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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.