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Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Oct. 30

    FFA Barbecue

    Williston High School FFA Chapter will host a barbecue pork dinner Friday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m. before the Red Devil homecoming football game.

    Tickets, which are $8, are available either pre-sale from an FFA member or at the dinner in the high school cafeteria.

    For more information,call 528-2153.

    Saturday, Oct. 31

    Woman’s Club Fashion Show/Luncheon

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:

    • Reginald Jones, 45, of Tallahassee was charged with dealing in stolen property. Bond was set at $10,000 bond.

    • Kevin D. James, 36, of Gainesville was arrested Oct. 20 and charged with Failure to Appear (FTA) sex offense violation/failure to notify of residential change. Bond was $5,000.

    • Adam Paul Wagner, 24, of Chiefland was charged Oct. 20 with larceny and burglary of a dwelling. Bond was $30,000.

  • Charges brought 18 months after high speed chase

    Eighteen months after he led deputies on a high speed chase, Stephen Michael Troy was charged in the incident.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Troy, 30, of NW 160 Ave., Williston, allegedly stole a vehicle March 20, 2008 and led deputies on a chase that sometimes reached speeds of 90-100 mph. Authorities say he refused to stop on SR 500 and Deputy Marshall Smith used stop sticks prior to Troy entering Chiefland.

    Troy mnanaged to evade the stop sticks and attempted to run over Smith, the sheriff’s office said.

  • Williston goes down in blaze to Trinity Catholic

    The Williston Red Devils spent last week with a bye week and they were 2-0 in district play and 5-1 overall just one point shy of being undefeated.

    The Friday night game at Ocala Trinity Catholic was not what the Red Devils were wanting to happen going back into action.

    The Trinity Catholic Celtics struck early as they completely dominated the first half of the game on their way to a 35-0 half time lead, en route to a 57-14 win over the Red Devils.

  • Patterson returns to hardwood after three-year absence

    Robert Patterson will be taking over the Williston Lady’s basketball program as head coach this season. Patterson previously coached the Lady Red Devils from 1986-2005 and had many successful seasons.

    “I remember my first year in 1986 when our team went 6-13. It did not feel good and I never had a losing season after that for 18years,” Patterson said.

  • Buccaneers pillage Bronson

    Bronson’s offense came alive in the second half, scoring 24 unanswered points last Friday night against Branford.

    It’s a shame the Eagles were already down 57-0 when the scoring started.

    Branford pummeled visiting Bronson 63-24, totaling 367 rushing yards as a team and hammering the Eagles’ defense early.

    The Buccaneers also capitalized early on Bronson’s mistakes, opening the scoring with a 65-yard punt return for a score by John Perry after the Eagles’ first drive stalled. A two-point conversion gave Branford a quick 8-0 lead.

  • They know their beef

    How do you become the best barbecuers in the state of Florida?

    To hear John Markham tell it, you get the toughest piece of beef there is, throw it on a grill and wait.

    Of course that’s what he and his cooking partner John Pendray have to say.

    They’re the state’s best and they aren’t about to give up any of their award-winning secrets.

    Markham and Pendray walked away last month with the top prize in the Florida Cattleman Association’s Barbecue Contest, held in Kissimmee.

  • Library boasts new books

    The Williston Public Library has new books. Check them out today:

    Non-Fiction: The End of Overeating, The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization, Your Backyard Wildlife, Grace for Each Hour, Chess, Diving Guide to Underwater Florida, The Spiritual Journey of Johnny Cash, Losing my Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer’s.

  • HORSEee^CAMPING: Starting a new tourism business

    More than 20 property owners gathered at Black Prong Equestrian Center Tuesday to learn how they might turn their land into a horse camping enterprise. Some people came from as far away as Tallahassee, Chipley, Perry, Miami and Tampa for the all-day class.

    The workshop was co-sponsored by University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Original Florida Tourism Task Force, Natural North Florida.

  • ‘Carnival’ theme of 2010 Relay for Life

    The Relay for Life committee held an Early-Bird meeting on Sept. 15 to kick off the 2010 American Cancer Society’s largest fund raising event.

    Co-chairs Frances LaSalle and Crystal Curl greeted nearly 30 people to talk about the event, scheduled for April 17, 2010, at Williston High School.

    This Relay will have a new twist; it will be held during the day, from 8 a.m. until midnight. Previous rallies have begun at 6 p.m. and lasted through the night. It is hoped that the new format will allow more people to participate.