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Today's News

  • Electric bills, policy shock town’s residents

    Williston city residents told council members Tuesday night they needed relief from what they believe are exorbitant reconnection fees once electric service has been halted.
    And because passions were so intense, and numerous, the council agreed to revisit its policy by holding a workshop to bandy ideas about Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.
    The workshop came on the heels of nearly two hours of discussion from city residents about the city’s electric service, the power bills that follow and the fees charged to restore service.

  • FHP needs help IDing victim

    An unidentified Hispanic man riding a bicycle was killed Tuesday on Hwy. 41 about four miles north of Williston.
    According to the Florida highway Patrol, the cyclist was struck by a 2006 Nissan driven by Marvin Gunn, 26.
    The two were both northbound when the Nissan’s front struck the bicycle, propelling the cyclist forward.

  • Bicyclist killed: FHP needs help with ID
  • Supporter of Law Enforcement
  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Jan. 15

    Soup-A-Thon
    Calling all soup makers: reserve your spot today to try for the title of Best Soup Chef in the area.  The Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club Soup-A-Thon will be Saturday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Bring your favorite soup and join your neighbors at #5  56th St., Yankeetown to try them all and vote for the best.  All you can eat for $5.  Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three tastiest soups: 1st place $50, 2nd place $25 and 3rd place $10.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 6, William Addison, 56, Chiefland, Violation of Probation (VOP) burglary. Jeffery • Jan. 6, Edwin Clayton, 41, Gainesville, fraud/swindle obtain property. Bond $50,000.
    • Jan. 3, Brandon Michael Dietrich, 18, Old Town, retail theft. Bond $500.
    • Jan. 6, Amanda Michelle Douglas, 18, Fanning Springs, grand theft. Bond $5,000.

  • City leaders got what they wanted

    By Jerry Robinson

  • Williston Citizenship 101

    By Debra F. Jones

  • Hardcore and three Butters

    By Susan Howell

  • Before you diet, look at the date

    I learned a long time ago that any day God sees fit to let you crawl out of bed in the morning is a good time to resolve to make changes in your life.
    That’s why I’v never put too much stock in New Year’s resolutions. I’ve resolved in March to lose weight. I’ve resolved in July to exercise more. I’ve resolved in September to be a gentler spirit.
    But somehow Jan. 1 always signals the advent of a clean slate, a time to start  (or finish) something.