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Today's News

  • Cason won't run, Hager, Holloway seek his spot; Shoemaker, Hethcoat elected

    Williston’s city council will have new look in the spring.

    The qualifying period ended at noon on Friday, Jan.18, and brought with it a major surprise. Longtime councilman James "Jake" Cason will not compete to retain his Group E seat.

    Candidates for that position are Lindsey Hager and Brooks Holloway, former city manager.

    The Group D seat being vacated by Jerry Robinson, who is running for county commissioner, will go by default to Michael Shoemaker, a relative newcomer to the community. Shoemaker is the only candidate for the seat.

  • Library system hosts forums

    Thomas Edison once said "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Don't miss this opportunity to assist the Levy County Public Library System in the formation of their Long Range Plan for 2008-2013. It will only look like work as it will be as easy as sharing your opinions.

  • WYAA holds registration

    WYAA holds registration

    Spring sports registration for the Williston Youth Athletic Association will be held on four dates in January:

    Jan. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Jan. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    To register, each player will need a $75 registration fee ($55 for soccer) and a copy of their birth certificate.

    Registration is for t-ball, soccer, baseball and softball. Ages are 4-5 for t-ball, 6-14 for the other sports.

  • Gala to be held Feb. 2

    The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) announces its eighth annual Superintendent's Gala to be held on Feb. 2. This year's event, "A Night on Broadway", which includes dinner and special entertainment will be held at the newly completed Williston Middle School Cafeteria at 6 p.m.

  • Girls resume district play with big win

    Finally back at full strength, the Williston High School girls started the post-holiday district push in fine fashion Monday, downing Chiefland 57-21.

    The Devils have only two district losses, both to P.K. Yonge, and have games against Dixie County and Newberry remaining. A second seed in the district would mean an opening round bye in the tournament, which will be held the week of Jan. 28.

    Coach Jason Odom saw his team move to an 11-6 record overall.

  • Boys top Newberry, face P.K. Tuesday

    The stage is set for a big rematch in high school boys basketball.

    Williston knocked off Newberry in a district contest, 59-51, Tuesday night, avenging its only loss in the district this season.

    Next Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Red Devils visit P.K. Yonge in a battle for first place and possibly the top seed in the district. Earlier this season, the Red Devils handed PK its first district loss in seven years.

  • Youth takes over in loss to St. Francis

    Lady Devils soccer had a tough outing Saturday at St. Francis Catholic. Coming back from the holidays, several players were still out of town. Senior captain Abby Rodriguez was playing on a heavily-wrapped, obviously sore right knee, still trying to recover from an injury suffered last month. The remaining starters and backups looked tentative, leading to their 3-0 loss to the Lady Wolves.

  • December convicted felons

    People who were convicted of felonies in Levy County during the month of December are listed below:

    * Tina Louise Butler, 40, of Williston, burglary.

    * Brandi Jo Crouse, 27, of Fort White, larceny.

    * Charity Joanna Duncan, 20, of Old Town, four counts of fraud-uttering a false bill or promissory note, and one count of larceny.

    * Scott Richard Eldridge, 26, of Chiefland, burglary, aggravated battery, fraud swindle-obtain property worth less than $20,000, fraud-illegal use of credit cards.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    A burglary is committed every 10 seconds in the United States. Some of these burglaries even occur in gated communities where often time residents have become complacent about safety issues.

    A false sense of security dictates that this will never happen to me, but nothing could be further from the truth.

    Most burglars take the path of least resistance and look for an open window or unlocked door.

    Most burglars usually have a good working knowledge of different types of doors and windows, how they work and their weak points.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Some shooting incidents resulted in arrests by the Levy County Sheriff's Office this week.

    An 18-year-old Williston man was arrested Dec. 31 for discharging a firearm in public and felonious criminal mischief.

    Michael W. Simpson admitted shooting approximately eight road signs when he was caught at about 3:30 that morning, according to records.