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Today's News

  • Crash at airport kills all four on board

     

    A Georgia family of four was killed this weekend when their 1948 Cessna 170 crashed after take off at the Williston Municipal Airport.

    Clay Connolly, Williston Deputy Chief of Police, said the police and fire departments were notified about the crash around 1:12 p.m. Easter Sunday.

    It was only after the investigation began that law enforcement personnel began piecing the facts together and determined that the aircraft crashed some time after 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

  • Carriers' carrier wants to boost cell service

    Williston's City Council was left with more questions than answers Tuesday night after a representative from a wireless infrastructure company made his pitch to locate within the city.

    "We're a carriers' carrier," said Chad Caudill of Mobilitie, a company that he said has relationships with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and ATT.

    Mobilitie, Caudill said, works with those companies to help bring 5G coverage to areas that are lacking strong cell service.

  • County weighs animal control program proposal

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County Animal Services offered a proposal at the County Commission meeting on April 18 to start a low cost spay and neuter program for Levy County residents.

    In its request, LCAS argued that such a program would hopefully reduce the County’s pet overpopulation, making for fewer impoundments and euthanizations at the shelter.

    The program would be available to pet owners who are older than 62 years of age and are of low income status, as determined by other types of government aid.

  • CRA rejects Block 12 bids

    Without hesitation, Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) voted unanimously Monday night to reject all bids that were submitted for creating a paved parking lot in Block 12 – the area behind Main Street businesses.

    "I am still troubled we're talking about committing half of a million dollars to the project," City Manager Scott Lippmann told CRA members.

    At a meeting earlier this year, the CRA learned if the project went through as planned, it would drain the CRA's coffers until the next fiscal year.

  • Veterans Memorial inching toward goal

    A few sizable donations and an influx of people honoring veterans with paver purchases have pushed the fund to erect a Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park closer to its goal.

    "There's been a lot of exposure lately," Ken Schwiebert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) told his board Monday night.

  • Councilmen sworn in
  • Custodian charged with video voyeurism

    By DAVID DAVIS

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.

  • Two charged in Williston with growing pot

    Levy County deputies thought they were responding to an active burglary, but when they arrived on the scene at West Country Club Drive in Williston, they discovered a little bit more.

    According to a press release from the sheriff's office, someone called in a suspicious person's call April 2 and deputies were sent to investigate.

  • Proposed gas tax increase not final

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    When the Board of County Commissioners expressed support at their meeting on March 21 for a five-cent per gallon increase on non-diesel fuel, it did not finalize a tax increase.

    Rather, the move, which simply required a signal of support by a consensus of commissioners, put in motion a “fact-finding” process aimed at leading to a final ordinance.

    The action didn’t require a motion or official vote.

  • City Council has evening of information

    Some youth athletes were turned away this season because there just isn't enough space to accommodate the needs at the Williston Youth Athletic Association (WYAA).

    Carrie Murphy, WYAA president, told the Williston City Council Tuesday night that the group is experiencing its biggest season to date.