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Today's News

  • Council lifts Sunday drink ban

    For the first time in more than 35 years, the city of Williston has allowed the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption on Sundays.

    By a vote of 4-1 (Councilman Brooks Holloway dissented and Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, who does not have a vote, voiced his objection to the change), the council passed Ordinance 595 which allows on-premise alcohol sales between 1 p.m. and midnight on Sunday.

  • School calendar talks center around dates for exams

    Levy County students might take their first semester final exams in late January next year, but Levy County School Board (SBLC) is fighting tooth and nail to keep that from happening.

    A committee to prepare the school year calendar for next year agreed, with more than 70 percent of members voting their approval, that next year’s school calendar should extend the first semester of school past the Christmas break, thereby holding first semester final exams in mid-January.

  • CRA to hold special workshop on Monday

    Williston’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will hold a special workshop on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers. CRA members and city officials will discuss plans for this year with representatives of the city’s engineering firm.

    Ken Schwiebert, chair of the CRA, encourages the public to attend and participate.

  • Upcoming events briefs

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  • Upcoming events: listings

    Saturday, March 21

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 N.E. 27A, Williston.

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, March 23

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

  • Asbell takes office as School Board member

    Levy County School Board replaced former district one board member Billy Morrison Tuesday with a new board member, Cameron Asbell. Morrison resigned in November. Asbell was sworn in before the meeting by Joseph Smith, County Judge for the Eighth Circuit.

    Smith congratulated and thanked Asbell for his service, noting that “these are perilous times in Levy County.”

  • Sunshine Week is for everyone

    This is Sunshine Week in the state of Florida.

    No, it’s not a tourism come-on to entice northerners to visit our state. It deals with open government in our state and the right of the people to know what’s going on in their local and state governments.

    There are two major laws that pertain to open government. One is called the Government in the Sunshine law, and it requires, with some exceptions, all meetings of governing and advisory boards of cities and counties to hold public meetings.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department has announced the following arrests:

    Seth Aaron Schneider, 25, of Ocala, was charged with possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Tiffany K. Sams, 28, of Southeast 10th Street, Williston, was accused of domestic battery and felony battery, giving false information of a crime and aggravated battery with a weapon.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has announced the following arrests:

    Samuel Alexander Glover, 18, of Southeast 4th Lane, Otter Creek, was arrested at Hilltop Alternative School and charged with sale of a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Darryl Stanford Crowder, 18, of Southeast 10th Street, Williston, a student at Williston High School, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond was set at $2,500.

  • Post office to hold Internet demo

    Customers can focus on business and let their desktop deliver using the Postal Service’s award-winning Web site, USPS.com, which offers customers 24/7 access to almost all the services available at the post office, from the convenience of their home or office.

    As part of USPS.com Week, March 23-27, the Williston Post Office is showing customers how they can save time and money by shipping online.

    As part of the week, there will be a demonstration in the lobby of the Williston post office on Wednesday, March 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.