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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Brett Parker Watts, 21, of Northeast 113th Lane, Bronson, was accused of armed burglary and theft of a firearm after he allegedly stole several firearms from a home in Chiefland. He was also accused of domestic battery and aggravated domestic assault for an incident with the person who drove him to the home of the victim and reportedly didn’t know he was going to steal the guns. Deputies also recovered some of the weapons from a home in Newberry, just across the Levy County line. He also faces several charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Rules for WRAP artists

    On Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the GFWC Woman’s Clubs of Williston will present the second ever Williston Regional Art Promotion (WRAP). Formerly known as the Williston Arts and Crafts Festival, the 29-year-old show has undergone major changes. The goal is to bring art to our community, ready to be displayed in homes and businesses and at affordable prices.

  • Smith wins 300th as Devils top Bronson

    A couple of Williston’s young guns took to the mound Monday night, and the result was the 300th coaching win for Jim Smith.

    The Red Devils defeated Bronson High School, 11-2, on the opening day of the Red Devil Challenge, a day which saw Baker County defeat Chiefland and P.K. Yonge smother Wildwood.

    Smith went with a predominantly young lineup, headed by pitcher Christian Morris who was throwing to catcher Bradley Jones.

  • Howard's two homers, Robinson's slam lead softball team

    It was an offensive showing for the Lady Red Devils April 8, as they played host to the Interlachen Lady Rams, defeating the visitors 15-5 in five innings.

    The Rams went three and out in their first at bat as Laurrin Howard took the mound for the second night in a row for the Lady Red Devils.

    Howard got the shivering crowd excited when she slammed a three run homer over the left field fence that cleared the 220 foot distance by a good 10 feet above the eight-foot fence. The Red Devils took a 5-0 lead after one complete inning of play.

  • Softball team falls to Santa Fe in busy week

    On Friday April 10, the Williston Red Devils played their third game in four nights with the Prom falling on the off night.

    After downing their opponents the first two games on Tuesday and Wednesday with ease, the Red Devils ran into a buzz saw in Santa Fe Pitcher Taylor Bowen. Bowen held the Red Devils scoreless until the bottom of the seventh and final inning as her teammates gave her a 6-0 lead going into the seventh.

    In the seventh inning Alneidra Graham led off with a perfect bunt and claimed first base.

  • Local athlete Wilder to ride in upcoming rodeo

    Kaley Wilder is what cowboys call an All-Around Hand. She does more than one event in High School Rodeo. You can come watch our local high school star athlete compete at the Florida High School Rodeo Association when it converges on the Williston Horseman’s Arena next week, April 24th and April 25th for two nights of rodeo competition.

  • Devils rough up Indians

    The only sure thing about the county’s best baseball matchup - Chiefland-Williston - is that there are no sure things. Weeks ago, Williston tried hard to give away the home game to the visiting Indians, before snatching back the 8-6 win. Saturday, the Devils came to Chiefland and their hosts hoped to get them back.

    They didn’t. After six innings of close play among some of the best talent in the area, Williston exploded for nine runs in the top of the seventh to down Chiefland 18-6 in the last district game.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, APRIL 23

    High School Baseball

    Williston vs. Santa Fe (at CFCC), 3 p.m.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24

    High School Baseball

    North Marion at Williston, 7 p.m. ***NOTE TIME CHANGE***

    WEEK OF APRIL 27

    High School Baseball

    District at Williston

    FRIDAY, MAY 29

    High School Football

    Williston at Crystal River (spring game)

    FRIDAY, AUG. 28

    High School Football

    Williston at Bradford (Starke), (preseason classic), 7:30 p.m.

    Oak Hall at Bronson (preseason classic)

  • Levy 'tea party' is April 15

    On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this nation over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally. In Bronson it will be held in front of the Levy County Courthouse at noon.

  • City cracking down on parking violators

    At its Tuesday evening meeting, the City Council took the first steps toward putting some teeth into the police’s ability to write tickets for parking violations within the city limits.

    Council held lengthy discussions on the first reading of Ordinance 595, which adds language to section 38 of the municipal code, specifying fines for violations in no parking zones, fire lanes and specifically marked handicapped spaces.