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Today's News

  • Chiefland claims season opening tourney

    Chiefland’s Lady Indians came out on top when the four Levy County ladies’ volleyball teams met last Thursday in the season kickoff.
    The winner was determined in a round robin as the winner was determined from the best of three games.
    The Lady Indians were pitted against the Williston Lady Red Devils and the Cedar Key Lady Sharks faced the Bronson Lady Eagles.
    The Lady Red Devils started strong in game one. Haley Beckham spread five kill shots and Chelsea Dola played a strong game at the net as the Lady Red Devils took game one 25-16.

  • Scott Hall named baseball coach

    Longtime Levy County resident Scott Hall has been named to take over the Williston Red Devil Baseball program this spring. Hall, who is a Williston assistant football coach, is not new to Levy County High School sports.
    Hall has coaching experience at the high school level as a former Chiefland High School baseball coach, and also as an assistant coach at Southwest Oklahoma State University, where he also played college baseball.  

  • Red Devils drop Fall Classic

    Some football fans call it fumbilitis, and some call it putting the rock on the carpet. In real terms, it is simply a turnover.
    Last Friday, both the Williston Red Devils and the Fernandina Beach Pirates started the game unable to hold on to the football.
    The Pirates took the opening kick off and managed just three plays before the Red Devil defense came up with a fumble recovery.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Aug. 22, Lafaye Nicole Adkins, 28, Williston, trespassing fail to leave property upon order by owner. Bond $500.
    Aug. 24, Jeremy Mason Arrington, 31, Chiefland, VOP.
    Aug. 25, Bryan Keith Baker, 47, Williston, VOP.
    Aug. 27, Beverly Sue Bellomy, 44, Williston, four out of county warrants, obstruction W/OV. Bond $19,500.

  • Community Happenings

    Sunday, Sept. 4

    AMVETS Karaoke
    AmVets Post 88, east of the Bronson Racetrack on SR 24, Bronson,  will hold its Fourth Annual Karaoke Contest benefitting the Fisher House, Gainesville.
      The contest will take place  Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.  All contestants need to be there early to register and pick out their songs.  There will be a minimal entry fee of $5.

  • My childhood friends are going away

    Two of my earliest childhood friends were Vanessa Sterling and Joanne Tate.
    I saw them just about five days a week. Most of the time my  mother was present. She and I didn’t say much–Van and Jo dominated all the conversation.
    My mother would sip her coffee and make brief asides. I usually didn’t say anything.
    But then around the time I was eight, we decided to abandon Van and Jo. We were ready for new faces, new friends.

  • Courage to Fight

    Gerry Petrone, right, of Bronson, was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award during ceremonies held last week in Gainesville. The award reads,  “In Recognition of Courage, Determination and a Positive Attitude in Fighting Cancer.”  Petrone received the award both locally and statewide and will travel to Orlando Sept. 10 to receive the state award.  

  • Quincy Cason returns inspired from HOBY

    When the Rotary Club of Williston decided to help sponsor Williston High School student Quincy Cason at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress, members could not have known that he would come back a changed man.
    Last week Cason regaled Rotarians with details from his weeklong adventure in Chicago during July.
    The Congress was made up of more than 400 students from both the United States and abroad.

  • Greg Lau earns spot in Bass Hall of Fame

    Wiilliston’s Greg Lau has been elected into the 2012 Class of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in Hot Springs National Park, Ark.
    Lau, a fishing guide on Lake Erie, gave up guiding to pursue a career in cinematography. As a producer and director, he created more than 300 commercials and 200 televison programs, including segments on The American Sportsman, Wild, Wild World of Animals, Sports Afield, the Outdoorsman and Quest of Adventure.
    He is renowned for his documentary, Bigmouth, which explores the life cycle of largemouth bass.

  • Couple killed in Saturday accident

    An Ocala couple with strong ties to Williston were killed Saturday when the car they were driving was struck with a car driving the wrong way.
    Tracey Lee Roberts, 43, and his wife, Shelley Mohan-Bell Roberts, 40, were pronounced dead at the scene on US 27, one mile south of NW 154th Avenue in Marion County.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Roberts’ 2000 Chevy was struck by a 1998 Jeep driven by  Leonel Hernandez-Ocampo, 35, of Willison.