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Today's News

  • Road closures due to disaster assistance

    The Department of Children and Families will be administering the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program for the Tri-County area beginning today, Oct. 19, at 6:30 a.m. at the Suwannee River Livestock Fairgrounds located in Fanning Springs.

    The fairground facility is located at the intersection of US Hwy 19/98 and NW 90th Avenue in Levy County. This event is expected to continue until Monday, Oct. 23.

  • Homecoming Victory

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, Oct. 13, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team finally halted a four- game losing streak, defeating the Taylor County Bulldogs by a score of 28-27.

    Who says Friday the 13th is an unlucky thing? The Devils proved that wrong, while managing to pick up a very important victory on homecoming night.

  • Veterans' parade is in Williston

    The city of Williston will host the 2017 Levy County Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 11.

    The parade, down Noble Avenue, begins at 10 a.m.

    After the parade, a commemoration service will take place in Heritage Park.

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, the city's organizer, said he hopes many of the county's veterans will participate in the parade that honors them.

  • Happenings

    October

    CEE Luncheon

    Discussion will open with a report on Richard Spencer’s speaking event on the UF campus when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 11, Christopher Robert Barwick, 46, Fanning Springs, violation of domestic violence order of protection, following/harassing/cyberstalking after injunction. ROR.

    • Oct. 9, Lisandro Bernal, 31, Reddick, failure to stop at crash, no DL, giving false ID to LEO. Bond $26,000.

    • Oct. 9, Denise Necole Brown, 21, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $2,500.

    • Oct. 14, Casey Michael Buesing, 33, Cedar Key, VOP.

  • Harvey Weinstein and me

    When the first accusation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein came out, I wasn't too shocked.

    Most of us have grown up with the stereotyped "casting couch" portrayal of Hollywood.

    Over the years, usually after some bigwig mogul has died, we hear the tales but then it's too late to confront the alleged abuser.

    Bill Cosby has been an exception to that rule. And now Harvey Weinstein.

  • New Chamber Member

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce welcomed Etheridge's U Pick Lane (Etheridge family front from left, Brad, Nancy, Todd, Frank and Shannon) to its membership last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location, 2391 NE 140th Ave, Williston. Every weekend in October, the farm is open to the public for entertainment, food, farm-related fun and of course, picking your own pumpkins.

  • Business of the Month

    Williston Crossings RV Resort was chosen by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the September Business of the Month. Along with owner, Alan Wallace, center, several members from the Chamber board and Williston's reigning royalty were on hand to congratulate "the hidden gem of Williston."

  • Happenings

    October

    NC Business Council Meeting

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the College of Central Florida’s Jack Wilkinson Campus, 15390 Hwy 19, Chiefland.

    Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.

  • Fred Morris retires

    The Williston Police Department congratulates Sgt. Fred Morris on his retirement. Morris served the City of Williston for 17 years with dedication to the city and its residents. He continues to be an active member of the force as a Reserve Officer.