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Today's News

  • Happenings

    December

    Democrats Organizing

    Dec. 1, there will be two organizational meetings for the Levy County Democratic Executive Committee at 1610 120th Ave., Williston.

    To accommodate disparate schedules there will be two separate meetings: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no need to come to both meetings.

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble Ave. in Williston. Participants pay for their own meals.

  • Three seats up for grabs on city council

    Unhappy with the way things are done? Have big ideas on how to help Williston grow? Felt called to the public life?

    If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, get ready to throw your hat in the ring.

    Williston City Council has three positions open in 2019.

    The Notice of Election goes out Dec. 20 and then Jan. 14-18, eligible candidates for city council may qualify for the March 5 election.

    Seats currently held by Marguerite Robinson, Elihu Ross and Justin Head will be available.

  • Williston to usher in Christmas Saturday

    The Toys of Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday season at 6 p.m. this Saturday,

    Dec. 1.

    Williston Rotary Club will lead the parade at 5:50 p.m. with its rollicking Bed Race east on Noble Avenue.

    The parade begins behind the old high school and an application is required to participate. There are no fees and the Chamber and the Williston Police Department ask that no candy be thrown from vehicles or floats.

  • City's 2017-2018 finances are sound

    Williston City Council and its department heads received kudos last week on how money was managed in Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

    Stephen Bloom, the city's contracted chief financial officer, gave the council an overview of the budget, which ended Sept. 30, and told the council, "There are good trends, good savings and some surpluses."

    Bloom specifically commended the police and fire departments for being under budget.

    "This is a good job of controlled spending," he said.

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  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 14, Anthony Eric Beard, 38, Silver Springs, out of county warrant. Bond $1,140.

    • Nov. 18, Joey Bill Berry, 30, Trenton, DUI. ROR.

    • Nov. 12, Roger Raymond Buchner, 46, Fife Lake, Mich,, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. ROR.

    • Nov. 15, William Mitchell Clem, 20, Chiefland, missile into dwelling or aircraft, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon. Bond $250,000.

  • Thankful: Every. Single. Day

    Thursday as you gather with family and friends, or eat your Stouffer's frozen dinner in front of a football game, what will you give thanks for?

    If you're like many Americans, the phrases around your table will be standard, like "thankful for those who are here," "thankful for our country . . . our health . . . our jobs . . . the food."

    You understand. It's what we do, what we say. It's who we are.

  • Runners, get ready

    By Jeff Bryan

    Riverland News

    Starting out with a few threads, organizers for the Ugly Sweater 5K have woven the event into one of the more popular road races in both Marion and Citrus County the past two years.

  • It's a feast of economic good news

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, today’s release of the region’s employment numbers offers plenty of economic good news to feast on.

    While the October unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was unchanged over the month at 3.7, it was down nearly a full percentage point compared to the same time last year.

  • From our house to yours