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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests for the week of Dec. 18:

    • Dec. 19, Michele Collins Adams, 44, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $25,000.

    • Dec. 20, John M. Baker, 24, Inglis, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Dec. 18, Bruce John Beyer Jr., 29, Williston, operating a motorcycle w/o a license, DWLSR. Bond $500.

    • Dec. 23, Shaun Phillip Bond, 51, Inglis, obstruction W/OV, disorderly intoxication. Bond $4,000.

  • Happenings

    January

    Garden Club Special Speakers

    Williston Garden Club invites the general public to its next meeting Jan. 10.

    Members of Cedar Keys Audubon Chapter will speak on their mission to conserve and restore our unique natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. This chapter was honored as Chapter of the Year for 2017 at the Audubon Assembly in St. Augustine this past October, in part because of their impressive Birds Rescue program.

  • Mackenzie Goode accepted into Phi Kappa Phi

    Mackenzie Goode of Williston was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Goode was initiated at University of Florida.

    Goode is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

  • AirSign Blimp will dock at airport

    If you've always wanted to get up close and personal with an airship (blimp), you'll get your chance Monday, Jan. 8 when AirSign docks The American Blimp Company’s A-60 Airship at Williston Municipal Airport. Guided tours will be available from 9-11 a.m.

    Future plans include, AirSign locating up to seven blimps permanently at Williston Airport with up to 130 new jobs in the first year.

    AirSign, owned by Patrick Walsh, recently acquired two other companies, making AirSign the largest in the world.

  • Christmas then and now

    Christmas will be quiet at Ten Broeck Manor this year. Tom and I will celebrate at home, most likely with just our furry companions, a hot meal and perhaps an adult beverage.

    Next week, after the paper is finished I will head to Georgia to spend Christmas with my children and Tom will venture to his sisters' on the East Coast. Because of his most recent back surgery, he can't travel the almost-eight hours up north so he'll FaceTime with the granddaughters when they open presents.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Dec. 14, Ronald Wayne Andolina II, 30, Old Town, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of Schedule I drug, and/or use. Bond $11,000.

    • Dec. 11, Jacob James Benfield, 25, Dunnellon, DWLSR, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. Bond $33,000.

    • Dec. 16, John Brian Bennett, 54, Williston, failure to report name or residence change, DWLS. Bond $115,000.

  • Happenings

    December

    Walk To Bethlehem

    Walk To Bethlehem is a narrated interactive journey.

    The free event is located at 4551 SE SR121, Morriston between CR326 and CR464 and is open every evening through Dec. 23 from 7-9 p.m.

    All are welcome to come out and stroll through the Christmas fantasyland, check out the many new displays, see Santa and enjoy refreshments, in addition to joining a caravan on the journey to Bethlehem.

    This annual event is sponsored by Living Water Life Center, Morriston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Dec. 9, Everette Michael Adams, 40, Dunnellon, child abuse without great bodily harm. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 9, Marvin Leon Barnes, 30, Gainesville, VOP.

    • Dec. 7, Christopher Ray Bowers, 51, Ft. Myers, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Dec. 6, Janet Nicole Bowman, 19, Cross City, grand theft. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 10, Timothy Scott Burton, 32, Cedar Key, touch or strike.

    • Dec. 8, Tiffany Janelle Colello, 31, Brooksville, VOP.

  • Officer award named for Mike Joyner

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    So many of the details of Mike Joyner’s extensive career in law enforcement – particularly his heralded undercover work – will never be available for public consumption.

  • AirSign is world's largest airship operator

    Unless you're one of those people who drive around town just to satisfy curiosity or to keep an eye on things, you may not even know of its existence.

    However, in recent weeks, Airsign, owned and operated by Patrick Walsh, inked deals that will once again put Williston on the map and lead to positive economic development for the area.