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Today's News

  • Williston Police Reports

    Courtney Harvey learned last week that he couldn’t outrun the K-9 deputy.

    Harvey, 20, of Willison was arrested for two Levy County warrants at 341 S.E. 10 St., Williston and was transported to the Levy County Jail.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    A Williston man who was a tenant in another man’s home entered a drug rehabilitation center before facing his arrest charges.

    According to the arrest report, James Daniel White, 23, was renting a room in a residence between Dec. 20, 2008 and Jan. 17, 2009. While the homeowner was away on business, White allegedly sawed through a bedroom door to get to a locked safe. His efforts were unsuccessful, the report said, and the safe’s contents remained intact.

  • Single car accident kills one Monday

    A Dunnellon man was killed Monday afternoon on U.S. 41, eight miles south of Williston.

    Winfred Theodore Hancock, 68, was traveling south when he drifted off the west shoulder of the road into a ditch and then began rotating counterclockwise. He then struck a concrete culvert and became airborne across S.E. 77th Place before overturning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Hancock was ejected during the rollover and the 2002 Nissan pickup he was driving came to rest on its roof.

  • Suspects arraigned from Raleigh robbery

    Two of the four suspects in the robbery of Raleigh General Store have been arraigned and their bond set, before being returned to prison.

    Orvil E. Stone, 37, of Apalachee Correctional Center, was arraigned on three counts robbery of a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond is $850,000.

    He was sentenced in February to 10 years for robbery while using a deadly weapon in Marion County. His estimated release date is 2018. He is also has charges pending in Alachua County.

  • Restaurant worker charged with grand theft

    Another BubbaQue’s employee has been arrested and charged with grand theft and scheme to defraud.

    In April, restaurant manager Wister Reid Whitesides was arrested for grand theft. That arrest spurred an investigation and susbsequently led to the arrest of Gregory Provett on May 14,

    Provett, 26, of Chiefland admitted to investigators that he had taken money from both the Bronson and Chiefland restaurants.

    He was taken to the Levy County Jail and bond was set at $5,000.

     

  • Ranch Rodeo is Friday, Saturday

    A Ranch Rodeo, with proceeds earmarked for the Williston High School football team saddles up this Friday and Saturday, May 22 and May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Horseman’s Park. Tickets are $10 at the gate.

  • Bracken strikes oil

    Lylia Jean Bracken is a happy woman indeed.

    She fell in love with the Highwayman-style picture on display at the library, frequently bought tickets for the raffle, and, at the last meeting of the Friends of the Williston Library, her name was chosen as the winner.

    The oil-based work was painted by Sylvester M. Wells, who executed it with an associate at a fall presentation at the library.

  • Rep. Bembry concerned about Florida’s budget

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, told people on Cedar Key last week that he finds Florida’s finances “worrisome.”

    “What concerns me with the whole budget is taking $3.5 billion of stimulus money to balance the budget,” Bembry said. “Taking one-time money to borrow your way out of debt doesn’t work.”

    “Our debt has doubled since 2002 – the amount of bonding has doubled,” Bembry said. “And our revenue has decreased by 25 percent.”

  • School Menu

    Friday, May 22

    Sloppy joe on bun or chicken fingers, corn/french fries, orange

    Monday, May 25

    No School

    Tuesday, May 26

    Pizza or ribacue on bun, tater tots, green beans, chilled applesauce

    Wednesday, May 27

    Chicken patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, mustard greens, chilled mix fruit, cornbread

    Thursday, May 28

    Spaghetti with meatballs or pizza, green salad, buttered corn, fruited Jell-o, homemade garlic rolls

    Friday, May 29

  • Williston baseball celebrates accomplishments

    The Williston High School Varsity Baseball team held their awards banquet at the Williston Golf and Country Club on Monday evening May 18.

    The team celebrated their third straight 3A District Championship as they paid special tribute to the eight departing seniors.

    The guest speaker for the event was St. Johns River Community College Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones.

    Jones, who recently recruited two of the Red Devil seniors, Brandon Scott and Derek Milam, gave a remarkable speech to all those friends, family and team members in attendance.