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Today's News

  • Lady Red Devil Soccer :

       The Lady Red Devil Soccer team is a work in progress this season. There are a lot of very young players on the team and some are still learning the game.

    The Red Devils played their first home game of the season Tuesday, Nov. 23 as they hosted the Newberry Lady Panthers.

    The 1-6-1 Red Devils fell to the Panthers 3-0.

    Head Coach Max Aguirre is hopeful that his four seniors will be able to help motivate the  15 underclass team members as the season progresses.

  • Levy ambulances get new equipment

    By MARK SCOHIER

    news2@chieflandcitizen.com

    The life-saving services provided by Levy County Emergency Medical Services may benefit from the installation of new equipment on county ambulances designed to improve the survivability of heart patients being rushed to the hospital.

    “It’s a benefit for all patients with any kind of heart condition,” said LCEMS Director Trish Seibold in a recent interview.

  • Gator Fever

    Two men, including one from Williston, were arrested last week and charged with violations involving alligators.

    Walton Hayward, 77, of Gulf Hammock was charged Nov. 22 with killing/injurying or possession of an alligator or egg without authority.

    Also charged was Richard T. Brooks, 66, of NE 180th Avenue, Williston who was charged with alligator poaching.

    Officers Sam Dishman and Dustin Bonds were on water patrol at the mouth of the Suwannee River during pre-dawn hours targeting illegal fishing activity. 

  • Red Devils hold Hornets scoreless first seven in 84-56 win

    When you’re hot, you’re hot, but having the big boys crashing the boards also helps out. 

    Rebounds were not a problem for the Red Devils, as Tre Wilson, Stephen Brown, Fabian Samuels and James Hunt crashed the boards early and often for the Red Devils.

    The results of the first seven minutes of the game played Tuesday Nov. 23, at the Red Devil gym was Red Devils 17, Hawthorne 0. 

  • Unemployment drops again

    STAFF REPORT

    The number of people without a job took a drop in Levy County in October to 12.5 percent, down from 13.1 percent in September – making it the second month in a row that unemployment dropped in Levy County. 

    But it is 0.1 percent above the unemployment rate in October 2009 when it stood at 12.4 At that time the county had 16,652 people available for work and 2,059 were without jobs.

    Last month, the county had 16,540 people in the workforce and 2,063 were not employed.

    So the question is why?

  • Felon kidnaps baby and is tased from a tree

    A car that was stolen from West Highway 40 near 60th Avenue with a 9-month-old boy inside was recovered in Williston later that day, Friday, Nov. 19, and a suspect was arrested.
    At about 12:30 a.m. the Marion County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle stolen from the Chevron station at 5895 W. State Road 40. The vehicle’s owner, Damian Wells, had gone inside the station, leaving his 9-month-old son in the vehicle’s back seat. The vehicle was last seen headed toward U.S. 27, and the Williston Police Department was notified.

  • Grant to fund city water line loop, extension

    Water lines equal a better economy.
    That’s what the city of Williston is banking on and last week, city council members learned that the city has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for $650,000 to extend and loop the existing water system.
    When in place, the enhanced water system could help lure business and industry to town, giving the city the boost in the arm it needs.

  • Champion of the underdogs

    By Ada Lang

  • JIWAN JAMES

    When many little boys tie up the plastic cleats for T-ball and proclaim that they want to be professional baseball players when they grow up, Williston’s Jiwan James knew it was something more than just words he would say–one day he would live it.
    In 2007, James did just that when, fresh out of high school, he was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the  22nd round.

  • Roster-light Red Devils drop second game at PK

    With the full roster of players still not reporting to the Red Devil basketball team, the team is struggling on the boards.
    At times in the contest at PK Yonge on Friday night Nov. 19, the Red Devils had five players well under six foot tall on the floor in their 71-56 loss to the Blue Wave.
    The entire night, despite three-point baskets by Paul King, Jacques Edwards, and James Monroe, it was one shot a trip down the floor for the Red Devils.