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Today's News

  • Keeping cool at graduation

    When I first came to Williston and found out that graduation was in Gainesville, I was a bit surprised. Chiefland, Cedar Key and Bronson all hold their commencements at the schools. Then last year I went to graduation for the first time, and it was pretty good. I was still wondering how I would like traveling out of town for a Williston ceremony. This week, I went again, and I've come to the conclusion that my first impression was wrong. Going to the University of Florida's Center for the Performing Arts is a great thing, and I applaud whoever thought of it originally.

  • WHS seniors graduate

    Williston High School senior class president Kaylin Lindsey spoke briefly to her classmates at Monday's graduation exercises, saying "Our class has a personality of its own." She closed her talk by turning to her friends and calling out three little words, but not the words the audience expected. Instead, she said to them the class motto: "That's What's Up." The seniors on stage at the University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts burst into cheers and applause, but at that moment it may have dawned on many of them that this was really the end of their high school days.

  • Red light cameras likely soon

    For the Williston City Council, it was an evening for celebration and for decisions. The celebrations honored outstanding students in the Williston schools as well as six members of the Williston High School class of 2008 who have joined the U.S. Navy. Two major business items - electronic surveillance of red-light running and efforts to establish a new city hall at the north end of the Linear Park - were resolved after months of consideration and discussion. The council room was full to overflowing with relatives and friends of the honorees.

  • Independence Day plans move ahead

    On Thursday, July 3, Williston will celebrate Independence Day, starting with the annual parade at 5 p.m. The parade theme is "Hometown Heroes".

    This year the city is honoring two hometown heroes, Royal French and Catlin Mixson. They will lead the parade as grand marshals.

  • Teen driving program returns

    Unfortunately, every week we read of student drivers in United States that are involved in automobile crashes resulting in traffic fatalities. The Levy County Sheriff's Office has received a $10,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to fund the Levy County Teen Driver Improvement Program.

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a no cost, Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their learners permit.

  • Bronson wins spring game

    Bronson football romped to a 31-0 shutout over visiting Spartans from St. Johns Country Day in Orange Park in an entertaining, instructive spring classic.

    "We did good. We've got a lot of work to do," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey in a post-game comment that summed up where the Eagles are today.

  • Williston police reports

    A traffic stop by Williston Police on CR318 led to the arrest of two people, one for driving with a suspended license and the other for possession of cocaine.

    On May 17, Cpl. Kevin B. Sheppard stopped a vehicle for having an expired tag. The driver, Brandy April Nutt, 26, of Keystone Heights, was found to have her license suspended five times for failure to pay traffic fines, and was arrested.

  • Fugitive arrested

    On May 23, the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshals Service arrested Jeffrey Wayne Rinehart, 60, for violation of probation- sexually molesting a child and failure to register as a sexual offender.

  • Message to the graduates

    This is a big weekend for many young people in Levy County, as they leave high school and move on to the next phase of their lives.

    Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for most Levy County schools this weekend, a landmark day for a few hundred young adults who are ready to venture out into the world.

  • Memorial Day event held

    The American Legion Post 236 and the VFW Post 5511 held Memorial Day services at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston on Sunday afternoon.