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Today's News

  • Forgotten county joins Purple Heart Highway

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart in Florida wants to have Levy County join a national movement to rename U.S. Highway 27–about three years late.

    “How could they forget us,” asked Commissioner Chad Johnson, when the item came up for a vote at Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

    “Especially in three years,” County Coordinator Fred Moody said as the room broke into laughter.

  • Unmentionables and other clothing

    Back in August, I was loading up my backpack for a three-week hike along the North Country National Scenic Trail and discovered my stash of unmentionables a bit shy. So I picked up a packet of ladies’ briefs on my next shopping excursion. I brought them home, ripped open the pack, and let loose a wailing, “Oh, no!” I checked the packaging: my usual brand; my usual size; but they looked wrong. I tried on a pair only to find that they wouldn’t go all the way on without more than a little shimmy action on my part.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    We are writing this to share with Levy County what a wonderful tribute to military service personnel of all branches both past and present we had the pleasure of attending.  This took place on Monday evening, Nov. 9, at our local Williston Elementary School. 

    We were invited by our niece, Sarah Smith who attends the fifth grade at WES. 

    She and her fellow classmates performed the combination musical/drama led by the first year music teacher, Carrie Olson and assisted by various other faculty. 

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Stevie Lee Neison, 27, of Reddick, charged Nov. 7 with driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR).

    • Brandon Jeffrey Fairweather, 18, of NE SR 121, Williston, charged Nov. 7 with DUI.

    • Michael R. Hammock, 42, of SE 2nd Street, Williston, charged Nov. 6 with DWLSR.

    • Patrick D. Hughey, 18, of NE 3rd Avenue, Williston, charged Nov. 9 with disorderly intoxication and possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under age 21.

  • Williston woman charged with domestic battery

    A Williston woman has been charged with domestic aggravated battery after she followed the victim outside wielding a knife.

    Felicia Carnegie Days, 52, was arrested Nov. 16 after deputies responded to a domestic dispute at her home at NE 207 Court.

    The victim told Deputy E. Anderson that during a heated argument, he tried to leave the residence but Days followed him and later allegedly cut his arm with the knife, leaving a one-inch laceration.

  • Red Devils finish with win

    “This has got to be the most awful football I have ever seen,” said Red Devil Coach Derek Chipoletti from the sideline, as his Red Devils failed to score for the third time inside the 5-yard line on senior night.

    But his team rode a hot hand from senior quarterback Dalton Edwards to take a 25-14 win over Union County who was right on target with some great passes.

    Edwards connected with Deonte Welch for a 53-yard touchdown early in the first quarter that made it look like things were going to be easy for the Red Devils.

  • Myatt leads Williston Rehab

    Williston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center announces the appointment of Sue Myatt as its new administrator.

    Myatt has worked in the field of long-term care for 27 years. In addition to a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science degree in Education, she received over 2000 hours of training to become a nursing home administrator in Virginia.

  • School honors life long learner

    Smiles glowed and tears flowed as the entire student body of Williston Elementary School gathered inside the third grade courtyard the morning of the Oct. 21 early release day to pay their respects one final time for the late Sherry Scott, who died in June.

    Principal Cynthia Lewis introduced the family members and close friends in attendance: Lee Scott, brother, and his wife Sandra; Grace, Dannie and Margaret Scott, sisters; Takesia Scott, daughter; Chastity Frazier, granddaughter; Latoya Donald, niece; and close, long-time friends Hattie Rowe, Amiyah and Bruce.

  • Olivia Davis: A life of faith and service

    Meeting and first talking with Olivia Davis, a person might feel two different ways at the same time. On the one hand, you could feel a little shy because Mrs. Davis herself is reserved in a stately sort of way that brings to mind a personage like the Queen Mother. On the other hand, because she pays close attention to what is being asked of her and then makes every effort to be helpful, you also feel welcome and cared about, like you would with a friend.

  • ‘It’s a Jungle Out There’

    The First Grade classes of Joyce Bullock Elementary will perform “It’s a Jungle Out There” Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Thursday, Nov. 12.

    The theme of this program fits in well with Joyce Bullock’s year-long theme, “Wild About Learning”. The program features a very unhappy lion, King Leo, and his quest to find happiness. With the help of his royal court, the key to happiness is found in a most unusual place.