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  • Debra Jones renamed council president

    At a special meeting on Tuesday evening, the three re-elected members of the Williston City Council were sworn in by Judge Joe Smith.

    Before he asked them to take the oath, Smith thanked them for their continued dedication to public service.

    Benny “Steve” Holcomb, Marc Nussel and Debra French Jones took the oath of office. Holcomb and Jones have been on the council for many years and Nussel replaced Cal Byrd when he retired last November. Only Jones was challenged in the March election.

  • TEA time in Levy County

    Crowds gathered at the Levy County Courthouse Wednesday for a TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party. Here are some scenes from that event.

  • Levy 'tea party' is April 15

    On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this nation over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally. In Bronson it will be held in front of the Levy County Courthouse at noon.

  • City cracking down on parking violators

    At its Tuesday evening meeting, the City Council took the first steps toward putting some teeth into the police’s ability to write tickets for parking violations within the city limits.

    Council held lengthy discussions on the first reading of Ordinance 595, which adds language to section 38 of the municipal code, specifying fines for violations in no parking zones, fire lanes and specifically marked handicapped spaces.

  • Relay for Life held

    The annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society was held at the football stadium last weekend. Photographer Dave Colon captured the enclosed images of the dedicated people who spent the night for a good cause.

  • Tiffany Poupard funeral is Saturday

     Tiffany Linda Poupard age 29 of Dunnellon, FL passed away all too suddenly on March 31, 2009. She was born on September 2, 1979 in Ocala, FL to Mark and Evelyn Poupard. She had lived in Williston, FL most of her life and had just moved to Dunnellon, Fl six months ago. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. She graduated from Williston High School in 1998.

  • Running red lights? Get ready to "smile"

    Signs have been posted and cameras installed. Red light-running violators will be cited in Williston in the near future. The city recently signed an agreement with Traffipax, Inc. The company installed the system, at no cost to the city, and will take care of all administrative activities. The company’s income from the system comes from a percentage of each of the fines paid.

    The installation of the red-light cameras in Williston has been met with some confusion as to how they work what the criteria are for a citation being issued.

  • This weekend's events

    Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Henry Park

    The Rotary Club of Williston will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28.

    The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. at the Johnny Henry Memorial Park on Northwest 1st Avenue.

    The Easter Egg Hunt is free to all children from the Williston, Morriston, and Bronson areas and is intended for children up to 10 years old. As usual, hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be provided for each participant. Children need only to bring their own basket and show up ready for the hunt.

  • Downtown projects discussed

    The workshop sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on Monday evening was well attended by city officials and the general public as well.

  • Council lifts Sunday drink ban

    For the first time in more than 35 years, the city of Williston has allowed the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption on Sundays.

    By a vote of 4-1 (Councilman Brooks Holloway dissented and Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, who does not have a vote, voiced his objection to the change), the council passed Ordinance 595 which allows on-premise alcohol sales between 1 p.m. and midnight on Sunday.