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Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, July 10

    Bell WoodTurners

    The Bell WoodTurners (“BWT”), the north central Florida chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, (“AAW”) is having their 9th annual Demo/Sale day July 10 at the Bell Community Center (on Highway 129) in Bell. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. BWT serves woodturners in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchris, Lafayette and Levy counties.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    •Jorge Escobedo Alonso, 29. Bronson; arrested July 2, no driver’s license and resisting arrest without violence. Bond $12,000.

    • James Alexander Smith III, 35, Otter Creek; arrested July 2, habitual traffic offender. Bond $10,000.

    • Brandy R. Hall, 49, Tampa; arrested July 3, Violation of Probation (VOP) controlled substance. No bond.

  • Social Security makes a difference everywhere

    Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It not only helps older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about 159 million people work and pay Social Security taxes. More than 53 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits. In 2009 alone, those benefits came to about $675 billion.

  • One cup at a time

    Even though she is only 10 years old, Paige Rodriguez has already learned the meaning of compassion, sacrifice and commitment.

    The rising fifth grade student at Williston Elementary has chosen to devote part of her summer vacation to raising funds for cancer patients and cancer research by selling lemonade.

    Inspired by Alexandra “Alex” Scott, a Connecticut girl who had neuroblastoma, Paige opted to follow in her footsteps with an old-fashioned lemonade stand.

  • Like the fathers of my father, I’m picking a fight

    When my dad, Darwin Parkin was the born Sept. 12, 1921 – shortly after Prohibition went into effect – his middle name was listed as “L.” His parents couldn’t agree on which relative to honor: Lewis or Louis. Both, of course, were from opposite branches of the family, so they settled on the ambiguous single initial “L” for his second name.

  • This Father’s Day, teach an old dad a new twist

    Who says you can’t teach an old dad new twists? All across the nation, people are telling their fathers, grandfathers, and other special men in their lives about a new “twist” in the law that may help them qualify for extra help paying for costs associated with their prescription drugs.

    When you’re spending time with Dad this weekend, ask him if he can use some help paying for his prescription drugs. If so, tell him about the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and the extra help available through Social Security.

  • Bond named Officer of the Year

    In 2009 Investigator James Bond was named Officer of the Year for the Williston Police Department, for the second year in a row.

    As it happens, news of Bond’s exploits got to the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association (Florida Chapter) and they concurred.

    Bond has been chosen SPIAA Officer of the year for Florida and he will be recognized and handed a scholarship to Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer Development Course on Friday July 23, at the SPIAA National Conference in West Palm Beach.

  • City’s audit clean

    Williston’s fiscal report is clean, councilors learned Tuesday, but attention was called to a possible downward trend in the city’s net assets by auditor Ben Doerr Jr. of the James Moore Company.

    Doerr suggested the downward spiral may have been caused by unrestricted spending over the last two years.

    The audit was for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009.

    Doerr also touched on the possibility of expediting the fiscal auditing process by leaving out the examination of pension funding, due to a lack of change for the last several years.

  • Community Happenings

    Tuesday, June 29

    Tourist Development Council

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Agricultural Center, 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    On the agenda is the review of an advertising grant application. 

    Saturday, July 3

    Free Car Wash

    There will be a free car wash Saturday, July 3 at “Food 4 Less” from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Funds will help send local soccer teams to the Nationals.

  • Levy County Sheriff

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

    • Timothy L. Cobb, 37, of Bronson. Arrested June 15, burglary of unoccupied building unarmed. Bond $30,000.

    • Tony Holt Sr., 52, of Gainesville. Arrested June 15, burglary assault, domestic assault, domestic battery, resisting without violence. Bond $100,000.

    • Nicole D. Hooper, 19, of Chiefland. Arrested June 16, Violation of Probation (VOP) petit theft. No bond.

    • Ronald Alan Fisher, 20, of Trenton. Arrested June 15, VOP, grand theft. No bond.