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Today's News

  • FBI makes arrest in 39-year-old crime

    Over 39 years ago, Mary Gene Bailey French and her husband, Royal, were ending a beautiful vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.

    The splendor of the trip was marred in the days ahead by a story shrouded in mystery, deception, betrayal and murder.

    Mrs. French's father, Gene Bailey, and three of his friends, were bushwhacked eight miles from Williston as they drove home from Ocala after having dinner.

  • No dog in the fight

    With the news last week that the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) has the first right of refusal concerning the future of the old middle school, the Williston City Council was faced with only one action: take a bow.

    Tuesday night, City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council that the MFA has until the end of January 2017 to strike a deal with the School Board of Levy County, or walk away.

  • Cold case leads to Levy
  • Ministerial Faith Alliance plans to buy old middle school property
  • Happenings

    July

    Movie In The Park

    The city of Williston will present another Movie in the Park night beginning at 7:30 Friday, July 28 at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free of charge. Bring a chair or blanket and your family and enjoy the movie.

    August

    Poley-Horne Reunion

    The Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 1 at the Levy County Quilt Museum beginning at 10 a.m. You are invited to come early to catch up on family news. Lunch will be at 12:30.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 20, Aaliyah Maria Alberto, 19, Morriston, out of county warrant.

    • July 20, Joshua Benjamin Baldenegro, 28, Gainesville, VOP.

    • July 21, Frank Barnes, 69, Bronson, possession of cocaine, keeping shop or vehicle for drugs, and/or use. Bond $50,000.

    • July 23, Santos Bautista, 27, Williston, no DL, giving false ID to LEO.

    • July 17, Raymond Allen David Brown, 20, High Springs, out of county warrant.

  • It was always Vanessa

    I was 9 when my older brother, Eugene, married Vanessa; 10 when they made me an aunt with the birth of David and almost 19 when they divorced – now the parents of three sons.

    It was a hard divorce for me even though I was away at college.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 13, Jorge Silvestre Angeles-Marquez, 37, Williston, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.

    • July 12, Stourm Casselman, 18, Trenton, and/or use.

    • July 11, Mitchell Franklin Cooper, 39, Williston, unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft. Bond $15,000.

    • July 13, Jina Covey, 48, Winter Haven, VOP.

  • Barbecue Contest This Weekend @ Cornelius Williams Park
  • Happenings

    Ribbon Cutting

    Quick Care Med, located at 514 W. Noble Ave., will hold an open house at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 20 (today) following a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    Meet the staff, learn about the services, enjoy food and refreshments and enter drawings for prizes.

    RSVP by emailing marketing@quickcaremed.com or call 528-9355.

    Barbecue Weekend