.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Nine Williston students recognized for perfect scores

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Seventeen Levy students were recognized Oct. 10 by the School Board of Levy County for scoring perfect scores on individual state assessment tests last spring.

    Nine of those students are from Williston Middle High School or Williston Elementary School, with the latter seeing seven of its students honored by Principal Jaime Handlin.

  • Veterans' parade is in Williston

    The city of Williston will host the 2017 Levy County Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 11.

    The parade, down Noble Avenue, begins at 10 a.m.

    After the parade, a commemoration service will take place in Heritage Park.

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, the city's organizer, said he hopes many of the county's veterans will participate in the parade that honors them.

  • Carol McQueen plans January retirement

    Levy County Tourist Development Director Carol McQueen has announced her retirement to begin January 2018. McQueen has been overseeing Levy County’s tourism and marketing operations for the past 12 years.

  • Veterans' Memorial comes up short

    Blame it on inflation.

    A half dozen years ago, when Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) first began dreaming of a monument to honor our country's veterans, a landscape architect estimated $20,000 would be adequate.

    It's not. In fact, it's a drop in the bucket as CRA members learned Monday night during their regular monthly meeting.

    Dr. Ken Schwiebert, CRA chairman, told his committee that the price for a granite monument ranges from $38,000 to $43,000, depending on what design and type granite the CRA chooses.

  • First draft of new city hall reviewed

    Tuesday night members of Williston City Council got a first look at a conceptual floor plan for a new city hall.

    Derek Dykes and Jason O'Brien, representing the contracting and architectural firms, went over the first true drawing of a new municipal building that includes meeting rooms, offices, storage area and the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    Dykes and O'Brien said this first phase is to garner feedback from the council and noted this plan will allow future growth, should the city require it.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Veterans Day Parade 10 a.m. Saturday in Williston
  • City's future begins with residents' input

    When Allison Megrath talks about GOPs, she's not talking about Republicans.

    In her line of work as a professional planner, GOP means Goals, Objectives and Policies.

    Last Thursday night, some 20 people attended a workshop at city hall that launched a year-long process that will end with the city of Williston adopting a comprehensive plan that encompasses its future growth.

  • New fire truck approved

    It's taken a while and it's going to take a bit longer, but the Williston Fire Department will at last be able to replace one of its main trucks.

    At its meeting last week, city council approved for the department to order a new truck, estimated to cost $408,000.

    The new vehicle replaces one that was totaled when someone ran into it while the department was answering a call last year.

  • City millage stays the same

    Operating on a budget that is a 1.4 decrease in expenditures from 2016-2017, the Williston City Council voted last week to keep the millage rate the same as last year.

    At the first public hearing, Sept. 6, with no one from the public in attendance, the council first voted to keep the rate at 5.8627 mills, with Council President Charles Goodman dissenting.

    When asked about the reason for his "nay" vote, Goodman asked, "Were you at our budget workshops?"