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Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Sept. 11

    AARPee^Flu Shot Clinic

    AARP Area Chapter 912 will hold the annual Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic Friday, Sept. 11 at Williston City Hall from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Maxim Health Systems, LLC will administer the vaccinations this year.

  • Woman charged with pointing shotgun at three

    For three months Valerie Melinda Campbell stewed because of something that was said about her mother. On Aug. 28, she’d had enough.

    Campbell, 28, of Bell was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after three people claimed she pulled a gun on them at NW 168th Lane, Chiefland.

    A male victim said he was asleep in his chair and awakened to find Campbell entering his home and pointing a shotgun at him.

  • Knife comes out during domestic dispute

    A case of domestic violence took a turn Sept. 1 when Doyle Smith Jr., 42, allegedly brandished a knife against his wife while she sat in the car.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the victim told authorities that Smith wanted prescription drugs and when she refused, he hit her. She left the residence and he followed.

    The victim said he threatened both her and the property and only left when his son arrived.

  • Williston Police

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Sydney C. Frasier, 49, of NE 10th Street was arrested Sept. 1 on an Alachua County warrant.

    • Travis M. Haynes, 19, of NW Hwy. 335 was charged Aug. 27 on a failure to appear warrant for fraud/insufficient funds.

  • Shed owner charged with grand theft

    The owner of a shed where a woman lived has been charged with grand theft and stolen property.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Chad Alexander Cumbo, 25, of NE 75th Place, Bronson, was charged Sept. 3 after a tenant in his shed said she had been unable to retrieve items she left in the shed because Cumbo denied her access.

    The victim reported that a surround sound system, a mini refrigerator, jewelry and a window air conditioner valued at $2,150 was missing.

  • Morriston man charged with sexual battery

    Ruben Sanchez-Perez, 50, of Morriston was arrested Sept. 4 and charged with sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12 years of age.

    On July 20, the victim reported to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office that Sanchez-Perez has sexual assaulted her since she was 6 years old. The victim is known to Sanchez-Perez and would often stay with him at his Morriston address.

     

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The following information was taken from public records provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Felix M. Quinones, 50, of Morriston, violation of community control. No bail.

    Joaquin M. Mora, 44, of Trenton, felony domestic battery. Bail is $15,000.

    Dale Michael Davis, 41, of Chiefland, writ of bodily attachment for non support with cash purge of $500; and writ of bodily attachment for non-support with cash purge of $400.

  • City opts to contact for emergency services in event of disaster

    The city council of Williston decided at its Tuesday evening meeting to follow the lead of the county and other towns in contracting for emergency services in the event of natural or manmade disaster. The county has been urging each municipality to establish such a plan.

    Fire Chief Lamar Stegall presented both the county plan and one from the town of Inglis. The contractor in both cases is Grubbs Emergency Services, which operates out of Brooksville and, according to city attorney Norm Fugate, is well known and highly respected.

  • Red Devils scorch PKee^Yonge

    The Red Devils found themselves tied with the PK Yonge Blue Wave early in the third quarter 14-14, on a hot humid night in Gainesville.

    Senior Deonte Welch, playing for the first time this season after missing the Fall Classic game last week, took over in the fourth quarter after setting out most of the second quarter with cramps after being helped off the field.

    The Red Devils opened the scoring with 5:45 showing on the first quarter clock, as DJ King rambled in from the 7 yard line for the first of his two touchdowns on the night.

  • Lady Red Devils take bite out of Bulldogs

    After winning the Levy County Tournament with two wins, the Williston Lady Red Devil Volleyball team hosted the Suwannee Lady Bulldogs on Thursday night Sept. 3 and swept the match in three straight games.

    In game one, the Lady Bulldogs appeared to be finding their ranges on the court as they gave up points to the Red Devils on many out-of-bounds hits. The Red Devils had little trouble winning the game 25-7.