Today's News

  • Marjorie, Marjorie and Marjory

    March is Women’s History Month, which makes it the perfect time to reflect on the great accomplishments of our female ancestors. In Florida, a state famous for its magnificent natural resources, residents can be proud to acknowledge three women who were pioneers in protecting and preserving our environment.

  • Bronson Council in a stink over sewer

    A heated debate between several Bronson Town Council members Monday night ended when the council unanimously agreed that the town’s sewer ordinance stinks.
    “A lot of the language is imprecise and very loose,” Town Attorney Steven Warm told the council.
    Members, acting on Warm’s advice and offer to draft a new ordinance, voted to schedule a series of workshops to address the issue after a disagreement over how much of an impact fee should be charged to residents and business owners when connecting to new sewer lines.

  • Son wants to tell Bo Diddley’s story

    Ellas McDaniel Jr. was just a year old when his father went from relative obscurity, driving an asphalt truck and playing rhythm and blues on the street corners of Chicago, to worldwide fame.
    “He was trying to put diapers on me and my sister. That’s what led him to play on street corners,” McDaniel said last week from the home of Chiefland friend Duane Schwingel. “My mother (Ethel) worked for the Polo Meat Co., cuttin’ up chickens.”

  • Lee Sullivan throws hat in for county sheriff race

    Lee Sullivan, a graduate of Chiefland High School, has declared his intent to run for Levy County Sheriff.
    In a press release this week, Sullivan wrote, “My name is Lee Sullivan, I started my law enforcement career in Levy County where I grew up and graduated from Chiefland High School and I hope to complete my career as Levy County Sheriff.
    “After high school, I served in the United States Navy as a Seabee and upon my return to Levy County in 1981, I worked in construction and gunsmithing.

  • County approves sidewalks to Williston schools

    Levy County approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation on Tuesday that will allow construction of sidewalks to help students safely get to Joyce Bullock Elementary and Williston Elementary and  Middle schools.
    The state will provide the funding and the county is providing the right-of-way that it owns. Work on the project started more than a year ago when Assistant Superintendent Gina Tovine led a team of city, county and school officials that gathered information and applied for a federal grant to pay for construction of sidewalks to school.

  • City Council suspends airport committee activity

    In a 3-2 vote, with Brooks Holloway and Jerry Robinson opposed, the Williston City Council voted to suspend all activity of the Williston Airport Committee until the new council is seated April 10.
    The motion, made by Councilor Norm Fugate, does not in anyway eliminate committee members or restructure it.

  • Charles Goodman elected to city council

    Charles Goodman, a builder who has lived in Williston four years, handily defeated incumbent Michael Shoemaker for the Group D Williston City Council seat.
    The unofficial results, announced during Tuesday's city council meeting, showed Goodman with 135 votes to Shoemaker's 38 with  one provisional ballot in question.
    The election is expected to be certified around noon Thursday, according to Pat Miller, city manager.
    Goodman, reached at his home after the election, was ecstatic over his win.

  • Goodman wins council seat in landslide victory
  • Red Devils fall in championship

    For the third straight year, the Williston Red Devils boys’ basketball team under Head Coach Steve Faulkner played their way to the regional final game.

  • Diamond Red Devils seized by Pirates

    The Williston boy's baseball team hosted the Crystal River Pirates Feb. 23, at the Devils home field.