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Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Sept. 9

    Sept. 11 Memorial
    Perkins State Bank will host its annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Friday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the branch bank in Bronson. Refreshments will be served.

    Saturday, Sept. 10

    Flu Shot Clinic
    AARP Chapter #912 is sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Williston City Hall Community Center.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Sept. 3, James Bradford, 27, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $789.
    Aug. 31, Carmen Buffardi, 41, Philadelphia, Pa., brawling/fighting. Bond $40,000.
    Aug. 29, Del-Valle Cifuentes, 26, Williston, operating a motor vehicle without a valid DL.
    Aug. 30, Earnest Clay Collins, 39, Old Town, DWLSR. Bond $2,000.
    Aug. 31, Jeffery Alan Cowart, 39, Williston, DWLSR, out of county warrant. Bond $1,000.

  • Clerk asks for investigation

    The city of Williston is pursuing an independent investigation to determine if Councilor Norm Fugate has created a hostile work environment at city hall.
    The investigation comes on the heels of a letter drafted by City Clerk Nan Mack to the council on Aug. 11 that asks for an investigation and relief from an “abusive situation” allegedly perpetuated by Fugate.
    At Tuesday night’s meeting, Councilor Brooks Holloway read the letter into the city record, he said, on the advice of counsel.

  • Commission wants citizens to speak up

    What kind of services do residents of Levy County want and what are they willing to pay?
    Will they pay more taxes to keep the current level? Are there services they are willing to do without?
    Those are some of the questions on the minds of county commissioners as they wrap up work on a $59,192,855 budget and prepare to make a final decision on the property tax millage rate.

  • Two killed in accident

    Two people were killed Monday afternoon when the driver of the car apparently pulled into the path of an oncoming car.
    Gracie Brassfield Parker, 50, of Bronson and Louvina Water Dallas, 81, of Williston were pronounced dead on the scene by Levy County EMS  Paramedic Jeff Turner at the site of the accident on CR 323.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Parker, the driver of a 1991 Dodge Dynasty was traveling south on CR 323. A 1998 Ford flatbed truck, driven by Darren Aubrey Parks, 24, of Morriston was traveled north on CR 323.

  • We remember

    Like generations before who remember Pearl Harbor or JFK, most of us can recollect with clarity where we were Sept. 11, 2001when we first heard about the four plane crashes that signaled the terrorists’ attacks on our country.
    This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the fateful day that sent America into a tailspin, and changed almost all in some way.

  • Councilman's wife dies in accident

    An accident that killed a Williston woman early Wednesday morning closed a portion of SR 121 South for more than an hour.

    Aleta Ann Shoemaker, 65, and the wife of Williston City Councilman Michael Shoemaker, was pronounced dead at the scene around 9:49 a.m.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2002 Dodge Ram, driven by David Burch, 63, of Citra was southbound around 9:20 a.m.

    Shoemaker, riding a Harley Davidson Sportster was northbound and had just negotiated a curve before entering a straight section of the road.

  • Wife of Councilman Shoemaker dies in early morning accident
  • Yard sale proceeds benefit Justin Fairbanks

    A community yard sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 beginning at 8 a.m. at 506 SE 1st Ave, Williston (across from Good Samaritan).
    Proceeds will help Justin Fairbanks and his family.

  • Lady Tigers sweep Lady Red Devils in season opener

    It started off with the Junior Varsity Lady Tigers from Union County taking two straight exciting games from the Lady Red Devil Junior Varsity, 25-23 and 26-24 to win their match.
    But the teams from Union County were not finished yet.
    The Varsity Ladies were opening their regular season play this past Monday night  at the Williston gym.
    The Lady Red Devils jumped out to big early leads in the first two games only to have the determined Lady Tigers make rapid come- from-behind-wins to take an early 2 game to 0 lead in the match.