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Today's News

  • Neighbor helping neighbor

    Since taking office two years ago, Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger has been known for hosting her own town hall meetings.

    It's an opportunity for people to ask questions in a casual atmosphere and also share information with her that she needs to know as their elected representative.

    Next week, April 12, Wininger will host another such meeting but this one with a twist.

  • Making economic development work is up to the people

    In six to eight weeks, Williston City Council will find out just what its grant money paid for when Alison Megrath and Dr. Lynn Patterson make their presentation on the city's Comprehensive Plan.

    Monday night, Patterson presented the culmination of months of research and planning on economic development to some of the people whose input is included in the final product.

    She said implementation is not solely up to the council, but must involve the people if it is to work and be an accurate portrayal of what Williston will become.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 22, Ricky Lee Alston, 32, Chiefland, delivering/distributing drugs, possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of business, school or place of worship, manufacturing hallucinogens, possession of hallucinogens with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. Bond $100,000.

    • March 25, James Thomas Andrews, 51, Bronson, aggravated assault, battery.

  • Happenings

    April

    WW Vets Luncheon

    WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School. (See page 3 for more information.)

    Meet and Greet with the Author

  • Purging should be easier

    My late best friend, Denise, was a shopaholic. More importantly, she was a bargain shopaholic, so it came as no surprise to me what I discovered in her closet 12 years ago when she was adding a room onto her house.

    Denise was also a hoarder, so when our friend Kendall and I started going through Denise’s closet, we forced her to leave the room. We could hear her wails from the hallway as we sorted various items for sale, for trash and for donation.

  • Red Devils roll in Chiefland

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    The Williston baseball team entered spring break with a head of steam, winning seven straight, capped by a 14-4 rout at Chiefland March 22.

    The Red Devils, led by former Williston skipper Jim Smith, improved to 9-2 overall and completed their regular season sweep of CMHS with the win. The club next plays at Bronson April 3.

    The Red Devils, who’ve yet to lose to a school below Class 6A, collected 13 hits and tallied at least two runs in all but one inning against the Indians.

  • Williston – City with a heart

    By Nancy Wininger

    Guest Columnist

    A friend of mine recently had surgery and developed slight complications with her heart. Anything with your heart doesn’t seem “slight” to me but in her case, it was something that didn’t require surgery but did require monitoring. Thankfully, things turned out well for her and we all breathed a sigh of relief.

    However, it did make me think about which situations in life, health or otherwise, can be handled with just monitoring, and which require “surgery”.

  • April 2

    “You’ve done all the hard work. Now come and listen to the strategy developed based upon your input. Share your comments and thoughts to finalize the strategy.”

    That’s the opening on a flyer distributed this week by Megrath Consulting as the firm winds down into the closing weeks of the city of Williston’s comprehensive plan, mandated by the state of Florida.

    Participants are encouraged to come to the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School Monday, April 2 from 5-7 p.m. to hear what's ben said.

  • Free money
  • Ordinance bans pot dispensaries

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy County Commission on March 20 adopted an ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas while treating its growing and cultivation like other nurseries.

    The unanimous passing of the ordinance, based on a motion from Mike Joyner and a second from Matt Brooks, came after the second of two public hearings on the matter held at the courthouse in March.