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Today's News

  • Williston gets a clean audit

    The department heads for the city of Williston have kept a tight rein on their finances and Tuesday night, their efforts were lauded.

    Helen Painter from Purvis, Gray & Co., the firm contracted to perform the annual audit, brought good news to the city council.

    "It's a job well done," she told council members.

    For the last few years, Painter has been rectifying items pointed out in a management letter and this year marks the second consecutive auditing season where nothing needed to be addressed.

  • Throw a shrimp on the barbie

    A look at the Williston Fire Department's rickety grill during April's Relay for Life caused PuroClean's Kim McLane a moment of pause. But just a moment, because she, along with her boss and company owner, Joseph Crane jumped into action to secure a new grill for the deparment.

    "They're volunteers," she said of the firefighters who have made the station their home away from home, "and we just needed to do something for them."

  • Happenings

    June

    WE SOAR Summer Programs

    WE SOAR, Inc. will host its 2017 Summer Enrichment Program June 5-Aug. 12 offering piano/keyboard lessons, drums/percussion lessons, dance, pantomime and drama.

    Sessions will start in the evening from 6:30-8/9 p.m. at various locations.

    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or email wesoar06@hotmail.com.

    Wininger Town Hall Meeting

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • May 26, David Ross Andruskiewicz, 62, Morriston, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • May 22, Ray Anthony Bailey II, 24, Gainesville, felony warrant. Bond $1,000.

    • May 24, Bobbie Jo Beckett, 42, Archer, out of county warrant. Bond $10,000.

    • May 25, Steven D. Blumenberg, 19, Old Town, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. ROR.

    • May 27, Morgan Garrett Bradley, 20, Morriston, fleeing/eluding LEO with lights and sirens active. ROR.

  • Remembering lives lost in the line of duty

    Dozens came May 19 to remember and honor the county’s two law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony held in Williston’s Heritage Park.

    Remembered during the ceremony were Williston Police Officer Cpl. David W. Moss and Deputy Sheriff A. Hagood Ellzey.

    On Saturday, July 30, 1988 Cpl. Moss was shot and killed while attempting to assist with what was thought to be a disabled vehicle.

  • Happenings

    May

    Movie in the Park

    The city of Williston will host another Movie in the Park Friday, May 26 at the Heritage Park Pavilion beginning at 7:30 p.m. No admission. Free popcorn and drinks.

    Dementia Support Group

    A local support group for caregivers who are coping with loved ones suffering from dementia will have its first meeting Saturday, May 27 from 1-3 p.m. in the community center at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main St.

  • Spring finale ends in domination for Devils

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devil Football team ended its spring on a high note last Thursday night, beating the Hamilton County Trojans by a score of 56-8, thoroughly manhandling the opposing team all night long.

    The Devils took it to the Trojans throughout the game.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    • May 18, Jerry Lee Alexander, 57, Morriston, DWLS – habitual. Bond $2,500.

    • May 18, John Nicholas Arcangeli, 32, Morriston, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $200.

    • May 15, April Savina Arroyo, 24, Palmetto, possession not more than 20 grams, and/or use. Bond $1,000.

    • May 15, Corey Chase Barwick. 19, Inglis, touch or strike. Bond $10,000.

    • May 21, Brian Lee Baxley, 39, Hawthorne, touch or strike. ROR.

  • Confessions of a shoe-aholic

    Next to bacon and coffee, shoes have to be my favorite tangible things in this life, because no matter matter how many doughnuts, Reese's Cups and pounds of bacon I consume, my feet remain virtually unchanged.

    I wear a 7 1/2 – and I have since high school. Occasionally now I'll buy an 8 though if the shoe doesn't come in my size and I just have to have it. It also helps with the swelling after a long 14-hour day.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • May 12, Jessica Lynn Aguon, 30, Old Town, use, possession or manufacturing paraphernalia to transport drugs, selling methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine. Bond $200,000.

    • May 13, Emory Randolph Beasley, 36, Crystal River, violation of FWC rule. ROR.