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Today's News

  • Reception to honor Perry

    Mrs. Yvonne Perry will be retiring from teaching after 36 years. Williston Middle School will be having a Retirement Reception for her on Thursday, May 28t in their Cafeteria from 5:30- 7 p.m. All of her family, friends, current and former students are invited to attend.

    Mrs. Perry started teaching in 1973 at JBE as an ESE teacher. She moved over to WMS in 1976 where she has been since.

     

  • JWC’s check will help kids be kids

    The GFWC Williston Junior Woman's Club presented The Guardian Foundation, the non-profit arm of Guardian ad Litem, with a GFWC Florida Juniors' Special Project: One Voice for Children a grant of $1,000 at the club's May meeting. The grant will help provide some of the over 100 Levy County children in the Guardian ad Litem Program with the "extras" that make being a kid fun. These "extras" include summer camp, youth sports, school field trips, clubs, and other extra curricular activities.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, May 30

    •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, June 1

    •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.

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

    Tuesday, June 2

    •Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Wild Hog comes through, again

    “This is more like the old days, the kind of money we used to raise,” said Betty Walker, Executive Director of Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC).

    She was talking about the check for $10,400 that officers from Bronson AMVETS Post 88 had just presented her, the proceeds from last month’s 33rd Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race. With some 50 sponsors and 60 boats in this year’s race, AMVETS’ contribution vastly exceeded the take from any Wild Hog race in years.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the teachers at the Williston Elementary School for their success in preparing our children for the FCAT writing test this year.

    Being a parent of a fourth grader, I understand the work effort required to prepare children to receive a passing score on this test.

    Not only did the WES students pass this test, but a large percentage achieved at least a 4 out of 6, which is a high standard set for the students to strive to meet.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    • Rupert Rowe Jr., 59, of Williston was charged with sexual offender requirement to change driver’s license and address. He was released on his own recognizance.

    • Danny O. Wells, 53, of Archer was charged with two counts aggravated assault. Bond was $10,000.

    • Paul Odom, 28, of Williston was charged with domestic battery and tampering with a victim. Bond was $5,000.

  • Inglis police officer assaulted by bank robbery suspect

    An Alabama man wanted in connection with a bank robbery was apprehended in Yankeetown last week, but not before he injured an Inglis police officer.

    Tim Swiggett was treated for minor injuries after he was allegedly cut by Chad Floyd Jeter, 29, of Atmore, Ala.

    According to the sheriff’s report, Swiggett was conducting an investigation on an older model Blue GMC pickup with no tag that was backed into the woods on CR 40W.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    •Devin D. Loftton, 24, of Ocala was arrested May 22 and charged with possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams.

    The arrest came following a traffic stop for an unlawful turn.

    According to the police report, the alleged marijuana weighed 7.4 grams and was valued at $30.

    • Elray Brennon Battles, Jr., 27, of Williston was charged May 24 with driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge.

  • Sobriety checkpoint set for Williston Friday

    The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint (CRSC) within the Cross City Sub-District District, on Friday, May 29 starting at 9 p.m. This multi-agency checkpoint will be conducted in Levy County on US 27 at NW 1st Street, in the city of Williston.

    This is a continuing enforcement program to identify persons who are operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment, without a valid driver's license, without a proper vehicle registration, proper insurance or while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.