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Today's News

  • REDI, willing and able

    It was a morning of brutal honesty when Williston City Planner Josie Lodder explained to members of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) all the barriers that keep the city from being the best it can be.

    REDI, comprised of members from all the state’s major agencies, serves 32 of Florida’s rural counties and was created in 1997 to assist those rural counties and their municipalities to overcome challenges to improve their economies.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 11, Joshua Scott Allen, 31, Cedar Key, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, intent to sell, manufacture, deliver Schedule III drug, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $80,000.

  • Happenings

    March

    Wizard of Oz Debuts

    The Chief Theatre will present The Wizard of Oz each weekend through March 19 with a matinee March 18.

    Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.

    Call 352-493-ARTS now to reserve your tickets because it is expected most dates will sell out.

    FOL Book Sale

  • JV off to great start this season

    The WMHS JV baseball team has started hot this season. The Red Devils are currently 4-0-1 averaging 11 runs per game and outscoring their opponents 56-10.

    Williston 11 – Newberry 0

  • Red White & Blues will host Blueberry Festival May 6-7

    Nothing says springtime more than the juicy goodness of fresh Florida blueberries – unless it’s a festival held down on the farm.

    This year, Williston’s Red White & Blues Farm, a renowned U-Pick center, will celebrate the season with its first Blueberry Festival May 6-7.

    More than 100 vendors, featuring arts, crafts, information and food are expected to be on site at the 100-acre farm during the two-day event that will also showcase blues and jazz music, pony rides, a petting zoo, bungee rides and more for the children in your life.

  • 'Sell our city' Friday

    City Planner/Project Manager Josie Lodder is asking Williston residents to roll out the welcome mat for representatives of the Rural Economic Development Initiative when they visit the city for a meeting on Friday, March 17.

    While the group will be meeting at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, Lodder said the group will be having lunch in the city and taking a tour and members of the working group can be identified by the green carnations they will be wearing for Sy. Patrick’s Day.

  • Happenings

    March

    Tourism Council

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, FL (U.S. Alt. 27) –Levy County Road Dept. Office Building.

    Wizard of Oz Debuts

    The Chief Theatre will debut The Wizard of Oz March 3. The show will run each weekend through March 19 with matinees on March 11 and March 18.

    Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 23, Ricky Lee Akers, 37, Morriston, touch or strike. Bond $10,000.

    • Feb. 20, Taylor Christian Bailey, 29, Chiefland, VOP.

  • Councilman Hass follows God's voice

    He never wanted to be a pastor. He never dreamed of being a politician. Today, he is both.

    Tim Hass, the latest appointee to the Williston city council, qualified unopposed and will now serve two years in his post.

    Born to a military family, Hass lived in Germany and Japan before settling around Homestead, where he spent the majority of his youth.

    After high school, he worked in management with Sears before going to Southeastern University in Lakeland.

  • Chapter 48 still in the works

    Dissatisfied that the Williston Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee did not agree with the Chapter 48 rewrite in the Code of Ordinances, members of the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) decided Monday night to try one more time.

    Bruce Schupp, the chief author of the rewrite represented BACE in January at the P&Z meeting, where members called it "too subjective" and already containing much of what is currently in the ordinance that governs aesthetics and safety. P&Z members also said there does not need to be a citywide standard.