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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 30, Nelson Miguel Berrios, 24, Williston, DWLS. Bond $1,000.

    • Feb. 2, Johnny Michael Butler, 39, Cross City, two out of county warrants.

    • Feb. 2, Shawn Aaron Caruthers, 43, Chiefland, possession with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver Schedule III drugs, within 1,000 feet of specified area with Schedule I or II drugs. Bond $100,000.

    • Jan. 30, Kjuantavis Jamal Coffee, 22, Chiefland possession of marijuana over 20 grams. ROR.

  • Back-to-Back Champs

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last week was a big week for Williston hoops when the Williston High School girls' team took home their second consecutive district championship, while the boys went 2-0 and sent off an impressive senior class.

    After a first round bye, the girls started off the district tournament Feb. 2 against Fort White. The game, held in Hilliard, was not close, as the Devils won 76-42.

  • Pay raises dominate council meeting

    A resolution to bring the city of Williston's employees' salaries to a more competitive rate drew a myriad of emotions Tuesday that after an hour of discussion resulted in a split council vote.

    In a 2-3 vote with Councilmen Kori Lamb, Charles Goodman and Elihu Ross opposed to a blanket pay increase, the resolution died but not after almost everyone spoke his mind.

    City Clerk Fran Taylor and City Manager Scott Lippmann presented a salary comparison chart of 13 different municipalities.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 24, Nickole Alice Avery, 41, Bell, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

    • Jan. 27, Noah Keith Bevins, 35, Inglis, two out of county warrants, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, obstruction W/OV, possession of a controlled substance, and/or use. Bond $86,555.

    • Jan. 24, Michelle Anne Cooper, 53, Ocala, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

  • City picks up the gauntlet

    Six months ago we challenged the city of Williston to take a little pride in its own properties before mandating its residents do the same.

    Over 60 years of weather and neglect marred the faces of two prominent city properties – city hall and its annex.

    Chipped, flaking paint; mildewed facades and the absence of landscaping created eyesores in our midst.

    Those of us who live here saw the deterioration day in and day out. We saw it so often, we soon became complacent about it and in time, immune to it.

  • Girls lose, boys win

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last week was an eventful one for the Williston Hoops teams. The girls, who were supposed to have two games but cancelled one, went 0-1, while the boys went 2-0. The girls' loss came at Trenton (who on the year is 22-3), while the boys beat both North Marion and Dixie County.

    The boys started off the week at home, on Jan. 25 against North Marion. The game was a nail biter that came down to the last seconds, but the Devils won by a score of 54-50.

  • Bronson mayor wants to expand MLK festivities

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Bronson mayor Bruce Greenlee has a goal to expand on the town’s march and festivities for the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, with a focus on getting more students involved.

  • Mattair receives national honor

    Kelvin Mattair, of Williston has been named one of nine Fellows selected for The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) inaugural 2017 National Mentoring Summit Fellowship Program.

    As a Fellow, Mattair, Project Director of the JBU Mentoring Program at the Unity Family Community Center, Inc., has been awarded admission and a travel stipend to attend MENTOR’s annual National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C.

  • Happenings

     

    February

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

     

    Veteran Info Session

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 17, Christian Rex Andrews, 19, Bronson, touch or strike.

    • Jan. 16, Ashley Avid Batten, 29, Bronson, FTA.

    • Jan. 20, Rusty William Byrd, 48, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $10,000.

    • Jan. 17, Kitty Dale Collins, 38, Inglis, two counts VOP.

    • Jan. 19, William Cunningham, 49, Inglis, two counts FTA. Bond $6,000.

    • Jan. 20, Casey Davis, 29, Cross City, three counts FTA.