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Today's News

  • Suspects sought in drive-by shooting

    A resident on NE 210 Avenue in East Williston was awakened at 4 a.m. last Sunday by a crashing sound inside his home. He investigated the sound but did not find anything wrong and went back to bed. At approximately 9:30 a.m., he discovered a bullet hole through his front window and called 911.

    Deputies discovered someone fired a gun from outside the home. The bullet entered the resident’s north facing window, went through a recliner then lodged in the homeowner’s entertainment center. The bullet was recovered and it appears the weapon is a 9mm handgun.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 24, Vivian Lorraine Bailey, 37, Chiefland, grand theft, obtaining property valued at $50,000 or more. Bond $60,000.

    • April 24, David Ryan Bair, 30, Trenton, DWLS, possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $2,000.

    • April 20, Alphonso Lathario Baker, 39, Belleview, DWLS-habitual, possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription, possession of cocaine, possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $19,000.

  • Weekend features blueberries and plants

    You won't have to travel far this weekend to participate in outdoor activities.

    Williston’s Red White & Blues Farm will celebrate May 6-7 with its first Blueberry Festival.

    Scores of vendors, featuring arts, crafts, information and food are expected to be on site at the 100-acre farm during the two-day event that will also showcase blues and jazz music, pony rides, a petting zoo, bungee rides and more for the children in your life.

  • Litter ordinance discussed

    Fed up with the amount of trash that is dotting the city's parks and streets, Tuesday night the city council directed staff to begin a draft of a litter ordinance that carries substantial punitive measures for those who are caught littering.

    However, Police Chief Dennis Strow said there is already a state statute that addresses litter and it carries with it a fine and/or jail time. Strow said oftentimes a state statute supersedes a municipal ordinance.

  • JV wraps up season

    Williston 5 – Ft. White 2

    A slow start for both teams led to a narrow 1-0 lead for the Devils after four innings. The Indians put some hits together in the fifth to take the lead, but Williston bounced right back with four runs and shut out Ft. White in the final two innings to get the win. Grayson Geiger, Gabe Foster and Bryce King teamed up on the mound, limiting the Indians to only two runs on five hits and recorded seven strikeouts. Josh Forsythe and Gabe Foster lead the team, both going 2-for-3 at the plate.

    Williston 3 – PK Yonge 8

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 21, Christopher Scott Allen, 41, Inglis, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. ROR.

    • April 18, Joseph Michael Baker, 18, Inglis, two counts touch or strike. Bond $40,000.

    • April 22, Jeremiah Barnes, 20, Cedar Key, two out of county warrants, burglary of an occupied structure, grand theft. Bond $15,000.

  • Brazeals will celebrate Golden Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Brazeal will celebrate 50 years of marriage April 29.

    The couple was married at First Christian Church in Tampa in 1967, before moving to Gainesville and later Williston, where they reared their three children, Robert, Derrick and LuAnn. They have seven grandchildren, Devon, Cole, Gage, Kash and Livia Brazeal; Addison and Holton Love and son-in-law, Brian Love.

    The couple attends First United Methodist Church of Williston.

  • Happenings

    April

    Movie in the Park

    The city of Williston will present a Movie in the Park Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free of charge. Bring a chair or blanket and your family and enjoy.

    Timber Harvesting Class

    The College of Central Florida will launch its new Timber Harvesting Equipment Program May 8. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, April 28.

  • Levy boasts lowest unemployment in area

    If not yet in full bloom, the economy is certainly growing stronger in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region.

    According to today’s employment summary by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the unemployment rate in March for the CareerSource CLM region was 5.2 percent, down 0.7 percentage point since February and 0.6 percentage point lower than the area’s rate a year ago of 5.8 percent.

  • The race is on

    How can you not know I am over-the-top crazy about my two granddaughters?

    Facebook friends get a liberal dose of their cuteness, almost on a daily basis.

    My office is covered in their beautiful little faces.

    I have 1,800 pictures on my cell phone and 1,700 are of them.

    Talk about any subject and one, if not both, of them can be incorporated into the conversation.

    Yes, I'm a doting grandmother.