Today's News

  • Red Devils fall to No. 1 Union County

    On Friday night Oct. 28, the Williston Red Devils traveled to the No. 1 State ranked Union County Tigers at Lake Butler.
    The Red Devils showed up strong in the first quarter after the Tigers took the opening kickoff and drove in the end zone from 24 yards out. The Tigers jumped to a 7-0 lead and made it look like it would be a long night for Red Devil fans.
    The Red Devil defense held the Tigers to a fourth down and five at their 15- yard line forcing a field goal try by the Tigers. The 28- yard kick went wide right as the score remained 7-0.

  • Alumni madness next week

    With the upcoming 2011-2012 Red Devil Basketball season just around the corner, have you ever  wanted to know just what happened to Red Devil players from the past?
     Both the 2011–2012 Lady Red Devils and the Boys varsity teams will answer the challenge at the Williston Gym Saturday, Nov. 12.
    The Lady Red Devils game will start at 6 p.m. The boys will tip off  around 7:30 p.m..

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Oct. 25, Victor Alonso, 18, Fanning Springs, battery. Bond $20,000.
    Oct. 28, Paul Jeffrey Argo, 46, Williston, driving on permanently revoked driver’s license. Bond $2,000.
    Oct. 27, Kenneth Eugene Brown, 42, Chiefland, possession four grams to under 30 kilograms. Bond $25,000.
    Oct. 29, Terry Leon Byrd, 49, Immokalee, DWLSR. Bond $1,500.
    Oct. 25, Teagan Carney, 26, Florahome, two out of county warrants. Bond $15,000.

  • 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.