Today's News

  • Christmas items stolen


    On New Year’s Day someone took a plastic Santa Claus and a candy cane out of my yard. I would like to say thank you for allowing it to stay in my yard over the Christmas Holidays. The children in the neighborhood really enjoyed walking through the yard and looking at the different items.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the January 2009 Student of the Month awards at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting.

    Each student is awarded a personalized certificate of achievement and a coupon for a pizza from King Munchie’s.

    From Joyce Bullock Elementary school, the designee is Kindergartener Maclayne McGowan, daughter of Paul and Scarlett McGowan. Maclayne was nominated by Mrs. Cecillia Edwards, her teacher, who made the following comments:

  • Williston Police Reports

    Tommy Glenn Chadwick, 31, of Ocala, was charged with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams after the car in which he was riding was stopped for having no tag lights and a cracked windshield.

    Russell Edward Howe Jr., 19, of Southeast 3rd Avenue, Williston, was charged with possession of a prescription drug, Valium, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was the driver of the above vehicle which was stopped for having no tag lights and a cracked windshield.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has announced the following arrests:

    A Trenton man was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling, grand theft and grand theft auto.

    Bryant L. Shaw, 42, was arrested after he returned to the scene of a burglary at a hunting cabin near Otter Creek about one mile north of State Road 24 in Gadsbay. He was detained by the victim. The truck he was driving had been stolen out of Dixie County. Total bond was $40,000.

  • A new business for a new and healthy you

    Since 1996 Terri McGinty has been operating her business located in Dr. Henderson’s office just behind Nature Coast Hospital in Williston. In March of this year Terri and her daughter Laci opened Chantilly Place in Bronson, at 150 N. Hathaway Ave.

    Terri has been a licensed massage therapist and full specialist since attending the Tampa SunCoast School of Massage, and is also a licensed full specialist, which involves skin care, waxing, makeup, and nails.

  • Devils fall to Bishop Verot in overtime

    CAPE CORAL - Five-and-a-half seconds can seem like a very long time.

    That's how much time was on the clock when Fort Myers Bishop Verot took the ball out with the full length of the court to go, and somehow the Vikings got the ball inside the three-point line where an off-balance jumper went through and defeated Williston, 63-61, Saturday night.

  • Three charged with abuse of mentally handicapped man

    BRONSON — Three people have been charged with mistreatment of a 51-year-old mentally handicapped man who was found malnourished and weighing between 80 to 100 pounds when found by deputies acting on an anonymous tip. One officer who saw the victim said he looked like a prisoner of war.

    A Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release said the trio, who were his caretakers, has admitted to leaving the man handcuffed in a home on Mashburn Drive for up to four hours while they dined in a restaurant. The man said he was fed rice and beans and was always hungry.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, January 17

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Williston.

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, January 19

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    WYAA plans


    The Williston Youth Athletic Association has listed the following meeting and registration times.

    We will be having a workday on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. and another on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.

    Sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, softball and soccer will be on Jan. 17, 22 and 24 at the park. Registration is $75 for baseball and softball and $65 for t-ball and soccer. A copy of your child’s birth certificate is needed. Any questions call Mari at 528-4329 or Cathy at 528-4487.

    ESE parent panel

  • Next Tuesday a truly historic day

    Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, black, white or Hispanic, you have to admit that the inauguration on Tuesday is a historic day for the United States.

    When Sen. Barack Obama takes the oath as president of the United States, it will mark a major diversity breakthrough for our country.

    And hopefully, after he’s in office for a little while, his race will be forgotten and his policies will be the thing that gets scrutinized the most.