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Today's News

  • New RV park gets nod of approval

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a recommendation from the Planning Commission to submit a petition to the state that would amend the County’s Comprehensive Plan in order to allow a proposed RV Park to open in Williston.

  • Economic development is up to you

    Though it's the city of Williston planning a five-year comprehensive plan that will include a segment on economic development, it's really everyone's responsibility to plot the course of Williston's business growth.

    That theme was introduced last Thursday when city leaders, business owners and the experts in economics from Tallahassee kicked off the city's planning strategy at Williston Municipal Airport.

  • Saved by a rock

    There were days and nights when Linda Buonomo wasn't sure she was going to pull through.

    Her husband had died from a fierce battle with bladder cancer. Her family was in South Florida. She lost the home that she and her husband lived in.

    It was dire times.

    "I was ready to give up on everything," Linda said, from her Bronson apartment last week. "A little rock literally saved my life."

  • Levy Cup Crush

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    As Justin Wentworth waited to hear whether or not his Williston football team would make the playoffs for the first time since 2009, the third-year coach wasn’t sure if his team’s schedule would work in his favor or be a detriment.

  • Comp plan is what residents want

    Another round of resident participation meetings to help set the course of Williston's future drew nine people Monday night.

    "I'll take quality over quantity any day," said Allison Megrath of Megrath Consulting, who has been contracted by the city to oversee the city's comprehensive plan.

    The plan is a tool to help guide city leaders to make decisions about growth, infrastructure improvements, land use changes and other facets dealing directly with Williston.

  • Ruckus between two leads to seven arrests

    A fight between two men Tuesday steered uniformed officers from the Levy County Sheriff's Office into an active investigation by the Drug Task Force (DTF).

    According to the sheriff's office, officers on patrol were sent to 11252 NE 62 Place, Williston where a reported disturbance between two people was taking place.

     Deputies arrived and their investigation discovered Danny White, 37, had been fighting with another man.

  • Johnson honored by AARP

    By

    Drollene Brown

    Special to the Pioneer

    At the Oct. 9 meeting of Chapter 19 of AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons), Alphonso Johnson received a certificate of recognition from the national Andrus Award committee.

    The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who embody the spirit of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who believed in the power of individuals to spark change and improve their communities, one act at a time.

  • 'Florida natives' visit Williston Public Library

    Instead of “Lions and tigers and bears, O my!” it was “Turtle and snake and gator, O Wow!”

    Three representatives from the Santa Fe Zoo, which is on the campus of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, made it (finally!) to Williston on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30, after Irma postponed their Sept. 9 visit to present “Florida Natives,” an educational presentation about the importance of Florida native species.

  • Veterans' Memorial comes up short

    Blame it on inflation.

    A half dozen years ago, when Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) first began dreaming of a monument to honor our country's veterans, a landscape architect estimated $20,000 would be adequate.

    It's not. In fact, it's a drop in the bucket as CRA members learned Monday night during their regular monthly meeting.

    Dr. Ken Schwiebert, CRA chairman, told his committee that the price for a granite monument ranges from $38,000 to $43,000, depending on what design and type granite the CRA chooses.

  • Happenings

    December

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    Walk To Bethlehem

    Walk To Bethlehem is a narrated interactive journey.