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  • New Kids on the Block

    Their backgrounds share no similarities but their futures are pointed toward the same goal–service to Williston in leadership roles.
    Jason Cason and Charles Goodman were elected earlier this month to the Williston City Council–Cason was unopposed and Goodman won in a landslide victory over the incumbent. The two will take their seats at 7 p.m. April 10 in formal swearing in ceremonies at city hall.
    Jason Cason

  • Avery Baker runs for Levy School Board, District 2

    Avery Baker announced his candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.
    He writes, “My name is Avery Baker and I am campaigning for the School Board of Levy County, District 2 seat.  I have lived in Levy County for over 25 years and I feel I have the appropriate qualities and experience to be an effective school board member and to govern with the best interest of the students and employees of the Levy County schools in mind.

  • Rotary Youth Camp: 14 days of fun for those with disabilities

    This year will mark 18 summers that youth with disabilities will have a chance to be like other children when Rotary Youth Camp kicks into gear.
    Supported by the Rotary Clubs in District 6940, including the Williston club, the camp will be the home-away-from-home for at least 80 campers from Florida and Georgia.
    Leslie Smith, the camp’s executive director, updated Williston Rotarians Tuesday on the efforts–and struggles–of the camp to provide outdoor opportunities for children whose disabilities range from moderate to severe.

  • Team Tango enters venture with Chinese firm

    Team Tango, the North Central Florida cutting edge aircraft manufacturer has signed a Sino/USA joint venture with the Taihang Xinghe Aircraft Manufacturing Co, Ltd. of Hubei, PRC.

  • Suwannee River Fair is under way
  • Suwannee River Fair Schedule
  • FOL focus on contributions of black Americans

    What do the disposable syringe, central heat and air and the Super Soaker all have in common?
    They were all invented by black Americans.
    As part of its celebration of Black History Month during February, the Williston Friends of the Library hosted Maralyn Cowart, a self-described trivia and history buff who enlightened a standing-room-only crowd about little known contributions of black Americans to the world.

  • Bronson Council in a stink over sewer

    A heated debate between several Bronson Town Council members Monday night ended when the council unanimously agreed that the town’s sewer ordinance stinks.
    “A lot of the language is imprecise and very loose,” Town Attorney Steven Warm told the council.
    Members, acting on Warm’s advice and offer to draft a new ordinance, voted to schedule a series of workshops to address the issue after a disagreement over how much of an impact fee should be charged to residents and business owners when connecting to new sewer lines.

  • Lee Sullivan throws hat in for county sheriff race

    Lee Sullivan, a graduate of Chiefland High School, has declared his intent to run for Levy County Sheriff.
    In a press release this week, Sullivan wrote, “My name is Lee Sullivan, I started my law enforcement career in Levy County where I grew up and graduated from Chiefland High School and I hope to complete my career as Levy County Sheriff.
    “After high school, I served in the United States Navy as a Seabee and upon my return to Levy County in 1981, I worked in construction and gunsmithing.

  • County approves sidewalks to Williston schools

    Levy County approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation on Tuesday that will allow construction of sidewalks to help students safely get to Joyce Bullock Elementary and Williston Elementary and  Middle schools.
    The state will provide the funding and the county is providing the right-of-way that it owns. Work on the project started more than a year ago when Assistant Superintendent Gina Tovine led a team of city, county and school officials that gathered information and applied for a federal grant to pay for construction of sidewalks to school.