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Today's News

  • City Council has evening of information

    Some youth athletes were turned away this season because there just isn't enough space to accommodate the needs at the Williston Youth Athletic Association (WYAA).

    Carrie Murphy, WYAA president, told the Williston City Council Tuesday night that the group is experiencing its biggest season to date.

  • Relay for Life is Saturday

    A year-long fundraising effort aimed at eradicating cancer culminates this Saturday, April 1 with a party to end all parties.

    The annual Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, gets underway at 4 p.m. in a new location – Williston Elementary School.

    From 4 until midnight, the fun is plentiful as teams celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

    Teams will incorporate a Disney theme into their campsites and will offer games, food and fun as the fundraising efforts draw to a close.

  • Teens take three vehicles before spree ends

    The third time was a strike when two teenagers allegedly stole three different vehicles in and around the Williston area.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s office, Kennith Baldinelli, 17, of Melrose and Titan O. Chaney, 15, of Middleburg stole a car to meet a girl in Williston.

    When they arrived in town, they ditched the first car they had stolen from the Melrose area of Alachua County. This vehicle was recovered by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office but no arrests were made because no suspects had yet been identified.

  • Teens arrested in series of thefts

    Three Williston teens were arrested by Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigators last week and charged with several cases during a February crime spree.

    Zachary L. Chism, 14, Daniel Melendez, 16, and Tyler A. Dutka, 16, have been charged with multiple crimes. Investigators Scott Stancil and CJ Perryman identified Dutka as a potential suspect while working on an unrelated investigation. The investigators subsequently identified Chism and Melendez after Dutka was interviewed.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 24, Ronald Edward Adams, 57, Archer, DWLS – habitual. Bond $25,000.

    • March 22, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 41, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $2,000.

    • March 20, Michael Christopher Black, 44, Lake City, DUI. Bond $10,000.

    • March 21, Alan William Brewster, 55, Inglis, FTA. ROR.

    • March 24, Paul Franklin Bruce, 33, Archer, non support of children or spouse. Bond $1,600.

  • Gas tax ordinance means higher Levy fuel prices

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    At the meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissions on March 21, the Commission took a step toward addressing the budget shortfall recently faced by the Road Department.

    Behind a four-fifths consensus – Commissioner Lilly Rooks declined to add her voice in support – the county began the process for instituting a five cent tax per gallon on non-diesel gasoline in the county.

  • Veterans Memorial Fund grows

    While one can never be sure, it appears the sadness and embarrassment that one Vietnam veteran feels due to the lack of a veterans memorial may be what tugged at heart strings – and purse clasps.

    After David Wilson appeared before the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) March 13 and expressed his concern that Williston didn't honor its veterans, the money started pouring in.

    From $100 for pavers to larger donations, just about every day the Veterans Memorial Fund has grown.

  • Levy County Fair opens Thursday

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. on the main stage.

    This year’s fair began last July when the fair association held its annual meeting. From then until now, 12 core volunteers and about three dozen more have planned, scheduled and negotiated to bring the best in family entertainment to Levy County and the surrounding area.

  • A brother like no other

    I lacked three months being four years old when he was born. Memories are sketchy from that period of my life, but I remember with absolute clarity the morning after he was born.

    We lived in a small four-room house heated with two free-standing coal stoves.

    I remember Daddy putting me in the high chair between the cook stove and back door as he rushed to make oatmeal and toast before he and I set out to visit my new baby brother.

  • Levy County Fair Thursday-Sunday