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Today's News

  • Williston boys win district

    Williston High won the boys district basketball championship Saturday night with a 64-60 win over P.K. Yonge.

    The Red Devils will play a regional home game this Thursday at 7 p.m. against Interlachen.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    This program provides the marine community with the same benefits and protection that neighborhood watch does in other areas. The emphasis is on prevention and deterrence by practicing simple common sense precautions which reduces thefts, vandalism and other criminal activities. This is accomplished by:

    * Educating boat owners and the marine community to carry out simple crime prevention measures.

    * Encouraging all waterway users to develop a community spirit and report suspicious incidents.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following people were arrested recently by the Levy County Sheriff's Office on the charges listed below.

    * Keith Frasier, 46, of Williston was arrested Feb. 4 for sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond $35,000.

    * Victoria Lynne Lestertees, 30, of Trenton was arrested Feb. 4 for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and violation of probation. No bond.

    * Jennifer Mae Mason, 19, of Miami was arrested Feb. 5 for vehicle theft and larceny. Bond $10,000.

  • Home invasion suspects sought

    Three male suspects forcibly entered a residence on Northeast 35th Street in Williston, and committed the offenses of home invasion, attempted robbery and aggravated battery on Feb. 11, said Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    At 11:45 p.m., three suspects forcibly entered a residence at the Mack Apartments. There were three adult victims and four juveniles ranging from 3 months to 8 years old inside the residence.

  • Hospice of the Nature Coast

    Editor:

    Hospice of the Nature Coast is proud to be a member of the north central Florida community. Indeed, from the moment we began serving this area, your welcome couldn't have been filled with more warmth as the citizens of north central Florida recognize they now have a choice when it comes to the hospice and palliative care they wish to receive.

  • Holiday Hope thanks

    Editor:

    Holiday Hope wants to thank all our citizens, businesses, organizations, students and medical personnel for the help extended to us in 2007.

    Once again, with your help, we were able to see that approximately 350 local children had a Merry Christmas.

    This task could not have been achieved without your kindness, and willingness to become involved with helping children in our community. You are definitely the key to our success.

    Once again, thank you.

    Jean Bain

    Holiday Hope, Inc., president

  • Here's to watching people park

    You can have a lot of fun on Northwest First Avenue these days, watching people perform what has become a forgotten art: parallel parking.

    In its infinite wisdom, the city came along and authorized removal of all angle parking in front of the Williston Pioneer Sun News office and alongside City Hall. No action has been taken on the angle parking in front of the post office yet.

    The first people to get those spaces can easily coast in, as long as the first car moves all the way up to the front and then the spaces are filled in behind them.

  • City has openings on two boards

    The city of Williston has openings on the following two boards:

  • CRA discusses master plan

    Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency, at its Monday night meeting, undertook a review and revision of its master plan, which was adopted in late 2002.

    The effort was undertaken at the urging of Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council principal planner David Connolly, who was recently assigned as WRPC's liaison with the CRA. At an earlier meeting, he told the panel that the plan had not been examined since its approval five years ago and, in several aspects, no longer conformed either to the CRA's current priorities or to the realities of the changes in the city.

  • Jail will no longer use Bronson sewers

    When most people open a bill and see that the charges are alarmingly high, they usually get on the phone and argue their case.

    Some might get an adjustment, while some might get stuck paying the whole enchilada.

    When the Levy County Sheriff's Department received a monthly water/sewer bill of $10,700 from the Town of Bronson for county jail usage, Major Mike Johnson's jaw dropped.

    The bill is usually half that amount.

    Johnson, who is the administrator in charge of approving the payment of bills, had a third option at his disposal - drop out.