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  • Earth tones will color new city hall

    Williston City Council members said two weeks ago they didn't have even a basic understanding of how the new city hall would look and they needed answers. Tuesday night they got them. Or at least some of them.

    Representatives from Oelrich Construction, the company contracted to design and build the structure offered no real explanations on why they did what they did, but at least it started a conversation between them and their customers.

  • Business of the Month

    Harriett Downs Real Estate was named Business of the Month for February by the Williston Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left, Chamber Director Lon Sullivan, Marc Pompeo, Linda Jane Cramer and Donna Hatcher from the company and Chamber Directors Mary Martha Hartley and Michael Langston.

  • Williston Cleanup is March 24

    The first city-wide cleanup of 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There's something for everyone to do.

    For more information, or to volunteer, call Latricia at city hall at 352-528-3060 ext 1.

  • Firefighter of the Year

    Firefighter of the Year Timothy Berrios, center, with Lake Raymond and Fire Chief Lamar Stegall. 

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  • Police Officer of the Year

    Police Officer of the Year Dakota Wilson with Police Chief Dennis Strow

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  • Montbrook fossil dig will go down as one of Florida's largest

    Towering pine trees line a long dirt road that’s often dotted with a random grazing cow. Occasionally a squirrel or bird makes an unexpected appearance.

    The picturesque drive, one of the thousands in Montbrook, leads to a land that time forgot. Until 2015.

  • Monument plans move forward

    Now that a date has been set to dedicate the veterans' memorial in Williston's Heritage Park, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) knows it's under the gun to get the ceremony planned.

    "The onus is on us to coordinate," CRA Chairman Kenneth Schwiebert said to his board Monday night. In addition to sending invitations to state dignitaries, there's also a lot of pre-planning to do before the May 19 day arrives.

  • County may join lawsuit

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    In a scene reminiscent of the successful lawsuits against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies have become a target for their role in the opioid crisis.

  • Council wants answers

    It was a 90-minute Williston Council meeting that had only one agenda item for discussion.

    President Charles Goodman told his council that he'd try to keep the communication segment to 10 minutes, but it was evident that it would be a broken vow once the specifics of the new city hall came into the spotlight.

    Goodman, a contractor, said he'd spent 10-12 hours reviewing a 314-page document about the building and asked council members what they remembered for the roof.

  • Active threat training next week

    The Community Relations Division of the Levy County Sheriff's Office will hold an Active Threat Response class from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Williston Woman's Club, 1049 NE 6th Blvd, Williston.

    The class will help individuals and groups to be better prepared by knowing how to respond in this type of situation. The class is an hour long, with a question and answer following. It is open to anyone age 18 and older.