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Today's News

  • Family of the Year

    Family of the Year, to the Bergdolls: The Jason and Dara Bergdoll family, that includes Travis, Brett and Steven  Suharja, has been named Family of the Year by the GFWC Williston Junior Woman’s Club.

  • Special meeting set to deal with audit letter

    The drawn-out 2010 audit for the city of Williston included several concerns to the city by its auditor back in October, and last week the council set a special meeting in January to deal with those issues.
    On Jan. 12 at 4 p.m., the city council will meet to pore over the letter and discuss how to find solutions to the problems the auditing firm of Purvis Gray & Company outlined.
    Some of those issues include utility billing, bulk power cost adjustment, gross receipts and sales tax payable and the airport fund.

  • Sheriff's Reports 11-24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Nov. 15, Joshua Barnes, 34, Chiefland, burglary, two counts grand theft. Bond $47,500.
    Nov. 18, Billy James Bryant, 38, Bronson, out of county warrant, controlled substance w/o prescription.
    Nov. 16, Daryl Glen Everett, 53, Tallahassee, VOP.
    Nov. 14, Melinda Helen Foster, 57, Inglis, written promise to appear, VOP. Bond $10,000.
    Nov. 16, Pedro Galindo, 34, operating motor vehicle w/o license. Bond $1,000.
    Nov. 14, David Gibbs, 19, Ocala, out of county warrant.

  • Man takes gamble to hide in Internet Café

    A Williston man is in police custody following a search that gave chase to a Main Street business last Friday.
    Around 11:30 a.m. dispatchers were alerted of a possible domestic battery and Cpl. Fred Morris was dispatched to the scene.
    Morris found the victim with a broken nose allegedly caused by her ex-boyfriend. The victim said the perpetrator, Carlos D. Conseco, 24, repeatedly punched her and took her wallet.

  • Brandon Preston selected to Border War Game

    He had a tremendous season at running back at a small Florida school. But Brandon Preston was selected by area Football Coaches to be on the Florida team that faces Georgia players in the annual Border War Game.
    Preston who is one of the fastest runners in North Central Florida, will get a opportunity to get additional looks from college recruiters playing in the January 21, 2012 game in Valdosta Georgia.
    The Williston Red Devil senior ran for over 1100 yards in less than 75 carries this past season.

  • Lady Red Devils off to slow season start

     After opening their 2011-12 basketball season Nov. 16 at PK Yonge with a disappointing 68-17 loss to the Blue Wave, the Red Devils returned home on  Nov. 17 to take on district neighbor Newberry.
    The Lady Panthers were coming off an earlier loss at Gainesville High by a slim 15-point margin.
    The Lady Panthers were ready to find the winning track as they jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead over the Lady Red Devils and never looked back.

  • Red Devils lose two on the road

      The 2011-12 Red Devils boys’ basketball team opened its season on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Gainesville High School when they took on the Buchholz Bobcats.
    The Red Devils held a lead at halftime but had a bad third quarter and fell to the Bobcats 65-61.
    On Friday night the Red Devils traveled to Buchholz High School to play PK Yonge. Again the Red Devils suffered through a bad third quarter and fell to the Blue Wave 104-97.

  • Even without seeing combat, Mitchell has stories to tell

    Growing up in an orphanage in Pennsylvania, Robert Mitchell longed for adventure. On his 18th birthday, he thought he might have a way to satisfy the urge–he joined the Army.
    At the peak of the Vietnam War, he knew he would be sent overseas.
    And he was.
    To Italy.
    Instead of tearing through the jungles of Southeast Asia, Mitchell found himself  tearing up the rifle range as part of the Rifle and Pistol Team.
    Instead of jumping into foxholes, he instead jumped hurdles, competing against legendary track stars like Willie Davenport.

  • Interest grows in council position

    At least three men have thrown their hat in the ring to fill the city council post that is expected to be vacated Nov. 22 when Council President Marc Nussel resigns.
    In a letter to the council Nov. 8, Nussell announced his intent to void his post at Tuesday’s meeting. Council agreed then to accept applications through Nov. 28 and possibly fill the position Dec. 6.
    At press time Tuesday afternoon, the following had submitted applications:
    • Charles Goodman, a construction company owner who has lived in Williston four years.

  • Williston man charged with sexual battery

    By A.B. Sidibe

    Contributing Writer

    A 22-year-old is in custody for sexual battery of a child, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office report.

    Jefferey Alan Puskaric Jr., of 13817 NE 54th Place, Williston, was charged Tuesday with felony sexual battery on a 7-year-old girl.