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Today's News

  • 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.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    The next time you’re at a family reunion, ball game or church, take a look around you. Choose eight women and study their faces. They could be your sister, your mother, your daughter, your wife, your best friend–maybe in yourself.
    Then sit back and ponder the staggering fact that one of those women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
    Despite new strides in treatment-and even prevention-about 12.2 percent of all women will develop the disease. In 2011, more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and 39,000 women will die.

  • City moves forward with investigation

    Williston City Council voted last week to hire a lawyer skilled in labor day to conduct an investigation into the allegations made by City Clerk Nan Mack against Councilor Norm Fugate.
    Mack alleges that Fugate has created a hostile work environment that is affecting her job performance and causing personal health issues.
    In a letter to city council members dated Aug. 11, Mack asked for an investigation and relief from an “abusive situation.”

  • Learn how to contact your representatives

    Citizens for an Educated Electorate will meet on the verandah of the Dunnellon Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.
    The purpose is to show residents of Levy and Marion County how to contact their senators, congressional representatives and local media.
    This is not a political or partisan event. Everyone is welcome.

  • Sheriff's Report Oct. 6

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Sept. 29, Terry Lee Arnold, 38, Inglis, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    Sept. 26, Beverly Sue Bellomy, 44, Williston, obstruction w/o violence.
    Sept. 28, Christopher Lee Brunelle, 20, Williston, petit theft, damage to property. Bond $35,000.
    Sept. 26, Fredrick Alvin Charles, 33, Inglis, DWLSR. Bond $500.
    Sept. 27, Terrel Eugene Dexter, 48, Lakeland, non support of children or spouse. Bond $750.

  • Undefeated Red Devil JV stuffs undefeated Newberry JV 38-22

    On Sept. 29, the 4-0 undefeated Williston JV Football team traveled to Newberry to take on the 3-0 undefeated Panthers.

  • Red Devils show heart, erase Wildcats 35-28

    It was a very strong Wildwood Wildcat team that took their home field in Wildwood Sept. 30.
    The Wildcats had run off three straight wins after dropping their season opener to hold a 3-1 record.
    After making the journey to Wildwood the Williston Red Devils, 2-2 on the season, faced a very hard hitting Wildcat team. Many of the Wildcat hits were a bit late and their tackles were assisted by the help of jerking on the Red Devils face masks.

  • Community Events

    Saturday, Oct. 8

    Schools Foundation Beast Feast
    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Beast Feast Oct. 8 at the Black Prong Equestrian Center on CR 337, Bronson. 
    Dinner will begin being served at 5:30 p.m.  An interesting selection of specialties like gator tail, possum ribs, and venison along with some good old fashioned southern classics like mullet, grits, and swamp cabbage will be served. 

  • Relay for Life kickoff Monday

    Williston residents will unite at a rally to officially launch their 11th annual Relay For Life season Monday, Oct. 10 from 5-8 p.m. at Williston’s Heritage Park Pavilion and they want the rest of Levy County to join in.
    The kickoff will be in the style of the Kentucky Derby, so grab your fancy hats and racing silks and join the fight against cancer.

  • Sheriff buys cars; lays off top staff

    For the third year in a row Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith has found some extra cash in his budget at the close of the fiscal year — close to $250,000  — and bought six cars for $173,935.