaluate all facets of the project and determine which, if any must go through a bid process.