Today's News

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:

    You may not have heard, but someone died at the Williston Youth Athletic Association this past week. 

    Someone had been responsible for cleaning the restrooms, cleaning the fields, making sure the trash cans were moved to the parking area for weekly pickup. 

    Someone also was responsible for lining fields for the sporting events, operating concessions, making sure repairs were done to bleachers, buildings, lights, and all other things that were broken. 

  • Seasonal flu vaccine free for some students

    The Levy County Health Department will be offering free seasonal influenza vaccinations during school hours next week for all elementary students – as long as parental consent forms have been turned in. And there’s still time, says RN Elizabeth Powers, Levy County Community Health Nursing Director.

    Next week nurses will visit each elementary school to administer approximately 1500 flu mist vaccines, enough for roughly 60 percent of Levy County’s K-5 student population.

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, Oct. 8

    Chamber Business After Hours

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours event at Palms Medical Center (formerly known as Trenton Medical Center) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to meet the Center’s CFO Anita Riels, the medical director Bruce Thomas, MD, and the staff . For more information contact the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, 528-5552.

    Nature photographer at library

  • Four arrested in pot bust

    RAINBOWee^LAKEee^ESTATES–Four people were arrested Oct. 1 after the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force received information of a potential indoor marijuana grow house at 11471 SE 136th Ter. in Dunnellon.

    A search warrant was executed in the late afternoon and upon entry, the task force discovered three hidden rooms through a passageway located behind a refrigerator.

    These rooms were used for the cultivation and processing of marijuana, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • WAG benefits from Saturday’s Halloween Spooktacular

    A Halloween Spooktacular awaits you and your dogs Saturday, Oct. 10, at Trained Dog Happy Dog in Morriston.

    It even features a costume contest for dogs and their masters.

    The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include all sorts of activities for canines and humans alike. The dogs can compete for fastest tail wagger, fastest treat eater, fastest cream licker and best cookie catcher.

    They can also participate in the lure course, always a popular attraction. Prizes are awarded in various categories.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    David W. “Zoo Loo” Lewis, 28, of Archer, charged with three counts of possession of crack cocaine and sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing. Bail is $105,000.

    Stephen Matthew “Matt” Walther, 28, of Bell, charged with dealing in stolen property. Bail is $2,500.

    Katrina Ann Boudreau, 26, of Hollywood, charged with violation of probation (VOP) on scheme to fraud. No bond.

  • Red Devils fall in last 12 seconds

    After surviving a first half that saw the Williston Red Devils put the football on the ground three times and give up an interception, the Red Devils trailed the Lake Highland Prep Highlanders 17-12.

    The Highlanders scored on their first possession to take a 7-0 lead. Red Devil quarterback Dalton Edwards scored foe the Red Devils with 4:06 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point kick failed and the Highlanders held a 7-6 lead.

    On the first play of the second quarter the Highlanders kicked a field goal to take a 10-6 lead.

  • Schooling the teacher

    I taught freshman composition in the morning at Central Florida Community College in Chiefland then attended middle school in Bronson Tuesday afternoon. And I was schooled.

    I know that sounds strange. But it’s the truth.

    I went back to middle school because my 10-year-old son, Taylor, who is in fifth grade spent 40 minutes talking to me the night before about a presentation on nicotine that he had seen by a “real scientist,” Dr. Victor DeNoble.

  • Home invasion suspects sought by Sheriff’s Office

    The detectives at the Levy County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in solving a home invasion the occurred on Sept. 18 at approximately 9:49 p.m. at 10351 N.E. 88th Lane, Bronson.

    The 911 center received a “hang-up call” from that address and when deputies responded discovered the residents had just been the victims of a home invasion armed robbery.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Nerl Abraham Cano Cifuentes, 28, of Morriston, charged with burglary and grand theft. Bail is $10,000.

    Justin T. Hart, 21, Chiefland, charged with theft of a firearm, theft/others, three counts of dealing in stolen property, fraudulent use of credit card and possession of firearm by a felon. Bail is $45,000.

    James Robert Blacketer, 38, of Old Town, charged with keeping a gambling house and possession of coin-operated device on a warrant from Marion County. Bail is $2,500.