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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Why I'll vote for Amendment 2

    Editor:

    Amendment 2 does one thing and one thing alone. It defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but it does not prohibit the government or private companies from extending benefits to whoever they wish. The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Amendment 2 concerns the "single subject" of marriage and simply takes the existing state marriage law and places it into the constitution having similar effect (Opinion to the Attorney General, 926 SO. 2d. 1229.2996).

  • School Board's sounds of silence

    First, it must be noted that Billy Morrison has not been convicted of anything. All we have are charges filed of lewdness and exposing himself at a rest room at Santa Fe College.

    Still, since Morrison is a member of the Levy County School Board, the matter must be addressed, and in this vein the School Board failed miserably at its meeting on Tuesday.