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Solar Farm Sets Sights on Chiefland

Permitting is underway for a large solar farm northeast of downtown Chiefland. Levy Solar I, LLC looks to build a 74.9 megawatt solar farm off Highway 129 on 715 acres of land near Central Florida Electric Cooperative. The location is considered an "energy highway"...

New Life For Old School

For 48 years, the Williston Middle School has stood tall on the outskirts of town, shaping hundred of lives. Its doors have been closed for a few years with the construction of the new Williston Middle High School miles down the road. The owners of the new institution...

Economic Snapshot Shows Positive 2021

It's likely there won't be many fond memories of 2020. While it has been a challenging time to say the least, all signs point to a much better 2021, especially on the Nature Coast. This economic snapshot shows what's in store for industry and jobs growth, the economy...

Woody’s BBQ Considers Williston

Jacksonville-based Woody's Bar B-Q visited Williston recently to discuss the possibility of a local franchise. Founder Woody Mills started the fast-casual restaurant in 1980, with the franchise growing to 10 state locations. Though it started in the city, the...

26 Fundamentals of Business Excellence

ANCORP in Williston has been manufacturing high end and ultra high end vacuum components since 1965. It's part of a very exclusive group of global companies -- less  than 5 -- that produce  these parts. To grow in such a niche industry for more than five decades does...

New Digs With Upcoming Events

The Levy County Historical Society is settling into its new Bronson location while gearing up for an upcoming program on World  War II. It purchased the former Henry and Rilla White Youth Foundation building December 2019. Renovations have been ongoing since,...

Black Prong Renovation Work Fast Flowing

The Black Prong Equestrian Village in Bronson is nearing the final turn of its multi-million dollar transformation. Owners Reid and Sarah Nagle have made numerous upgrades and additions to the ranch, including a roughly 4,000 square-foot main pavilion that features a...

Tiny Homes, Big Splash

Homestead Tiny Resorts in Williston is making a big splash after opening last month. The tiny homes village at 102 NE 2nd Ave. opened its doors late July, after contacting the Nature Coast Business Development Council last...

The Gains of Growth

There are no individual dots in economic development; everything is linked to make the bigger picture. Company A supplies company B the materials it needs to make its products, company C uses the accounting services company D provides, and so on. The snowball effect...

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, and forecasters predict a busier than normal season this year. A conference call last week conducted by Levy County Emergency Management took a look at the numbers, going off the widely-used Colorado State...

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