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  • 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.

  • Lock it, remove it or lose it

    By Dylan Robertson

    Contributing Writer

    “Creeping” and “Car-hopping” are some of the ominous slang that have been used to describe the recent surge of burglaries involving parked vehicles. Within the past week, there have been three reported thefts in the Williston city limits, with local law enforcement agencies strongly advising citizens to stay on alert.

    “Lock it, remove it, or lose it!” is surely simple wisdom provided by the Williston Police Department via their Facebook page.

  • ‘Cowgirl’ shares local history, childhood adventures

    Maybe it was after reading Black Beauty or Black Stallion or learning about Annie Oakley or Calamity Jane or because your family always had horses, but you were bitten by the “love horses” bug

    Alachua County resident Debra Segal and her fellow “cowgirls” fell in love with horses early in life. Years later, Segal decided to share some of their “horse happenings” with the world, and so The Idylwild Cowgirls came to be.

  • National Day of Prayer next week

    The city of Williston will observe the National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 3 in the Heritage Park Pavilion.