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Today's News

  • 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.

  • WES teacher instills confidence for FCAT

    With the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test right around the corner, one third grade teacher wanted her students to realize they were ready for the FCAT! So she decorated one of her bulletin boards with the face of a “cat” with these words above it: “We’re not afraid of a little ole kitty!”

    Then the students drew their own faces which came with their own “talking bubble” wherein they could write phrases that expressed their level of confidence: “Bring it on!” and “It’s just like a little quiz.”

  • Farmers market opens

    The Williston Lions, Harmony Holistic Healing Center and the Levy County Flea Market would like to thank the community and press for their support of our first market. The turnout, especially from the local community, was overwhelming! Thank you all.

  • Baseball team rips Crescent City

    PALATKA - There may be a lesson here - don’t make Williston’s baseball team wait around for a game that was supposed to start more than an hour earlier. It only serves to get the Red Devils fired up.

    Williston paid a visit to St. Johns River Community College Saturday afternoon to play Putnam County school Crescent City, but the earlier junior college game, while a thriller that was ended in the bottom of the ninth with an SJRCC grand slam, made the two high school teams sit around.

  • Levy football team wins

    The Levy County Raiders traveled to Belleview to face off against Scala Horsemen, ranked 20th in the nation. The last time the teams met, it was a slugfest that ended in the Raiders winning 18-0. This game turned out a lot closer than expected, with the Raiders winning 21-14.

    Belleview held the number one-ranked Raiders (ranking from www.minorleaguefootballnews.com) to one first-half touchdown, scored by the defense. Pat Weeks scooped up an Ocala fumble and took it the distance, and the two-point conversion was good.

  • WRAP art show to be held May 2

    On Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the GFWC Woman’s Clubs of Williston will present the second annual Williston Regional Art Promotion (WRAP). Formerly known as the Williston Arts and Crafts Festival, the 29-year-old show has undergone major changes.

    The goal of the clubs is to bring art to our community; ready to be displayed in homes and businesses and at affordable prices.

  • Debra Jones retains council seat

    Debra Jones was elected to another term on the Williston City Council on Tuesday.

    Danny Stevens, county commissioner and a member of the canvassing board, announced the results to the council and interested onlookers at just after eight o’clock.

    Jones garnered 123 votes to Jerry Robinson’s 89 votes. Although Robinson was not in the room for the reading of the final tally, Jones thanked him for running a clean campaign. She said that when she’d talked to him during the day, they’d had a very cordial discussion and she appreciated that.

  • One County Commission, School Board vacancies filled

    TALLAHASSEE - Governor Charlie Crist Friday announced the appointment of Marsha Drew to serve on the Levy County Board of Commissioners. Drew will fill the vacancy created by the suspension of William Samuel Yearty and will serve during his suspension.

    The seat vacated by Tony Parker, who was suspended at the same time as Yearty, remains vacant.

    In addition, Crist appointed Cameron Asbell to the Levy County School Board. Asbell replaces Billy Morrison, who resigned after he was arrested in Gainesville.