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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     May 23, Steven Solon Barbanell, 44, Bronson, use or possession of ID of another person w/o consent, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

  • Community Happenings

     Friday, June 1

  • There’s need for culture

     I hadn’t been in Williston long when I asked someone on the city’s CRA what Williston had chosen as its niche–the thing that would bring people here.

  • Joe Smith is Pioneer of the Year nominee

     Joseph E. Smith has been selected as May’s Pioneer of the Year nominee.

  • Heroes honored at Orange Hill Cemetery

    By Bryan Hoopaugh

    Staff Writer

    As a cool and brisk breeze blew across Orange Hill Cemetery, keeping the array of flags waving toward the south, hundreds of veterans and community members gathered to pay tribute to our lost but not forgotten soldiers. 

    American Legion Post 236 commander Pat Plemmons emceed the event, which was both celebratory and bittersweet.

  • New rules

    Williston City Councilor Jason Cason is a happy man.

    That’s because a month after being shot down on a motion on how to conduct council meetings, his peers agreed last week that maybe his idea wasn’t such a bad one.

  • Wendells celebrate 60th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wendell will celebrate 60 years together Sunday. See the story under Family.

  • Wendells celebrate 60th anniversary

    Ronald and Donna Wendell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary  Sunday, May 27 at noon in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. The potluck luncheon is hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandson.
    Friends of the couple are invited to attend.
    For more information, call  Debi at 529-0450.
    Donna Marie Gleasman and Ronald Borden Wendell were married May 17, 1952 in New Hartford, N.Y.

  • Rea Samuels signs with McPherson

    Williston senior Rea Samuels has been considering her many options for the last several months leading up to her graduation from Williston High School.
    A four year track and field star who has dominated her competition, Samuels has chosen to accept a four-year scholarship to attend McPherson College in McPherson, Kan.
    Her father, Hector Samuels, spoke to the large crowd of family and friends who attended her signing  May 15, in the school cafeteria.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report May 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    May 14, Jess Thomas Adams, 31, Yankeetown, out of county warrant. Bond $513.
    May 20, Melba Paige Alexander, 21, Morriston, DWLSR.
    May 19, Shellie Renee Bailey, 36, Chiefland, Driving while license expired for more than four months.
    May 19, Lowell Timothy Baker, 62, St. Petersburg, DUI, DWLSR, refusal to submit to DUI test, refusal to accept, sign citation or post bond. $50,000.
    May 19, Maurice Antwain Brown, 20, Chiefland, aggravated battery. Bond $25,000.