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Today's News

  • Ride to Provide a blessing to LARC

    U.S. 19 looks like a pretty big piece of road, at least until both northbound lanes are crammed with motorcycles - some 275 of them. Cars and trucks waited, and their drivers stared, as a mile-long parade of chrome, fringed leather and flames flowed through the tiny U.S. 19-State Road 24 interchange into Otter Creek Saturday morning.

  • Doctor turns to tunes after his retirement

    The word "retirement" can mean different things to different people. Take Dr. Lou Jensen, for example. He "retired" after a 34-year-career working at a medical clinic in Cocoa-Rockledge where he had spent a great deal of time treating space center employees. That was in 1988. Instead of taking life easy, though, he stayed active in his profession. He was often sent to different Florida cities to fill in where medical help was needed. He worked in clinics and nursing homes in a number of towns from the Panhandle to Lake City to Dowling Park.

  • News from the Levy County Fair

    The Levy County Fair held the first of its four pre-qualifying karaoke contests on Monday, Sept 1. It was a great time with a supportive attendance. The Fair Association puts on these pre-qualifying contest in order to pick the top five singers, who will line up to compete during the Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1. They will compete to be crowned the greatest karaoke singer in Levy County.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, September 15

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    * Williston Junior Horseman's Club meeting, 6 p.m., Williston Horseman's Park, Southwest 19th Avenue. Contact Kim Kimball, 528-7602.

    Tuesday, September 16

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

    * Rotary Club of Williston, First Presbyterian Church, Noon.

  • Butterfly days

    While another tropical storm brews in the south, I'm looking at notes I took after the last storm. When I described being at home during that storm, I wrote that I didn't see any wild animals around the cabin. That's true. A day or two later was a different story.

  • High school football scores

    Williston 58, P.K. Yonge 20

    Bronson 27, Oak Hall 18

    Chiefland 28, Dixie County 21

    Newberry 47, Santa Fe 18

    Nature Coast 59, Dunnellon 7

    Nease 30, North Marion 14

    West Port 7, Vanguard 0

    Trinity Cath. 20, Tampa Cath. 10

    Springstead 42, Crystal River 7

    South Lake 38, Citrus 34

    East Gadsden 49, Chiles 3

  • WHS third in preseason volleyball

    "One of our goals was to come here and win this preseason tournament," said Emily Gore, head coach of Chiefland varsity volleyball.

    They did. Chiefland played scrappy, resourceful ball, taking three games in the first round to put down a more talented Williston team, then finishing off host Bronson in two games in the championship round.

    In the finishes of the four-team field, which saw Chiefland first, Bronson second, Williston third and Cedar Key fourth, every coach saw fine-tuning to be done, but also reasons to celebrate.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

    JV Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Dixie County, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

    High School Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7:30 p.m.

    Bronson at Gainesville Oak Hall, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

    High School Volleyball

    Cornerstone Academy at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

    JV Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

  • Williston tops Citrus in preseason classic

    It was during the fourth quarter of last Friday's preseason classic between Inverness Citrus and Williston High School's football teams.

    In the west end zone, the Williston players milled around, some sprawled on the ground using their equipment as headrests, watching the junior varsity. The coaches stood and watched as the JV won its quarter.

    There was a feeling of satisfaction in the air that only comes after a good performance.

  • When is warrantless search permitted?

    Law Enforcement may make a warrantless arrest if there is probable cause to believe that a felony has been committed and the individual is the perpetrator of the crime.

    If the crime involved a misdemeanor, the Deputy may not ordinarily make a warrantless arrest unless the crime was committed in the Deputies presence.

    However there are a few statutory exceptions to the above provisions concerning misdemeanors.