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Today's News

  • 'Florida natives' visit Williston Public Library

    Instead of “Lions and tigers and bears, O my!” it was “Turtle and snake and gator, O Wow!”

    Three representatives from the Santa Fe Zoo, which is on the campus of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, made it (finally!) to Williston on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30, after Irma postponed their Sept. 9 visit to present “Florida Natives,” an educational presentation about the importance of Florida native species.

  • Red Devils de-claw Tigers

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Red Devil Varsity Football team finally seems to have hit its stride. After winning its homecoming game against Taylor County, the Red Devils traveled to Union County, last Friday and beat the Tigers by a score of 42-14. The Devils played great, with both the offense and defense putting on a show.

  • Ruckus between two leads to seven arrests

    A fight between two men Tuesday steered uniformed officers from the Levy County Sheriff's Office into an active investigation by the Drug Task Force (DTF).

    According to the sheriff's office, officers on patrol were sent to 11252 NE 62 Place, Williston where a reported disturbance between two people was taking place.

     Deputies arrived and their investigation discovered Danny White, 37, had been fighting with another man.

  • Ocala man killed by moving train at Kirby Farm

    An Ocala man died Oct. 10 at Williston's Kirby Farms when he attempted to board a moving train, lost his footing and fell under one of the cars, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Anthony Lowe Osburn-Day, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, home to the 501c3 Non-profit organization and museum for Children’s Outreach and Education.

    It was Osburn-Day's third visit to the farm to learn more about becoming a volunteer and the group's fall fundraiser, The Lost Railroad.

  • Road closures due to disaster assistance

    The Department of Children and Families will be administering the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program for the Tri-County area beginning today, Oct. 19, at 6:30 a.m. at the Suwannee River Livestock Fairgrounds located in Fanning Springs.

    The fairground facility is located at the intersection of US Hwy 19/98 and NW 90th Avenue in Levy County. This event is expected to continue until Monday, Oct. 23.

  • Homecoming Victory

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, Oct. 13, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team finally halted a four- game losing streak, defeating the Taylor County Bulldogs by a score of 28-27.

    Who says Friday the 13th is an unlucky thing? The Devils proved that wrong, while managing to pick up a very important victory on homecoming night.

  • Nine Williston students recognized for perfect scores

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Seventeen Levy students were recognized Oct. 10 by the School Board of Levy County for scoring perfect scores on individual state assessment tests last spring.

    Nine of those students are from Williston Middle High School or Williston Elementary School, with the latter seeing seven of its students honored by Principal Jaime Handlin.

  • Veterans' parade is in Williston

    The city of Williston will host the 2017 Levy County Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 11.

    The parade, down Noble Avenue, begins at 10 a.m.

    After the parade, a commemoration service will take place in Heritage Park.

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, the city's organizer, said he hopes many of the county's veterans will participate in the parade that honors them.

  • Happenings

    October

    CEE Luncheon

    Discussion will open with a report on Richard Spencer’s speaking event on the UF campus when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 11, Christopher Robert Barwick, 46, Fanning Springs, violation of domestic violence order of protection, following/harassing/cyberstalking after injunction. ROR.

    • Oct. 9, Lisandro Bernal, 31, Reddick, failure to stop at crash, no DL, giving false ID to LEO. Bond $26,000.

    • Oct. 9, Denise Necole Brown, 21, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $2,500.

    • Oct. 14, Casey Michael Buesing, 33, Cedar Key, VOP.