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Today's News

  • Community Happenings I

    Friday, Feb. 4

    Dudley Farm
    Dudley Farm Old-Fashioned Plow Days will showcase agricultural practices before the tractor and mechanization as highly skilled draft horse and mule teams plow the crop fields in preparation for spring planting Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    There will be traditional skills demonstrations, wagon rides and music. Come look at these big beautiful and powerful creatures and the hard work we once depended upon them for.

  • STARS Gala slated for Feb. 12

    The 2011 STARS (Students, Teachers, And Respective Supporters) Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Williston Middle School
    The evening will include:
     • Dinner
     • Student Entertainment
    • Recognition of Gala patrons  and special guests
     • Door Prizes  
     • Silent Auction
    Contribution Levels are:
    Gold Table Patron:    Contribution of $1,000
    Silver Table Patron:    Contribution of $500

  • Browning settles into role after rewarding first year
  • 11 throw hat in ring for county commission seat

    Eleven people have applied to be appointed to the vacant District 1 Board of County Commissioners position according to applications released by Gov. Rock Scott's office.
    The applicants are: Sunshine D. Baynard, Abraham Blitch, Edith Brown, Noel Desmond, Darryl Diamond, Michael Joyner, John Meeks, Anthony Phillips, Jack Schofield, David Stone and Tony Berlon Weeks.

  • Lions Club President Erv Kauffman dies at 67

    Erv Kauffman found peace and satisfacton in working and helping others. The combinaton led the Illinois native to almost single-handedly spearhead a campaign to revitalize the Williston Lions Club in 2009.
    Day in and day out for almost two years, he devoted himself to fund-raising, coordinating and looking for ways the club could benefit both individuals and businesses in his adopted home of Williston.
    That dedication and devotion came to an end Jan. 21 when Kauffman, 67, died from complications associated with liver cancer.

  • Candidates to debate; city to hold workshop

    Candidates for Williston City Council will square off in a head-to-head debate Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.
    The debate begins at 6 p.m. at the Williston Community Center, adjacent to city hall.
    Scheduled to participate are Steve Holcomb and Norm Fugate, candidates for Group A and Debra French Jones and Jerry Robinson, candidates for Group C.
    Event organizers invite public participation and asks that you come prepared to ask questions on issues that concern you.

  • Sheriff's Office seeks third man in armed home invasion

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating the third suspect in an armed home invasion on Tuesday morning that terrorized the home health worker caring for an 81-year-old woman who was asleep in another room, according to a press release

    Stefan Lernard Lattimore, 35, of Gainesville is being sought on a warrant for armed home invasion robbery.  Lattimore may be in the Gainesville area and he should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the press release.

  • Heaven Sent

    Nicole and Bruce Kosch had it all: a love that had blossomed since their high school days in Port Charlotte, good educations, great jobs, an adventure that took them to Wisconsin for a year and a warm, comfortable home in Morriston.

    The time was right to add to their number and so they began preparations to welcome a third into their fold.

    But after a year of unsuccessful attempts to conceive, the couple sought medical advice and testing.

    Bruce was up first, because male testing is less invasive.

  • Pie Lady celebrates 80th birthday

    June Burks of Williston, formerly of Cotton Valley, La., celebrated her 80th birthday Sunday, Jan. 23, with party at her home hosted by her children.
    Many people know Ms. June from the scrumptious homemade pies that she has prepared in past years. Party attendees enjoyed a desserts-only menu, sampling from tables filled with cakes, pies, cobblers and puddings...many of them made by the honoree!
     Over 70 friends and family members came to celebrate her throughout the afternoon.

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 18, Alvin Curtis Brooks, 71, Bronson, warrant-less arrest/probation and parole violation, lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Sammy Cleveland Cannon, 20, Cedar Key, RW/OV, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, VOP scheme to defraud. Bond $20,000.
    • Jan. 21, Laytoya Shanik Coleman, 34, Williston,  hold for Alachua, VOP lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Jamie Dianne Craig, 49, Gainesville, VOP burglary of a structure, VOP petit
    theft.