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Today's News

  • Get your poinsettia

    Williston High School Horticulture and FFA students will begin selling poinsettias

     Dec. 1.

    To purchase or get more information, contact Chris Wilder at wilderc@levy.k12.fl.us

    or Mallory Jones at malloryjones388@gmail.com

    Ag shop number- (352)-528-2153.

  • Sand mine extension approved

    A special exception permit to allow the expansion of sand pit mining on 295 acres of land that touches on State Road 121 south of Williston was approved unanimously by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

    That was despite one complaint from a resident that trucks in the current operation do not stop before entering SR 121 and letters from some residents to the county Planning Commission opposing the project. One opponent said he wants to sell his property.

  • BACE renders guilty on code violations

    By Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

    Williston's Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement is continuing in its efforts to clean up the city. At a meeting Monday night, the board found several existing cases, along with two new ones, guilty of noncompliance to the city's codes.

  • City election set for March 3

    It's not too early to begin thinking about whether you're called to serve the community.

    Tuesday night, the Williston City Council aproved the 2015 election schedule that was proposed by Fran Taylor, city clerk. That schedule starts early December and calls for the candidate qualifying to begin at noon Jan. 12 and close out at noon Jan. 16.

    Three council seats–A, B and C will be open for qualifying seats. Those posts are currently held by Matt Brooks, Elihu Ross and Cal Byrd.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Nov. 7, Isaac Buchanan, 33, Chiefland, three counts aggravated assault.
    • Nov. 7, Salvador Jose Calvillo, 35, Bronson, out of county warrant.
    • Nov. 9, William Stephen Escue, 34, Alachua, DUI, possession of marijuana.
    • Nov. 6, Kyle Guthrie, 22, Bronson, domestic battery.
    • Nov. 10, Michael Hawkins, 53, Bronson, possession of drug equipment.
    • Nov. 5, Kenneth Hunsinger, 20, Inglis, aggravated battery.
    • Nov. 7, Johnny Jackson, 57, Williston, battery.
    • Nov. 4, Tyrone Jones, 32, Morriston, two out of county warrants.

  • Bronson mayor questions early voting petition

    The subject of early voting in the Town of Bronson, though sleeping dormant for more than a year, was again brought to light Monday night during a discussion on revisions to various amendments to be placed on a referendum ballot early next year.
    The issue, which was hotly debated by council members from June to August of 2013 and rejected by council two times, received the most attention Monday night, especially from Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler.

  • CRA looks for muralists

    If you are an artist and aren't afraid of heights, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) may have a job for you.
    Monday night CRA members learned that a Request for Proposals to paint a mural on the east side of the pavilion's clock tower netted no response.
    Williston businessman, and city councilman, Matt Brooks suggested the CRA could get a 30-inch aluminum plaque of the city's seal to hang in the frame beneath the clock. The cost would be $900.
    But CRA member Nick Williams said the emblem didn't work well in black and white nor did it fit the space.

  • Courts hand down sentences

    Levy County courts disposed of the following cases April 16, April 23, April 24, May 7, May 14:

    Vincent Louis Baker, VOP on destroying evidence, dismissed.  

    David Bezanson, possession of paraphernalia, 35 days with credit for 35 days served; possession of controlled substance, 35 days with credit for 35 days served, 24 months drug offender probation; served concurrently. must pay probation cost, civil judgment, jail fund. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 30, Demi Ember Appling, 24, Old Town, DWLS. Bond $15,000.

    • Nov. 1, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 31, Lakeland, FTA. Bond $10,000.

    • Oct. 30, Bobby Leon Baker, 69, Inglis, FTA. ROR.

    • Oct. 27, Charles Anthony Baugh, 66, Bronson, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

    • Oct. 27, William E. Beck, 54, Wellborn, DUI. Bond $10,000.

  • Traylor, Wendlant exchange wedding vows

    Chelsea Allyse Traylor of Williston and Luke Edward Wendlandt of Carrollton, Ga. were joined together in marriage on Sept. 27.

    The bride is the daughter of Greg and Pam Traylor of Williston. The groom is the son of Jerold Wendlandt of Carrollton, Ga. and Darla Cross of Panama City.

    The couple resides in Gainesville.