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Today's News

  • Sports calendar

    FRIDAY, AUG. 29

    High School Football

    Inverness Citrus at Williston, 7 p.m. (Preseason classic)

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

    JV Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

    High School Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7:30 p.m.

    Bronson at Gainesville Oak Hall, 7:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

    JV Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

    High School Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

    JV Football

  • Williston Elementary parents to meet teachers

    Williston Elementary School will hold a "Meet the Teacher" day on Friday, Aug. 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    The school will have an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A full group assembly for parents and grade level teachers will take place in the multi-purpose room at the following times: 5:30 for fifth grade, 6:30 for third grade and 7:30 for fourth grade. Special area teachers will be introduced and then will proceed to their classrooms to meet the parents and answer questions. After School/SES Providers will be set up in the Media Center.

  • Schools Foundation holds annual meeting

    The annual meeting of the Levy County Schools Foundation was held on July 18 at the Ivy House in Williston. The Plum Creek Foundation was host of the event that included installation of officers and honoring retiring board of director members.

    Foundation President Missy Seay introduced new board of director members including Jeff Beauchamp, Beauchamp and Edwards,C.P.A. Office; Phil Parker of Plum Creek Foundation; Dr. Bill Martin of Chiefland. Recognized as the Outstanding New Board Member for 2007-08 was Phil Parker.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    * John Nicholas Arcangeli, 24, of Northeast 8th Street, Williston, was arrested on a warrant for grand theft and dealing in stolen property after detectives recovered a television, video game system and flashlight. Total bond, $75,000.

    * Kevin C. Bailey Jr., 27, of Belleview, was charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief after a Morriston resident came home and allegedly caught the suspect taking items from his residence. Total bond was $17,500.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

  • Street named after fallen officer

    After a ceremony last week, it will be a little easier for residents to remember what sacrifice Williston Police Cpl. David Moss paid for them on a fateful night 20 years ago.

    At an annual police memorial, Williston unveiled a street sign renaming a stretch of Southwest Main Street, between Southwest First Avenue and Noble Avenue, in honor of the only officer ever killed in the line of duty from the Williston police force.

    Moss confronted a suspect in the early morning hours of July 30, 1988, and the two exchanged gunfire. Both were killed in the incident.

  • Where's the money coming from?

    Editor:

    The two times that I have run for City Council, both times I was defeated, one time by Mr. Jerry Robinson and this last time by Mr. Holloway. It has been my desire and effort to get the people out and voting for changes to the council, to being in new ideas and points of view. But it appears that things are going the same old way, without any thought of the future.

  • Residents get car seat help

    Is your child really safe in the car? Car crashes remain the number one killer of children ages 3-14 in the United States (source NHTSA). In 2005, 1,946 children ages 14 and under died and an estimated 234,000 were injured in crashes. In Levy county - 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly. Safe Kids is trying to make a difference and reduce those fatalities and injuries, states Debora Regan, director of Safe Kids North Central Florida. "What we want to do is educate the parents and caregivers and get those car seats installed correctly.

  • City scraps fire fee plan

    In a time of economic uncertainty and even gloom, status quo is best. That appears to be the conclusion reached by Williston's City Council when, at their Tuesday night meeting, they declined to take action on two major economic issues.

  • Residents become wary of new power plant

    Progress Energy is coming with its nuclear power plant construction and the Levy County Commission is starting to feel the impact from the public.

    In Tuesday's regular county commission meeting a request to re-zone 4 parcels of land from along US Highway 19/98 and Southeast 68th Avenue in Inglis from agricultural to C-2 which would allow a variety of retail and personal services uses sparked a discussion among citizens about the coming changes.