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  • Voters will decide on tax abatements

    Whether or not Williston businesses will be given certain tax incentives will be decided by city voters this fall in a special referendum.

    Two weeks ago, City Manager Scott Lippmann informed council that an abatement or incentives the city once had have now expired and before they can be offered again, the voters will have to choose.

    Tuesday night, Lippmann said the cost to put the question on the August Primary ballot or the November General Election ballot is $270.

  • Ready to beautify Williston

    A few weeks ago, Williston businesswoman Sharon Brannan appeared before the city council asking its members to strengthen the city's codes that regulate property, especially the aesthetics of it. 

    Within just a few days, other individuals, businesses and civic groups started coming forward to ask how they could help make Williston beautiful.

  • Man charged after baby found in locked car

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • FFA teams win state

     Staff Report

    Two Williston Senior FFA teams will be recognized at the state convention in June as state champions.

    Williston High School's Nursery and Landscape team took first place at a competition held March 5 in Apopka.

    The top five teams received awards sponsored by Shade Tree Nursery and J&R Nursery, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

  • Cake and Pie Auction 7 p.m. Thursday WHS cafeteria
  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M to build

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    After years of disappointment and governors’ vetoes, the College of Central

    Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it

    from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on

  • CF gets $7.28 million

    After years of disappointment and governors’ vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

  • County takes promoter to court

    Levy County is taking concert promoter Robert J. Nichols to small claims court for a $2,730 bill for emergency medical services provided at a concert that failed to draw a crowd, but Nichols says it is the county that owes him about $2,700 for wrongfully charged fees and attorney’s services. 

    A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 16 in Levy County Small Claims Court before Levy County Judge James “Tim” Browning. 

  • Levy County Fair Opens Thursday

     

     

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

  • County helps litter group

    Two residents who told the Levy County Commission that the county's Adopt-A-Road Program needed tweaking to make it easier for volunteers — many of them seniors — to help eradicate the county's litter problem along County Road 337 have won a small victory.