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Today's News

  • Assessing Emergency Medical Services

    EMS assessments are changing this year. Historically, all property owners have paid the same annual amount of $75, regardless of their size or the frequency of calls. This meant that Wal-Mart paid the same assessed fee as a residential property owner. In an effort to be more equitable, a formula based on square footage for commercial, institutional and industrial/warehouse designated property was recommended by a company hired by the county to look at our assessment structure.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, Sept. 21

    Miss Williston

    Pageant Meeting

    There will be a meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Williston School of Dance for the annual Miss Williston pageants. Little Miss is for girls ages 4-6, Junior Miss is for girls ages 11-13 and Miss is for girls ages 15-18.

    If you would like to participate please make plans to attend.

    For more information you can call 558-4152.

    Borders Movie

    Borders will be shown at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:

    • Michael Allan York, 50, of Yankeetown, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $3,500.

    • Michelle Lee McNeal, 21, of Bronson, charged with forgery or altered public record, passing forged or altered instrument, petit larceny – first offense. Bail is $11,000.

    • Dennis R. Cranfill, 49, of Inglis, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $3,500.

  • Red Devils de-claw Dixie’s Bears in OT

    It was two weeks ago that Williston Coach Derek Chipoletti said, “Our defense will have to keep us in games early in the season while our offense improves.”

    Friday night, it was the Red Devil defense that stuffed the Dixie County Bears’ runningback Stephen Godbolt for no gain in overtime as he tried to run in for the two-point conversion for the win in overtime. The Red Devils claimed the victory 14-13.

    The Bears scored in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. Deonte Welch tied the game in the second quarter on a tremendous run.

  • Bronson routed by Bishop Snyder 52-14

    “I’m proud of them, not mad at them,” Bronson Eagles Head Coach Al Cooksey said, following Friday’s one-sided home loss, 52-14, at the hands of Bishop Snyder.

    “We didn’t give up at all,” Cooksey said.

    “They are a large 2B team that have just been allowed into our conference this year,” Cooksey said. “We had to play them; we didn’t choose to.”

  • JV Red Devils drop season opener

    On Thursday Sept. 10, the Williston Red Devil JV team gave up a late fourth quarter touchdown and lost to the Union County Tigers JV 14-6.

    The Red Devils took the early lead in the first quarter when quarterback David Heinkel found Dequaious White for a 30-yard pass and run to the end zone for the touchdown with 2:22 showing on the first quarter clock. The extra point try for two failed, and the Red Devils held a 6-0 lead.

    The Red Devil defense held the Tigers on a fourth and eight as the first quarter ended.

  • Lady Red Devils get ‘Raided’

    The Lady Red Devils fell to 1-2 in district play as they lost a hard fought match to the Santa Fe Lady Raiders on Tuesday Sept. 15.

    "We lost our focus in the last two games," said Lady Red Devil coach Kim Nivala. "We have been trying different things in our practices and we are working on building team concepts. I am pleased with the way we played tonight during certain stretches of the games," Nivala said.

    "We have stretches in games that we play very well and can play with any team we face," Nivala said.

  • Levy Cup stays in Williston
  • AARP sponsors flu shot clinic Sept. 11

    AARP Area Chapter 912 will hold the annual Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic Friday, Sept. 11 at Williston City Hall from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Maxim Health Systems, LLC will administer the vaccinations this year.

    Costs are: influenza $25 and pneumonia $35 for those paying for their immunizations. Medicare recipients need a picture identification and your Medicare card in order for Medicare to be billed directly at no cost to the consumer. Those with insurance covering the cost of the injection(s) will receive a receipt to submit to insurance for reimbursement.

  • 11th hour attempt at county raises dies

    A last-minute suggestion and plea for a pay raise for Levy County employees - the first in two years - died on the vine in Monday afternoon’s budget workshop.

    Commissioner Danny Stevens made the suggestion to his fellow commissioners to spark discussion on a topic that has hung heavy over budget talks this year: Would county workers go without a pay increase for a third year in a row?