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Today's News

  • High speed chase was ‘fun’ for Otter Creek man

    An Otter Creek man who led officers of the Alachua and Levy County officers on a chase at speeds in excess of 100 mph, hit a rescue vehicle and nearly sideswiped three deputies in the process, declared the episode “fun.”

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has declared it three counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and fleeing and attempting to elude at high speed - that’s one misdemeanor and three felony charges ± not to mention a traffic citation for running a red light, too.

  • Williston Police

    Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • David A. Pugh, 53, of Ocala was arrested June 3 and charged with driving under the influence–alcohol.

    • Wendy E. Fuller, 34, of Williston was charged June 11 with worthless checks. Bond was set at $496.11.

    • Moises Alvarez, 22, of Williston was charged with depriving 911 and domestic battery,

  • Church corrals lot of talent for summer break concert

    School’s out so it’s time to party and Miracle Vision Tabernacle Outreach Center is sponsoring its second annual “Summer Break Kick-Off” with a wealth of local and out of town musical talent.

    “It’s for kids to start out with something positive for the summer,” Center Youth Adviser Shereka Jackson said. The entertainment is free.

    The day starts at noon with games, activities, food and drink. On the menu is barbecue chicken and ribs, hot dogs, and french fries.

  • Summer play gives Diamond Red Devils improvement time

    Contributing Writer

    School is out and the 2009 Williston Red Devil Baseball season has ended. But the players who will be returning next season for the Red Devils and Coach Jim Smith have not hung up their gloves. In fact some of the returning players are playing more baseball than ever.

    Besides playing in a regular varsity schedule against some area local teams, 11 of the Red Devils are also playing on the North Central Florida Stars Teams.

  • 2009-2010 FFA Officers

    On June 2, the Williston Sr. FFA Chapter met to elect its new officers for the upcoming school year. After the student-run election, the results were as follows: President—Pete Dola, Vice-President— Rachel Brannan, Secretary— Kaitlyn Wilson, Treasurer— Arielle Shirley, Reporter— Ashton Bloom, Sentinel— Michael Holder, Chaplain— Ashley Bowling, Parliamentarian— Victoria Sandlin, Historian— LilyAnn Greestein. Back, from left, Pete Dola, Michael Holder, Kaitlyn Wilson, Rachel Brannan, Ashley Bowling.

  • Williston Warriors on the road in Cooperstown

    The 12 & under Little League Williston Warriors have gone to the Baseball Hall of Fame city, Cooperstown, N.Y., to participate in baseball games against other teams.

    The Warriors are coached by Head Coach Buddy Moore and assistants Tim Roberts and Chris Agle.

    According to Karen Moore, the team has won its first three games played on Sunday, June 14 and Monday, June 15.

    The team members are Davis Agle, Austin Langworthy, Thomas Layden, Blais Maris, Tyler Moore, JJ Roberts, Colin Russell, Richard Ruth, Matt Thomas, Jake Thompson, and Josh Trosten-Martinez.

  • Community Calendar

    Bronson Book Fair

    Come join the Bronson Friends of the Library for the best reading this summer.

    The Book Fair will be held Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the old Bronson Town Hall.

    For more information, call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.

     

    LCREC Meeting

  • Four Williston, Morriston teens injured in accident

    Four teens who were not wearing seat belts were seriously injured on Friday evening when the truck they were riding in went out of control and overturned on County Road 339A just past State Road 500.

  • Levy judgeships could be filled by appointment

    The planned retirements of three 8th Circuit judges by the end of this year means Levy County voters will not have the opportunity to choose their replacements.

    The timing of the retirements before their terms expire means Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for Sen. Mel Martinez’ seat in the 2010 elections, will appoint their replacements.

  • Chipoletti: 'We will build on the positive'

    In a game that Red Devil first year Head Coach Derek Chipoletti referred to as a “glorified scrimmage,” the Red Devils had some good moments. They also had some not so good moments.

    The Red Devils held a come-from-behind six-point lead after scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns. However, with just 46.6 seconds remaining in the game, the Crystal River Pirates Heath Hernandez hit Pedro Diaz with a 39-yard pass for the tying touchdown. Antonio Maldonado split the uprights for the winning point, giving the Pirates a 21-20 victory over the Red Devils.