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  • Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy dies at 42

    The search for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy, who went diving alone on Friday afternoon, ended sadly with the recovery of his body on Sunday morning. Throughout the weekend the community prayed for a better ending for the husband and father of two young boys. 

    On Monday, the family announced plans for the funeral on Saturday, August 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. There will be a visitation from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • City hall top priority for council

     By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    After months of discussions and two extended workshops where residents were encouraged to add their ideas, the report for the future of Williston was unveiled last week to the city council.

    Professional facilitator Marilyn Crotty summarized what both council and residents brainstormed and put it into a report listing goals and objectives.

    Topping that list is the goal to develop a new city hall.

  • Full Text of Amendment 4

    Here is the full text of the Aug. 30 amendment question:

    Solar Devices or Renewable Energy Source Devices; Exemption From Certain Taxation and Assessment

    Ballot Summary:

  • Chapter 48 of the Code of Ordinances

    Please review and make your voice heard to the Williston Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement.

  • Amendment 4 will be on your Aug. 30 ballot

    From the League of Women Voters of Florida

    Amendment 4

    Tax Exemption On Renewable Energy Devices

    Source: The Florida Legislature

  • Calling all runners

     Hunting for a Cure

    The Run to Stomp Sarcoma will host the 3rd Annual benefit fundraiser, Hunting for a Cure, Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. in Williston’s Heritage Park.

    The 5K run through Williston is the brainchild of cancer survivor Paige Douglas.

    Registration is at 7 a.m. that morning and the entry fee is $20 for those who pre-register; $25 if you wait until the morning of the run. All those who pre-register will receive a free T-shirt.

  • 30 Years of Service

    Frankie Jackson, a 30-year-employee of the city of Williston, was honored Tuesday night for his service to the community over those years by Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat.

  • Task force places parkway low on priority list

     By Mike Wright

    The I-75 Relief Task Force wrapped up its work Friday with a recommendation that the state upgrade the freeway and current road networks before it thinks of extending the Suncoast Parkway.

    The group, represented by officials and others from six counties appointed by Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold, was charged with finding a long-term solution to Interstate 75 congestion issues between Gainesville and Wildwood.

  • U-Pick Lane becomes fifth name for county road

    It’s said that in the days before road names were formalized in Levy County that the road by the Li’l Food Ranch at U.S. Highway 27A used to be called “Lyin’ George Road.”

    Casey DuQuette of the Levy County Road Department told the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that he does not know how it came by that monicker. 

  • New code nears finish

    With one last tweak, Williston Board of  Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) members finished off the re-write of Chapter 48 of the city's ordinances – the one that centers on property and its upkeep and maintenance.

    During the course of their work on the board over the last two years, members learned that much of the city's code pertaining to what is expected of property owners was vague.