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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.