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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Williston maps available
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 14, Casey Robert Bolak, 23, Gainesville, out of county warrant. Bond $3,000.

    • June 14, Johnathan Michael Curry, 25, Williston, VOP.

    • June 13, Lauren Blake Dennis, 30, Chiefland, aggravated assault. Bond $30,000.

    • June 15, Malcolm Allen Godfrey, 57, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

    • June 15, Christopher Edward Hathcox, 32, Cedar Key, grand theft. Bond $30,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 5, Kimberly Sue Broadhead, 43, Dunnellon, VOP.

    • June 4, Robert Walter Curry, 47, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • June 7, Daryl Tyrone Davis Jr. 20, Temple Terrace, assault. Bond $5,000.

    • June 4, Christopher John Dillard, 34, Bronson, DUI. Bond $5,000.

  • Williston School of Dance hosts camp performance June 15

    Williston School of Dance presented its 41st-year recital, "It's About Time", Saturday, May 12, at the PK Yonge Performing Arts Center in Gainesville.

    Over 100 youth performed in over 30 dances, ranging from hip hop to classical ballet, Irish "Riverdance"-style stepdancing to salsa.

    The honored high school senior was Anna Petteway, an accomplished Irish dancer, who trained at Williston School of Dance since she was age three.

  • Blue Springs re-opens

    By Deborah Goad

    Contributing Writer

    After months of renovation work, Blue Springs in Bronson is once again open for swimming and picnicking.

    Ten pavilions, numerous new concrete tables and benches and freshly painted restrooms with newly built changing rooms and a paved parking lot have all been added to enhance Blue Springs Park.

  • Happenings

    CEE Meeting

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will be finalizing plans for the candidates forum scheduled for July 28 when they meet Thursday, June 21, at Williston Public Library from 7-8:30 pm.

  • Breaking the 10th Commandment

    Tradition states there are 613 commandments in Mosaic Law.

    Somehow, the translators who worked for King James in 1604 decided to pare those laws down into what we refer to as the Ten Commandments.

    For many, like me, I suppose that in itself is a blessing. Keeping 10 laws can be a daunting task so I can only imagine if I had to remember and adhere to 603 more.

    It’s reminiscent of one of the Lemony Snicket books, The Vile Village, where the Baudelaire children are forever breaking laws because there are so many they cannot remember them.