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Today's News

  • Happenings

     April

    Gospel Fest

    New Zion A.M.E. Church of Raleigh will sponsor Gospel Fest 2016 Saturday, April 9 in downtown Williston. Vendor spaces are available and are $75 if reserved before March 28 – after that they are $100.

    For a vendor registration form, call 904-654-3324 or contact the church at 528-5220. 

  • 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
  • Burglaries on the rise

    Levy County homeowners are being asked to use extra caution with their property in the wake of a recent rash of daytime burglaries.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, homes here and in adjacent counties are being entered forcibly and ransacked.

    The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash, as well as other valuables.

  • 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

  • Levy County Sheriff"s Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    •March 23, Rachel Marie Anderson, 36, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $500.
    •March 22, Joseph William Brooks, 62, Morriston, possession of weapon or ammo by convicted felon, cause cruel death pain and suffering to an animal. Bond $40,000.
    •March 25, Rashey Lava Garrison, 28, Gainesville, out of county warrant. Bond $100,000.
    •March 27, Deana J’Honette Hawkins, 47, Arlington, Texas, drive W/ expired license for more than six months, DWLSR. Bond $2,000.

  • Happenings

    April

    Sniff Fest for Easter Eggs
    More than 100 eggs will be filled with treats for dogs attending the Sniff Fest for Easter Eggs that will benefit the Williston Animal Group (WAG).
    The fun will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Trained Dog Happy Dog, 8575 NW 150th Ave., Morriston
    For more information, call 528-3828.

    You Be The Judge Auditions
    You Be the Judge Talent Show auditions will take place Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. - noon at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 1045 NE 6th Blvd., Williston.