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Today's News

  • New schools' owners

    For two years the buildings that once held middle and high school educators and students in Williston have sat vacant, leaving Willistonians pondering what would become of those properties.

    One of those questions was resolved in late April and the other neared resolution this week.

    At its April 24 meeting, the School Board of Levy County voted to dispose of the old Williston Middle School by donating it to the Levy Schools Foundation.

  • Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Remember those who served.
  • Memorial dedication is Saturday

    Dreams can and do come true and this Saturday, the long-anticipated recurring dream of the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will become reality as the Veterans' Memorial will be dedicated.

    The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in the Heritage Park Pavilion and, weather permitting, will move south for the unveiling of the monument that honors the men and women of America's Armed Forces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 28, Dominque Detron Aldridge, 23, Gainesville, possession of cocaine, possession and/or use drug equipment. Bond $30,000.

    • April 28, James Braxton Boyd, 27, Branford, contempt of court, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, possession and/or use drug equipment. Bond $130,000.

  • No more lost socks