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Today's News

  • Williston School of Dance hosts camp performance June 15

    Williston School of Dance presented its 41st-year recital, "It's About Time", Saturday, May 12, at the PK Yonge Performing Arts Center in Gainesville.

    Over 100 youth performed in over 30 dances, ranging from hip hop to classical ballet, Irish "Riverdance"-style stepdancing to salsa.

    The honored high school senior was Anna Petteway, an accomplished Irish dancer, who trained at Williston School of Dance since she was age three.

  • 'Helpful’ bird lover shares tips on birding, photography

    To “stir enthusiasm and gratitude” because we are “surrounded by so much beauty” is the goal of John Middleton, a passionate birder and photographer of nature. This former Florida Park Ranger, leadership consultant and pastor who grew up in Jacksonville drove from Lafayette County to share that passion in a recent program at the Williston Library which he called “Birds and Bird Photography: An Introduction.” The program was hosted by the Friends of the Williston Library (FOWL).

  • Langworthy returns Gators to Omaha

    By Sean Arnold

    sean.arnold@

    chieflandcitizen.com

    Austin Langworthy entered Florida’s Gainesville Super Regional baseball series against Auburn without a home run all season in McKethan Stadium.

    But the Gator baseball team, which broke through last season with its first national championship, has lately been all about unprecedented achievements.

  • Blue Springs re-opens

    By Deborah Goad

    Contributing Writer

    After months of renovation work, Blue Springs in Bronson is once again open for swimming and picnicking.

    Ten pavilions, numerous new concrete tables and benches and freshly painted restrooms with newly built changing rooms and a paved parking lot have all been added to enhance Blue Springs Park.

  • Happenings

    CEE Meeting

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will be finalizing plans for the candidates forum scheduled for July 28 when they meet Thursday, June 21, at Williston Public Library from 7-8:30 pm.

  • Grants coming to police department

    Williston's two police leaders, Chief Dennis Strow and Deputy Chief Clay Connolly are always trying to make copper wire from stretching pennies.

    Last week, Connolly told Williston City Council members he had applied and received a grant from USDA to fund three new police vehicles.

    While it is a matching grant, the city will pay $32,000 and receive $75,000 from USDA to buy the vehicles. It's like three for the price of one.

    The city's portion of the grant will come from money already in the budget that is earmarked for police vehicles.

  • Air ambulance comes to Levy

    When lives are hanging in the balance and time is of the essence, sometimes traditional ground transportation just isn't enough.

    Williston and Levy County residents can now add another plus to their column for reasons to live here.

    PHI Air Medical is waiting on a Certificate of Need from from the Agency of Health Care Administration (AHCA) and once issued will be making the Williston Airport its home base.

  • Breaking the 10th Commandment

    Tradition states there are 613 commandments in Mosaic Law.

    Somehow, the translators who worked for King James in 1604 decided to pare those laws down into what we refer to as the Ten Commandments.

    For many, like me, I suppose that in itself is a blessing. Keeping 10 laws can be a daunting task so I can only imagine if I had to remember and adhere to 603 more.

    It’s reminiscent of one of the Lemony Snicket books, The Vile Village, where the Baudelaire children are forever breaking laws because there are so many they cannot remember them.

  • $tarving Artists' $howcase Saturday

    Are you looking for the perfect painting or photograph to hang in your new home? Do you have a passion for homemade soaps, jewelry and candles?

    This Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. visit Williston’s Heritage Park where local artists will exhibit their work in the Williston Chamber of Commerce’s $tarving Artists’ $howcase.

    Artists from three counties will be on hand exhibiting and selling their work at starving artists’ prices – all below $100.

  • Further fire assessment study

    A presentation Tuesday night by a company that helps government entities determine how to develop special assessments left Williston City Council members with more questions than they felt could be answered during a regular meeting.

    Jeff Rackley of Government Services Group (GSG) spoke at length how his firm can walk Williston through the process to determine its own fire assessment after Fire Chief Lamar Stegall asked the council to consider it last month.