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Today's News

  • Happenings

     

    September

     

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the city council room.

     

    Child Safety Day 

    Ornan Masonic Lodge will host its 9th Annual Child Safety Day and Child ID Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the lodge, 250 NE 6th Blvd., Williston.

  • County keeps assessments same

    A strange thing happened at a Levy County Commission meeting on emergency medical, fire, solid waste and road assessments: commissioners reported they did not receive one call protesting the assessment. The commission office reported they did not get any calls. 

    And the lone county resident attending the second and final hearing on the assessments, which keeps them at the same level for the fifth year in a row, did not protest them. 

  • Devils tame Panthers for second win

     By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    On Friday, Sept. 9, the Williston varsity football team earned a win over the Lecanto Panthers, by a score of 22-13.

    The game was a defensive battle throughout the night in Lecanto, both teams matching each other blow for blow on the non-glamorous side of the ball. Williston would manage some much needed offense in the second half to get the W.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     Often Used Abbreviations

    Driver’s License–DL Driving While License Suspended or Revoked–DWLSR Driving Under the Influence–DUI Failure to Appear–FTA Released on Own Recognizance–ROR Resisting With Violence–RWV Resisting Without Violence–RW/OV Violation of Probation–VOP

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

  • Constitution Week begins Saturday

     For 60 years Americans have formally recognized Constitution Week during the week of Sept. 17-23 due to the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower Aug. 2, 1956, the public law celebrates the law of the land, adopted in September 1787 and ratified in June 1788.

  • CRA muddles through bids

    After a long session of confusion over bids for the panels that will hang on the pavilion in Williston’s Heritage Park, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) made a decision to go with the low bidder if that bidder met specifications established by the committee.

    And that seemed to be where the confusion came from – the committee had not previously set specs for the bids.

  • Monday meeting may be most important one in Williston

    Property owners in the city of Williston should plan to attend next Monday’s meeting of the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE).

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the council room at city hall and will deal specifically with the rewrite of Chapter 48 of the city’s Code of Ordinances.

    The rewrite, primarily drafted by BACE member Bruce Schupp, has been reviewed by committee members and legal counsel, Fred Koberlein, over the last several months.

  • It's who we are

    I've always been a traditionalist. I suppose that goes along with not liking surprises. I like knowing what's going to happen. I don't like guessing about what ifs and I like having a plan of action.

    I've become a little less rigid since Tom and I have been married, because he is the Master of Spontaneity. He likes nothing better than hitting the open road and searching for hotels at midnight. 

  • Williston Middle High dedicated Aug. 27

    By Sean Arnold

    The construction of Williston Middle High School got off to an inauspicious start, which included an early switch in building contractors and the discovery of an unexpected grave site upon the clearing of the property.

  • Balanced budget reached by pinching pennies

    The third time is the charm.

    At least that's how many workshops it took before the Williston City Council came up with a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

    Monday night the council met to discuss cuts to the budget that would prevent the city from drawing on its reserves – about $44,000 –  to fund this year's expenses.