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Today's News

  • Four decades of service to Williston

     Before he was Williston's mayor, R. Gerald Hethcoat was a farm boy, a student, a young man battling polio, a clinical laboratory scientist, a law enforcement officer, a firefighter and a city councilman.

    Tuesday night, he added yet another title to his vast repertoire – retired.

    April 10 marked the end of nearly 40 years of public service and almost all of it to the city and people of Williston.

     

  • Montbrook fossil dig will go down as one of Florida's largest

    Towering pine trees line a long dirt road that’s often dotted with a random grazing cow. Occasionally a squirrel or bird makes an unexpected appearance.

    The picturesque drive, one of the thousands in Montbrook, leads to a land that time forgot. Until 2015.

  • New Williston maps available
  • AirSign helps with world records

    While his business takes place in the air, Patrick Walsh, self-admitted marketing geek, knows how to incorporate the land and water to maximize a client's dollar.

    In early March, one of those clients, T-Mobile, announced it was launching a new phone and needed a way to brand it in the minds of consumers.

    Ideas ran through Walsh's mind. Should he wrap a jet? A fighter plane? What?

  • Police Officer of the Year

    Police Officer of the Year Dakota Wilson with Police Chief Dennis Strow

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  • Firefighter of the Year

    Firefighter of the Year Timothy Berrios, center, with Lake Raymond and Fire Chief Lamar Stegall. 

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  • Businesses of the Year

    By Dylan Robertson

    Contributing Writer

    Williston businesses were in the spotlight last Saturday when the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet and installation of officers.

     With a certain je ne sais quoi, local business leaders and their guests were immersed in the Parisian culture without the hassle of booking their accommodations or losing luggage.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 14, Reginald Ventrell Adams Sr., 56, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $2,500.

    • July 12, Christopher Scott Allen, 42, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • July 12, Sydney Leigh Allen, 20, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, trafficking in amphetamine, two counts possession and/or use of drug equipment, destroying/ tampering with evidence, smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Bond $325,000.

  • Happenings

    July

    The Swilley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 22 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.

  • Carolyn's I-95 adventure

    Regular readers know that I spent the weekend after July 4 in Eastern Kentucky at my class reunion. Everything went smoothly and I had the time of my life.

    Now, as the late Paul Harvey once said, now for the rest of the story.

    The reunion was over at 9 p.m. to allow those who had traveled to return home, or those like me, who needed to get an early start the next day.

    However, I ended up talking with classmates behind the trunk of my car in the parking lot until 10.

    By the time I returned to the hotel and changed, it was 10:45.