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  • CRA gets sneak peek of mural

    The six smaller panels of a mural that will be featured on the Heritage Park Pavilion were unveiled Monday to members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

    Contract artist Judy Kemp lined up the panels, each depicting a segment of Williston's history.

  • Residents tell council they want change

     

     

    In reality, the reasons for the workshop hosted by the Williston City Council last Thursday night was two-fold: to review building codes and their enforcement and related matters. It was the related matters that dominated the two and one-half hour meeting.

  • Cemetery meeting set

     

    Anyone interested in Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston is encouraged to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 213 W Noble Ave.

  • County seizes dogs not euthanized in attack

     

    Six Cane Corso/Mastiff dogs – owned by the same family who lost three dogs after a violent attack on a baby and a young couple – have been seized by the county after the dogs were reported running loose and attacking a Levy County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle. 

  • 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.