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Today's News

  • ‘Misunderstanding’

    Whatever woes may be hanging over Williston’s Tri County Hospital hasn’t affected its open-for-business status.

    As of presstime Wednesday, the hospital is still up and running, despite rumors earlier this week that it was closing its doors.

    The misunderstanding began early Tuesday morning when a call went out over the emergency services radio band that the hospital was not accepting patients.

  • Auditor: City accounts don't agree

    It took months of research, calculating and re-calculating, but three weeks after it was due to the state, the 2010 audit was delivered to Williston City Council.

    Helen Painter, auditor with Purvis Gray & Company, made her official presentation to the council, armed with the 2010 audit. Painter had met individually with council members and the mayor several weeks to discuss the audit and answer questions they might have, prior to the public presentation.

  • Ruth Rains takes down middle school 22-14

    The Ruth Rains Middle School football team paid a visit to Booster Stadium Oct. 4 to take on the Williston Middle School Red Devils.
    The Rangers came into the contest with a perfect 2-0 record after having a game canceled due to stormy weather.
    Neither team was able to get anything started in the early going as the first quarter ended in 0-0 tie.
    As the second quarter got under way, Rangers quarterback Aaron Thomas hit a wide open Jontavious Paige for a completed pass down to the Red Devil 25-yard line.

  • Chiefland edges Williston in volleyball thriller

     By MIKE CAPSHAW
    sports@chieflandcitizen.com
    Bubble gum is essential for Chiefland volleyball coach Tammy Arrington anytime her team plays Williston. On Thursday in the Chiefland High gymnasium, she nervously chewed and chewed and chewed as her Lady Indians edged the Lady Red Devils 3-2 with a thrilling 15-13 win in the final game.
    So how many pieces of gum did she chew during the two-plus hours of volleyball?
    "One," Arrington said with a laugh. "And this one here is about shot so I need another one!

  • Trenton Tigers run past Bronson Eagles 48-0


    The Bronson Eagles’ football team came into Friday’s 48-0 loss against the Trenton Tigers with a long list of experienced players sidelined with injuries. Five starters were out for the Eagles. The Tigers were sporting a perfect record and had just returned starting running back Brandon Stone to the lineup. The Eagles were forced to start six freshmen to fill in for the injured players.
    The Eagles’ fumbled the opening kickoff and the Tigers never looked back as Stone raced into the end zone for three touchdowns in the first six minutes.

  • Sullivan announces intent to run for sheriff

    Levy County native and sheriff’s office major Evan Sullivan has recently filed paperwork with the Levy County Supervisor of Elections to seek election to the office of Levy County Sheriff.
     A lifelong and fourth generation law enforcement officer, Sullivan explained why he seeks elected office: “I was born and raised in Levy County, and my family has served our community for decades. It would be a great honor for me to serve my fellow citizens as sheriff,” said Sullivan.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Oct. 7, Eddie Gene Barley, 67, Orlando, VOP.
    Oct. 3, Joseph Barr, 30, Chiefland, battery. Bond $30,000.
    Oct. 5, Jerald Samuel Billups, 35, Inglis, trespassing. Bond $2,000.
    Oct. 3, Joseph Boleman, 28, Morriston, schedule marijuana. Bond $25,000.
    Oct. 9, Howard Eugene Brown, 48, two counts battery. Bond $30,000.
    Oct. 8, Jessie Colton Davis, 22, Bell, disorderly intoxication in a public place causing disturbance. Bond $1,000.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Oct. 15

    Walk for Life
    The 12th Annual Walk For Life will be held  Saturday, Oct. 15.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk will begin at 9 a.m. 
     This year  a free breakfast is included for  all pre-registered walkers.  For those that cannot join the walk, sponsoring a walker is a great way to show your support of life. 
    If you have any questions about the Walk For Life or its services, call 528-0200 or visit its location across from Williston High School. 

  • Back the fight

    The tragedy of breast cancer goes far beyond the thousands of lives it affects and ends every year.
    What makes the diagnosis of the disease especially heartbreaking is the fact that breast cancer is treatable.
    With that in mind, a lot of people are turning to pink to remind everyone that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Firefighter to be honored Sunday

    It has been seven years since Otter Springs Assistant Fire Chief Victor B. Scott suffered a fatal heart attack at an Ocala truck stop while bringing home equipment used in a rigorous fire training exercise.
    He had not felt well at the end of the March 16, 2004, exercise. Because he died the next day, his death was not considered to be in the line of duty and his family was denied benefits.
    But one denial that hurt his family was that Scott would not be listed among those who died int he line of duty at the Florida and National Fallen Firefighters Memorials.