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Today's News

  • Independence Day plans move ahead

    On Thursday, July 3, Williston will celebrate Independence Day, starting with the annual parade at 5 p.m. The parade theme is "Hometown Heroes".

    This year the city is honoring two hometown heroes, Royal French and Catlin Mixson. They will lead the parade as grand marshals.

  • Teen driving program returns

    Unfortunately, every week we read of student drivers in United States that are involved in automobile crashes resulting in traffic fatalities. The Levy County Sheriff's Office has received a $10,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to fund the Levy County Teen Driver Improvement Program.

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a no cost, Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their learners permit.

  • Bronson wins spring game

    Bronson football romped to a 31-0 shutout over visiting Spartans from St. Johns Country Day in Orange Park in an entertaining, instructive spring classic.

    "We did good. We've got a lot of work to do," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey in a post-game comment that summed up where the Eagles are today.

  • Williston police reports

    A traffic stop by Williston Police on CR318 led to the arrest of two people, one for driving with a suspended license and the other for possession of cocaine.

    On May 17, Cpl. Kevin B. Sheppard stopped a vehicle for having an expired tag. The driver, Brandy April Nutt, 26, of Keystone Heights, was found to have her license suspended five times for failure to pay traffic fines, and was arrested.

  • Fugitive arrested

    On May 23, the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshals Service arrested Jeffrey Wayne Rinehart, 60, for violation of probation- sexually molesting a child and failure to register as a sexual offender.

  • Message to the graduates

    This is a big weekend for many young people in Levy County, as they leave high school and move on to the next phase of their lives.

    Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for most Levy County schools this weekend, a landmark day for a few hundred young adults who are ready to venture out into the world.

  • Memorial Day event held

    The American Legion Post 236 and the VFW Post 5511 held Memorial Day services at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston on Sunday afternoon.

  • Foal returns home

    The mystery of the foal found inside the Williston city limits recently has been solved with a happy ending but a sad twist.

    Carmello Zappulla of Kimberlite Farm on U.S. 41 has come forward to claim the colt. Zappollo told authorities he found one of his mares dead on Friday, May 16. The mare was bred, but no foal was evident. Zappulla assumed the mare had died prior to giving birth.

  • Upcoming events

    TDC to meet

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet on Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    Call 486-3396 for more information. The meeting is open to the public.

    EZDA changes

    meeting schedule

    The Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency has changed its meeting schedule to bi-monthly. The following are the regularly scheduled meeting dates:

    Wed., June 2, at 9 a.m.

    Wed., Aug. 6, at 9 a.m.

    Wed., Oct. 8, at 9 a.m.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, May 31

    *SHARE Distribution, 9-10 a.m., Cornerstone Assembly of God. Contact Elsie Neal 528-5709.

    Monday, June 2

    *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, June 3

    *Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

    *Rotary Club of Williston, Chamber Conference Room, Noon.

    *Police Explorers, 6:30 p.m., Fire Department.