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Today's News

  • 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.

  • City studies switch in retirement plans

    The Williston City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday evening to consider the Florida State Retirement Plan (FRS) in contrast to the City of Williston plan, in which all city employees are currently enrolled.

    The subject arose because the Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents Williston's sworn police officers, has proposed a switch to the state system as part of its bargaining agreement.

  • WPD confiscates machine gun

    Williston police officers have recovered a World War II-era Japanese machine gun as a result of a traffic stop which led to the arrest of two women on drug charges.

    Abby Ross of the unit block of Regina Boulevard, Beverly Hills, and Traci Bower of the 11000 block of North Williams Street, Dunnellon, were charged initially with drug paraphernalia and illegal drug possession.

  • Community calendar

    Monday, June 16

    * 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.

    * Whole Wide World @ My Public Library. Join us for books, stories, games crafts, and much, much more. All programs begin @ 10:00 a.m. at Williston Public Library, 528-2313.

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

  • Upcoming events

    Fish fry Friday

    A fish fry will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Alt. U.S. 27, Williston, on June 13 at 6 p.m. The adult price is $7 and the child's price is $4. Takeouts are available. This fund-raiser helps people in the community with their financial problems.

    There are door prizes of a free ticket to the following fish fry and a drawing for an individual winner with a small gift in appreciation of attending this dinner.

    'Old School Prom'

    to be Saturday

  • Amber Bradley graduates

    On June 6 in the Williston High school media center, a long awaited goal was reached.

    Amber Bradley, who suffered extensive injuries in a vehicle crash in 2006 which killed two other students, participated in commencement ceremony with her class in 2007, but was unable to receive her diploma at that time due to unfinished credits.

    She has now finished her senior credits with the help of the hospital/homebound program offered by Levy County Schools.