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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to say, “thank you,” to the Williston Fire Department.

    On the night before Thanksgiving our business caught on fire. Some of the chemicals we use are highly flammable. The fire started in the chemical room and wasn’t called in for some time. When the fire department arrived they faced a towering inferno complete with explosions, intense heat and a 500 gallon propane tank 20 feet from the blaze.

  • Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    My husband and I are long-time patients at the Nature Coast Family Health Services.

    We are so glad to see the positive letters and publicity concerning both the hospital and clinic and the efforts of our hard-working staff to provide the very best for all of us who use or will need the services provided. Dr. Dale Block and Mr.ee^James Long P.A. have our complete trust and confidence.

  • SCV Memorial Service Saturday

    The John Hance O’Steen Camp 770, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold a memorial service on Saturday, May 16 to honor Confederate soldier, George W. Martin. The service will be held at the Bell Cemetery, Bell starting at 2 p.m.

    George Martin was born March 22, 1839 in Barnwell, S.C.

    He moved to New River County, (present day Bradford County) before the Civil War and settled near Starke with his wife, Rebeca. When the war started, Martin traveled to Suwannee County and enlisted Jan. 1, 1862. He was enrolled in Company H of the 1st Florida Cavalry.

  • Outstanding Club Member

    At its 2009 Installation of New Officers Dinner, Nancy Bowman was awarded Outstanding Club Member of the Year for the Williston Woman's Club. She is currently in her second year as 1st vice president. She is active in many club projects, has attended leadership training and annual Spring conventions. She teaches at Williston Elementary School and is a great asset to the club and community.

  • Serving Our Country

    Woodmansee

    Air Force Airman Jake T. Woodmansee graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Williston Police Reports

    What started out as a complaint about checks allegedly being written on a closed account, ended with two women arrested on drug charges.

    Williston Police Officers were called to Hitchcock’s May 5 after the manager reported that a woman had bounced several checks and paid for merchandise on a closed account.

    The officers met with two women in the parking lot.

    When Brenda C. Brust, 43, of Hawthorne was told to empty her pockets, she produced an empty Tic-Tac container, the arrest report said.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    Tammy Michelle Schiappucci, 33, of Bronson was charged May 7 with domestic battery and criminal mischief. Bond was $5,000.

    Joseph Vigliotti, 20, of Bronson was charged with Violation of Probation (VOP) grand theft on May 7. No bond was set.

    Theodore Radacky, 15, of Williston was arrested May 7 and charged with burglary of a structure, burglary of a dwelling, petit theft and criminal mischief. No bond was set.

  • Lee’s Grocery burns Monday

    Lee’s Grocery, a landmark business across from Bronson Motor Speedway on State Road 24 burned Monday morning turning a family’s income into smoke and ashes.

    Mohammad Rashid, 24, was working alone at the store when he noticed smoke coming from a storage area on the back left side of the building. He said there was only one customer, a woman, in the store at the time.

    “I asked the customer can you please leave, because there is smoke and she needs to leave,” said Rashid, who with two other brothers works in the store.

  • My TV career viciously plucked from me

    Whoever said, "Some things are not to be," said a mouthful. I have found that, although I may want to do something, it is not for me. Of course, the opposite is also true. Some things I do not want, yet somehow they find residence upon my person, and usually do not pay rent. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just choose everything you like in life?

  • Devils drop heartbreaker to Keystone

    It was anybody’s game until Keystone’s seventh-inning hit that ended it all, giving the Indians the 5-4 win over Williston. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Keystone’s Brett Anderson singled past short; bringing in Clayton Mosely for the game-winning run.

    Williston had drawn first blood, as Chris Morrow, leading off in the second inning, drew a rare walk from Keystone starter Mosely. Brandon Scott moved Morrow over with a hard single to right, and Tyrie Boyer drove him home with a chop up the middle.