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Today's News

  • Williston police reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    * Scott M. Mohan, 39, of Southeast 200th Avenue, Morriston, was charged with DUI after being stopped on West Noble Avenue after a complaint was received of erratic driving.

    * Sadie M. Harris, 48, of Northeast Fourth Street, Williston, was arrested on a Levy County warrant for petty theft.

    * George Allison Moody, 37, of Northeast Fifth Street, Williston, was charged with domestic battery, a felony, after an altercation with a woman.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, June 21

    * 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, June 23

    * 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.

  • Upcoming events

    Rotary dinner

    The Williston Rotary Club will hold its annual officer installation banquet on Friday, June 20, at the Williston Woman's Club.

    Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7.

    Tickets are $25. Reservations may be made by calling Jason Cason at 528-3101.

    Candidates visit

    on Saturday night

    On Saturday Night June 21, Bronson Motor Speedway will host its first ever Politicians Rally. An invitation was sent to all 23 candidates running for office in Levy County to come and attend and address the crowd.

  • Bird stories and other tales

    What do you do during these hot humid days? Folks in this part of the country find ways to beat the heat, or at least tolerate it. A person can stay indoors with a fan blowing or air conditioning running. Indoor activities I enjoy include reading, doing needlework and watching DVDs. Sometimes I just sit and watch my parakeets acting like clowns.

    From inside, I also watch the action at the water dishes.

  • Airport is liability to city

    Editor

    Many years ago the federal government "gave" an airport to the city of Williston as a grant. The gift had many strings attached so the government could take it back just as they took it from the farmer in 1942. The only difference is they will not have to compensate Williston when they take it back. The city of Williston is in effect a property manager for the federal government and receives no pay for this service.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Williston Police Dept. arrests:

    Ashton Lee Beecher, 19, of Northeast Highway 41, Williston, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped by Officer David Deonarine on Northeast 207th Court.

    In addition, a passenger, Demetrius S. Boykin, 22, of Gainesville, was arrested on a warrant out of Levy County.

  • Thanks to whoever saved our dog

    Editor:

    Our beautiful Pomeranian, Rosie, wandered off on Thursday, June 5.

    We frantically looked for her, called friends and neighbors and everyone we knew to be on the look out for her, but to no avail.

    After a sleepless night, I called the nearby Williston Veterinary Clinic "just in case!" I was told they had my dog. A lady found her out on SR 121 and brought her in to them.

  • Making sure McCain is safe

    One of my favorite television shows is "Monk." Tony Shaloub is a great actor who plays an obsessive compulsive. One of the scenes shown in the preview is when Shaloub is being searched with a detector wand and he bends in awkward positions to avoid being touched by the device.

    That's how I felt last week as I attended the Florida Press Association convention in Orlando. On Thursday, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, spoke to the group.

  • Archer holds Yulee-Diddley Day

    Archer's Yulee Diddley Day 2008 was a festival day like none other north of Key West or East of New Orleans.

    The kick-off day began at 9 a.m. featuring Grey Wolf, a Native American duet entertainer and song writer, performing from the Archer Railroad Museum's Depot building's back porch stage. Other entertainment followed until the parade.

  • New holiday lights, decorations on tap

    Residents and visitors and people simply passing through Williston this Christmas season will be delighted with sparkling new lights and decorations along Noble Avenue, from the top of the hill to the east city limits.

    Thanks to a generous Community Redevelopment Association allocation of funds up to $24,000, the city will be able to replace some of its older, homemade decorations, which have gotten increasingly weather-beaten and shabby over the years. With new light poles in the East Williston area, decorations will extend along the entire Noble Avenue corridor through town.