Today's News

  • Coach prepares team for ‘real world’

    Despite his winning ways with the Williston High School Red Devils basketball team, Head Coach Steve Faulkner is a realist.

    That’s why he not only drills his team on the court, but pushes them off the court as well. It’s his way of preparing them for life after high school basketball.

    “The reality is,” Faulkner told Williston Rotary Club members Tuesday, “that most of them will not play ball outside high school.”

  • Church burglarized

    The Williston First United Methodist Church became the latest in a long string of churches that have been burglarized in the area.

    The Williston Police Department reports that unknown person or persons gained access to the church Monday morning by removing the glass on the front door.

    An attempt to gain entry into the safe was unsuccessful.

    Erv Kauffman, president of the Williston Lions Club, said that during that same time frame the club was also burglarized and watches, valued at more than $400, were taken.

  • County wrestles with real estate problems

    A building rented by Levy County for the Guardian ad Litem program that clients refuse to enter, and a proposal to build a metal storage building for the Levy Emergency Management Department occupied most of the County Commission’s attention Tuesday.

    The agenda was short for the commission’s second meeting of the New Year, but it provided ample discussion and no resolution to the issues of the rented office and the building.

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, Jan. 21

    Williston FOL

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will host Henry Sheldon, Gainesville story teller, Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the library.

    Sheldon is well known in Alachua and surrounding counties for his programs. He is also a very generous entertainer, as he has asked that his honorarium be given to the Levy County Library System to be used for programs in the Levy County libraries.

    Friday, Jan. 22

    Bronson FOL

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

  • It's not easy to confront racism

    As I sit down to write this, Martin Luther King Day is just a day off, and there are a number of things happening in our country—and just outside it—that give me pause to reflect on just how far we as a country need to go yet in the name of race relations.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    Domingo Froilan Jimenez, 48; Nicholas Hernandez-Jimenez, 23 and Eric Gabriel Flaquer, 26, of Morriston were charged Jan. 12 with manufacturing/cultivating cannabis, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a search of a residence by the Levy County Drug Task Force turned up 82 marijuana plants growing in an outbuilding.

    Processed marijuana and pipes were found in the home, according to the arrest report.

  • Lady Red Devils ‘D’ takes sting out of Hornets

    In their last regularly scheduled home basketball game, the Williston Lady Red Devils defensive effort took the 3-point shot away from the Hawthorne Lady Hornets to walk away with a 52-37 win.

    The Lady Devils, now 6-1 in district play and 9-3 over all, never trailed the Hornets after the game started out tied at 3-3 with both teams canning 3-point baskets to start.

    Kae’Etta Jackson hit the opening shot of the game from three point land but was matched on the Hornets next trip down the court by Jalen McGruder.

  • Diamond Ladies will see changes in 2010

    It was four seasons ago when the Williston Lady Red Devil Varsity Softball Team, led by pitcher Roxxanne Rawls, went all the way to the State Championship game. The Red Devils lost a heartbreaker and had to settle for the runner-up spot.

  • Isaac Floyd named MVP in state contest

    Williston senior Isaac Floyd was voted the defensive "Most Valuable Player" for the Florida team as they lost to the Georgia All Stars on Saturday, Jan. 16.

    "Isaac played a solid game on defense and his name was continued to be called play after play by the public address announcer," said Williston Varsity Coach Derek Chipoletti.

    Chipoletti was also chosen to coach the linebackers for the Florida Stars.

    Georgia won the game 21-3.