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  • CRA meeting takes a nose dive

     

    As the clock hands in the back of the city council chambers inched toward 5:30 p.m., Ken Schweibert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) glanced toward it, shaking his head.

    "This is embarassing," he said to no one in particular as 5:30 – the appointed time for the CRA meeting – came and went.

  • Tara's Tale

    Tara Holcomb's bucket list is small.

    She wants to travel and she wants to beat cancer. That is all.

  • 'Williston can do it'

     

    They came with deep pockets and generous hearts and when it was all over, the new Williston Middle-High School was the victor.

    Bakers, young and old, put their best efforts on the auction block last Thursday in order to raise funds to provide some much needed amenities at the new high school, including landscaping.

  • Walk down memory lane

    Williston High School Alumni will meet Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. to tour the high school before it closes and relocates to the new property this fall.

  • Voters will decide on tax abatements

    Whether or not Williston businesses will be given certain tax incentives will be decided by city voters this fall in a special referendum.

    Two weeks ago, City Manager Scott Lippmann informed council that an abatement or incentives the city once had have now expired and before they can be offered again, the voters will have to choose.

    Tuesday night, Lippmann said the cost to put the question on the August Primary ballot or the November General Election ballot is $270.

  • Ready to beautify Williston

    A few weeks ago, Williston businesswoman Sharon Brannan appeared before the city council asking its members to strengthen the city's codes that regulate property, especially the aesthetics of it. 

    Within just a few days, other individuals, businesses and civic groups started coming forward to ask how they could help make Williston beautiful.

  • Man charged after baby found in locked car

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • FFA teams win state

     Staff Report

    Two Williston Senior FFA teams will be recognized at the state convention in June as state champions.

    Williston High School's Nursery and Landscape team took first place at a competition held March 5 in Apopka.

    The top five teams received awards sponsored by Shade Tree Nursery and J&R Nursery, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

  • Cake and Pie Auction 7 p.m. Thursday WHS cafeteria
  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M to build

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    After years of disappointment and governors’ vetoes, the College of Central

    Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it

    from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on