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Today's News

  • Candidates to debate; city to hold workshop

    Candidates for Williston City Council will square off in a head-to-head debate Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.
    The debate begins at 6 p.m. at the Williston Community Center, adjacent to city hall.
    Scheduled to participate are Steve Holcomb and Norm Fugate, candidates for Group A and Debra French Jones and Jerry Robinson, candidates for Group C.
    Event organizers invite public participation and asks that you come prepared to ask questions on issues that concern you.

  • Sheriff's Office seeks third man in armed home invasion

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating the third suspect in an armed home invasion on Tuesday morning that terrorized the home health worker caring for an 81-year-old woman who was asleep in another room, according to a press release

    Stefan Lernard Lattimore, 35, of Gainesville is being sought on a warrant for armed home invasion robbery.  Lattimore may be in the Gainesville area and he should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the press release.

  • Heaven Sent

    Nicole and Bruce Kosch had it all: a love that had blossomed since their high school days in Port Charlotte, good educations, great jobs, an adventure that took them to Wisconsin for a year and a warm, comfortable home in Morriston.

    The time was right to add to their number and so they began preparations to welcome a third into their fold.

    But after a year of unsuccessful attempts to conceive, the couple sought medical advice and testing.

    Bruce was up first, because male testing is less invasive.

  • Pie Lady celebrates 80th birthday

    June Burks of Williston, formerly of Cotton Valley, La., celebrated her 80th birthday Sunday, Jan. 23, with party at her home hosted by her children.
    Many people know Ms. June from the scrumptious homemade pies that she has prepared in past years. Party attendees enjoyed a desserts-only menu, sampling from tables filled with cakes, pies, cobblers and puddings...many of them made by the honoree!
     Over 70 friends and family members came to celebrate her throughout the afternoon.

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 18, Alvin Curtis Brooks, 71, Bronson, warrant-less arrest/probation and parole violation, lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Sammy Cleveland Cannon, 20, Cedar Key, RW/OV, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, VOP scheme to defraud. Bond $20,000.
    • Jan. 21, Laytoya Shanik Coleman, 34, Williston,  hold for Alachua, VOP lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Jamie Dianne Craig, 49, Gainesville, VOP burglary of a structure, VOP petit
    theft.

  • Are the savings worth the price?

    By Jason Cason

  • Lead by example

    At last week’s Williston Council meeting, Councilor Debra Jones admonished local candidates to adhere to a resolution the council passed in 2003 that called for proper conduct in public settings.
    We agree, but we want to see it taken one step further. We want the council to lead by example and challenge those who come to their meetings to do the same.
    The last several city council meetings have, at times, been chaotic.

  • Out with the old, in with the new

    In the span of eight weeks, the faces of three key players in the city of Williston will have changed.
    Already gone is Norm Fugate, former city attorney who resigned Jan. 4. Jan. 27 will mark the last day for Valerie Anderson, city clerk and Police Chief Dan Davis has announced his retirement, slated for the end of February.
    Fugate, city attorney for almost 15 years,  resigned, citing differences with the city council. He read his resignation letter and it was only after he finished that he presented council members with a copy.

  • Three charged in Williston burglaries


    Three Williston men have been charged with a rash of burglaries that date back to July 2010 and includes at least two city  businesses.
    Jordan Shaffer, 21, Tye Pierce, 21 and Shon Smith, 18, were all arrested last week by Williston police officers in connection with burglaries at Pesso’s Pawn Shop and Green Shutters restaurant.

  • Jan. 31 last day to register to vote in city election