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Today's News

  • Asbell named to School Board

    The School Board of Levy County gained another member last week with the governor’s appointment of Cameron Asbell to fill the vacant position left by Billy Morrison.

    The father of three said that he is excited to serve the people of Bronson and Levy County. “I think the most valuable thing I bring to the School Board is that I have small children. Any decision I make is going to affect my children,” Asbell said. “That’s a big thing. There’s not a week that goes by that I’m not going to the school.”

  • Drew appointed to County Commission

    Marsha Drew, who recently ended her term as vice mayor of Yankeetown, brings a diverse wealth of experiences to the Levy County Commission that she will join on Tuesday.

    Drew, who was named to an interim appointment by Gov. Charlie Crist on March 6, will occupy the seat held by suspended District 3 Commissioner Sammy Yearty. Yearty and District 1 County Commissioner Tony Parker were indicted on federal charges in October, and suspended by Crist in early November.

  • Warrant issued for local man

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Allen Mack, 36, of Williston, on charges of kidnapping and felony battery.

    Mack allegedly beat a family member last Wednesday and drove her to a site in Marion County with the intent to kill and bury her, according to a release by the Williston Police Department.

    The victim escaped and was helped by a resident who called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Mack fled the scene and is being sought.

  • Relay for Life: One community, one fight, one night

    For over 25 years the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has been raising awareness of cancer across the county. This year in preparation for the 2009 Williston Relay the local committee is holding a community wide kick-off each month.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Chamber mixer

    is this evening

    The members of the GFWC Williston Woman’s Club will host a Chamber mixer tonight, March 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, Highway 121 North.

    Flutist to perform

    in Bronson today

  • Upcoming events listing

    Saturday, March 14

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

    Monday, March 16

    * 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 NE Hwy 27 Alt.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

  • What will happen to the children?

    What’s going to happen to the kids?

    No one seems to be answering that question as school systems throughout the state cut budgets and programs and teachers.

    The real big blows haven’t hit Levy County yet, but in nearby areas things are really looking bleak.

    Marion County had a big celebration honoring its rookie teacher of the year, but then it was announced that all first and second-year teachers would be laid off, all 522 of them, and that includes the honoree.

  • Non-voters in Williston

    Editor:

    On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 there was a city-wide race for one contested City Council seat which was all that was on the ballot.

    Now let me make one thing perfectly clear, although I am sure there are some that will not believe me. Debra ran a good, clean and commendable race and I congratulate her on her victory.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has announced the following arrests:

    Brynard L. Hodge, 33, of Northwest 120th Street, Chiefland, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance after the Levy County Drug Task Force allegedly used a confidential source to make a controlled drug buy. His total bond was $15,000.

  • Williston Police Reports

    For the third year in a row, serious crime in the city of Williston declined.

    According to FDLE statistics for 2008, serious crimes were down 7.3 percent, violent crimes down 26.9 percent and non-violent crime went up .8 percent.

    Violent crime in Florida has trended up in recent years, largely led by Florida’s urban centers.

    There were no robberies in Williston in 2008 and only one forcible sex offense.