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Today's News

  • Upcoming events

    Post office holds

    annual food drive

    The Williston post office held its annual food drive last Saturday, and distributed 17,000 pounds of food to First United Methodist Church and the Tri-County Pregnancy Center. Postal officials thank the community for an outstanding response.

    All-County Band

    performs on Friday

    The All-County Band will hold an evening performance this Friday, May 16, at 7:30 in the Chiefland High School Auditorium. A reception will follow.

  • Chamber office moves

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce has moved to its new location on Southwest First Avenue, just north of Nature Coast Regional Hospital, in the City Hall Annex. The Chamber recently received the OK from the City Council to move into the new location.

  • Regional loss was a disappointment

    The regional loss by the Williston baseball team was a disappointment.

    Keystone Heights, led by a three-run homer by Colton Crews, defeated Williston, 12-11, Friday night in the Class 3A, Region 2 semifinal, ending the Devils' season.

    All 12 Indians' runs were unearned, including the home run, which came after two out in an inning that had been prolonged by an error.

  • Heather Porter signs with CFCC

    Heather Porter knows what the next two years of her life will bring.

    The Williston senior signed a softball scholarship with Central Florida Community College yesterday (Wednesday) at the WHS media center.

    CFCC coach Kerri Ryskamp said she plans to use Porter as either an infielder or outfielder. "She can play anywhere," said the young coach who will be entering her second season next year, as she also praised the WHS senior's hitting.

  • Reward offered in horse abuse case

    The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for several acts of apparent animal cruelty at an equine rescue center near Morriston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A Williston man was charged April 24 with sexual battery on a mentally defective victim.

    Mark Ezzell, 39, was arrested after someone found him and the alleged male victim in bed while his caregiver was away. Bail was set at $100,000.

    Others charged with felonies last week by officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office include:

    Christopher P. Hicks, 30, of Trenton, forgery-obtaining a controlled substance. Bond $2,500.

    Catrell L. Evans, 25, of Micanopy, fraud, failure to redeliver leased property. He was released on his own recognizance.

  • Williston police reports

    The Williston Police Department has announced the following arrests:

    Roy T. Rutlin, 45, of Southeast Fourth Drive, Williston, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was also arrested on a felony warrant from Levy County for forgery, fraud (false name to law enforcement officer), driving while licenses suspended or revoked as a habitual traffic offender.

  • Time to honor your mother

    When I was a young boy, about 7 or so, my grandmother died. She was my mother's mother, and also my aunt's mother. My aunt lived across the street, so our families were quite close.

    About that time, there was a popular song on the radio called My Heart Cries for You. I believe the singer was Guy Mitchell, who a few years later would have the big hit, Singing the Blues.

  • Williston moves ahead on new City Hall

    At its Tuesday evening meeting, City Council gave its approval to moving forward with two significant ongoing projects: the purchase of a new city hall and the installation of traffic light monitors to detect red-light runners.

  • Horse killed; California trip stalled

    HIGH SPRINGS - A man whose fund-raising quest was to travel from Williston to California in a wagon behind two horses ended tragically in High Springs when one of his horses died early Thursday, May 1, after being hit by a car.

    Rodney Burnett, 51, left Williston earlier in the week with much fanfare. He had planned on taking a trip all the way to the Pacific Ocean, raising money along the way for Ladder H Farms, an organization that, once it had enough money, would provide therapeutic experiences for disabled people through the use of horses.