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  • 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.

  • School calendar talks center around dates for exams

    Levy County students might take their first semester final exams in late January next year, but Levy County School Board (SBLC) is fighting tooth and nail to keep that from happening.

    A committee to prepare the school year calendar for next year agreed, with more than 70 percent of members voting their approval, that next year’s school calendar should extend the first semester of school past the Christmas break, thereby holding first semester final exams in mid-January.

  • CRA to hold special workshop on Monday

    Williston’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will hold a special workshop on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers. CRA members and city officials will discuss plans for this year with representatives of the city’s engineering firm.

    Ken Schwiebert, chair of the CRA, encourages the public to attend and participate.

  • Asbell takes office as School Board member

    Levy County School Board replaced former district one board member Billy Morrison Tuesday with a new board member, Cameron Asbell. Morrison resigned in November. Asbell was sworn in before the meeting by Joseph Smith, County Judge for the Eighth Circuit.

    Smith congratulated and thanked Asbell for his service, noting that “these are perilous times in Levy County.”

  • Post office to hold Internet demo

    Customers can focus on business and let their desktop deliver using the Postal Service’s award-winning Web site, USPS.com, which offers customers 24/7 access to almost all the services available at the post office, from the convenience of their home or office.

    As part of USPS.com Week, March 23-27, the Williston Post Office is showing customers how they can save time and money by shipping online.

    As part of the week, there will be a demonstration in the lobby of the Williston post office on Wednesday, March 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Board hears details of red-light cameras

    After more than a year of discussion and planning, red light cameras have finally arrived in Williston.

    Signs declaring “Red Light Photo Enforced” have been posted on all of the major approaches to the city.

  • Asbell named to School Board

    The School Board of Levy County gained another member last week with the governor’s appointment of Cameron Asbell to fill the vacant position left by Billy Morrison.

    The father of three said that he is excited to serve the people of Bronson and Levy County. “I think the most valuable thing I bring to the School Board is that I have small children. Any decision I make is going to affect my children,” Asbell said. “That’s a big thing. There’s not a week that goes by that I’m not going to the school.”