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Today's News

  • Peanut Festival is Saturday

    The calendar may list the first day of autumn as Sept. 22 but folks in Williston know that fall doesn't begin until the Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place – and that happens this Saturday in Heritage Park.

    The festival –saluting the peanut harvest (and one of Williston's major agricultural crops) is in its 28th year.

  • Devils slashed by Panthers for first loss

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Red Devils varsity football team succumbed to a very good Newberry Panther team last Friday night, losing by a score of 30-14. 

    The Panthers were able to effectively run the ball on a night that the Devils could get nothing going on offense after the first quarter. The game, while a loss, showed that the Devils have what it takes to compete with the area's best teams. 

  • It's not funky without 'fun'

     When Tom and I started traveling more by air than land for our vacations, I learned quickly how important it is to be organized and how essential it is to cram as much as you can carry when you board a plane.

    We were in an airport somewhere when I spied what I thought was the perfect solution – an Ogio backpack that didn't look as if I were ready for the Appalachian Trail.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 18, Noah Keith Bevins, 35, Inglis, intent to sell, manufacture or deliver Schedule I or II drugs, use, out of county warrant. Bond $7,000.

    • Sept. 15, Cody John Brunner, 24, Inglis, touch or strike. Bond $130,000.

    • Sept. 18, Marcos Rodriguez Cardenas, 54, Williston, DUI. ROR.

    • Sept. 18, Johnny Lee Coleman, 46, Chiefland, fleeing/eluding, DWLS.

  • Happenings

     

    September

     

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the city council room.

     

    Child Safety Day 

    Ornan Masonic Lodge will host its 9th Annual Child Safety Day and Child ID Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the lodge, 250 NE 6th Blvd., Williston.

  • County keeps assessments same

    A strange thing happened at a Levy County Commission meeting on emergency medical, fire, solid waste and road assessments: commissioners reported they did not receive one call protesting the assessment. The commission office reported they did not get any calls. 

    And the lone county resident attending the second and final hearing on the assessments, which keeps them at the same level for the fifth year in a row, did not protest them. 

  • Devils tame Panthers for second win

     By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    On Friday, Sept. 9, the Williston varsity football team earned a win over the Lecanto Panthers, by a score of 22-13.

    The game was a defensive battle throughout the night in Lecanto, both teams matching each other blow for blow on the non-glamorous side of the ball. Williston would manage some much needed offense in the second half to get the W.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     Often Used Abbreviations

    Driver’s License–DL Driving While License Suspended or Revoked–DWLSR Driving Under the Influence–DUI Failure to Appear–FTA Released on Own Recognizance–ROR Resisting With Violence–RWV Resisting Without Violence–RW/OV Violation of Probation–VOP

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

  • Constitution Week begins Saturday

     For 60 years Americans have formally recognized Constitution Week during the week of Sept. 17-23 due to the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower Aug. 2, 1956, the public law celebrates the law of the land, adopted in September 1787 and ratified in June 1788.

  • CRA muddles through bids

    After a long session of confusion over bids for the panels that will hang on the pavilion in Williston’s Heritage Park, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) made a decision to go with the low bidder if that bidder met specifications established by the committee.

    And that seemed to be where the confusion came from – the committee had not previously set specs for the bids.