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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, November 1

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

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, November 3

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

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

    Tuesday, November 4

  • Upcoming events

    Gospel Barn

    to hold revival

    The Gospel Barn Church, 7351 S.E. 196th Ave., Morriston, is having a three-night revival with the Rev. Harry Atkins, concluding tonight and Friday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.

    Woman's Club

    to hold luncheon

    and fashion show

    On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the GFWC Williston Woman's Club will be holding a Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Club House on State Road 121. Lunch will be prepared by the members and served at 11 a.m. and the Fashion Show (featuring all local talent) will follow.

  • Homecoming parade is Nov. 6

    Homecoming week at Williston High School is Nov. 3-7. This year's theme is super heroes.

    Dress-up days include:

    Monday, college day.

    Tuesday, twin/alternate personality day.

    Wednesday, wacky tacky day.

    Thursday, superhero/villain day.

    Friday, spirit day.

    Events include the powder puff football game on Monday, the parade at 5 p.m. on Thursday with a community pep rally and skits following the parade, and the homecoming game on Friday night against Santa Fe. There will be a barbecue at the school Friday from 5-7 p.m.

  • Census Bureau seeks workers

    The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring local individuals to work on the 2010 Census.

    In spring 2009 and early 2010 several thousand temporary census jobs will be available for qualified applicants. Assignments will last 5 to 10 weeks. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted after completing a short test at the Williston Community Center on Wed. Nov. 5 and Wed. Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.

    Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to attend and learn about the program.

  • Council names top manager candidate

    The Williston City Council agreed on its unanimous first choice for city manager after interviewing the five finalists for the position in a marathon session on Oct. 23.

    He is Marcus Collins, currently the city manager of Crescent City, a position he has held since 2005. Collins has indicated strong interest in the Williston position since it was advertised.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Tre Wilson, 14, of Southeast 10th Street, Williston, was charged with aggravated battery and throwing a deadly missile. According to Williston Police reports, the victim and his wife were driving westbound on Noble Avenue on a motorcycle. When they reached Northeast 10th Street, they allegedly saw someone pick up a rock and throw it, striking the victim on the right side of his head.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office announces the following arrests:

    * Joseph Walters, 16, of Northwest 60th Lane, Bronson, was arrested on a felony charge of possessing weapons on school property after the search of a bag that allegedly belonged to him found two knives.

    * Kenneth Wiedman, 26, of Northeast 60th Place, Bronson, was accused of battery after an incident at a residence on County Road 337.

  • Drug task force turns to Bronson

    Reports from the Levy County Drug Task Force keeping coming in, but now the focus has shifted from Williston to Bronson.

    The Task Force announced eight arrests this week, some with multiple counts, all in the Bronson area.

  • Police arrest burglary suspects

    Williston Police on Tuesday arrested two area teens for the attempted burglary of a residence in the 100 block of Northeast Third Avenue.

    A neighbor saw two suspicious subjects by the back door of a house at 9:25 a.m. The resident was not at home. The suspects saw the neighbor and fled on foot with the neighbor in pursuit.

    The suspects split up, but were later located by officers Bond and Morris at a residence on Northeast 10th Street they have been called to before.

    Arrested were Chauncee Myers of Southeast 10th Street and Sydney Frasier Jr. of Williston.

  • County speeding crackdown set

    Mud boggers who use a private site on County Road 337 near Northeast 125th Street need to have their driver's licenses, vehicle registrations and insurance papers up to date on Sunday, Oct. 26 as the Levy County Sheriff's Office is conducting a checkpoint at the intersection.

    Capt. Evan Sullivan, spokesman for Sheriff Johnny Smith, said neighbors around the site are complaining about drunk drivers and littering associated with the weekend gatherings. "This is not a sanctioned mud bog because they do not charge money," Sullivan said.