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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fire chief asks for assessment consideration

    Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall asked the city council last week if it was interested in pursuing a municipal fire assessment to fund his department.

    Stegall said about 75 percent of Williston residents pay ad valorem taxes and it could be a better way for the city to get the money it needs for the fire department.

  • Monterey Boats wins in every boat category

    Monterey Boats hosted a company-wide employee celebration April 12 in commemoration of its most recent award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

    This year marked the 13th consecutive year Monterey Boats has been presented with the NMMA Customer Satisfaction Index Award.

    The Marine Industry CSI Award honors manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the consumer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Four decades of service to Williston

     Before he was Williston's mayor, R. Gerald Hethcoat was a farm boy, a student, a young man battling polio, a clinical laboratory scientist, a law enforcement officer, a firefighter and a city councilman.

    Tuesday night, he added yet another title to his vast repertoire – retired.

    April 10 marked the end of nearly 40 years of public service and almost all of it to the city and people of Williston.

     

  • Deputies coming to the schools

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum says all 15 public and charter schools in the county will have a deputy on campus for the remainder of the school year, but he’s concerned about the financial viability of the program going forward.

  • AirSign helps with world records

    While his business takes place in the air, Patrick Walsh, self-admitted marketing geek, knows how to incorporate the land and water to maximize a client's dollar.

    In early March, one of those clients, T-Mobile, announced it was launching a new phone and needed a way to brand it in the minds of consumers.

    Ideas ran through Walsh's mind. Should he wrap a jet? A fighter plane? What?

  • Police Officer of the Year

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

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