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Today's News

  • Hethcoat honored for public service

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Outgoing Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat was celebrated Tuesday, March 20, by the Levy County Commission for his public service and leadership.

     Several commissioners, led by former Williston City Councilman and current County Commissioner Matt Brooks, who counts Heathcoat as an important mentor in his life, described their appreciation for the former mayor’s work.

  • Torando watch in effect until 10 p.m. April 15
  • Classmates reunite after 72 years

    Time and distance often separate high school classmates and though reunions may be held, it’s almost a guarantee that not everyone who walked with you that evening will attend.

    The New Berlin Central High School in Upstate New York, and near Cooperstown, graduated 21 seniors in 1946. Last week two of those graduates got reacquainted over lunch at the Ivy House. It was the first time they’d seen each other since graduation, almost 72 years ago..

  • Earth tones will color new city hall

    Williston City Council members said two weeks ago they didn't have even a basic understanding of how the new city hall would look and they needed answers. Tuesday night they got them. Or at least some of them.

    Representatives from Oelrich Construction, the company contracted to design and build the structure offered no real explanations on why they did what they did, but at least it started a conversation between them and their customers.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 6, Troy William Banning, 51, Archer, grand theft, resisting W/OV. Bond $20,000.

    • March 5, Cristina Rose Bierner, 37, Fanning Springs, lewd/lascivious behavior on victim 12 or older and younger than 16. Bond $50,000.

    • March 10, Edward Terrance Bove, 57, Florida, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • March 9, Terrell Adolpsht Bryant, 27, Tallahassee, DWLSR. Bond $1,500.

  • Happenings

     

    March

    Peanut Butter Drive

    Levy County Farm Bureau will host its annual Peanut Butter Food Drive March 1-16 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at its offices located at 208 NW Main St., Williston or 312 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

    Peanut butter donations will be presented to the First United Methodist Church Food Bank in Williston, Another Way in Chiefland and Tri-County Outreach in Chiefland.

    WAG Dining for the Dogs

  • Business of the Month

    Harriett Downs Real Estate was named Business of the Month for February by the Williston Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left, Chamber Director Lon Sullivan, Marc Pompeo, Linda Jane Cramer and Donna Hatcher from the company and Chamber Directors Mary Martha Hartley and Michael Langston.

  • Open for Business

    Back Door Antiques, owned and operated by Jim Smith (center with scissors) was officially welcomed to the Williston Chamber of Commerce March 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony held in conjunction with the store's grand opening. Dozens of Smith's supporters, friends and Chamber members were on hand to wish him well in the business located on East Noble Avenue.

  • Williston Cleanup is March 24

    The first city-wide cleanup of 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There's something for everyone to do.

    For more information, or to volunteer, call Latricia at city hall at 352-528-3060 ext 1.

  • Monument plans move forward

    Now that a date has been set to dedicate the veterans' memorial in Williston's Heritage Park, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) knows it's under the gun to get the ceremony planned.

    "The onus is on us to coordinate," CRA Chairman Kenneth Schwiebert said to his board Monday night. In addition to sending invitations to state dignitaries, there's also a lot of pre-planning to do before the May 19 day arrives.