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  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to party

     

    It may have started slowly on Friday night with the arrival of a few vendors and some residents putting up canopies, but by 6 p.m. Saturday the 2016 Crab Fest in East Williston and Lincoln Heights was in full swing with thousands of people walking along streets in the neighborhood and that is when Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum closed County Road 318 to traffic.  

  • County fire rating lowered

     

     

    Homeowners in four unincorporated areas of the county who live within five road miles – not as the crow flies – can rejoice: Your fire insurance could get lowered as of Aug. 1.

  • Williston audit is nearly perfect

     

    The city of Williston is financially solvent and it has the audit to prove it.

    Tuesday night, Helen Painter from Purvis, Gray & Co., the firm contracted to perform the annual audit, brought good news to the city council.

  • Signs of change in Williston

     

    In yet another step toward the beautification of Williston, the city council was asked last week to consider clamping down on abandoned signs on buildings and businesses.

    Liz Florence, city planner, told council members there are many such signs throughout the city and the current guidelines for enforcement are vague.

  • Former ag office manager arrested

     

    The former office manager of the Levy County Extension Office was arrested on April 14 in Marion County and charged with misuse of a county-issued credit card in purchasing $7,700 in merchandise for herself.

  • Charges to come for alleged burglars

     

    Investigators from several agencies are still sifting through a cache of goods believed stolen by an Ocala couple suspect- ed of burglarizing over 60 homes around central Florida.

  • WHS Band Concert Tonight At 7
  • Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

     

    The party that is always one year in the making took place Saturday night when the Relay for Life was held at the Williston High School football stadium. Teams that have raised funds for the American Cancer Society since this time last year celebrated their efforts with the community.

  • Love your city? Prove it

     

    It's time to put actions behind your words.

    If you live, work or play in Williston, this Saturday, April 23, it's time to show how much community pride you have as the city of Williston tackles another Clean Up Williston Day.

  • Your input needed for Williston's future

     

    Put your thinking caps on and get ready to brainstorm on how you envision Williston of the future.

    Saturday, June 4, anyone with an interest in the city is encouraged to attend a three-hour workshop devoted to discussing what Williston needs and the path it will take to get there.