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Today's News

  • Williston Chamber starts new initiative
  • City election set for March 3

    It's not too early to begin thinking about whether you're called to serve the community.

    Tuesday night, the Williston City Council aproved the 2015 election schedule that was proposed by Fran Taylor, city clerk. That schedule starts early December and calls for the candidate qualifying to begin at noon Jan. 12 and close out at noon Jan. 16.

    Three council seats–A, B and C will be open for qualifying seats. Those posts are currently held by Matt Brooks, Elihu Ross and Cal Byrd.

  • BACE renders guilty on code violations

    By Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

    Williston's Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement is continuing in its efforts to clean up the city. At a meeting Monday night, the board found several existing cases, along with two new ones, guilty of noncompliance to the city's codes.

  • Sand mine extension approved

    A special exception permit to allow the expansion of sand pit mining on 295 acres of land that touches on State Road 121 south of Williston was approved unanimously by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

    That was despite one complaint from a resident that trucks in the current operation do not stop before entering SR 121 and letters from some residents to the county Planning Commission opposing the project. One opponent said he wants to sell his property.

  • Get your poinsettia

    Williston High School Horticulture and FFA students will begin selling poinsettias

     Dec. 1.

    To purchase or get more information, contact Chris Wilder at wilderc@levy.k12.fl.us

    or Mallory Jones at malloryjones388@gmail.com

    Ag shop number- (352)-528-2153.

  • Chiefland teacher stands up to school board

    By Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

     One Levy County teacher is speaking up in saying that the school board is not following the Florida code of ethics for education.

    “A culture of intimidation and fear of retaliation exists in Levy County schools,” said Chiefland Middle High School eighth grade US History teacher Jerry Lawrence during the public comment section of a school board meeting on Tuesday morning.

  • Bronson mayor questions early voting petition

    The subject of early voting in the Town of Bronson, though sleeping dormant for more than a year, was again brought to light Monday night during a discussion on revisions to various amendments to be placed on a referendum ballot early next year.
    The issue, which was hotly debated by council members from June to August of 2013 and rejected by council two times, received the most attention Monday night, especially from Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler.

  • CRA looks for muralists

    If you are an artist and aren't afraid of heights, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) may have a job for you.
    Monday night CRA members learned that a Request for Proposals to paint a mural on the east side of the pavilion's clock tower netted no response.
    Williston businessman, and city councilman, Matt Brooks suggested the CRA could get a 30-inch aluminum plaque of the city's seal to hang in the frame beneath the clock. The cost would be $900.
    But CRA member Nick Williams said the emblem didn't work well in black and white nor did it fit the space.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • Williston veterans memorial kicks off Tuesday

    It's been talked about for a long time and finally Tuesday on Veterans Day, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will launch its public fundraising campaign to erect a war memorial in Heritage Park.

    Dr. Kenneth Schweibert, chairman of the CRA, said last week that some money has already been committed for the memorial, but more money is needed.

    Plans call for the memorial, and its surroundings, to be constructed in the west end of the park close to Noble Avenue.