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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    Sept. 12, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 36, Bronson, VOP.
    Sept. 16, Jessica Danielle Barlow, 23, Gainesville, FTA.
    Sept. 16, Walter Alexander Burns, 40, Chiefland, trespassing. Bond $2,500.
    Sept. 13, Everett Troy Crawford, 46, Chiefland, VOP.
    Sept. 12, James Russell Crawford, 22, Old Town, petit theft. Bond $1,000.
    Sept. 12, Libbi Rose Eilola, 27, Inglis, three VOP.

  • Community Happenings


    Thursday, Sept. 22

    TDC Meeting
    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the  Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    Saturday, Sept. 24

    Child Safety Day
    Ornan Lodge will hold its annual Child Safety Day Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the lodge.

  • Students prepare for Fields of Faith

    Students from Williston will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America  Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the eighth annual national Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation.

  • Peanut Festival is Oct. 1

    It’s time to celebrate the harvest, as thousands of people will flock to Williston’s Heritage Park Oct. 1 for the 23rd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival.
    Rides, music, crafts and food are all a part of Williston’s salute to the peanut industry.
    Things kick off with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. led by Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat. During the presentation of the colors by the JROTC, Rachel Ortiz will perform the Star Spangled Banner.

  • City budget hearing is Sept. 27

    Don’t be deceived by the numbers.
    Though the city of Williston’s 2011-2012 budget on Page 5 of this edition proclaims the budget has increased, in truth, there’s not much change from the 2010-11 budget.
    The first glance at the $13.4 million financial plan  appears to show a 30 percent increase over last year, but City Manager Patrick Miller was quick to point out that if grants for the airport are backed out, the numbers are very similar to the previous year.

  • Jailbirds for a good cause

    He may not be with the Canadian Mounted Police, but Clay Connolly always gets his man–or woman.
    Two Williston residents discovered that Tuesday when Connolly, working on behalf of Williston Rotary Club, pulled up, lights blazing, and asked, “Are you Charles Goodman? I believe a warrant has been issued for your arrest.”
    Goodman, who had been mowing his grass, hung his head and watched as Connolly slapped the handcuffs on.

  • Lady Red Devils continue improvement

     Following the loss to a scrappy Union County team in their season opener, the Lady Devils have reeled off three straight wins.
    The Fort White Lady Indians became the third victim of a vastly improving Lady Devil Volleyball team on Sept. 8 at the Williston gym.
    The Lady Devils took the District match in four games behind outstanding play in all but one game. In game one Ericka Floyd and Rea Samuels led the charge with several timely saves and each had two tremendous blocks at the net.

  • Pro Rodeo next weekend

    The Williston Horseman's Association  will host the 17th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association RodeoFriday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • JV rolls over Wildwood Wildcats 50-20

       The Williston JV Football team led by a group of talented players raised their early season record to 2-0 as they rolled over the Wildwood Wildcats 50-20 Sept. 8 at Booster Stadium.
    There was a large crowd on hand to watch the Red Devils waste little time in getting on the scoreboard early and often.
    The Red Devils jumped out to a 22-6 lead as the first quarter ended. Each team was able to add another touchdown in a slow moving second quarter as the Red Devils took a 28-12 half time lead.

  • Red Devils shut down 5A Pirates

    In high school football turnovers will hurt you every time, not just some of the time.
     To sum up the Williston versus Crystal River football game played Friday night Sept. 9, some will say the turn overs by the Pirates was the difference. In this game, however, it was the outstanding defensive play by the Red Devil secondary that took the game totally away from the Pirates.
    The much improved Red Devil offense had only one fumble on the night, and just one interception.