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Today's News

  • Memorial almost ready for bid process

    With Veterans Day four months away, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) knows it's goal is lofty to have the veterans' memorial in place by Nov. 11.

    Monday night CRA Chairman Ken Schwiebert reviewed the landscape architect's drawings for the memorial and told CRA members that the real work begins now.

    Over the next few days, Schwiebert, City Manager Scott Lippmann and city staff will evaluate all facets of the project and determine which, if any must go through a bid process.

  • Levy school district retains 'C' grade pipeline burial

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Florida Department of Education recently released its annual school grades, and Levy County’s are remarkably consistent with last year’s.

    In fact, all 10 of the district’s eligible schools scored the same letter grade as in 2016. The district also retained its ‘C’ grade.

  • County weighs in on medical marijuana

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The state has begun to clarify its position on the regulation of marijuana dispensaries after voters passed a ballot measure last November to allow the sale of medical marijuana in Florida.

    Levy County currently has a moratorium banning the sale of medical marijuana, but it will soon have to make a somewhat longer-term decision.

    At the recent meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners, Board chair John Meeks reported some of his findings on the issue from the Florida Association of Counties Conference.

  • Williston granted waiver for gas pipeline burial

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    There’s a discrepancy between Levy County and the Florida Department of Transportation in how deep a gas pipeline must be buried along their respective right-of-ways.

    The origin of the standard is unclear, but the county requires a minimum of 5 feet from the ground to the top of a pipe, while the FDOT’s standard – as well as the federal requirement – is 36 inches (3 feet).

  • Council negates P&Z's recommendation

    After a lengthy quasi-judicial hearing where five people gave testimony on a proposed subdivision, the Williston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a variance request that had been, in part, denied by the city's Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Board.

    At its June 27 meeting, P&Z approved two of the five requests sought by developer John Curtis for his Covington development, located on CR 316 and SR 41 near the new middle high school.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 26, Kelby Evans Andrews, 55, Chiefland, assault with a deadly weapon w/o intent to kill. Bond $50,000.

    • June 29, Nickole Alice Avery, 42, Bell, grand theft, out of county warrant, make/utter/issue document over $150. Bond $21,503.59.

    • June 29, Roy Keith Avery, 53, Bell, FTA. ROR.

    • June 28, Linda Bernice Barnes, 57, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

    • June 27, Kyle Bryan Bell, 22, Archer, two counts VOP.

  • Happenings

    July

    Movie In The Park For Grownups

    The city of Williston will present Movie in the Park Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Please bring a chair or blanket and come and enjoy a grown-up friendly movie with free popcorn and drinks provided and sponsored by the First United Methodist Church Youth Group and Maguire’s Auto Repair.

    Ongoing

    Total Fitness Class

    Each Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m., a total fitness class is held at the Bronson Community Church, next to Levy County Transit.

  • Chamber of Commerce Mixer is full of surprises

    A family's pet may be one more life that is saved during a house fire thanks to the community-led efforts by PuroClean.

    Kim McLane is spearheading the fundraiser to ensure that at least one animal breathing apparatus is in place with each of the county's fire departments.

    At the Williston Chamber of Commerce mixer, hosted last week by PuroClean, the first respirator was presented to Williston Fire and Rescue.

  • We all cheered for Williston

     By Dylan Robertson

  • Independence Day Parade 5 p.m. July 3