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Today's News

  • Wild observations

    esterday, which happened to be June 14th, I picked blackberries in the wood next door. Blackberries are not all made equal, and some varieties that grow in our area produce larger fruit than others. I know this from observation. Some of the berries I picked were about an inch long. I look for the largest fruit, because then my container fills quicker. Large is not the only criteria. I also look for ripe berries, but not too ripe. They should be easily taken from the stem and a nice shiny blue black color.

  • Community calendar

    Monday, June 30

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * Whole Wide World @ My Public Library. Join us for books, stories, games crafts, and much, much more. All programs begin @ 10:00 a.m. at Williston Public Library, 528-2313.

    Tuesday, July 1

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

    * Rotary Club of Williston, First Presbyterian Church, Noon.

  • Business After Hours
  • Levy County sheriff's reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. was called to Chiefland June 16 following an incident that left a home blasted with gunfire.

    Lloyd Aaron Roosa, 37, of N.W. 90th St., was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence after he allegedly shot up the home of his girlfriend.

    According to the sheriff's office, the girlfriend told officers that Roosa had visited bars in Fanning Springs and upon returning home, retrieved a .22 caliber rifle from the bedroom and shot at her.

  • Williston police reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    * Scott M. Mohan, 39, of Southeast 200th Avenue, Morriston, was charged with DUI after being stopped on West Noble Avenue after a complaint was received of erratic driving.

    * Sadie M. Harris, 48, of Northeast Fourth Street, Williston, was arrested on a Levy County warrant for petty theft.

    * George Allison Moody, 37, of Northeast Fifth Street, Williston, was charged with domestic battery, a felony, after an altercation with a woman.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, June 21

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, June 23

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

  • Upcoming events

    Rotary dinner

    The Williston Rotary Club will hold its annual officer installation banquet on Friday, June 20, at the Williston Woman's Club.

    Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7.

    Tickets are $25. Reservations may be made by calling Jason Cason at 528-3101.

    Candidates visit

    on Saturday night

    On Saturday Night June 21, Bronson Motor Speedway will host its first ever Politicians Rally. An invitation was sent to all 23 candidates running for office in Levy County to come and attend and address the crowd.

  • Bird stories and other tales

    What do you do during these hot humid days? Folks in this part of the country find ways to beat the heat, or at least tolerate it. A person can stay indoors with a fan blowing or air conditioning running. Indoor activities I enjoy include reading, doing needlework and watching DVDs. Sometimes I just sit and watch my parakeets acting like clowns.

    From inside, I also watch the action at the water dishes.

  • Airport is liability to city

    Editor

    Many years ago the federal government "gave" an airport to the city of Williston as a grant. The gift had many strings attached so the government could take it back just as they took it from the farmer in 1942. The only difference is they will not have to compensate Williston when they take it back. The city of Williston is in effect a property manager for the federal government and receives no pay for this service.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Williston Police Dept. arrests:

    Ashton Lee Beecher, 19, of Northeast Highway 41, Williston, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped by Officer David Deonarine on Northeast 207th Court.

    In addition, a passenger, Demetrius S. Boykin, 22, of Gainesville, was arrested on a warrant out of Levy County.