Today's News

  • Community Happenings

     Thursday, Oct. 20

    Cattlemen’s Association
    The Levy County Cattlemen’s Association will have its fall meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Whitehurst Lodge beginning at 7 p.m.
    Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to attend.
    For more information, call 486-5131 or 528-3119.

    Saturday, Oct. 22

    Benefit Bake Sale

  • Strong second half by Indians topples Red Devils 35-20

    On Oct. 14, as the air in Fort White turned from warm to very cool, the same thing happened to the Williston Red Devil football team in the second half of a match up between two teams with identical 3-2 season records.
    The game got under way as the warm sun drenched field spilled over to both teams’ defenses. Each team had three straight 3-and-out possessions as the defenses stood tall for both teams.

  • Levy County Sheriffs Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff  Office reports the following arrests:

    July 18, Jack Smith Jr., 41, DUI alcohol or drugs.

    Oct. 10, Kenneth Purdom, 22, High Springs,  two out of county warrants.

    Oct. 14, Samuel Scott Deloach, 40, disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. Bond $1,000.

    Oct. 14, Kathryn Jane Shroka, 25, two out of county warrants. Bond $12,000.

    Oct. 15, Rachael Lynn Gilbert, 38, Gainesville, DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond $5,000.

  • Two charged with theft in check cashing scheme

    Staff Report

    The man who attempted to steal a jar earmarked for charity at the Kangaroo store on Noble Avenue, Williston Oct. 5, is now facing additional charges for co-conspiring with a Williston woman to fraudulently cash checks.

    According to the Williston Police Department, Michael Wayne Aurilio, 28, of Dunnellon and Asia Monique Frazier, 28, of First Avenue, Williston, are facing multiple charges for theft and uttering forged instruments.

  • ‘Misunderstanding’

    Whatever woes may be hanging over Williston’s Tri County Hospital hasn’t affected its open-for-business status.

    As of presstime Wednesday, the hospital is still up and running, despite rumors earlier this week that it was closing its doors.

    The misunderstanding began early Tuesday morning when a call went out over the emergency services radio band that the hospital was not accepting patients.

  • Auditor: City accounts don't agree

    It took months of research, calculating and re-calculating, but three weeks after it was due to the state, the 2010 audit was delivered to Williston City Council.

    Helen Painter, auditor with Purvis Gray & Company, made her official presentation to the council, armed with the 2010 audit. Painter had met individually with council members and the mayor several weeks to discuss the audit and answer questions they might have, prior to the public presentation.

  • Ruth Rains takes down middle school 22-14

    The Ruth Rains Middle School football team paid a visit to Booster Stadium Oct. 4 to take on the Williston Middle School Red Devils.
    The Rangers came into the contest with a perfect 2-0 record after having a game canceled due to stormy weather.
    Neither team was able to get anything started in the early going as the first quarter ended in 0-0 tie.
    As the second quarter got under way, Rangers quarterback Aaron Thomas hit a wide open Jontavious Paige for a completed pass down to the Red Devil 25-yard line.

  • Chiefland edges Williston in volleyball thriller

    Bubble gum is essential for Chiefland volleyball coach Tammy Arrington anytime her team plays Williston. On Thursday in the Chiefland High gymnasium, she nervously chewed and chewed and chewed as her Lady Indians edged the Lady Red Devils 3-2 with a thrilling 15-13 win in the final game.
    So how many pieces of gum did she chew during the two-plus hours of volleyball?
    "One," Arrington said with a laugh. "And this one here is about shot so I need another one!

  • Trenton Tigers run past Bronson Eagles 48-0

    The Bronson Eagles’ football team came into Friday’s 48-0 loss against the Trenton Tigers with a long list of experienced players sidelined with injuries. Five starters were out for the Eagles. The Tigers were sporting a perfect record and had just returned starting running back Brandon Stone to the lineup. The Eagles were forced to start six freshmen to fill in for the injured players.
    The Eagles’ fumbled the opening kickoff and the Tigers never looked back as Stone raced into the end zone for three touchdowns in the first six minutes.

  • Sullivan announces intent to run for sheriff

    Levy County native and sheriff’s office major Evan Sullivan has recently filed paperwork with the Levy County Supervisor of Elections to seek election to the office of Levy County Sheriff.
     A lifelong and fourth generation law enforcement officer, Sullivan explained why he seeks elected office: “I was born and raised in Levy County, and my family has served our community for decades. It would be a great honor for me to serve my fellow citizens as sheriff,” said Sullivan.