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Today's News

  • A cautionary tale

    I love losing myself in a good conspiracy theory, and there is no better place to indulge this weakness than on one of the many Webs ites that cater to this type of material. These theories range from government complicity in bringing about a New World Order to the “faking” of the Apollo moon landings. Most of the theorists accuse our government and/or other governments of being the driving force behind a certain travesty in order to advance some sort of evil agenda.

  • Driving safely

    Maybe I have no right to tell people about how they should drive their car. After all, I am only 17. My name is Erika Drummond. On a daily basis my route may take me on unoccupied back roads to the woods or to the river, through the basic small town traffic of Chiefland, or possibly the congested highways to Gainesville and Tallahassee.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, Sept. 5

    Fair Yard Sale

    The Levy County Fair Association will host a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the grass lawn next to the Winn Dixie parking lot.

    Vendor spaces are available for $10. For more information, call the Fair office at 528-1030.

    Bluegrass Pickin’

  • Sheriff's Reports

    All information is taken from public records supplied by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Lisa Thomas, 38, of Bronson, charged with disorderly conduct. Bail is $1,000.

    Soloman John Hall, 38, of Bronson, charged with violation of probation on aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. No bond.

    Karon Creal, 40, of Bronson, charged with violation of probation on DUI. No bond.

    Charlton Lando Carter, 34, of Old Town, charged with fraud-insufficient funds under $150. He was released.

  • One charged, one on lam for home burglary

    A man who offered to mow someone’s lawn is now accused of burglarizing that same residence.

    According to a press release from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the victims left their home around 3 p.m. Aug. 20 and when they returned at 4 p.m. they saw Ricky D. Crutcher and Michael Kerklin driving in the neighborhood.

    The victims told deputies that Crutcher offered to mow their yard, as he had done the month before. They agreed and he said he would return that weekend.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Richard Alan Williams, 50, of SE 3rd Street, was charged with domestic battery and domestic assault July 25.

    • Lorenza Haynes Jr., 35, of SE 2nd Avenue, was charged with domestic battery Aug 21.

    • Ledrick L. Ferguson, 35, of NE 3rd Street, was charged with domestic battery Aug. 19.

    • Keneisha Frasier Haynes, 21, of NE 1st Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery Aug. 24.

  • WAGee^will host adopt-a-thon Sept. 12

    The Williston Animal Group (WAG) will hold its first monthly adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 12 under the trees at the Winn Dixie parking lot, beginning at 10 a.m.

    Volunteers and foster parents will bring dogs that are ready to be adopted for you to play with and perhaps take home with you.

  • Williston defense dominates Fall Classic

    The Williston Red Devils traveled to Bradford for their long awaited first action of the season. The field that awaited both teams was water soaked and the sidelines left water over everyone’s shoe tops. Six players were not suited up for action for various reasons on the Red Devil varsity squad, and it was the defense that took control for both the junior varsity and the varsity halves of football.

  • Lady Red Devils win tourney

    The Williston Lady Red Devils are off to a trail blazing start, claiming the victor’s seat in the season opening tournament held in Bronson Aug. 27.

    Four teams, Williston, Chiefland, Newberry and Bronson competed.

    The results were as follows:

    GAME 1

    Williston 22 25 17

    Chiefland 25 19 15

    GAME 2

    Bronson 23 17

    Newberry 25 25

    GAME 3

    Chiefland 25 25

    Bronson 19 14

    CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

    Williston 25 26

  • Bronson, Oliver take down Oak Hall

    Sophomore halfback Eric Oliver ran for 239 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bronson Eagles to a runaway 31-7 victory over Oak Hall in a preseason game at Bronson Friday night.

    Despite the large margin of victory, the game was close for most of the contest with Bronson leading only by a score of 12-7 after three quarters.