School Board Breaks Ground For New School in Williston
A school board is breaking ground on their future: Williston Middle and High School.
And family members of those who used to be buried on this property came to the groundbreaking ceremony to show their support.
The Levy County School Board was granted $34 million from the state legislature to build the school.
The school board bought 77 acres of land for the project but found a cemetery on the property.
They say they had to move the remains of a confederate soldier and his family in order to get approved for the grant.
One of the soldier's descendants came to the ceremony to have a wish granted.
"I also asked Superintendent Hastings if he would escort me back to the original gravesite and allow me to take a picture with my family history book and he was more than happy to do it," said descendant Deborah Limbaugh Sharp.
The land cost the school board $770,000.
According to the Levy County Property Appraiser, that's a little over $250,000 more than the property was worth.
The middle and high school is expected to open in fall of 2016.
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