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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Three people were arrested in downtown Chiefland on Sept. 23 for possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Deputy Matthew King arrested Vincent Louis Baker, 37, of Sandi Street, Inglis,, Samuel Garrett, 24, of Breezy Way, Inglis, and Linsey Cowles, 27, also of Breezy Way, on the charges.

  • Tired of CNN sensationalism

    Do you know who Bryan Dossantos-Gomes is?

    Do you know who Caylee Anthony is?

    I'll bet the answer to the second question is "yes." I'm pretty sure the answer to the first one is "no."

    We'll come back to that later.

    Last Saturday I was wandering through the exhibits at the Child Safety Day at the local Masonic Lodge. Parents were coming in, getting a card to provide information about their children, getting the youngsters fingerprinted, getting their pictures taken, and then they got some of the goodies like a firefighter's hat or a bicycle helmet.

  • City manager hopeful list cut

    Williston's City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday evening to determine which among the 24 candidates for city manager they wanted to interview.

    Each council member and Mayor Gerald Hethcoat had been asked to rate the candidates based on criteria that could total 100 points. Those criteria included education (the advertisement had specified at least a bachelor's degree in business or public administration) and employment history (the ad specified three to five years of public employment in Florida, at either the city manager level or below with increasing responsibility.)

  • Book Fair to be held on Oct. 4

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its October First Saturday Book Fair, Oct. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Williston City Hall Community Center.

    It is the same day as the Peanut Festival which is held on the strand along Main Street. Special events of the book fair will be the selling of both the Williston: Crossroads of Florida and the Levy County History Book at a special combination price. Drollene Brown, a faithful member of the history books projects, will be on hand to sell these bargains.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, October 4

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Wiliiston

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, October 6

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

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

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

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday, October 7

  • Upcoming events

    Church yard sale

    The Gospel Barn Church, 7351 S.E. 196th Ave., Morriston, (Small Farms Road) is having a large church yard sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3-4.

    Morriston benefit

    Willard's Restaurant and Lounge in Morriston presents "Howl'n at the Moon" party on Oct. 3, 4 and 5 for the benefit of the Morriston Volunteer Fire Dept.

    There will be live music from Thicker Than Water, Local Traffic and Willie and the Po Boys. There will be a bake sale and yard sale hosted by Nature Coast Abate, and a Friday night costume contest.

  • Wild observations

    One of the things I'll miss in Georgia is our beautiful springs. In September I met with friends at Rainbow Springs. We go there frequently during the summer, always on a week day.

    For a dollar, visitors can swim, picnic, stroll the scenic paths or just relax for the whole day.

    It's the best bargain in town. The swimming area is a roped off section of the Rainbow River Springs headwater. The water is clear turquoise blue with white sand on the bottom. The temperature of the water stays the same in all seasons, a refreshing 72 degrees or so.

  • Getting to know you

    As Williston Woman's Club co-president Bunny Sandlin outlines the club's history, the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" comes to mind. Remember the part when the angel reveals to George Bailey what a significant contribution he has made to the community in which he lives?

  • Sparr holds open house

    Sparr Building and Farm Supply celebrated the love of horses by hosting "Share Your Passion" Open Houses last week, including Friday in Williston.

    At the open house, horse owners had the opportunity to meet local Purina Mills representatives and talk with equine specialists about the latest in care and nutrition.

  • First Baptist to hold Homecoming

    First Baptist Church of Williston will celebrate 150 years with Homecoming Weekend Oct. 10-12.

    Dr. John Sullivan, executive director treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, will be the featured preacher for all three services.

    Friday's service, "A Time for Remembering," will begin at 7 p.m.

    Saturday's service, "A Time for Renewing," will begin at 6 p.m.

    Sunday's service, "A Time for Rejoicing," will begin at 10 a.m.