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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Judge Browning tells the beginning and end of his fitness plan

    By Ashley Andresen

    Contributing Writer

    Levy County Judge James “Tim” Browning was the guest speaker at the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on June 23 and while he spoke on the serious topic of the death penalty in Florida being in a state of flux, he also chose to share a personal experience – a “let me tell you what happened to me story.”

  • WHS looks good in pre-season game

    By Tyler Hass

    Contributing Writer

    Football is here, folks, and Williston's Big Red played its preseason game last Friday against the Dunnellon Tigers. 

    The varsity squad played the first three quarters and junior varsity players got an early taste of the Friday night lights to close out the game in the fourth. 

  • 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.

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    If you have not voted yet, get moving. 

    While more than 3,100 people have cast ballots as of Tuesday, one week before the actual primary election day of Aug. 30, it may not be enough. 

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said she is hoping for a 40 percent voter turnout. 

  • 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:

  • Council stymied over future of city hall

    For more than a year, Williston City Council has bandied about the idea of the city possibly someday acquiring the cafeteria property at the original Williston High School for conversion into a new city hall building.

    During that year there were talks about reduced prices, trading out services and lopping the cafeteria off from the rest of the school property.

    The future is now.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Chapter 48 of the Code of Ordinances

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