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  • Max Williams learns wishes do come true

    Max Williams is a rarity.

    He was born 11 years ago with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital defect where the left ventricle of the heart is underdeveloped. 

  • Study finds Williston ripe for a hotel

    The results of a feasibility study to determine if Williston can support a hotel are in and Tuesday night, the city council learned that all systems are a go.

  • Freak accident claims life of Williston man

    One man was killed and another seriously injured this morning when a tire came off a vehicle traveling on US 41N, went airborne and went over a 6-foot chain link fence where it struck Ivan J. Sandquist, 33, of Williston killing him instantly.

    Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow said the accident occurred a little after 9 a.m. Monday at Absolute Auto Body on NW 10th Avenue.

    James E. Fender, 45, of Williston also sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Shands.

  • Williston man killed in freak accident

    One man was killed and another seriously injured this morning when a tire apparently came off a vehicle traveling on US 41N, went airborne and went over a 6-foot chain link fence where it struck Ivan J. Sandquist, 33, of Williston killing him instantly.

    Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow said the accident occurred a little after 9 a.m. Monday at Absolute Auto Body on NW 10th Avenue.

    James E. Fender, 45, of Williston also sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Shands.

  • Commission denies monument request in writing

    The Levy County Commission put its objections to having an atheist monument at the courthouse in writing, unanimously approved it and started the clock ticking on the Williston Atheist group's appeal of the denial order.

  • Grants could revitalize sewer system

    Two public hearings last week went virtually unnoticed by Williston residents, but if things go according to plan, everyone on the city’s sewer system could reap the benefits.

  • Grants could revitalize sewer system

    Two public hearings last week went virtually unnoticed by Williston residents, but if things go according to plan, everyone on the city’s sewer system could reap the benefits.

  • Saluting the year's best
  • Bronson to fight empty stomachs

    Bronson officials have stepped up to help feed the hungry, voting unanimously Monday night in favor of contributing town funds to the Food4Kids Backpack Program at Bronson Elementary School.

    “I’m looking to see if the city would consider helping with the effort,” said program volunteer Peggy Rowe to council members, shortly before they voted to contribute $2,500 a year to the effort.

  • Best-selling author to be at WHS

    Best-selling author Dr. Sharon M. Draper will share her experiences of teaching and writing with Williston High School students and faculty Monday, March 3.  Dr. Draper is an accomplished writer, as well as a professional educator actively involved in the motivation and encouragement of cross-cultural experiences through reading.