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Today's News

  • Throw a shrimp on the barbie

    A look at the Williston Fire Department's rickety grill during April's Relay for Life caused PuroClean's Kim McLane a moment of pause. But just a moment, because she, along with her boss and company owner, Joseph Crane jumped into action to secure a new grill for the deparment.

    "They're volunteers," she said of the firefighters who have made the station their home away from home, "and we just needed to do something for them."

  • Happenings

    June

    WE SOAR Summer Programs

    WE SOAR, Inc. will host its 2017 Summer Enrichment Program June 5-Aug. 12 offering piano/keyboard lessons, drums/percussion lessons, dance, pantomime and drama.

    Sessions will start in the evening from 6:30-8/9 p.m. at various locations.

    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or email wesoar06@hotmail.com.

    Wininger Town Hall Meeting

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • May 26, David Ross Andruskiewicz, 62, Morriston, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • May 22, Ray Anthony Bailey II, 24, Gainesville, felony warrant. Bond $1,000.

    • May 24, Bobbie Jo Beckett, 42, Archer, out of county warrant. Bond $10,000.

    • May 25, Steven D. Blumenberg, 19, Old Town, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. ROR.

    • May 27, Morgan Garrett Bradley, 20, Morriston, fleeing/eluding LEO with lights and sirens active. ROR.

  • Williston School of Dance turns 40

    Williston School of Dance (WSD) presented its 40th anniversary recital, "Cheers to 40 Years" at the University of Florida's P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 13.

    Over 100 students, preschool to young adult, males and females, performed in 35 dances.

    2017 senior soloists were Katie Hagan, Naomi Hurlston, Emily Lowrimore and Janna Thorrington.

  • Remembering lives lost in the line of duty

    Dozens came May 19 to remember and honor the county’s two law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony held in Williston’s Heritage Park.

    Remembered during the ceremony were Williston Police Officer Cpl. David W. Moss and Deputy Sheriff A. Hagood Ellzey.

    On Saturday, July 30, 1988 Cpl. Moss was shot and killed while attempting to assist with what was thought to be a disabled vehicle.

  • New name for an old dream

    It may appear to have been quiet on the topic of the old Williston Middle School, but in the year since the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) announced its plan to buy the 17-acre property, a lot has been going on behind the scenes.

    It was June 13, 2016 when MFA held a gathering of community leaders to brainstorm what could be done to, what was then called, the Williston Civic Center.

    Today it has a new name – The Legacy Center – and according to MFA President Johnnie Jones, the new name supports what the MFA will do once it owns the property.

  • Historic districts can add to city's flavor

    A dozen people interested in bettering the city of Williston listened to an expert on historic districts explain why they add value to a community.

    Bill Warinner, an architect and Realtor, told how his input has helped Gainesville organize its historic buildings and preserve the city's rich history.

    Auguste Zettler, Matt Marino and Josie Lodder were all on the same page –preserving the Williston that is Williston.

  • Happenings

    May

    Movie in the Park

    The city of Williston will host another Movie in the Park Friday, May 26 at the Heritage Park Pavilion beginning at 7:30 p.m. No admission. Free popcorn and drinks.

    Dementia Support Group

    A local support group for caregivers who are coping with loved ones suffering from dementia will have its first meeting Saturday, May 27 from 1-3 p.m. in the community center at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main St.

  • Spring finale ends in domination for Devils

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devil Football team ended its spring on a high note last Thursday night, beating the Hamilton County Trojans by a score of 56-8, thoroughly manhandling the opposing team all night long.

    The Devils took it to the Trojans throughout the game.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    • May 18, Jerry Lee Alexander, 57, Morriston, DWLS – habitual. Bond $2,500.

    • May 18, John Nicholas Arcangeli, 32, Morriston, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $200.

    • May 15, April Savina Arroyo, 24, Palmetto, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. Bond $1,000.

    • May 15, Corey Chase Barwick. 19, Inglis, touch or strike. Bond $10,000.

    • May 21, Brian Lee Baxley, 39, Hawthorne, touch or strike. ROR.