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  • Robbery solved

    Two people have been arrested in conjunction with a burglary that occurred at Pesso’s Pawn Shop April 12.

    Raymond E. Godwin, 42 and Kimberly S. Soverins, 30, both of Williston were charged last Wednesday with the crime, according to Police Chief Dennis Strow.

    In a press release, Strow reported that during the burglary, several items were taken, including two long guns. The guns were located by employees of Williston High School on the school campus.

  • Robert Philpot inducted into Florida FFA Hall of Fame

    A lifetime dedicated to agriculture and teaching young people about its vital role in America culminated last week when Williston’s Robert E. Philpot was inducted into the Florida FFA Hall of Fame during a banquet and reception held at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center near Haines City.

  • Bronson adopts higher tax rate

    Bronson residents will see an increase in taxes next fiscal year, but only enough to cover the difference in what the town would have lost thanks to falling property values.

  • Williston shows off new clocktower

     By Bryan Hoopaugh

  • WPD arrests burglary suspect

     Two people have been arrested in conjunction with a burglary that occurred at Pesso’s Pawn Shop April 12.

    Raymond E. Godwin, 42, and Kimberly S. Soverins, 30, both of Williston were charged Wednesday with the crime, according to Police Chief Dennis Strow.

    In a press release, Strow reported that during the burglary, several items were taken, including two long guns. The guns were located by employees of Williston High School on the school campus.

  • Williston passes budget and millage

     City workers will get a 5 percent raise in the next budget year that starts Oct. 1.

    Tuesday night, the city council approved the 2013-1014 budget of $12.7 million dollars and a millage rate of 5.9025 mills.

    The new budget also sees a 13. 8 percent decrease in expenditures and continued capital improvement funding.

  • Klan propaganda appears in black council members’ yards

    Three Bronson Council members got an unwelcome surprise thrown in their yards and driveways some time during the weekend, just a few days after the town elections.

  • Williston business prospects look good

    County business recruiter David Pieklick gave an update on efforts to help Levy County businesses grow and attract new business. He said Pegasus Farms, an aquaculture and hydroponic farm, is moving along with its plans and he arranged a meeting with a businessman from Yankeetown to consider adding shrimp farming to the mix.

  • Williston Woman’s Club celebrates a centennial of service–and eating

     In 1914 a group of women, dedicated to creating a caring, helpful community,  banded together to form the Civic League.

  • Ride to Provide is Saturday

     Ride to Provide, the annual fundraiser for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens (LARC), kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bronson High School.

    All of the money raised will benefit LARC and its programs.

    The route starts at the high school and ends at LARC headquarters in Otter Creek.

    This year food will be all you can eat and will include hamburgers, hot dogs and tea. Adults eat for $10 and children for $5.

    For more information or to register, visit www.ridetoprovide.net.