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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Independence Day Parade 5 p.m. July 3
  • Happenings

    June

    Chamber Mixer

    PuroClean will sponsor a Williston Chamber of Commerce Mixer Thursday, June 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. at 703 NW 7th Blvd., Williston.

    Guest speaker will be Michael Chung from the Small Business Development Council. Chung will offer information and tips on how business owners can help grow their businesses.

    There will be food, drinks, raffles and opportunity to network with other business owners.

    Decorate For July 4

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 22, Summer Cherie Addison, 24, Trenton, possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver Schedule II drug, selling, manufacturing or delivering Schedule I or II drug. Bond $60,000.

    • June 20, John William Brown, 35, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $5,000.

    • June 25, Timothy Lavane Cobb, 44, Chiefland, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, armed burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm.

  • Williston man charged with false imprisonment

    A Williston man was arrested last week and charged with the false imprisonment of a woman he allegedly picked up in another county before bringing her to a NE 200th Avenue residence in Williston.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Willie C. McCray, a 10-time felon, was charged with two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, false imprisonment, depriving a person of 911, felony battery and resisting an officer.

  • Subdivision requests headed to city council

    A proposed subdivision that's been more than two years in development is heading to Williston City Council after the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee spent over 90 minutes Tuesday night discussing the applicant's requests for five variances.

    Covington, located on CR 316 and SR 41 near the new middle high school, is a proposed subdivison with small lots, porch living and minimal front yards. It was originally platted in 1958 when the property was in the unincorporated area of the county.

  • Piper turns one; Andi's a winner

    Birthdays have always been a really big deal in my family.

    Growing up poor, there weren't parties and decorations. Instead my mother always made our favorite dinner and a homemade cake – whatever we wanted.

    When I had children of my own, I was financially better off so there were parties, decorations, cakes, presents. I tried to make each birthday as special as possible because my children are special – and it's their day to celebrate just how extraordinary they are.