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Today's News

  • The servant's heart

    My father, despite his gruff demeanor and often callous way of speaking, had a true servant's heart.

    He helped people no matter their circumstance or situation, and showed compassion from the start not just whenever everyone else jumped on the bandwagon.

    Daddy did for others even when it wasn't comfortable, or convenient.

    My mother often didn't understand his giving/doing nature because often, it conflicted with doing things for her or around our house.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 27, Paul Anthony Altman, 35, Newberry, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $1,000.

    • Nov. 30. Javonte Baxter-Jackson, 19, Gainesville, lewd and lascivious behavior on victim age 12-16. Bond $250,000.

    • Nov. 30, Eugene Robert Bricketto, 57, Archer, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $31,000.

  • Happenings

    December

    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.

    Join any discussion going on in the group or start one of your own. No topic is off limits, so long as discussion remains respectful. For more information phone 352-441-4326 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • 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.

  • How to cook a turkey
  • 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.