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Today's News

  • Back to school and the zones

    Where did the summer go?

    It seems like only yesterday that those annoying flashing yellow lights at either end of town on Noble Avenue, commonly called school zones, were doused for vacation time. Now, starting Monday, Aug. 18, they're back.

    It's time for all the young people to go back to school. With classes resuming, people will emphasize to you that it's time for drivers to be extra cautious, to be careful of the children.

  • Task force cracks down on drugs

    A 26-year-old Williston resident was arrested last week and charged with four counts of possession of crack cocaine and four counts of sale of crack cocaine.

    Demetris A. Wallace of 21370 N.E. 38th Place, was charged after the Levy County Drug Task Force used a confidential source to allegedly make four drug buys, on April 17, April 18, May 1 and May 29th. Three of the buys were at the 38th Place address, while the other was at 21431 N.E. 35th St.

    A total of $550 changed hands, according to a release from the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Total bond was $90,000.

  • Levy Fair seeks judges

    The Levy County Fair Association is seeking judges for its pre-qualifying karaoke events.

    The contests are as follows:

    Sept. 1 - 11 a.m. "Outside" at the Amvets post 88 in Bronson, (the new location by the race track).

    Sept. 20 - 11 a.m. Tommy Usher Center, Chiefland.

    Oct. 4 - 11 a.m. Peanut Festival in Williston.

    Oct. 11 - 1 p.m. Coconut's at Cedar Key.

    The group is also seeking qualified candidates for the following judging roles during the fair itself (Oct. 30 - Nov. 2):

    Thursday: Battle of the Bands - Day One.

  • Employee of the month
  • 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.