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Today's News

  • Happenings

    December

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    Walk To Bethlehem

    Walk To Bethlehem is a narrated interactive journey.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 28, Klaytin Ezrha Adams, 38, Chiefland, burglary of a structure or conveyance. Bond $5,000.

    • Dec. 1, Stephanie Nicole Addison, 24, High Springs, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Nov. 29, Christopher Allen Barron, 34, Chiefland, VOP. Bond $500.

    • Nov. 29, Noah Keith Bevins, 36, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, and/or use. Bond $26,000.

  • Red Devils roll in opener

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston boys’ basketball team got off to a sluggish start in Chiefland on offense, as it failed to net a bucket the first few minutes of play in the Nov. 28 meeting.

    But the Red Devils soon got going in a big way, eventually taking a 31-17 lead into halftime on the heels of a Josiah Jones layup at the buzzer.

    WMHS added to its advantage in the second half, securing a 58-36 win in the season opener in the CMHS gym.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 20, Christopher Daniel Akins, 28, Old Town, VOP.

    • Nov. 20, Richard Waybe Antich, 37, Belleview, out of county warrant. Bond $32,000.

    • Nov. 21, Robert Eugene Beck, 27, Williston, VOP.

    • Nov. 20, Isaac Joel Buchanan, 36, Chiefland, touch or strike, grand theft of a controlled substance, home invasion, tampering, VOP. Bond $375,000.

    • Nov. 24, Anthony Scott Buzbee, 24, Perry, out of county warrant.

  • McCurdys welcome daughter

    Kaley and David McCurdy announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Jo, born at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 8.

    The baby weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Grandparents are Debbie Andrews, Kelby Andrews, Kathy Gilliam and Brent Zullo.

    Lydia Jo was welcomed home by older brother, Kaden.

  • Levy claims lowest unemployment in area

    The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region remained unchanged in October at 4.2 percent, but was 1.8 percentage points lower than the region’s rate of 6.0 percent a year ago.

    According to today’s release of the pre- liminary jobs report by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the region’s labor force shrank over the month by 3,650 to 198,857, and was vir- tually unchanged compared to October 2016.

    A year ago, the size of the labor force was driven by greater numbers of unem-

  • Happenings

    Calling High School Juniors

    Santa Fe College will host a pair of recruiting events geared toward high school juniors in November. The events will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville.

    Juniors will get to explore a variety of potential degree programs as well as meet with current college students and organizations. This incredibly helpful event will inspire juniors to discover a potential college option, while giving insight into important college preparation steps.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    • Nov. 7, Duncan Ryan Anderson, 28, Gainesville, failure to stop at crash, DWLS. Bond $15,500.

    • Nov. 6, Michael Harvey Bandy, 66, Hillsboro, Ohio, out of county warrant. Bond $500.

    • Nov. 12, Ronald Jack Davis, 28, Archer, touch or strike.

    • Nov. 8, Sylvia Renita Edmundson, 61, Williston, insurance fraud. ROR.

    • Nov. 12, Sephra Fitak, 30, Gainesville, DWLR.

  • Register now for Christmas parade

    Less than two weeks remain for Williston businesses, churches and individuals to register to participate in the 2017 Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    The parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and the theme is "The Songs of Christmas."

    Participants are encouraged to choose a song, religious or secular, and plan the float or marching unit around that song.

    The Chamber will award prizes during Light Up Williston after the parade.

  • Veterans honored in Williston

    Emotions were high and applause resounding Saturday as people lined Williston's streets to honor dozens of veterans in the annual Levy County Veterans Day Parade.

    More than 40 units marched down Noble Avenue to the cheers of those gathered to salute and thank the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country.

    All branches of the military were recognized, and many veterans participated either on floats, trucks or walking the mile route.