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Today's News

  • Balanced budget reached by pinching pennies

    The third time is the charm.

    At least that's how many workshops it took before the Williston City Council came up with a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

    Monday night the council met to discuss cuts to the budget that would prevent the city from drawing on its reserves – about $44,000 –  to fund this year's expenses.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 4, Kyle William Allen, 30, Dunnellon, DUI, DWLSR. Bond $10,000.

    • Sept. 4, Christopher Matthew Branson, 21, Old Town, touch or strike. Bond $40,000.

    • Aug. 29, Christopher Alan Chapin, 29, Bronson, non support of children or spouse.

    • Aug. 30, Lorie Ann Conyers, 52, Chiefland, violation of injunction of protection domestic violence. Bond $25,000.

  • Finally a clean election

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    or several years I have started off the "silly season", better known as campaign season with a fervent wish that things would be clean and without some of the negativism that has plagued other campaign seasons. 

  • Did your well flood during the storm?

      Recent heavy rains may have impacted your private well and made your water unsafe. If your well casing has been submerged by flood water, either use bottled water, or boil or disinfect all the water you use for drinking, making beverages, cooking, brushing your teeth, washing dishes, and washing areas of the skin that have been cut or injured. 

  • Williston's power restored quickly

    As most of the county's residents worried about food going bad, lack of toilets and showers and whether power would be restored in days or a week, Williston's residents had little to be concerned about during Hurricane Hermine.

    City Manager Scott Lippmann said city works returned to work Thursday night after already doing their regular eight-hour shift and worked for the next 27 hours to ensure city residents had electricity.

  • Remembering 9-11-01
  • It's a bad sign when Jim Cantore comes to town
  • Council says no to high school cafeteria

    The cafeteria on the former Williston High School campus is up for grabs after Williston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to not enter into negotiations for its purchase.

    The decision came early on in the discussions as City Manager Scott Lippmann told council, "There are issues with the cafeteria."

    Lippmann said it would be difficult to expand the building should the city need to at a future date, and there are concerns about storm water and drainage.

  • The news on Hermine – all bad

    Only 30 people have sought out shelter at the three schools, Williston High and Bronson and Chiefland Elementaries, leading to officials' concerns that many people may be in danger from a predicted 11-foot surge at 3 a.m. when high tide arrives in Cedar Key. 

  • Ride to Provide rolls Saturday