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Today's News

  • Suspect sought in Bronson shooting

    A Bronson man is being sought in connection with a shooting behind the Bronson Post Office, an area the Sheriff’s Office has said is known for drug dealing.

    Aaron Sylvester “Doughboy” Hope, 28, of Boundary Street, Bronson, 6-feet tall, 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, and possibly driving a tan 1988 Toyota 4-door with Florida tag M09-2DK, is being sought.

    He is wanted on one charge of attempted homicide and three counts of aggravated assault.

  • Levy budget to take $1.2 million hit

    BRONSON — Levy County’s assessed land value is expected to fall 7 percent in the coming year, meaning county government will take a $1.2 million hit in a budget that is already suffering from decreased revenues in the current year.

    County Coordinator Fred Moody told the commissioners that County Property Appraiser Oz Barker had informed his office that land values will be down by about 7 percent in the coming year.

  • Annual high school rodeo is this weekend

    If you notice a lot more horse trailers and campers on their way through Williston, just follow the high school rodeo families to Williston Horseman’s Association Arena. The Johnny Hodge Memorial High School Rodeo has two performances this year, Friday night and Saturday night, April 24 and 25 beginning at 7 p.m. The arena is 11⁄2 miles south of Williston on U.S. Hwy. 41, turn west on Wellbuilt Road.

  • Williston girls win district title

    The Williston softball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead Thursday night, then hung on for an 8-7 win over P.K. Yonge, giving the Red Devils the district championship.

    Williston will play host to Pierson Taylor on Tuesday night.

    Complete details of the game will be published next week.

     

  • Church gets compromise on new construction fees

    Representatives of the Church of God appeared at Tuesday evening’s Williston City Council meeting with a request for relief from fees necessary to begin construction of their new facility.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Flag corps tryouts

    Tryouts for the flag corps at Williston High school will be held from 4-6 p.m. on April 23, 24, May 5 and 12 at the high school band room. Students must be in the eighth grade next school year to try out. For information call Sharon Holcomb at 528-3680 after 4 p.m.

    ‘Florida Indian’ talk

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, April 25

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

    Monday, April 27

    * 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.

    * CRA, 5:15 p.m. City Hall.

  • How many big jets will come?

    When I was a child, back in the dark ages as my children say, we had friends named Edith and Ray who lived in a Brooklyn apartment. We would visit them often, and then they moved to Queens. We went to see them for the first time in their new home, and we were sitting there talking shortly after we got there. Suddenly everyone’s mouths were moving, but you couldn’t hear what they were saying.

    That’s because they had moved to Jamaica and were directly under the approach path for planes landing at Idylwild Airport, which is now called JFK.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Two drivers who chose to flee from police traffic stops have been arrested by the Williston Police Department.

    A high-speed chase that reached more than 100 mph ended in the arrest of Tyree L. Brown, 23, of Northeast 4th Avenue, Williston, on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding (a felony), driving while license suspended or revoked four times, resisting without violence and reckless driving.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A series of burglaries in the Bronson area may have been cleared by the arrest of a local man by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Lacey Howard, 30, of East Main Street, Bronson, was arrested for burglary and criminal mischief at Cole’s Four Corners and Capano’s Restaurant. He was also charged with criminal mischief at Capital City Bank and for burglary and petit theft at Progressive Insurance.

    He was also arrested on a Levy County warrant for felony criminal mischief. His total bond was set at $41,500.