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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 1, Myra Louise Akins, 56, St. Petersburg, two out of county warrants. Bond $3,000.

    • Aug. 2, Justin Henry Bailey, 22, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 7, Jarrod Allen Beckham, 36, Archer, non support of children or spouse. Bond $900.

    • Aug. 2, Pamela L. Bischoff, 41, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $1,000.

  • Happenings

    August

    GospelFest 

    The 15th Annual Williston GospelFest will take place Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 4 p.m. at Unity Temple International Fellowship, 2351 NE 200th Ave., Williston.

    Scheduled to perform are William Lavant, Derrian Brown, Danny Nunn, Nu Testament, The New Day Band, Lionel Walker and more.

    Food and vendors will be onsite.

    No admission, but a love offering will be received.

  • Put up the cords, Dobby's here

     I've never owned a puppy before but in two short months, I've learned that puppies – like babies – should be had when you're young.

    Ever since Tom has been on the DL – about a year now – we've bandied about the idea of a dog that would be a companion for him while I am either at work, or visiting grandchildren.

  • School bells will ring Wednesday

    Students return to school a week earlier this year in Levy County, meaning they’ll be back in class on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    Drivers are encouraged to be cautious of lower speed limits near schools as well as students waiting at bus stops.

    Schools are holding open house events for parents to meet their children’s teachers in the days running up to the start of school. 

  • County still looking for DPS chief

    Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall, the No. 1 ranked choice for director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, has turned down the job offer and the county is now in negotiations with their No. 2 ranked candidate, James Mitchell "Mitch" Harrell, emergency operations chief for the Gilchrist County Department of Public Safety.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 12, Kyle Bryan Bell, 21, Archer, two counts VOP.

    • July 12, Chuck Best, 46, Old Town, DUI. ROR.

    • July 13, Wilbur Dwight Bilyou, 34, Williston, possession of cocaine, out of county warrant.

    • July 12, Sylvia Chisolm, 32, Fanning Springs, non support of children or spouse.

  • Maguire keeps stock car racing’s heyday alive

     By Sean Arnold

    Walking into Rick Maguire’s office at Maguire’s Auto Repair in Williston feels a little bit like visiting a wing of a Florida stock car racing museum.

    Among a strew of typical auto shop items, there are framed photos of renowned drivers, like Bobby Allison, as well as a personal collection of photos documenting Maguire’s and his late father’s racing past.

  • Thank goodness for Mississippi

    Ever since I wrote the column about the Mississippi Roast and The Carnivore things have been changing at Herding Cats Ranch. 

    Shortly after the roast debuted, The Carnivore told me to put together a French toast casserole, store it in the fridge, get a good night’s sleep and pull out my work boots, ‘ cause I was gonna need them.

    He meant that literally and figuratively. 

  • Pride begins at city hall

    If leadership begins at the top, then the drive to make Williston a more attractive city must begin at city hall.

    Civic groups and individuals alike have picked up the gauntlet to clean up Williston. Two of the city council's appointed committees, the Community Redevelopment Agency and Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement have put in countless hours to make Williston better, prettier.

    And what has the council and staff done to beautify its own property?

  • Happenings

     25th Anniversary

    Nature Coast Rehabilitation will celebrate 25 years Thursday, July 21 (today) with an anniversary party at their South Main Street location from 5-7 p.m.

    Meet owner Beth Hicks and her staff  and wish them another 25 years.

    The business is located at 37 South Main St., Suite C, catty-corner from the Williston Police Department.

     

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