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Today's News

  • AirSign is world's largest airship operator

    Unless you're one of those people who drive around town just to satisfy curiosity or to keep an eye on things, you may not even know of its existence.

    However, in recent weeks, Airsign, owned and operated by Patrick Walsh, inked deals that will once again put Williston on the map and lead to positive economic development for the area.

  • Williston Animal Shelter takes first steps

    A drizzling rain wasn't enough to keep animal enthusiasts away from last week's symbolic start of the new Williston Animal Shelter.

    Members of Levy Animal Friends (LeAF), Williston Animal Group (WAG) and the city of Williston took gold shovels to turn the first bits of dirt into a 2,000 square foot facility that will have 16 kennels and a cat room.

    Private donations, fundraisers and grants will fund the quarter million dollars needed to complete the project, which will take about two years.

  • Howitzer should stay in Epperson Park

    The WWII Howitzer that is in Williston's Epperson Park off SR 27A should stay where it is, members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) agreed Monday night.

    The artillery piece has been in Williston for about 42 years, CRA member Nick Williams said, and except for being donated to the city, it has no real connection to Williston.

    There's been talk for about a year about moving it from Epperson Park to Heritage Park to help round out the Veterans Memorial and Heritage Walk.

  • Council utters 'eminent domain'

    For over three years Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has tried to improve the area known as Block 12 to include a paved parking lot that would not only help current businesses, but perhaps attract new development to the area as well.

    However, for every step forward the CRA has made, it's almost as if it has taken two backward.

  • Good Samaritan administrators arrested for neglect

    The administrators at Williston’s Good Samaritan Retirement Home were arrested last week and charged with neglect of the elderly.

    The arrests came on the heels of many complaints over the past year, including several this month, including one that ended in the death of one of the home’s residents this past November.

    Arrested were Rhaimley Yap Romero, 31, of Apopka and Nenita Alfonso Sudeall, 48, of Williston.

    Romero Arrest

  • Tornado Watch
  • Happenings

    April

    WW Vets Luncheon

    WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.

    Numbers Trivia Game

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • April 3, Steven Robert Alvarez, 39, Williston, obstruction W/OV. Bond $20,000.

    • April 3, Shelly Dawn Blamer, 43, Homosassa, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • April 6, James Edward Brehm, 51, Trenton, VOP.

    • April 7, Tammy Annette Collins, 52, Cedar Key, aggravated assault, child neglect w/o great bodily harm, disorderly intoxication. $105,000.

    • April 7, Carl Brant Cumbo, 36, Bronson, lewd and lascivious conduct. Bond $250,000.

  • Happenings

    April

    WW Vets Luncheon

    WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.

    Numbers Trivia Game

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • March 26, Richard Acritelli, 70, Morrison, battery on person age 65 or older, petit theft.

    • April 1, Jonathan Jay Ainsworoth, 25, Archer, battery. ROR.

    • March 27, Marsha Ann Allen, 52, Chiefland, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $500.

    • March 31, Sydney Leigh Allen, 19, Inglis, three counts FTA. Bond $4,500.

    • March 28, Dante L. Austin, 23, Miami Gardens, DWLS. Bond $5,000.