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Today's News

  • Memorial service is Friday

    The annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19 in Williston's Heritage Park Pavilion.

    The ceremony will honor the lives of Cpl. David Moss of the Williston Police Department and Deputy Sheriff A. Haygood Ellzey of the Levy County Sheriff's Department. Both men were killed in the line of duty.

  • WHS graduation is Monday

    More than 130 Williston High School seniors are candidates for graduation next Monday, May 22 when the class celebrates the end of one era and the beginning of another at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville at 7 p.m.

    Valedictorian Robert Sistrunk Jr. will lead the Class of 2017 and will deliver his address that will combine serious notes with a dose of humor.

    A salute to the graduates, and stories on the valedictorian and co-salutatorians, Emory Allnut and Sheri Miller, is in this week’s edition.

  • Students have minor injuries following accident

    Thirteen students were taken to Regional General Hospital this morning (Wednesday) after the school bus they were riding in was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Students were reported to have minor injuries.

    According to Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow, at 7:36 a.m., the Williston Police Department, Williston Fire Rescue, Marion County Fire Rescue and Levy County Department of Public Safety responded to the 800 block of East Noble Avenue where the accident occurred.

  • 13 students sent to hospital after accident
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • May 2, Charles Richard Alday, 37, Williston, VOP.

    • May 6, Kevin Lee Berryhill, 24, Bronson, disorderly intoxication. ROR.

    • May 1, James Dale Bryant, 46, Old Town, VOP.

    • May 3, Angela Kaye Callihan, 37, Crystal River, out of county warrant. Bond $1,660.

    • May 4, Frances E. Edwards, 34, Trenton, obstruction W/OV. Bond $1,000.

  • Happenings

    May

    Tai Chi Classes

    Tai Chi classes for arthritis and fall prevention will be held Monday and Wednesday beginning May 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 623 East Noble Ave., Williston.

    Comfortable attire is requested. The instructor will be Elizabeth Dalusio.

    To pre-register, call Phyllis Williams at Fountain of Life Church, 538-4474.

    For more information call, 692-5219.

    WII Vets and Proud of It

  • Sex offender arrested; more charges pending

    A Williston man who failed to meet conditions for his release was arrested May 5 and now an investigation continues about why he may not have met those obligations.

    Christopher L. Caffie, 24, of 3731 NE 217 Court, Williston, was charged for failure to comply with Sex Offender registration requirements.

    Caffie was convicted of a felony sexual offense in 2012 and is required to register with the Sheriff’s Office two times a year.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 24, Vivian Lorraine Bailey, 37, Chiefland, grand theft, obtaining property valued at $50,000 or more. Bond $60,000.

    • April 24, David Ryan Bair, 30, Trenton, DWLS, possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $2,000.

    • April 20, Alphonso Lathario Baker, 39, Belleview, DWLS-habitual, possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription, possession of cocaine, possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $19,000.

  • Weekend features blueberries and plants

    You won't have to travel far this weekend to participate in outdoor activities.

    Williston’s Red White & Blues Farm will celebrate May 6-7 with its first Blueberry Festival.

    Scores of vendors, featuring arts, crafts, information and food are expected to be on site at the 100-acre farm during the two-day event that will also showcase blues and jazz music, pony rides, a petting zoo, bungee rides and more for the children in your life.

  • Litter ordinance discussed

    Fed up with the amount of trash that is dotting the city's parks and streets, Tuesday night the city council directed staff to begin a draft of a litter ordinance that carries substantial punitive measures for those who are caught littering.

    However, Police Chief Dennis Strow said there is already a state statute that addresses litter and it carries with it a fine and/or jail time. Strow said oftentimes a state statute supersedes a municipal ordinance.