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Today's News

  • Tax-Aide starts Feb. 7

     Free tax preparation and e-file with AARP Tax Aide begins in Williston Thursday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Williston Public Library.

    If you have an itemized return, make your appointment after March 1 due to delays in approval of tax law changes.

    Call 352-528-2313 for an appointment through April 15.

  • Impact fees tabled

    A decision on the long-debated impact fees ordinance for new water and sewer hookups in the town of Bronson was put off by council members in a 3-2 vote Jan. 22 in what was slated to be the second and final reading of the ordinance.

  • Williston man dies after traffic accident

     A Williston man died five days after being in a traffic accident on SR-121, according to a press release from the Williston Police Department.

  • Reprieve:

    Williston seniors will be able to breathe a sigh of relief tomorrow now that a way has been found for them to stay in what many consider their home away from home.

  • Red Devils prepare for more district play

       Following a Friday night win over the Keystone Heights Indian, swhich began the second round of district action for the Red Devils they hosted the Interlachen Rams on Tuesday night Jan. 15.

    With starters Damien Strange, David Heinkel, and Tyus Williams absent in first half action due to their upcoming Georgia / Florida Border War football game practice, the Red Devils went with a new starting line-up against the visiting Rams.

  • Lady Red Devils stop Lady Indians in the fourth quarter

    The Williston Lady Red Devil basketball team hosted district foe Fort White Jan. 18. The Lady Indians took the first meeting before the holiday break by 19 points at Fort White. 

    As the game got under way,  it looked like the Lady Indians were in for another win, as the Lady Red Devils turned the ball over 11 times in the first quarter and missed five of six free throws. The Lady Devils found themselves trailing the Lady Indians 15-5 as the first quarter ended.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    Jan. 16, Tammy Lee Anderson, 29, Bowling Green, FTA. Bond $1,000.

    Jan. 14, Joshua Baldenegro, 23, Chiefland, two counts FTA. Bond $7,000.

    Jan. 18, Alisha Marie Braswell, 28, Chiefland, three counts VOP.

    Jan. 18, Brian Anthony Brown, 40, Archer, battery, obstruction W/OV. Bond $2,000.

    Jan. 17, Jason Lee Bucher, 25, Morriston, lewd and lascivious behavior conduct by person 18 or older. Bond $100,000.

  • Surge is big worry in a storm

    The state emergency management director told the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that being prepared is important, but because of the nature of the county’s coastline the biggest danger in a storm of category 5 is the surge.

  • Jack Screws sworn in to fill Fugate’s unexpired council term

    Jack Screws became the newest Williston City Council member Tuesday night when he was appointed to the Group A post.

    Screws replaces Norm Fugate, who resigned two weeks ago.

    Gail Poupard-Brown, a notary public, administered the oath of office and Screws immediately took his seat on the council.

    He will also begin serving his own two-year term in April as the lone qualifying candidate for the position.

  • Seniors: ‘Hell no, we won’t go’

    Tempers raged and emotions were raw last week when clients of the Williston Senior Center learned that major changes were coming Feb. 1 to the place they consider their home away from home.

    The center, funded by grants from the Suwannee River Economic Council (SREC), has been meeting in the Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church for more than 16 years.

    According to Janice Owen, director of client services for SREC, the location is primarily for meal distribution to ensure seniors have access to hot, nutritious meals five days a week.