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Today's News

  • New Williston clerk named

    As of May 1, Williston will welcome Valerie A. Anderson, a resident of Williston, as its city-clerk-in-training.

    Anderson will succeed Barbara Henson, who has provided many years of distinguished service to the community in the position. Henson told the City Council in the middle of last year that she would retire on June 30, 2009. Though there were many requests to stay, Henson stayed firm.

  • Art show to be held on Saturday

    The Williston Regional Art Promotion will be held Saturday, May 2, at the Williston Woman’s Club on State Road 121 North.

    Inside the clubhouse there will be higher end art work but nothing costing more than $350.

    Some of the artwork will be photography, mixed media, calligraphy, oils, watercolors, collages, folk art, to name a few. Outside of the clubhouse will include all types of artwork and handwork from local vendors.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Yard sale planned

    by foster/adoptive

    parents on May 2

    The Tri-County Foster/Adoptive Parents Association will hold its first yard sale on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the First Baptist Church of Bronson, 460 S. Court St., Bronson.

    This is a non-profit organization and all proceeds will go to help foster/adoptive children in the Tri-County area.

    Any questions call Kim (President) at 486-4233 or Peggy (Vice-President) at (352) 463-7492.

    Archer church

    plans yard sale

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, May 2

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family, 17353 N.E. 27A, Williston.

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, May 4

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Al-Anon, 7 p.m. Midway Plaza, 13451 N.E. Hwy 27 Alt.

  • Downtown designs discussed

    Williston’s Planning and Zoning Commission held its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening and hosted members of the Community Redevelopment Agency to review the design guidelines for the downtown area of the city.

    In addition to discussions within the committee, the CRA had sent out a questionnaire to business owners within the city asking their opinion on architectural styles and design features that would enhance the area.

  • New rule could hurt athletes

    The Florida High School Athletic Association on Monday did what a lot of folks figured they would do, cut the number of games that a team may play during a season.

    Of course, varsity football was exempted.

    The vote was close, 9-6, by the FHSAA board, and the ruling was only for two years. That’s little consolation to this year’s sophomores and juniors who will have to live with this rule for their final two years of high school. They will be gone if the rule is repealed in two years.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Another chase through the streets of Williston came to a predictable end Saturday when a Tallahassee man was apprehended after his car skidded into the front lawn of a private residence.

    Otis G. Edwards, 36, was arrested after he twice struck a patrol car while trying to avoid being stopped because he had no tag displayed.

    According to the report by Officer Kevin Sheppard, he spotted the car coming into Williston at the east end on Noble Avenue. When he tried to stop the vehicle, the driver aggressively changed lanes and accelerated through the streets of the city.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Tyree L. Brown, 23, of Northeast 4th Avenue, Williston, was accused of sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of crack cocaine. He allegedly sold approximately 0.5 grams to a confidential source who was working under the direction of the Levy County Drug Task Force. According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office report, the drug transaction took place with 1,000 feet of Williston Middle School and was captured with an audio/video recording device.

    Bond was set at $35,000.

  • Girls win district title

    After dropping two regular season district games to P.K. Yonge, the Williston Red Devils stung the Blue Wave Thursday night April 23, with a big fourth inning, and held on to win the District Championship 8-7.

    The Red Devils took a 1-0 lead in the second inning off a Laurrin Howard leadoff walk, as Angie Wilcox slammed a two-out pitch off the center field fence for a double.

    The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Red Devils until the top of the fourth inning.

  • Man wanted for shooting turns himself in

    A Bronson man being sought in connection with a shooting behind the Bronson Post Office — an area the Sheriff’s Office has said is know for drug dealing — turned himself in at the Levy County Jail at lunchtime on Thursday.

    Aaron Sysvester “Doughboy” Hope, of Boundary Street, Bronson, was arrested on warrants for attempted homicide and three counts of aggravated assault. His bond is $800,000.

    Earlier in the week officers recovered the vehicle he used to flee the scene of the shooting.