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Today's News

  • Sex offender arrested; more charges pending

    A Williston man who failed to meet conditions for his release was arrested May 5 and now an investigation continues about why he may not have met those obligations.

    Christopher L. Caffie, 24, of 3731 NE 217 Court, Williston, was charged for failure to comply with Sex Offender registration requirements.

    Caffie was convicted of a felony sexual offense in 2012 and is required to register with the Sheriff’s Office two times a year.

  • 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.

  • Veterans' Memorial gets a much needed push

    Two large contributions and a lot of hard work by a few dedicated volunteers have pushed the fund for a Veterans' Memorial past the original goal.

    Three years ago, when the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) first conceived the notion of a memorial, donations were slow to come in and the bricks that honored veterans were only purchased sporadically.

    In March, David Wilson, himself a veteran, told the CRA he was "saddened and embarrassed" by the lack of a memorial.

  • 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.