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Today's News

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Kenneth D. Shelby, 41, of Callahan, was charged with felony grand theft auto and misdemeanor no valid driver's license in addition with refusal to sign a citation after being stopped in Northeast Williston because of suspicious activity. The truck was reported stolen out of Dixie County.

    Javier Soto, 33, of Northeast 113th Court, Williston, was charged with felony operating a vehicle as an habitual traffic offender after being stopped for driving with a headlight out.

  • Let's house out-of-county prisoners

    Editor:

    The 2008-2009 budget for the County is now upon us. The present BOCC already indicated a 15 percent reduction across the board for all departments. There is no doubt going to be a shortfall within the budget and costs are going to extremely tight not only for this year but also next year.

  • Publisher assumes new role

    Dale Bowen, the publisher of the Chiefland Citizen, has accepted a new role with the publishing company and will give up his leadership post at the Levy County papers.

    Bowen was named advertising sales manager for the Citrus County Chronicle, the daily newspaper based in Crystal River.

    The Florida native has spent 24 years in sales and management with Landmark Community newspapers, the owner of the Citizen and the Chronicle.

    Bowen moved to Levy County in 1999 to take over the leadership of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • CRA looks at future of Williston

    If you were asked to characterize the city of Williston in a few words, with an eye to maintaining its traditional character, what would you say?

    What strikes you about the atmosphere of the center part of town that you would like to see reflected in new buildings or in the remodeling of existing buildings?

    Since its founding, the Community Redevelopment Association has been struggling with solving that puzzle and now it is grappling with the conundrum again.

  • A soldier marks July 4th

    I am a U.S. Army soldier deployed in Iraq and I was just sitting here thinking tonight ... why am I here? What is the reason for this?

    Well, this is the way I see it and what I think.

  • Wild observations

    After the usual first day rat race, I made it to Budapest, pronounced "pech" or something like that. I planned to pick up an Enterprise rental car at Gainesville Airport, but when I got there, I found out they wouldn't take my debit card. So I flew (almost) to Orlando in my own vehicle and parked it and hoped for the best. Orlando Airport was on level orange security alert which made things even more stressful, getting into the boarding area and waving goodbye to my suitcase, hoping it would end up with me. I flew to New York JFK Airport and then on to Budapest.

  • Teen Driving Improvement Program starts

    The Teen Driving Improvement Program, put on by the Sheriff's Office, has started in the area. Students wear goggles to simulate drunk driving and try to guide a golf cart through a maze of cones. At left, sophomore Jessica White takes her turn. More classes are scheduled. For information, call Lt. Sean Mullins or Sgt. Max Long at 352-486-5111 ext. 278.

  • Late Williston Highlands tourney official honored

    A crowd of family, friends and tournament golfers gathered at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club last Saturday to see one of their own, the late Alton Geiger, honored.

    Geiger's wife Becky was presented a plaque by W.D. Hinkle of Wildwood.

    The weekend event was the 40th annual Bob Mixon tournament, named after the club's first pro.

    Hinkle has been responsible over the years for the advancement of the tournament.

  • Man arrested after ATV chase

    A Morriston man was arrested after he allegedly sped away from a traffic stop while driving his ATV.

  • Altercation with machete brings two arrests

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests: