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Today's News

  • Bronson takes sting out of Hornets

    With leading scorer James Rivers still out of action, nursing a sore ankle, the Bronson Eagles took the sting out of the Lafayette Hornets on Dec. 19, and flew to a 73-56 win before a half-filled gym in Bronson.

    The Eagles took their first lead as the first quarter came to an end 14-12. The Hornets continued to keep pace with the Eagles and trailed by just three points, thanks to a 3-point basket by Antwan Brown as the first half ended with the Eagles leading 27-24.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A 36-year-old Fanning Springs man who allegedly improperly touched a 17-year-old girl was accused of battery, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office reports.

    Vaughn Winford Drake, of Northwest 167th Place, allegedly moved a small child for whom the victim was babysitting, lay down beside the victim and touched her. Officers came after she called her mother. Bond was set at $2,500.

    Richard Earl Aldrich Jr., 25, of Orlando, was charged with disorderly intoxication after an incident on Northeast 77th Court.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Dept. announced the following arrests:

    Keith Eric Benson, 28, of Northeast 85th Terrace, Bronson, was chargted with fleeing and eluding and reckless driving of his motorcycle after leading police on a chase in which he reached a speed estimated at 110 mph. He was first spotted at Southwest 18th Street driving at 61 mph, according to the report, and eventually lost control of his bike after trying to make a left turn. Officer David Deonarine made the arrest.

  • Upcoming events listing

    Saturday, December 27

    * 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, December 29

    * 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.

    Tuesday, December 30

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

    * Rotary Club of Williston, First Presbyterian Church, Noon.

  • Williston tops Lake Weir to win tourney

    SPARR - It’s back to the district wars for one game for Williston High School’s unbeaten boys basketball team, riding high after a victory in the Tim Brinkley Memorial Tournament at North Marion.

    Williston defeated Lake Weir, 60-53, Saturday night to take the title.

    The Red Devils travel to Dixie County Friday night to complete the first round of the district schedule, then wait a week before playing in the prestigious Kingdom of the Sun tournament at Ocala Vanguard.

  • Schools may save without layoffs

    In the effort to reduce the operating budget by more than $1 million by the end of the current school year, Superintendent Bob Hastings is asking for the School Board’s and the union’s approval to take an unusual approach.

    Rather than eliminating approximately 50 jobs district-wide, as previously proposed, Hastings has found a more creative means.

    “We’re going to ask all employees to take three days off without pay,” Hastings told the Board.

  • Bank robbery was a family affair

    BRONSON - Three suspects have been arrested after the robbery of the Capital City Bank in Bronson last Friday.

    John Bernard Patterson, 43, of Pine Street in Bronson, and his daughter, Shakima Samara Patterson, 23, of Gainesville, along with his niece, Shameeka Lafaye Gorden, 26, also of Gainesville, have all been charged with bank robbery.

  • Upcoming events listing

    Saturday, December 20

    * 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

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, December 22

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

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

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Microsoft Office

    class offered

    The Levy Center of Central Florida Community College will offer Transitioning to Microsoft Office 2007 in January.

    The course will meet on Wednesdays, Jan. 7 through 28, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. The course fee is $49 and the textbook is sold separately.

  • Residents seek help with mud boggers

    The mud boggers are at it again in northern Levy County and one resident has asked the Board of County Commissioners for help because the traffic is tearing up a private road used by residents.

    Charles Wilkerson asked commissioners in their regular Tuesday morning meeting that “four-wheelers and mud boggers are coming down the road” and tearing up Northeast 125th Street, a private road.