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  • Williston to usher in Christmas

     Williston will welcome the Christmas season this Saturday, Dec. 7 with activities in Heritage Park and a Christmas Parade down Noble Avenue. The parade, with this year’s theme “A Christmas Story,” will kick off at 6 p.m.

  • Red Devils in state championship Tuesday

     For the first time since 1923, the Williston Red Devils are in the finals of the state baseball tournament.

    The home team will play Chipley tonight at 7:30 p.m. at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.

    The Red Devils defeated Paxton 4-0 Monday night for the right to play in the finals.

    Can't make it to the game? No worries. Login on your computer to  http://www.bhsnlive.com/ and watch it live.

  • Two great ways to pay it forward

     

    Who in their right mind would voluntarily be in the  hot sun for 12-14 hours a day without receiving monetary compensation?

    Williston High School Senior John Julian, that's who.

  • Newspaper woman Bess Williams dies at 83

     

    Staff

    Bess Williams was born to be a journalist.

    “I had turned in articles since I was 8 years old,” she told a reporter in 2007.

  • Williston cracks down on drugs, noise

    Don't think you're going to get stoned on "Spice" or "bath salts" and then play your stereo as loud as you want in Williston.

    If that's on your agenda, you may want to think again because Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow has two ordinances in the works aimed at you.

    At last week's city council meeting, members heard the first reading of an ordinance that strengthens the ban on the sale of synthetic substances–known by a variety of street names including Spice, K2, Black Mamba and Bombay Blue.

  • FHP needs your help in hit and run

    The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit-and run-crash on County Road 337 and S.E. 40th Street in Levy County on Aug. 24 Information obtained during this investigation revealed the crash occurred on Aug. 23 at approximately 11 p.m.

    James T. Lowman, 69, of Morriston was walking near the center of the roadway as a vehicle was traveling southbound on County Road 337. The vehicle struck Lowman propelling him onto the east shoulder of the roadway where he died due to his injuries. The vehicle then left the scene.

  • Bo Dallas dies at 107

    Bo Dallas never took credit for his long life.

    Three years ago he said without doubt all his blessings–including his 100-plus years on this earth– came from above.

    On Aug. 18, Dallas– born Theodore R.–died two weeks short of his 108th birthday.

    The oldest of four children born to Miller Dallas and Mable Banks, Dallas was born Sept. 2, 1906.

    Nicknamed Bo by his uncle after a boar hog, he migrated with his grandparents who reared him in the Romeo community.

  • Incumbents defeated in GOP primary

    By Ashley Thornton

    and Lou Elliott Jones

    If one thing is clear in the results of Tuesday's elections it's that Levy County is divided over the direction it wants to go.

    The results are unofficial but with all 13 precincts reporting, former County Commissioner Lilly Rooks defeated incumbent Commissioner Ryan Bell by five votes in the District 4 race for the Republican nomination and Rock Meeks defeated incumbent Commissioner Chad Johnson by 39 votes to win the Republican nomination for District 2.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

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

    • Aug. 11,  Justin Beau Barrs, 32, Old Town, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • Airport Supervisor Joe Ball taxis into retirement

     

    The party got a late start because the guest of honor was too busy working.