Today's News

  • FFA Meats Team scores well at nationals

    INDIANAPOLIS- Members of the Williston Sr FFA Chapter in Florida were one of 41 teams participating in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE).

  • Veterans to be honored next week

    Area veterans will be guests of honor at several events organized for them next week. Here’s a round up of where you can say “thanks” to those sworn to serve and protect.


    WES Salutes Veterans

  • Williston man charged with jury tampering

    A Williston man who tried to persuade a juror to vote not guilty for his friend on trial for drug charges is now sitting in the Levy County jail under a $250,000 bond.

    Robert Earl Patterson, 38, was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with tampering with a juror after the juror told deputies Patterson came to her home and left his cell phone number for her to call. 

    When the juror’s mother called the phone number Patterson asked that the juror vote not guilty in the trial of Hermie McClendon and offered to buy her dinner and pay her. 

  • Braves run by Red Devils

    By Mike Capshaw


      Rallying from an early deficit, Chiefland Middle School’s football team scored a 36-20 win against Williston in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    On third down and goal from the 3-yard line with time ticking away in the first half, Jarquez Williams completed the comeback with a touchdown run. He tacked on the two-point conversion to give the Braves (4-1) a 22-20 lead they would never relinquish with 19.9 second remaining in the half of the Thursday game.

  • Fire-less Williston retains Levy Cup

    By Mike Capshaw


    Williston coach Jamie Baker had trouble getting his team fired up to play winless Chiefland before Friday's battle for the Levy Cup trophy. Chiefland coach Jim O'Neal had trouble trying to keep his team punched in when the Red Devils began pulling away en route to a 42-13 victory in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    "We're Chiefland! Play like Chiefland!" O'Neal shouted to his players late in the third quarter.

  • Lady Red Devils win big on Senior Night

    The Williston Lady Red Devil Volleyball team celebrated their 2011 Senior Night by honoring six seniors.  

    The Lady Red Devils were matched against the Bronson Eagles. The six seniors were featured in game one of the match as the seniors took game one 25-17. 

    The six seniors, Samantha Hall, Jennifer Matthews, Rea Samuels, Ericka Floyd, Haley Beckham and Katie Casperson played together for the first time this season. 

  • Local hounds dress up for Halloween at celebration

    Trained Dog Happy Dog agility and training facility held their annual Howl-o-ween for dogs celebration on Saturday Oct. 22. Many dogs brought their owners to the celebration where they each took their turn at the “LURE” course to record their best run. There was also a Costume Contest for all the dogs.

    The Great Dane named Celeste, owned by Kathy Anaya ran the Lure Course is a blazing 11.82  seconds.

  • WMS ends football season with big win

    The Williston Middle School Red Devils traveled to Bronson Tuesday night Oct. 18, to end their 2011 football season. The weather and the Red Devils had something in common as the game got underway. The rain showers began to fall as the Red Devils took over the football after forcing the Eagles to punt. It was then Hardee time, as Red Devil Keith Hardee slipped around the end and raced 56 yards for a Red Devil touchdown. Hardee then slipped in to the end zone on the 2-point PAT lifting the Red Devils to a quick 8-0 lead. 

  • Drunk drivers can’t hide in Halloween costumes
  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 10-27

    Oct. 22,Ayotte, Jamie Chez, of Cedar Key, dis. intox. in public, tresppassing, $5,000 bond.

    Oct. 21, Bandt, David The following information was taken from LCSo reports:

    • Oct. 22,Ayotte, Jamie Chez, of Cedar Key, dis. intox. in public, tresppassing, $5,000 bond.

    •  Oct. 21, Bandt, David Adam, of Archer, sentenced weekender.

    • Oct. 21, Brown, Brin Anthony, of Archer, sentenced weekender.