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Today's News

  • SNAKES IN THE GRASS

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston High School Red Devils traveled to Belleview to take on the Belleview High School Rattlers but the game didn’t end in the Devils' favor as the Rattlers bit them 48-27. The loss dropped Williston’s record to 2-4 on the year, and extended the current losing streak to four games.

  • Carol McQueen plans January retirement

    Levy County Tourist Development Director Carol McQueen has announced her retirement to begin January 2018. McQueen has been overseeing Levy County’s tourism and marketing operations for the past 12 years.

  • 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.

  • First draft of new city hall reviewed

    Tuesday night members of Williston City Council got a first look at a conceptual floor plan for a new city hall.

    Derek Dykes and Jason O'Brien, representing the contracting and architectural firms, went over the first true drawing of a new municipal building that includes meeting rooms, offices, storage area and the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    Dykes and O'Brien said this first phase is to garner feedback from the council and noted this plan will allow future growth, should the city require it.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Veterans Day Parade 10 a.m. Saturday in Williston
  • Happenings

    Remember Me Thursday®

    Rapscallion to the Rescue & Williston Animal Group are uniting with animal lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony.

  • Nightmare in Newberry

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team traveled to take on the Newberry Panthers. The final score was 41-40 in a true heartbreaker for the Devils, as the Panthers won on a gutsy two-point conversion play. Although it is a tough loss, the Devils have no reason to hang their heads, as they played a heckuva game.

  • City's future begins with residents' input

    When Allison Megrath talks about GOPs, she's not talking about Republicans.

    In her line of work as a professional planner, GOP means Goals, Objectives and Policies.

    Last Thursday night, some 20 people attended a workshop at city hall that launched a year-long process that will end with the city of Williston adopting a comprehensive plan that encompasses its future growth.

  • New fire truck approved

    It's taken a while and it's going to take a bit longer, but the Williston Fire Department will at last be able to replace one of its main trucks.

    At its meeting last week, city council approved for the department to order a new truck, estimated to cost $408,000.

    The new vehicle replaces one that was totaled when someone ran into it while the department was answering a call last year.