Today's News

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:

    In 1875 the Kentucky Derby was first run. There have been 134 winners since then.

    On the 100th anniversary of the Derby, Foolish Pleasure won.

    We used to have a sign stating Foolish Pleasure won the Derby. Where has it gone?

    Foolish Pleasure, one of 134 winners, was from Williston.

    Where is the sign? I have asked the city two or three times when it was going to be put up and the answer I received was “soon.”

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, Oct. 15

    Free Concert at Library

    On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. the Friends of the Williston Public Library will celebrate “Hispanic Heritage Month.”

    The Latin Band “Tropix” will perform, featuring band leader Gilberto DePaz.

    Originally from Puerto Rico, DePaz has resided in Gainesville for over 30 years. He has been in the music profession for 45 years. He is an accomplished performer and is locally, nationally and internationally popular. The program is free.

    Friday, Oct. 16

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kurtis Lorenzo Daniels, 24, of Ocala, charged with sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing, possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing; two counts of sale of crack cocaine, and two counts of possession of crack cocaine. Bail is $65,000.

    Karon Creal, 41, of Bronson, charged with two counts of battery on anofficer, resisting arrest without violence, resisting arrest with violence and battery. Bail is $17,500.

  • Three accidents claim two lives

    A spate of accidents in Levy County in the past week has left two women dead, nine injured and one man in jail on a charge of driving under the influence, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

    The first fatal accident occurred Friday, Oct. 9 at about 7 a.m. when Carrie L. Cates, 39, of Bronson was struck by the passenger side mirror on a 2008 Ford pickup truck driven by Edward C. Hodge, 18, of Williston as she jogged on the paved shoulder of U.S. 27A/State Road 500 near Bronson town limits.

  • Red Devils sear Bulldogs in district game

    The Williston Red Devils raised their season record to 5-1 and 2-0 in district play as they blitzed district foe the Umatilla Bulldogs Friday night 42-7.

    It was a game that could have been much worse for the Bulldogs had Red Devils Coach Derek Chipoletti not called off his starters after the first nine minutes of the game.

  • Eagles grasp Quincy in talons and don’t let go

    The long wait is finally over for Al Cooksey’s Eagles.

    Bronson battled for its first win of the season last Friday with a 31-12 rout of Quincy Munroe.

    Eagles quarterback Kelby Barber finished strong on both sides of the ball, with 3-for-5 passing for 96 yards on offense, and with four tackles, three assisted tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception on defense.

    “It was a good feeling, and a long bus ride,” Bronson coach Cooksey said. “But it was worth it. We played a good team and we played or best game of the year.”

  • Lady Mustangs gallop past Lady Red Devils

    The Meadow Brook Lady volleyball team took the first game on the chin before galloping past the Lady Red Devils for the match Monday night Oct. 12, at the Red Devil gym.

    Winning the first game 27-25 the Lady Devils played like they were going to ride the Mustangs into the ground. Kill shots from Haley Beckham and Mallary Brochetti led the Lady Devils to the first game win.

  • Breaking News
  • Seasonal flu immunizations begin with elementary students

    Levy County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Oct. 11-17 Influenza Vaccination Week, and is strongly encouraging all residents to receive the annual flu vaccination.

    The signing of the proclamation took place earlier this week at Bronson Elementary School as 207 students, grades K-5, received the flu mist from Levy County Health Department nurses. The free vaccines came directly to the school thanks to a grant from the CDC. Health department nurses will be visiting the other Levy County elementary schools throughout the week.

  • City insurance going up; layoffs possible

    The Williston city council’s meeting Tuesday night was a short one, filled mostly with new information for the council to consider over the next two weeks.

    It began with two celebrations. Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat recognized the October students of the month. Each student receives a personalized certificate of excellence and a coupon for a pizza from King Munchie’s.