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  • Schools Foundation honors excellence

    The Levy County Schools Foundation, along with the School Board of Levy County, honored the “Best of the Best” Monday night with a reception and ceremony at Williston Elementary School.

    The Foundation will award 55 scholarships in 2018 totaling $45,000, according to its President Justin Hardy. He also told honorees and their guests that more than $55,000 came back to the schools themselves via education grants for teachers.

  • Veterans' Memorial Dedication Saturday 3 p.m.
  • 'Doggy' dining may come to Williston

    Dog lovers may soon have other companions with them as they partake their evening meal.

    Tuesday night the Williston City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will allow dogs to be in designated dining areas of city restaurants.

    City Manager Scott Lippmann broached the idea two weeks ago when he notified council that a local restaurant had been cited by the health department because it allowed a dog in the patio area of the restaurant.

    Tuesday, that businessman came forward.

  • Williston begins foreclosures

    Property owners who ignore the fines placed on them by the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement for being in non-compliance with city ordinances may soon face harsher penalties.

    City Manager Scott Lippmann announced Tuesday night that the city now has liens on six non-compliant properties and has begun foreclosure proceedings on three of them.

    Some of property owners have been in non-compliance for over two years, he said, and the fines are growing daily.

  • No more lost socks
  • TEC receives Clay Electric grant

    The Clay Electric Foundation recently announced that Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center in Williston is the recipient of a grant from the Operation Round Up program. Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center received $11,607.92.

  • Voting precincts change

    Voters in Precincts 7 and 2 need to be aware of changes in location to cast ballots in this year’s elections.

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones asked for the changes and the Levy County Commission approved the relocations.

    Jones said construction of the Williston City Hall has prompted the move of Precinct 7 to the GFWC Williston Woman’s Club House on State Route 121, or 1049 NE 6th Blvd.

  • Signs will support local police force

    The Friends of the Williston Department will launch its new fundraiser this Friday, May 4 with "We Back The Blue" signs that are suitable for display in front of your home or business.

    The signs are $10 each and will be available at the Williston Chamber of Commerce, 607 SW 1st Ave., Williston Peanuts 1309 SW 7th St., Williston and Sharon Brannan CPA 161 N Main St., Williston.

  • SCORE can help with your business

    There are more than 10,000 business mentors across the United States and Jim Green hopes to see that number increase as SCORE makes its way into Levy County.

    Green, chairman of Citrus County SCORE (founded as Service Corps of Retired Executives), spoke last week to members of the Williston Chamber of Commerce about bringing the program to Levy County and how it can help small businesses.

    For over 50 years, SCORE has provided free services and mentoring to small businesses to ensure their success in today's market.

  • Williston tackles 'Broken Windows Theory'

    For almost four years the city of Williston has seriously pursued property owners who are in non-compliance with city ordinance. Actions range from fines to most recently, foreclosures.

    Councilwoman Nancy Wininger, in her town hall meeting last week, said it's not about the money; it's about getting the property cleaned up so it is in compliance.