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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

  • Former corrections officer convicted of manslaughter

    A retired corrections captain at Lancaster Correctional Institution sits in Levy County Jail awaiting sentencing on Dec. 4 on a DUI manslaughter conviction in the Jan. 31, 2011, death of Tom Bailey, manager of the Chiefland Golf & Country Club. 

  • Miss Abbott becomes bride of Mr. Brannan

     Haidee Abbott and Matthew Brannan were married Aug. 3 at the Paramount Plaza in Gainesville with Judge Joe Smith officiating.

  • Miss Beasley, Mr. Snyder to marry in December

     Ron and Jane Beasley of Williston announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Beasley, to Matthew Alan Snyder, son of David and Deborah Snyder of Williston.

  • Red Devils claim victory 62-52 over Lecanto

     By Bryan Hoopaugh

  • District Champs

     Williston High Girls Volleyball finished the season with only two match losses and won the District 7 1A Rural Championship last week. Williston defeated Chiefland in four games and Newberry in three to earn the district title. The Lady Red Devils will host the Regional Finals at WHS Gymnasium. The Regional Tournament match is set at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 against Taylor Pierson.

  • Accreditation recommended for Levy schools

    It was rather like Christmas…looking forward to it and anxiously waiting for it…then it was all over so quickly. After months of preparation for the mid-October visit of the AdvancEd™ accreditation team, the public schools of Levy County could breathe a collective sigh of relief; the team has recommended accreditation. The news was shared with members of the School Board of Levy County, school administrators and county office personnel at a midday lunch meeting in the board room on the final day of the team’s visit.

  • Red touches yellow

     This fellow, a venomous coral snake, was found Monday around noon on 180 Avenue, Williston by Stan Harvey, Williston homeowner and retired Broward County Animal Control Officer. Harvey reminds residents these poisonous, but beautiful, snakes inhabit this area and they need to be aware when working or  playing outdoors. The snake was taken to a more remote location and released. In doubt? Remember this little rhyme: Red touches yellow, kills a fellow. Red touches black, friend of Jack.

  • Arnold recognized for forestry stewardship

     Greg Marshall of the Florida Forest Service presented Bill Arnold with a Stewardship sign recognizing the family efforts for managing their land under the Florida Stewardship Program. 

  • Mistrial declared in Crabfest shooting case

     A mistrial was granted Wednesday morning in the trial of Devonte Tremaine Ocasio, 20, in the Williston Crab Fest shootings after information received late in the case about Ocasio's arrest came to the attention of his attorneys.

    Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge Stan Griffis III granted the defense motion for a mistrial after defense attorneys also waived their prior motion demanding a speedy trial on chages of homicide, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.