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Today's News

  • Williston woman dies in head-on crash

    A Williston woman died Monday after the car she was driving was hit head-on by an SUV passing in a no passing zone.

    Michelle M. Anderson, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene by Alachua County Fire Rescue at the collision site at SR 121/SW Wacahoota Road.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Anderson was traveling south in her 2001 Honda Accord when Calvin Lee Adams III, 29, of Crystal River attempted to pass a line of vehicles in a no passing zone.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 10, Joseph Anthony Agnoli, 36, Chiefland, child abuse without great bodily harm. Bond $12,000.

    • Nov. 12, James Blair Bailey Jr., 35, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • Nov. 11, Kenneth Norman Carleton, 37, Bronson, out of county warrant. Bond $7,513,

    • Nov. 8, Brandon Mark Cody, 30, Williston, exposure of sexual organs, municipal ordinance violation. Bond $5,500.

  • Happenings

    November

    WWII Vets

    WWII Vets and Proud of It  will meet at 11 a.m., Nov. 10 at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs. Vets, spouses and caregivers are invited to attend.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    WCCA Fall Festival

    Williston Central Christian Academy, in conjunction with Space Walk of the Nature Coast, will host its Inflate-A-Fall Festival from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

    In addition to inflatables of all sizes, there will be food, pony rides, face painting and more.

  • Their stories need to be told

    The first time I came to Williston was Veterans Day 2005.

    I was living and working in Chiefland and I volunteered to cover an event in Heritage Park.

    I didn't know what to expect. I'd been in Florida about three months and had never even ventured to Williston.

    I was not disappointed.

  • Honoring our nation's veterans

    Veterans Day is Nov. 11 – the 11th hour of the 11th month and while it is a federal holiday Friday, saluting our nation's veterans begins tonight (Thursday) in Bronson. Events will follow over the weekend, with the highlight being the countywide parade, held this year on Bronson on the official Veterans Day.

    Turn out this week and show your support for the men and women who have fought or who are still fighting for our freedom.

    Here's what you have to look forward to:

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 29, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 33, Inglis, non support of children or spouse. Bond $900.

    • Oct. 27, Joshua Lloyd Beavers, 35, Morriston, assault with deadly weapon. Bond $50,000.

    • Oct. 27, Eric M. Berry, 47, Naples, two counts out of county warrant, non support of children or spouse.

  • Happenings

    November

     

    Tourism Council Meeting

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Ave., Bronson – Levy County Road Department Office Building.

    The meeting is open to the public.

     

    CEE Meeting

  • Voter turnout going strong

    About 21 million voters have cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election and Levy County is also showing its enthusiasm for the election.

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, who is overseeing her first general election since taking office in  2013 after working in the elections office, said, “I think we're having a really good turnout. Things are going great.” 

  • Kori Lamb appointed to Williston council

    Citing new blood and a passion for the area's youth, Williston City Council appointed Kori Lamb to its ranks Monday night over Debra Jones, community leader and a former council member.

    Before a vote was taken, council members Danny Etheridge, Nancy Wininger and Charles Goodman pledged their support for Lamb, a Williston High School graduate, businessman and family man.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edwards celebrate 63 years of marriage

    Calvin Sr. and Ernestine Edwards celebrated 63 years of marriage Oct. 24. 

    They were joined in holy matrimony in Ocala Oct. 24, 1953. 

    They have been retired from the Levy County School System since 1987. 

    Mr. Edwards finished his tenure of 30 years as assistant principal of Williston High School.

    Mrs. Edwards finished her tenure of 30 years as a first grade teacher at Joyce Bullock Elementary School.