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Today's News

  • Cal Byrd is Citizen of the Year

    Longtime Williston resident and city councilman Cal Byrd was named Citizen of the Year by the Junior Woman’s Club during the Independence Day celebration last weekend.

    The text from the announcement is as follows:

    "The Citizen of the Year is a man who has always been around supporting our community in a most steadfast but quiet manner.

    "He has never been one to hog the spotlight but now is the time to give this man the very public recognition that he so rightly deserves. Williston’s 2014 Citizen of the Year is Cal Byrd.

  • Fire/police departments sinking

    Earlier this year, perhaps in February, Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall and Deputy Chief Danny Wallace noticed some loose panels around the station.

    They fixed them, but six weeks later they were loose again and then they noticed buckling.

    What has ensued since mid-March is the city's fire and police departments are located on a sink hole and it's critical both departments relocate.

    Tuesday night, an hour-long discussion about what needs to be done dominated the regular meeting of the Williston City Council.

  • Levy County Sheriffs Reports

     

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

    • June 25, Carlos Alonzo Allen, 41, Gainesville, dealing in stolen property. Bond $25,000.

  • When silver and gold collide

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    've known Freda most of my life. Her mother, Frances, drove me to kindergarten every day when I was five. However, it wasn't until I was a freshman in high school and we had a class together that I really got to know her. 

  • Donated ambulance helping save Nigerian lives

     An ambulance that was retired from Levy County due to attrition and high mileage is finding a new life in Nigeria.

    Earlier this year, the Levy County Department of Public Safety, with approval from the Board of County Commissioners donated a decommissioned ambulance after a request from Missionary Alex Abiola.

  • Know beach conditions before heading out for summer fun

     

    Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials remind beachgoers to check the surf conditions at public beaches.  Understanding the beach warning flags will help to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the waters.  When red flags are flying, swimming in Florida’s coastal waters can be dangerous.

  • JROTC lacks funding for competitions

     

     

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 18, Michael Paul Davenport, 35, Yankeetown, VOP battery.

    • June 20, Eugene Thomas Days, 46, Williston, petit theft.

    • June 17, Karen Lotron Edwards, 42, Chiefland, open container.

    • June 16, Jennifer Fagan, 28, Ocala, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • June 16, Amanda Fender, 43, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

    • June 19, Linda Diane Gilroy, 61, Homosassa, DUI. Bond $2,000.

  • Scallop season starts this Saturday

    Get your bay scallop bags and shucking tools ready. The recreational bay scallop season opens in some Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) starting June 28, three days earlier than the season was slated to start. The portion of Gulf state waters is from the Pasco-Hernando county line north and west to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County.

    The season will remain open through Sept. 24, with the first day of the closure on Sept. 25.

  • Dennis Russell named Bronson fire chief

    It's not clear whether the free “Bronson Fire Rescue” hats clinched the deal but shortly after being presented with the head gear the Bronson Town Council voted unanimously to elevate Dennis Russell from interim fire chief to fire chief, making his title permanent.

    Russell, who took over the interim post in March, has essentially managed the department since the departure of former Fire Chief Jeff DeMaggio.