Today's News

  • Williston airport could be site for emergency center

    Levy County is getting its act together to persuade Progress Energy to construct its new emergency operations facility in the county.

    The facility would serve as the emergency training and operation center for the proposed two-unit Levy County plant and as such must be located at least 25 miles from the plant.

  • Debra Jones renamed council president

    At a special meeting on Tuesday evening, the three re-elected members of the Williston City Council were sworn in by Judge Joe Smith.

    Before he asked them to take the oath, Smith thanked them for their continued dedication to public service.

    Benny “Steve” Holcomb, Marc Nussel and Debra French Jones took the oath of office. Holcomb and Jones have been on the council for many years and Nussel replaced Cal Byrd when he retired last November. Only Jones was challenged in the March election.

  • Pinwheels are reminder of child abuse prevention

    The Winds of Change Pinwheel Gardens is in front of Levy County Courthouse this month. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Florida and across the nation. The Gardens represent the Winds of Change needed to safeguard all children by preventing abuse.

  • WES teacher chosen as Levy's Best

    A Williston Elementary School teacher has been named Levy County’s Teacher of the Year.

    Ana L. Armbrister teaches 4th Grade at WES. According to a news release from the School Board office, she has been teaching in Levy County since August 2004 and was unanimously chosen “Teacher of the Year” by her peers.

    She cosponsors the WES Safety Patrols and serves as a member of the School Advisory Council and Parent Teacher Organization.

  • TEA time in Levy County

    Crowds gathered at the Levy County Courthouse Wednesday for a TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party. Here are some scenes from that event.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Pickin’, Grinnin’

    to be Friday

    Friday, April 17th there will be Pickin’ and Grinnin’ going on at the O’s So Sweet, 40 St. Main St., Williston. Barbecued ribs and chicken serving will start at 6 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for outside.

    For information call 528-6100.

    Natural Florida

    program at Library

    Williston area resident Brack Barker will present a program on natural Florida for the Friends of the Williston Public Library on Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. in the library.

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, April 18

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 N.E. 27A, Williston.

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, April 20

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

  • No one said pirates were smart

    Yo, ho, ho, a pirate’s life for me. Children sing songs like that after taking a trip at Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction, and have been doing so for years.

    But off the coast of Somalia, no one’s laughing.

    On Easter Sunday, an American ship’s captain, whose vessel had been captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia, was rescued by the Navy, whose sharpshooters took out three of the four men holding the American on a boat. The fourth pirate surrendered.

  • Modifying genetics of crops

    Why are so many people against GMOs?

    I am a student at the University of Florida, and for the first time I have learned about GMOs, which stands for genetically modified organisms. At first this sounds scary, but the main premise of this is to alter genetics in an organism, such as a plant.

  • Williston Police Reports

    A Gainesville man who fled from police is in the Alachua County jail after causing property damage while driving a stolen car in Williston.

    Mitchell F. Cooper, 31, of Northwest 13th Avenue, was in possession of a stolen 1978 Chevrolet as he was spotted by Lt. Clay Connolly, who tried to make a traffic stop at about 1:30 in the afternoon on March 30.