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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles rally to stay perfect

    By MIKE CAPSHAW
    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Bronson rallied from two sets down to beat Bell 3-2 in varsity volleyball action on Thursday.
    The Lady Eagles were led by Melissa Nutt. She took over as server with her team trailing 14-12 in the third match and reeled off 13 consecutive points to send her team into celebration mode. Nutt then served to start the fourth match, and had Bronson up 11-1 before she was done. Bronson won the fourth and then the tiebreaker, 15-8, to stay unbeaten at 4-0 on the season.

  • Red Devil JV explodes again

     After putting up 30 points in their win over the Dixie County Bears, and 50 points the following week against the Wildwood Wildcats, the Williston Red Devil JV Football team added another 54-point performance against the Chiefland Indian JV.
    The Red Devils scored at will against a Chiefland team that failed to tackle and lacked the speed to compete with the young and talented Red Devils.
    Red Devil Coach Toby Feathers played every player on the sideline for the Red Devils the entire second half with his starters seeing little second half action..

  • Warrior second half comeback stuns Red Devils

    The Nassau West Warriors from Callahan, near Jacksonville, made the two and one half hour drive  paying a visit to Booster Stadium on Friday night Sept. 16.
    The Warriors, under Head Coach George Nelson, brought a 1-1 early season record to take on the 1-1 Red Devils. The Warriors have been led this season by a strong running game from their mostly senior squad.
    The Red Devil fans were treated to a tremendous first half performance by the Red Devils as they took an 18-0 lead shutting the Warriors running game down on several key series.

  • 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.