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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to the article titled "The Truth about Exotic Animals". To myself and many others this matter of what is being referred to as "Exotic Animals" (I call Wild Untamed Meat Eating Cats) in a residential area is a real and possible danger to all concerned and not to be taken lightly at all.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    On May 29, 2009 two cities, Williston and Dunnellon, united in a mutual partnership to protect one of Florida’s special natural resources, Rainbow Springs. It was stated that two of the major threats to the springs are water quantity and quality. Williston and East Levy County, which lie in the Rainbow River Springshed, provide a necessary water supply function (surface and ground water recharge) to areas south of the county, i.e. Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    The June 4 issue contained a letter from a concerned citizen (with whom we agree 100 percent). She recommends we show our support in trying to defeat the request for special exemption permits.

    Your note referred the readers to a story on page one.

  • Drew taking aggressive approach to county budget

    Telling the Williston Rotary Club Tuesday that she hoped to bring a new perspective to the county budget process, Commissioner Marsha Drew said she liked to think outside the box.

    Drew, appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist in March to fill a vacancy on the county commission, said her life experiences will enhance her term–whatever the length of it.

    “I understand what it means to walk in their shoes,” she said detailing 30 years of self-employment history that includes everything from wedding planner to plumber when she was building her house.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Marly Eugene Days Jr., 20, of Bronson was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia on June 1. The arrest came on the heels of law enforcement officers serving an Alachua County warrant for VOP robbery with a firearm.

    Upon entering the residence on N.E. 72nd Court, law enforcement personnel allegedly spotted the illegal items. A search of the subject’s car also turned up cocaine. Bond was $16,000.

    Other arrests reported by the Levy County Sheriff’s Department are:

  • Williston Police Department

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Nicholas A. Bunch, 20, of Williston was charged June 3 with domestic battery.

    • Christopher Lynn Coup, 31, ofee^Ocala was picked up June 3 on an habitual violator warrant.

    • Thomas Anthony Dempsey, 46, of Williston was arrested on a writ of bodily attachment.

     

  • Community Calendar

    Blood Drive

    Every day LifeSouth Community Blood Centers needs over 1,000 units of blood for the hospitals we serve. This summer, bring paradise to those in need and get a chance at your own tropical getaway by donating blood during the Donors in Paradise summer drive on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13.

    The blood drive will be held at city hall in Williston on Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday, June 13 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.