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Today's News

  • County budget has vet, pay raises

    In the computer world they are called “Easter eggs,” little surprises included in software that are unlocked by the curious user.

    It is just the same for the Levy County budget which holds some good surprises for county workers and residents.

    Chief among them:

    • a newly created position of grants coordinator to hunt out more money for the county,

    • a veterinarian for the county Animal Control Department and

    • a 3 percent pay increase for county workers.

  • Good News!

    Hard work has paid off.

    Williston Fire Rescue and the city of Williston announced Tuesday the new ISO (Insurance Services Organization) fire rating for the city of Williston and its county protection fire zone.

    The new rating is 4 for the city and 4Y outside the city. The previous rating was 6 city and 8B outside Williston.

    Williston Fire Rescue was contacted by the ISO evaluation team in September 2013 and advised that they would be conducting a five year assessment in early January 2014.

  • Good News!

    Hard work has paid off.

    Williston Fire Rescue and the city of Williston announced Tuesday the new ISO (Insurance Services Organization) fire rating for the city of Williston and its county protection fire zone.

    The new rating is 4 for the city and 4Y outside the city. The previous rating was 6 city and 8B outside Williston.

    Williston Fire Rescue was contacted by the ISO evaluation team in September 2013 and advised that they would be conducting a five year assessment in early January 2014.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 29. McRobert Conrad Alphonse, 47, Archer, abandonment of an animal. ROR

    • Oct. 4, Kim Marie Bouterie, 47, Brooksville, burglary with assault or battery. Bond $15,000.

    • Sept. 29, Ehren Michael Brown, 36, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $2,160.

    • Oct. 1, Leland Donald Deighton, 20, Old Town, failure to register motor vehicle. ROR.

    • Oct. 3, Margaret Marie Draper, 52, Old Town, petit theft, fraud. Bond $3,500.

  • Animal services gains new powers

    Animal owners who neglect, mistreat or cannot provide adequate care for their animals could find themselves in Levy County Court where the judge could order Levy County Animal Services to remove the animals from their custody.

    In two unanimous votes the Levy County Commission approved:

    • a change to the job duties of animal services workers to include investigation of violations of the state’s animal cruelty law and

  • Mayor, council honor students of the month

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat and the city council honored October Students of the Month at the council meeting Tuesday night.

    Honored from Williston Central Christian Academy, and nominated by Rhonda Gauthier was Kendall Roberts. She is the daughter of Larry and Megan Roberts.

  • Woman's Club buffet is Sunday

    The GFWC Williston Woman’s Club and the GFWC Williston Junior Woman’s Club will hold their annual Country Style Buffet Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the clubhouse located at 1049 NE 6th Blvd. in Williston (on Hwy 121 going toward Gainesville and just before crossing the railroad tracks).

    Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or until it is all gone.

  • WMS No. 1 seed in tournament

    For the second time in three years, Williston Middle School will be the #1 seed and will host the SMAC Football Championship Game Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

    Last season Williston was in the championship but was the #2 seed and had to play at Bradford. Defeating Lake Butler on their home field 28-14 has the Red Devils 3-0 in the SMAC (4-0 overall) with only Fort White left on their conference schedule.

  • Williston ready for Amendment 2

    The city of Williston, at the urging of Police Chief Dennis Strow, took an initial step Tuesday night to get the city where it wants to be should Amendment 2 pass Nov. 4.

    Amendment 2, on the general election ballot, ask voters if medical marijuana should be legalized in the state of Florida.

    Tuesday night, the council heard the first reading of Ordinance 645, which dictates where medical marijuana dispensaries and treatment facilities can be located in the city limits.

  • Lady Indians take down Lady Red Devils 3-1

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Lady Red Devils hosted their rivals, Chiefland, last week and gave them a great match as both teams played extremely hard. Williston wasn’t able to come on top in this one but the games were competitive and close the whole way. The Lady Red Devils showed incredible resolve -- fighting their way back time and time again.