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Today's News

  • Happenings

     August

     

    Bloodmobile in Town

    The bloodmobile will be at First Baptist Church Williston on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Please come give the gift of life.

     

    Baseball Tryouts

    The Orlando Scorpions youth travel baseball program is holding fall tryouts for ages 9 through 12 on Tuesday Aug. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at Diamond Sports Parks in Archer. The tryout fee is $30. 

  • 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. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 1, Myra Louise Akins, 56, St. Petersburg, two out of county warrants. Bond $3,000.

    • Aug. 2, Justin Henry Bailey, 22, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 7, Jarrod Allen Beckham, 36, Archer, non support of children or spouse. Bond $900.

    • Aug. 2, Pamela L. Bischoff, 41, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $1,000.

  • Happenings

    August

    GospelFest 

    The 15th Annual Williston GospelFest will take place Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 4 p.m. at Unity Temple International Fellowship, 2351 NE 200th Ave., Williston.

    Scheduled to perform are William Lavant, Derrian Brown, Danny Nunn, Nu Testament, The New Day Band, Lionel Walker and more.

    Food and vendors will be onsite.

    No admission, but a love offering will be received.

  • We asked and the candidates answered

    Local candidates answered questions from the Levy Newspaper Group about their stand on issues that concern you.