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Today's News

  • Drummond is Business of the Month

    Drummond Community Bank, represented here by Vice President Justin Head, third from left, was chosen December Business of the Month by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. The bank was chosen based on several criteria including contributions to the community, pleasing façade and support to the Chamber throughout the year. Representing the Chamber are, from left, Lon Sullivan, secretary; Paul Jones, treasurer; Head and President Marc Pompeo.

  • Welcome, Sister's Place

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new restaurant Sister's Place to town last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owned by Michelle Fortner, center with scissors, the restaurant is a "farm to table" enterprise, serving fresh, locally grown meats and produce. Sister's Place is located at 20 NE 3rd St., behind Maguire's Auto Repair.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 13, Robert Matthew Andrews, 30, Trenton, simple assault. Bond $15,000.

    • Dec. 11, Dante L. Austin, 24, Miami Gardens, FTA. Bond $500.

    • Dec. 13, Paul Barrow II, 28, Ocala, VOP.

    • Dec. 15, Alexis Camile Beacham, 27, Sanford, DWLS. Bond $1,500.

    • Dec. 15, Bobby Lane Bennett, 51, Clearwater, DWLS – habitual. Bond $15,000.

  • From Our House To Yours
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 9, Christopher Scott Allen, 43, Inglis, DWLSR.

    • Dec. 7, James Blair Bailey Jr., 37, Inglis, FTA. Bond $25,000.

    • Dec. 5, John Douglas Bonnell, 50, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • Dec. 4, Thomas James Byerly, 20, Seminole, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $2,000.

  • Happenings

    Square Dancing

    Clover Squares of Levy County dances most Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 213 W. Noble Avenue, Williston. Singles and young people over 10 years old are welcome. Classes begin at 4 p.m. For more information call 352-528-3323.

    Post 236 Quarter Bingo

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor Jerry Robinson and the city council honored December's Students of the Month at the meeting held Dec. 4.

    Melvin Walker, son of Shoshana Frazier, was nominated by Jennifer Moberg at Williston Middle High School.

    Moberg wrote, "Melvin is the most courteous, positive student I have the pleasure of teaching each year.

    "He comes in every day with a big smile and a day doesn't go by without him saying, 'Good morning, Mrs. Moberg. How are you today?'

  • Frances Sullivan is ready for retirement

    It started with a part time job helping out in the back of the veterinarian's office, doing whatever needed to be done.

    Twenty-seven years later not much has changed.

    Frances Sullivan is full time now and has moved to the front of the office but she still pitches in and helps do whatever it takes to get the job done.

    The receptionist/jack of all trades says it's time to move on and let the younger generations have a go at it.

  • Pet adoption fees reduced in December

    By Suzette Cook

    Staff Writer

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request by County Animal Services to reduce pet adoption fees by $15 per animal during the month of December.

    Staff Veterinarian Dr. Darlene Esler made the request at the Dec. 4 meeting and commissioners thought the idea might encourage increased adoptions and help residents save money.

  • Have milk and cookies with Santa Tuesday

    Santa usually makes his entrance into Williston on an elephant to usher in the Christmas season.

    However this year, the rain kept them both away.

    The cancellation of the Christmas parade disappointed everyone from the organizers to the participants and spectators. When the parade couldn't be rescheduled due to a lack of manpower, Santa got an idea that's sure to please everyone from 1 to 91.

    Next Tuesday, at 6 p.m., Santa will arrive at the Heritage Park Pavilion, thanks to some finagling with the Williston Police and Fire Departments.