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Today's News

  • Howitzer should stay in Epperson Park

    The WWII Howitzer that is in Williston's Epperson Park off SR 27A should stay where it is, members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) agreed Monday night.

    The artillery piece has been in Williston for about 42 years, CRA member Nick Williams said, and except for being donated to the city, it has no real connection to Williston.

    There's been talk for about a year about moving it from Epperson Park to Heritage Park to help round out the Veterans Memorial and Heritage Walk.

  • Williston Animal Shelter takes first steps

    A drizzling rain wasn't enough to keep animal enthusiasts away from last week's symbolic start of the new Williston Animal Shelter.

    Members of Levy Animal Friends (LeAF), Williston Animal Group (WAG) and the city of Williston took gold shovels to turn the first bits of dirt into a 2,000 square foot facility that will have 16 kennels and a cat room.

    Private donations, fundraisers and grants will fund the quarter million dollars needed to complete the project, which will take about two years.

  • Officer award named for Mike Joyner

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    So many of the details of Mike Joyner’s extensive career in law enforcement – particularly his heralded undercover work – will never be available for public consumption.

  • AirSign is world's largest airship operator

    Unless you're one of those people who drive around town just to satisfy curiosity or to keep an eye on things, you may not even know of its existence.

    However, in recent weeks, Airsign, owned and operated by Patrick Walsh, inked deals that will once again put Williston on the map and lead to positive economic development for the area.

  • Happenings

    December

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    Walk To Bethlehem

    Walk To Bethlehem is a narrated interactive journey.

  • Active shooter training offered

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum is offering a free Active Threat Response class to interested citizen groups.

    This class is being offered in light of the many tragic active shooter and active threat events that are occurring in our country and around the world. This class will help citizen groups be more prepared by knowing how to respond if ever involved in this type of situation. The class is approximately an hour long and includes a question and answer period, and is designed for citizens over 18 years old.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 28, Klaytin Ezrha Adams, 38, Chiefland, burglary of a structure or conveyance. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 1, Stephanie Nicole Addison, 24, High Springs, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Nov. 29, Christopher Allen Barron, 34, Chiefland, VOP. Bond $500.

    • Nov. 29, Noah Keith Bevins, 36, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, and/or use. Bond $26,000.

  • Red Devils roll in opener

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston boys’ basketball team got off to a sluggish start in Chiefland on offense, as it failed to net a bucket the first few minutes of play in the Nov. 28 meeting.

    But the Red Devils soon got going in a big way, eventually taking a 31-17 lead into halftime on the heels of a Josiah Jones layup at the buzzer.

    WMHS added to its advantage in the second half, securing a 58-36 win in the season opener in the CMHS gym.

  • Atheists' case against county dismissed

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The lawsuit filed against Levy County by American Atheists, Inc., claiming a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, was dismissed in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

  • Council gives nod to city hall price tag

    No one blinked Tuesday night when Williston City Manager Scott Lippmann told the city council the price for constructing a new city hall.

    "We have a very good estimate," Lippmann said, "of what it will cost to build this building – $2.509 million." That comes out to about $209 per square foot, a price that Council President Charles Goodman, himself a contractor, said was reasonable for a commercial facility of this type.