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Today's News

  • Spay, neuter program enjoys successful launch

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Levy County Animal Services is introducing a free trap-neuter-release program in an effort to rein in the county’s feral cat problem.

    The program had its first run Jan. 25, and it was more successful than Darlene Esler, DVM, LCAS staff veterinarian, could have imagined.

  • Qualifying begins Monday

    Voters in the city of Williston will head to the polls April 10 to choose a councilman for "Group A", recently vacated by Kori Lamb, who moved outside the city limits.

    The winning candidate will fill Lamb's unexpired term that ends April 8, 2019.

    Qualifying for the position begins Monday, Feb. 19 at noon and ends Friday, Feb. 23, also at noon.

    Applications and fees ($29) may be submitted to City Clerk Fran Taylor at the temporary city hall, located in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.

  • Exceeding Expectations

    By Paul Jones

    Contributing Writer

    When you or I hold an expectation for something it tends to fall in one of three basic categories. An expectation can go unfulfilled, it can be met, or an expectation can be exceeded.

    Upon walking into Country Boy Cutz for the first time, it could certainly be said that the environment there well exceeded my expectations.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 3, Krystle Irene Barkley, 33, Spring Hill, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $2,500.

    • Jan. 31, Robert Eugene Beck, 27, Williston, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, VOP. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 29, James Braxton Boyd, 27, Chiefland, battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Happenings

    February

    AARP Meeting

    AARP Chapter #912 will celebrate Mardi Gras at its meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Wearing Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) beads and mask is optional.

    Coffee and socializing is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Diner, 16840 SE US Highway 19.

  • Another monument challenge

    Karlton Norton, owner of Karlton's Heating and Air, Inc. in Williston not only made a donation to the veterans' memorial fund Tuesday, he also threw down the gauntlet.

    As he passed over his check for $500, he said, "I'd like to challenge all the other heating and air professionals in the community to do the same thing.

    "It (the memorial)means a lot to me," he said, "because without veterans, there would be no businesses."

    The memorial, located in Williston's Heritage Park, is scheduled for completion in April.

  • Dawn of A New Communications Day
  • Guardian Angels wins national award

    Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, located in Williston was honored Jan. 20 with the 2018 VETTY Award for its outstanding efforts in Veterans Mental Health.

    Founder and CEO Carol Borden and National Canine Program Director Nate Burney accepted the award at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • MFA still wants school

    Johnnie Jones admitted to Williston City Council that it was the headline in last week's Williston Pioneer that brought him back before the council.

    Jones, president of the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA), a 501 (c)(3), told the council Tuesday that his group is still very much interested in re-purposing the old Williston Middle School, and its only stumbling block is the $2 million price tag the School Board of Levy County attached to it.

  • End of an era as city hall demolition begins

    The trees were among the first things to go, and soon everything else will follow suit.

    Monday demolition began on Williston City Hall and it will continue through the week.

    Utility supervisor CJ Zimoski said the Deodar cedars that graced the city hall lawn will be milled and used as decor in the new building, slated for completion in early autumn.