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Today's News

  • How many big jets will come?

    When I was a child, back in the dark ages as my children say, we had friends named Edith and Ray who lived in a Brooklyn apartment. We would visit them often, and then they moved to Queens. We went to see them for the first time in their new home, and we were sitting there talking shortly after we got there. Suddenly everyone’s mouths were moving, but you couldn’t hear what they were saying.

    That’s because they had moved to Jamaica and were directly under the approach path for planes landing at Idylwild Airport, which is now called JFK.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Two drivers who chose to flee from police traffic stops have been arrested by the Williston Police Department.

    A high-speed chase that reached more than 100 mph ended in the arrest of Tyree L. Brown, 23, of Northeast 4th Avenue, Williston, on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding (a felony), driving while license suspended or revoked four times, resisting without violence and reckless driving.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A series of burglaries in the Bronson area may have been cleared by the arrest of a local man by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Lacey Howard, 30, of East Main Street, Bronson, was arrested for burglary and criminal mischief at Cole’s Four Corners and Capano’s Restaurant. He was also charged with criminal mischief at Capital City Bank and for burglary and petit theft at Progressive Insurance.

    He was also arrested on a Levy County warrant for felony criminal mischief. His total bond was set at $41,500.

  • WRAP art show to be held May 2

    The Williston Regional Art Promotion will be held Saturday, May 2, at the Williston Woman’s Club on State Road 121 North.

    One of the entertainment features will be Donovan, the Magician. Donovan comes to us with a wealth of experience, having appeared not only locally at Highlands Country Club, The Villages, Inglis and Yankeetown but he also toured the country as Ronald McDonald in his early years.

  • Softball team wins Senior Night game

    Friday night April 17, the Williston Lady Red Devil softball team concluded its regular season with an 8-2 win over the North Marion Lady Colts.

    Alneidra Graham, a four-year starter in the outfield, was present, while LaPortia Robinson was not.

    A leadoff double by the Colts’ Jerelyn Register led to a 1-0 lead as she scored on a single by Nikki Brown in the top of the first inning.

    The Red Devils answered with a three and out inning on just five pitches thrown by Colts’ starter Ashley Eludod.

  • Baker squeezes Devils in Challenge final

    It was the final day of the Red Devil Challenge, the annual spring break high school baseball tournament held in Williston.

    The host team, with only four losses all season, was playing Baker County, from the area just west of Jacksonville, which had only two losses all season.

    It figured to be a pretty good game, and it was ... for five innings.

    Then the Wildcats exploded for 12 runs and defeated the Red Devils, 13-5, to wrap up the three-day event, which saw P.K. Yonge come out of the trio of games with a 3-0 record.

  • Profiles for each school's Teacher of the Year

    Following are brief profiles of the employees of the School Board of Levy County who have been selected as the 2009-2010 Teachers of the Year.

    The Teachers of the Year are chosen by their peers at each school. The District honorees are chosen by a panel of the teachers who received the award the previous year.

  • Profiles for each school's ESP of the Year

    Following are brief profiles of the employees of the School Board of Levy County who have been selected as the 2009-2010 Educational Staff Professionals (ESPs) of the Year at each school, and the individual selected from that group to be District ESP of the Year.

    The ESPs of the Year are chosen by their peers at each school. The District honorees are chosen by panels of the ESPs who received the award the previous year.

  • Williston airport could be site for emergency center

    Levy County is getting its act together to persuade Progress Energy to construct its new emergency operations facility in the county.

    The facility would serve as the emergency training and operation center for the proposed two-unit Levy County plant and as such must be located at least 25 miles from the plant.

  • Debra Jones renamed council president

    At a special meeting on Tuesday evening, the three re-elected members of the Williston City Council were sworn in by Judge Joe Smith.

    Before he asked them to take the oath, Smith thanked them for their continued dedication to public service.

    Benny “Steve” Holcomb, Marc Nussel and Debra French Jones took the oath of office. Holcomb and Jones have been on the council for many years and Nussel replaced Cal Byrd when he retired last November. Only Jones was challenged in the March election.