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Today's News

  • Devils fall to Bishop Verot in overtime

    CAPE CORAL - Five-and-a-half seconds can seem like a very long time.

    That's how much time was on the clock when Fort Myers Bishop Verot took the ball out with the full length of the court to go, and somehow the Vikings got the ball inside the three-point line where an off-balance jumper went through and defeated Williston, 63-61, Saturday night.

  • Three charged with abuse of mentally handicapped man

    BRONSON — Three people have been charged with mistreatment of a 51-year-old mentally handicapped man who was found malnourished and weighing between 80 to 100 pounds when found by deputies acting on an anonymous tip. One officer who saw the victim said he looked like a prisoner of war.

    A Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release said the trio, who were his caretakers, has admitted to leaving the man handcuffed in a home on Mashburn Drive for up to four hours while they dined in a restaurant. The man said he was fed rice and beans and was always hungry.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, January 17

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 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, January 19

    * 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

    WYAA plans

    registration

    The Williston Youth Athletic Association has listed the following meeting and registration times.

    We will be having a workday on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. and another on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.

    Sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, softball and soccer will be on Jan. 17, 22 and 24 at the park. Registration is $75 for baseball and softball and $65 for t-ball and soccer. A copy of your child’s birth certificate is needed. Any questions call Mari at 528-4329 or Cathy at 528-4487.

    ESE parent panel

  • Next Tuesday a truly historic day

    Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, black, white or Hispanic, you have to admit that the inauguration on Tuesday is a historic day for the United States.

    When Sen. Barack Obama takes the oath as president of the United States, it will mark a major diversity breakthrough for our country.

    And hopefully, after he’s in office for a little while, his race will be forgotten and his policies will be the thing that gets scrutinized the most.

  • New mobile equine service helps manage breeding

    GAINESVILLE — A mobile service for equine reproduction at the University of Florida aims to better serve area horse breeders while simultaneously moving students at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine more frequently into the field.

    “The approach to medicine on the road is different than in the hospital, regardless of what service you are associated with,” said Scott Bailey, D.V.M., a Kansas State University veterinary alumnus who recently completed his residency in theriogenology at UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Dept. has announced the following arrests.

    Chauncee Meyers, 17, of Southeast 10th Street, Williston was charged with trespass upon school grounds.

    According to the report, Meyers was expelled from school but was on the grounds threatening other students. One student reported receiving a text message that said he would be killed.

    Meyers was located sitting on a bench near the hospital. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the following arrests:

    A traffic stop at a South Chiefland gas station for no tag light resulted in drug charges against two people.

    According to reports, Deputy Willie Barnes arrested Jonathan Clemons, 24, of Northwest 12th Avenue, Chiefland, for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and tampering with evidence after a search of the car in which he was riding.

  • Lifelong dream becomes reality

    A lifelong dream shared by partners Eric Lane and Tom Jefferson has recently produced a new business located on State Road 24, just west of the Bronson Speedway.

    Both Eric and Tom have set out to fill a void in the marine industry. “Bronson is the Gateway to the Gulf,” said Eric, and this is why we chose Bronson to open Outboard Rehab. While there is one major marine center in Gainesville, another in Ocala and Old Town, none have, until now located in the corridor between Gainesville and the Gulf Coast. Eric and Tom hope Outboard Rehab will fill this void.

  • 5,000 Pound Challenge starts Feb. 21

    The Levy County Wellness Coalition (LCWC) is hosting a 5,000 Pound Challenge that will kick off Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon at Nature Coast Regional. The kickoff event will feature a farmer's market, health screenings, a walk/run event, and more! The Challenge aims to provide opportunities for healthy living throughout the county such as nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, heart attack and stroke prevention, community gardening, and much more through December 2009.