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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     

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

    • June 15, Joseph Mitchell Allen, 55, Cedar Key, DUI, no registration.

  • Williston pawnbroker arrested

     

    A Williston pawnbroker was charged last week with dealing in stolen property after an investigation into a residential burglary led back to his place of business.

    Daniel Thomas Moll, 54, of Chiefland was arrested last week following a three-week investigation.

  • WYAA has new officers; looks toward gridiron

    By KEITH CHARTRAND

    Contributing Writer

    WILLISTON – It was the first men’s softball game of the season and Williston Youth Athletic Association board member and football coordinator Bobby Crooms is doing what he does best: multitasking.

    He is answering questions from parents inquiring about the WYAA June youth football camp sign ups.

    He is turning the lights on for the softball field.

    He is manning the concession stand deep fryer and grill serving up French fries, hot dogs and hamburgers.

  • Little Women opens June 14

    Williston Community Theater will present Little Women, a play in two acts adapted from the Louisa May Alcott book, Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium. 

     Starring Katie Taylor in the lead role of Jo March, this period piece takes place during the Civil War. Taylor co-stars with her real life sister, Lauren Taylor, as Amy March, the youngest of the March girls. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door on show days.

    Subsequent performances are June 15, June 21 and June 22.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • May 30, Chastity Nicole Baxman, 33, Otter Creek, out of county warrant.

    • May 31, Bruce Vincent Cherbonneau, 53, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

    ª May 31, Lori Lee Cherbonneau, 48, Williston, violation of condition of release. Bond $2,500.

    • June 1, Covarrubias Gonzalez, 52, Immokalee, battery. Bond $10,000.

    • May 30, Billie Jo Grant, 32, Fanning Springs, robbery. Bond $75,000.

  • Humility before honor

    It’s been 14 weeks since I learned that I had B-cell lymphoma.

    That seems like a short time–only three and a half months–but in some ways it seemed like an eternity.

    In the beginning it was a seemingly endless parade of doctors and tests. Just when I thought I was finished, I received another referral; another test; another opinion.

    Driving to Gainesville two or three times a week–and later every day–gave me a lot of time for contemplation and self discovery.

  • Williston Library now open Fridays

    Beginning June 6, the Williston Public Library will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in order to better serve patrons. At the Levy County Public Library System’s request, Commissioner Ryan Bell, who also is the library liaison, was able to assist in identifying funding for the new hours.

  • Theme set for July 3 Parade

      The city of Williston is gearing up for the July 3 parade–the prelude to the extravaganza at Horseman's Park.

    This year's theme is "Celebrating Old Glory." Fireworks will follow at the Horseman's Park. The entertainment will be The Shane Wooten Band and several other local talents.

    Anyone wanting to be in the parade should call Cyndie McQuaig at 352-843-6477. If you need a booth at the Horseman's Park, call Mary Klein at the Chamber at 352-528-5552.  

  • Fourth meth lab busted

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is working a chain of information to shut methamphetamine (meth) manufacturing with the bust of a fourth lab ― this latest rolling among U.S. Highway 27A, and a meth lab dump site in the past month.

    The drive to make Levy County started April 27 when a theft investigation led to the discovery of an active meth lab at a Chiefland residence. An man and a woman were arrested in that operation.

    Three days later deputies arrested a man at his Chiefland residence where he admitted having an active meth lab.

  • Just how good was this 2014 championship team?

    One only has to be a fan of any sport, and you will hear the same old stories and predictions from many coaches and sportscasters regardless of the sport.

    There are those who say defense wins football championships, and free throw shooting wins and loses most basketball games. And some say defense and others say it’s pitching that wins baseball championships.

    Well, let’s take a look at this 2014 Williston Red Devil Baseball 1A State Championship team to see just how good they were.