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Today's News

  • When should Powder Puff be held?

    A group of  Willistonians are concerned that  the Powder Puff football game-a Homecoming Week tradition- may be moved to next spring.

    This group is searching for community support to keep the tradition alive during Homecoming Week, and asks fellow Willistonians to let their voices be heard by contacting John Lott, high school principal.

  • Car chase ends in murder suspect's arrest

    Wednesday evening's rush hour took on new meaning as a murder suspect tore through downtown Williston, running vehicles off the road, hitting speeds of up to 100 mph and going the wrong way up Highway 27, all the while leading about 20 law enforcement vehicles.

  • Lady Red Devils sweep season opener

    It all started with the Lady Red Devil JV team making one great play after another as they worked quickly in their match with the Bradford JV Lady Tornadoes.
    The JV Red Devils took their match in two straight games 25-12 and 25-15 Sept. 1 at the Williston gym.
    Next up was the 1-1 Lady Devil Varsity team in their opening district match for the young season.
    In game one the Lady Devils were led by Morgan Vanasco, Haley Beckham, Rea Samuels, and Kaitlyn Bannon's outstanding court play.

  • Defense shines but Red Devils take loss

    Take away six first half fumbles, four of which turned the ball over on substantial drives and the half time score would have certainly been a different story for the Red Devils season opener against PK Yonge last Friday night.
    The Williston Red Devils were having their way with the much bigger Blue Wave players.
    The Red Devils were moving the football down the field with Brandon Preston and David Heinkel breaking off big runs in the first quarter.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Sept. 9

    Sept. 11 Memorial
    Perkins State Bank will host its annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Friday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the branch bank in Bronson. Refreshments will be served.

    Saturday, Sept. 10

    Flu Shot Clinic
    AARP Chapter #912 is sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Williston City Hall Community Center.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Sept. 3, James Bradford, 27, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $789.
    Aug. 31, Carmen Buffardi, 41, Philadelphia, Pa., brawling/fighting. Bond $40,000.
    Aug. 29, Del-Valle Cifuentes, 26, Williston, operating a motor vehicle without a valid DL.
    Aug. 30, Earnest Clay Collins, 39, Old Town, DWLSR. Bond $2,000.
    Aug. 31, Jeffery Alan Cowart, 39, Williston, DWLSR, out of county warrant. Bond $1,000.

  • Clerk asks for investigation

    The city of Williston is pursuing an independent investigation to determine if Councilor Norm Fugate has created a hostile work environment at city hall.
    The investigation comes on the heels of a letter drafted by City Clerk Nan Mack to the council on Aug. 11 that asks for an investigation and relief from an “abusive situation” allegedly perpetuated by Fugate.
    At Tuesday night’s meeting, Councilor Brooks Holloway read the letter into the city record, he said, on the advice of counsel.

  • Commission wants citizens to speak up

    What kind of services do residents of Levy County want and what are they willing to pay?
    Will they pay more taxes to keep the current level? Are there services they are willing to do without?
    Those are some of the questions on the minds of county commissioners as they wrap up work on a $59,192,855 budget and prepare to make a final decision on the property tax millage rate.

  • Two killed in accident

    Two people were killed Monday afternoon when the driver of the car apparently pulled into the path of an oncoming car.
    Gracie Brassfield Parker, 50, of Bronson and Louvina Water Dallas, 81, of Williston were pronounced dead on the scene by Levy County EMS  Paramedic Jeff Turner at the site of the accident on CR 323.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Parker, the driver of a 1991 Dodge Dynasty was traveling south on CR 323. A 1998 Ford flatbed truck, driven by Darren Aubrey Parks, 24, of Morriston was traveled north on CR 323.

  • We remember

    Like generations before who remember Pearl Harbor or JFK, most of us can recollect with clarity where we were Sept. 11, 2001when we first heard about the four plane crashes that signaled the terrorists’ attacks on our country.
    This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the fateful day that sent America into a tailspin, and changed almost all in some way.