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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • May 16, Christopher Scott Allen, 42, Inglis, domestic battery by strangulation. Bond $75,000.

    • May 15, Joshua Benjamin Baldenegro, 28, Gainesville, aggravated assault, battery, two counts possession of a weapon or firearm by a convicted felon, criminal mischief. Bond $525,000.

  • Glitches add to the beauty

    Ken Schwiebert is a perfectionist. If you’re one of his dental patients, you know this. If you’ve held a piece of his woodwork in your hands, you’ve seen it. And if you’ve worked on the veterans’ memorial with him for four years, as I have, you’ve felt it.

    It was November 2014 when I agreed to help with a project that would simmer on the back burner for two full years before finally reaching the boiling point in early 2017.

  • Happenings

    June

    Artists Needed

    Exhibitors are needed for the Starving Artists Showcase, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, to be held Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Williston’s Heritage Park.

    Artists in all media are invited to participate to showcase and sell their work. 

    Booth space is available for $15 per booth.

    For more information, or an application and rules,  contact the Chamber at 352-528-5552, email wcoc@willistonfl.com or visit at 607 SW 1st Ave., Williston.

  • Decade in the Making

    It took 10 years but it was more than worth it, according to the more than 500 people who attended Saturday's dedication of the Williston Veterans' Memorial in Heritage Park.

    Planned by the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and led by its chairman, Kenneth Schwiebert, the memorial will be a living testimony of the gratitude felt by Willistonians for the men and women of America's Armed Forces.

  • Frog's asks for special exception

    Frog's Pad, proposed to be located east of Williston on U.S. 27A, has applied with Levy County for a special exception that would allow the new package store and bar to sell and consume alcoholic beverages on the premises.

    The applicant plans a 6,400 square foot building and a 4,200 square foot patio that will be accessed through the barbecue restaurant's access on U.S. 27.

    The application will be considered at 5:30 p.m. June 4 in the courthouse.

  • 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.