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Local News

  • WHS homecoming weekend; parade 5 p.m. today; game Friday
  • Alumni madness next week

    With the upcoming 2011-2012 Red Devil Basketball season just around the corner, have you ever  wanted to know just what happened to Red Devil players from the past?
     Both the 2011–2012 Lady Red Devils and the Boys varsity teams will answer the challenge at the Williston Gym Saturday, Nov. 12.
    The Lady Red Devils game will start at 6 p.m. The boys will tip off  around 7:30 p.m..

  • FFA Meats Team scores well at nationals

    INDIANAPOLIS- Members of the Williston Sr FFA Chapter in Florida were one of 41 teams participating in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE).

  • Veterans to be honored next week

    Area veterans will be guests of honor at several events organized for them next week. Here’s a round up of where you can say “thanks” to those sworn to serve and protect.

     

    WES Salutes Veterans

  • Williston man charged with jury tampering

    A Williston man who tried to persuade a juror to vote not guilty for his friend on trial for drug charges is now sitting in the Levy County jail under a $250,000 bond.

    Robert Earl Patterson, 38, was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with tampering with a juror after the juror told deputies Patterson came to her home and left his cell phone number for her to call. 

    When the juror’s mother called the phone number Patterson asked that the juror vote not guilty in the trial of Hermie McClendon and offered to buy her dinner and pay her. 

  • Braves run by Red Devils

    By Mike Capshaw

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

      Rallying from an early deficit, Chiefland Middle School’s football team scored a 36-20 win against Williston in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    On third down and goal from the 3-yard line with time ticking away in the first half, Jarquez Williams completed the comeback with a touchdown run. He tacked on the two-point conversion to give the Braves (4-1) a 22-20 lead they would never relinquish with 19.9 second remaining in the half of the Thursday game.

  • Drew will not seek election to District 3 commission seat

    Levy County Commissioner  Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown, will not seek election in 2012 to the District 3 seat to which she was appointed in March 2009. 

    "I had been debating it at length for some time," she said on Monday after a special commission meeting. She had announced she would not seek election at an Oct. 18 meeting of the Inglis-Yankeetown Republican Club. "It wasn't any one thing."  

  • Biker event helps grease LARC’s engine

    Lt. Sean Mullins said it was sometime in 2006 when, as a member of the Community Relations Division for the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, he was asked to come and speak to clients of the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens about matters of law, the types of things all people, as members of society, should be familiar with.

    “I had no idea what to expect,” Mullins said. “I gave a little speech, and they really appreciated it … I truly fell in love with them.”

  • Mike Joyner tapped for commission seat

    Michael F. “Mike” Joyner has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 1 Levy County Commission seat that has been vacant since Nov. 2, 2010.

    The seat was first vacated when then-Commissioner Tony Parker was indicted on federal bribery charges and suspended from office the day after his re-election on Nov. 4, 2008, by then-Gov. Charlie Crist.

    Joyner was an applicant for the open post at that time, but Crist appointed District 1 resident Chad “Cracker” Johnson in July 2009.

  • ‘Misunderstanding’

    Whatever woes may be hanging over Williston’s Tri County Hospital hasn’t affected its open-for-business status.

    As of presstime Wednesday, the hospital is still up and running, despite rumors earlier this week that it was closing its doors.

    The misunderstanding began early Tuesday morning when a call went out over the emergency services radio band that the hospital was not accepting patients.