Today's News

  • City clerk applicants culled

    And then there were five.

    From a vast pool of applicants for the Williston City Clerk position, the council has pared the list to five people it believes would be qualified to serve in one of the city's chartered posts.

    The council met last week to whittle away at the applicants and each was asked to submit his or her choices. From that pool, five were selected for interviews.

    They are:

    • Cheryl Campbell of Beverly Hills.

  • Gas Outage

    Clichés remain in modern-day usage because of the semblance of truth they hold and Monday night the city of Williston administration learned firsthand all about when it rains it pours.

    Around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon a drizzle suddenly became a torrent, dumping inches of rain over the city.

    Power flickered at least twice but remained on except on NW 7th Street and 9th Circle where a tree fell on lines, causing a power outage on five or six blocks, according to Williston City Manager Scott Lippmann.

  • The readers have spoken - their choices this week
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 18, Kristen Nichole Baranoski, 37, Trenton, grand theft. Bond $10,000.

    • July 18, Jamie Marie Blackburn, 35, Old Town, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $26,000.

    • July 18, Donna Renee Boyd, 36, Williston, two counts possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $41,000.

  • We help where we can

    By Marcia Burr

    Guest Columnist

  • You want to see WHAT?

    By Sue Vogt

    Guest Columnist

    I have played computer games pretty much since there were commercially available computers. My earliest memories of these games involved PacMan type graphics games as well as adventure games.

    I liked the Sierra games a lot: “Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards ” and the “Kings Quest” series. What I did not like about their adventure games was if you died, you had to start the entire game over.

  • Happenings


       Swilley Reunion

    The Swilley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 28 at the Pavilion at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Lunch will be served at 12:30 and family and friends are invited to come early and share pictures or stories about the family. Any Swilley family or friends will be very welcome.

         Bring a covered dish. Ice and paper goods will be provided. Lunch will be at 12:30. For more information, call Sammie at 352 493 4406.


      Poley Horne Reunion

  • Levy students will eat free this school year

    By Suzette Cook

    Chiefland Citizen

    The School Board of Levy County announced that all students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites during the 2019-2020 school year: Bronson Elementary School, Bronson Middle/High School, Cedar Key School, Chiefland Elementary School, Chiefland Middle/High School, Joyce Bullock Elementary School, Nature Coast Middle School, Whispering Winds Charter School, Williston Elementary School, Williston Middle/High School, and Yankeetown School.

  • Morriston man charged with child abuse

    A battered, "disheveled" 11-year-old boy roaming a road alone, seeking help Wednesday, July 17 received it, leading to a 39-year-old Morriston man being charged with child abuse, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit.

    Shane Kristin Beckham was charged with cruelty toward a child/abuse child without great bodily harm. He was booked into the Marion County Jail. He posted his $10,000 bond last Saturday, Marion County Jail records show. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 20.

  • Budget brainstorming

    You can go lower but you can't go higher.

    That was the Williston City Council's logic Tuesday night when it proposed the 2019-2020 millage at 6.5, an increase of .25 from the current fiscal year.

    State law mandates that government bodies can lower the millage after it sets a tentative rate but they can't increase it no matter what occurs in budget discussions later.