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Today's News

  • Honoring the dispatchers

    April 13-19, 2008 is National Public Safety Telecommunication Week. In 1991, Congress proclaimed this particular week to nationally recognize dispatchers across our country. I want to take a special moment to personally honor the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers for Levy County.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Deputies with the Levy County Sheriff's Office and other officers recently arrested the following people. Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    * Joseph Thomas Hodge, 22, Dunnellon, possession of ammunition by convicted felon, possession of RX drugs without prescription.

    * Travis Scott Thorrington, 41, Bronson, theft of gas/attendant present, bond $1,000.

    * Jeffrey Vernan Coleman Jr., 16, Gainesville, burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed, assault, larceny, theft, bond $30,000.

  • Williston police reports

    With the price of recycled materials going up, police say the chances of theft are rising also.

    On April 9 Williston Police arrested Malina Gaye Browning, 39, of Southeast Fourth Street, and Robert Rutlin, 49, of Southeast Fourth Drive, on charges of dealing in stolen property.

    The two were charged with taking a variety of items from a local yard and then taking it to a local recycling company.

    A Williston woman was arrested last week on six warrants, two each from Marion, Levy and Alachua counties.

  • Levy's biggest indoor pot grow house raided

    Law enforcement officials seized more than a ton of marijuana and arrested four people last Wednesday in raids in the Williston area, shutting down what is believed to be the largest indoor grow site in Levy County history.

    The estimated street value of the drugs was $1.2 million.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, a federal warrant was executed at 4150 N.E. 167th Court by the Levy County-Chiefland Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Mailbox baseball isn't legal

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  • Hastings to run for superintendent

    A face familiar to former students in all parts of Levy County is entering the race for school superintendent.

    Robert Hastings, who retired as Chiefland High principal nearly two years ago, said last Thursday that he would enter the race.

    While attending the Williston baseball game, he was asked if "rumblings of a candidacy" were true. "There are no rumblings," he said with a smile. "I'm running."

  • Class reunions

    The Class Reunion Committee of 1998 wants you to remember to mark your calendar regarding upcoming events that will take place on May 24. That day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the reunion will kick off at Johnny T. Henry Park (one block behind Hardee's). There will be hot dogs and hamburgers with all their necessities. Please bring your significant other, your family, blankets and chairs for your convenience.

  • Library sets events for children

    Make N Take

    Candle Creations for Mom

    This free program is aimed at ages 7 to 10. The library will provide small candles and decorations for the children to create their masterpieces. The children will be able to take the candles home from the program. Please join us for this fun craft program. For more information please contact Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, at 352-486-5552 or your local librarian.

    A.F. Knotts Public Library on April 14, 5 p.m.

    Luther Callaway Public Library, April 17, 5 p.m.

    Williston Public Library, April 22, 4 p.m.

  • Girls place fifth in Kissimmee

    KISSIMMEE - The Williston softball team finished with a 2-1 record in the Kissimmee Klassic tournament last week, good enough for fifth place in the 16-team White Division of the 48-team event.

    The Lady Devils won the first game over Tallahassee Chiles, 12-1, fell to Mount Dora Bible, 11-5, and knocked off Satellite, 6-4. The Devils were scheduled to play Bradford for fifth place but the game was rained out. However, Williston won the coin toss for the spot in the bracket.

    Here are summaries of each game.

  • Baseball team reaches Thursday final

    The Williston Red Devils defeated Lake Weir, 11-10, Wednesday night to reach the finals of the Red Devil Challenge.

    Williston will play Dunnellon tonight at 7. The Tigers swept through their half of the bracket unbeaten, as did Williston.

    In the tournament, the Red Devils won their first two games, knocking off P.K. Yonge, 8-7, and beating Gainesville, 17-14.