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Today's News

  • Software will help WPD organize

    Keeping accurate records is vital to every department, but perhaps none so much as Williston Police.

    Last week, Chief Dennis Strow asked for, and received, permission to spend more than $19,000 to acquire new software.

    The package will allow the department to better maintain reports, including incidents, accidents, arrests, investigations, ordinances and activity logs. Software was bought three years ago in anticipation of the Levy County Sheriff going to the same program, but it never happened and the software is less than adequate.

  • Norm Fugate appointed to Judicial Nominating Committee

    A Williston attorney has been named to a Judicial Nominating Committee by Gov. Rick Scott, who announced six appointments to three such committees last week.

    Norm Fugate, 54, president of Norm D. Fugate, PA, was chosen to serve on the Eighth Circuit Judiciating Nominating Committee. He succeeds Kathryn McLeod Lancaster and was appointed for a term beginning Aug. 4 and ending July 1, 2018.

    Other appointments include:

    • Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

  • Williston angler competing for $500,000 cash

     The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, will return to Lake Murray and the Columbia, S.C. area Aug. 14-17 to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2014. Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism, the tournament will feature 45 of the world’s best bass pros and co-anglers casting for the sport’s biggest awards – $500,000 cash in the pro division and $50,000 cash in the co-angler division.

  • Candidates meet, greet and answer questions at forum

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    If anyone came expecting fireworks at the candidates forum hosted by VFW Post 5625 and the Chiefland Citizen, they were likely to come away disappointed. But hopefully they came away better informed. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 2, Joey Berry, 26, Trenton, open container, possession of drug equipment. Bond $1,000.

  • Shouldn't the punishment fit the crime?

     

    It's encouraging to know that after years of doing nothing, absolutely nothing, to enforce the codes it has on the  books regarding buildings and property, the city of Williston is finally taking a step in the right direction and taking some action to correct wrongs.

  • Coloring outside the lines

     

    Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Norman Rockwell.

    They're all names synonymous with art.

  • Road dedication memorializes Cpl. David Moss

     

    The only Williston police officer to die in the line of duty was forever memorialized last week when a portion of Noble Avenue was named The Cpl. David W. Moss Memorial Highway.

    Moss was 31 when he died July 30, 1988 pursuing a car thief.

  • Free school give away Aug. 9

    First Baptist Church of Williston will hold its 4th Annual Back 2 School FREE Clothes Giveaway; Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    The inventory is low and the church asks for your donations.

    Please ask your friends and neighbors for new and/or gently used children’s clothing, jackets, shoes and socks and donate them to First Baptist Church Williston at 339 East Noble Ave. (across the street from Drummond Bank)

  • Two hospitalized in wreck

    One person was airlifted and another was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health following a Friday July 18 wreck involving three vehicles on U.S. Highway 27A south of Bronson.

    Frederick Anthony Roech, 43, of Bronson was airlifted with serious injuries, while the passenger in his vehicle, Kimberly Dawn Moore, 39, of Bronson, was transported due to minor injuries.