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Today's News

  • Former POW knew he was ‘on the right side’

    It was just a couple of hours into the New Year, 1945, when Ray Knisley, 86, of Chiefland, peeked out of a freezing foxhole after being awakened by the sound of gunshots.
    His unit, the 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecz), had been dug in about 30 miles south of Strasbourg, Germany. There was snow on the ground, and in the light of a full moon he thought he saw a patrol coming in with German prisoners.  He hunkered back in to put on his boots and a jacket

  • Yearty asks appellate court to vacate convictions

    Sammy Yearty, the Levy County Commission chair convicted on federal bribery charges and lying to the FBI, has outlined the grounds for overturning his convictions to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
    Yearty, who is serving a 33-month sentence at the federal corrections facility in Pensacola, was indicted in October 2008 and arrested on Nov. 5, 2008. the day after winning re-election to the seat he had held since the 70s.

  • Buy a smoke alarm, save a life

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck
    Editor
    The deaths of five children in a Citra house fire Monday have left people shaking their head and wondering how it could have happened.
    According to news reports, the house had a smoke alarm but it wasn’t working.
    That was enough to spur Williston Police Chief Dan Davis to spearhead a campaign here to ensure that those who want, need or cannot afford smoke alarms can have them.

  • Homecoming Victory

    It was homecoming night at Booster Stadium, and the Newberry Panthers had only one thing in mind–spoil the night for Williston.
    But the Red Devils had other plans after falling behind early in the second half as the Panthers scored the go ahead touchdown following a Red Devil kick off fumble.
    The Red Devils had to answer twice with scoring drives. The last drive concluded with just 52 seconds remaining in the game as Dontrell Edwards scampered 22 yards for the winning touchdown, giving the Red Devils a 32-27 win.

  • Bird solidarity

    By Susan Howell

  • The basics of faith and works

    James 2:14-26

  • Levy voters turn down millage increase

    Levy County voters on Tuesday turned down a school board referendum to add 0.25 mills to the school district’s millage rate starting in the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
    Voters turned down the school board referendum by a vote of 6,091-5,916, or 50.72 percent to 49.27 percent. Using this fiscal year’s numbers, the vote could cost the school district about $1.5 million over the next two years.

  • Quiet Angel brings music and more to Rehab residents

    By Donna Mitchell

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    Jess Thomas Adams, 29, arrested Nov. 4, writ of bodily attachment.
    Theresia Marie Conley, 27, Chiefland, arrested Nov. 1, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    Gerald Edward Cook, 46, Williston, arrested Nov. 2, grand theft auto, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $16,000.
    Beatrice Jones Dixon, 57, Alachua, arrested Nov. 1, two counts Failure to Appear (FTA) fraud insufficient funds, Bond $2,000.

  • A tisket, a tasket: Make a bid on a basket

    Run, don’t walk, to the Williston Public Library!  
    The main rooms have been temporarily redecorated with beautiful Christmas baskets of every description.
    Each year, the Friends of the Williston Public Library (FOWL) holds an Open House and Silent Auction of Christmas baskets and fine crafts and merchandise.
     This is the library’s major annual fund-raiser, and all money raised by the event is used to fund upgrades to the library’s environment and equipment.