Today's News

  • Tigers claw away at Devils

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston Red Devils traveled to play the defending 1A state champion Trenton Tigers. Although they put up a good fight in the first half, Williston could not keep the Tigers from storming back and eventually winning by a score of 45-24. The loss drops Williston’s record to 4-3 on the year and 1-3 in their district.

  • Ride to Provide rolls Saturday

    The Gator Nation may not have a football game to enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 22 but there are at least three events to keep fans in Levy County busy. 

    In the morning the 12th Annual Ride to Provide, a run through the prettiest parts of Levy County, starts registering folks at 7:30 a.m. at the Levy ARC campus in Otter Creek. This is one of two big fundraisers for the center that provides services for developmentally disabled adults. 

    For more information, call 352-219-7806. 

  • Happenings


    AARP Driving Class

    An AARP Driver Safety Class for Seniors will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 213 West Noble Ave., Williston, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 16, Jason Eric Adams, 21, Inglis, felony battery, offender knew/should have known victim was pregnant, FTA. Bond $35,500.

    • Oct. 10, Amber Lynn Allard, 34, Bronson, FTA. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 13, Joseph A. Anderson, 33, Newberry, VOP.

    • Oct. 11, Dillon Arnold Bird, 24, Williston, interference with custody of minor or incompetent person

  • Miss Vallario, Mr. Weatherly to exchange vows Saturday

     Marion Elizabeth Vallario and Charles Thomas Weatherly, both of Williston, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

     Miss Vallario is the daughter of Frances Vallario Taylor of Williston. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Vallario. 

    The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of Williston High School. 

    The future groom is the son of Tom and Dianna Weatherly of Williston. He is the grandson of Shirley Young. 

  • It’s a gamble with the cat food

     So I am checking out of the Cat Food Store as The Carnivore calls the mega pet supply center in that town that turns blue and orange on Saturdays in the fall (like a scene from “The X Files”) when the cashier asks, “How many cats do you have?”


    She looks over the two-week supply of cans, bags and treats that fills two of those reusable totes,. “They like a variety of food,” she says.

  • Devils recover against Buccaneers

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    On Oct. 6, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team got a much needed  win against the Branford Buccaneers. The final score on the night was 40-12, bringing Williston’s record to 3-2 on the season. 

    The game, originally to be played on Friday, Oct. 7, was moved due to the Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the state. The Devils finally got the jump start they needed, winning their first game in three tries.

  • Happenings



    Parenting Classes

    Healthy Start is holding Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parenting classes on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. 

    Class will be held at the Tri-County Pregnancy Center - 426 West Noble Ave., Williston.  

    Ladies who are at least 27 weeks pregnant are eligible to participate.  There is no charge. Call Gloria at Tri-County Pregnancy Center, 352-528-0200, for further information.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 5, Keith Colson, 54, Chiefland, petit theft, possession of a controlled substance W/O a prescription.

    • Oct. 3, Kathryn Gwennette Elkins, 62, Archer, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. Bond $10,000.

    • Oct. 8, Deanna Michelle Esslinger, 35, Cedar Key, child neglect without great bodily harm, child neglect with great bodily harm, disorderly intoxication. Bond $60,000.

  • Levy down from TS storm warning to watch

     Levy County has been dropped from a Tropical Storm Warning to Watch status as of 11:26 Friday morning, good news for residents fearing the effects of Hurricane Matthew as he headed up the East Coast of Florida.