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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 28, Ariel Cashae Bennett, 27, Gainesville, FTA.

    • Aug. 28, Rodney Norman Biegenwald Sr., 65, Williston, battery. Bond $1,000.

    • Aug. 29, John E. Biles, 35, Morriston, sexual assault on a victim under 12 years of age, lewd and lascivious behavior/molestation on a victim less than 12 years old. Bond $1 million.

    • Aug. 26, Kanitra Adrianna Bright, 30, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $125,048.

  • No volunteers, no fair

    It's only a four day event but it takes dozens of volunteers a full year to make sure it happens.

    It's the Levy County Fair, held annually in Williston, and it's in danger of not occurring in 2020 if more people don't step up to the plate to make it happen.

    Amanda Cuomo, fair president, announced in a social media video last week that after its annual meeting there were no new faces and the fair board decided to not host the 2020 fair. Cuomo said the board was looking toward April 2021 instead.

  • Red Devils at home Friday against Dunnellon
  • Land of the free

    Last July some friends and I attended a performance of “School House Rock! Live, Junior” at the Chief Theater in Chiefland. The young people showed stage presence, enthusiasm and talent.

    In addition to songs about school subjects like math and grammar, there were songs about the history of America and the principles on which the nation stands.

    Seeing those young faces glowing with pride in their country, I wondered if our generation is doing them justice when we stand down as we watch our freedoms erode.

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of (groggy) adults

    I'm pretty healthy for someone my age. Of course, I have all the little things associated with aging: stiff muscles, arthritic fingers, bad eyesight; but for the most part, I'm healthy. I take two preventative medications each day – one in the morning; one at night.

    Because we don't have small children in our home, I leave those two medicines on the counter of the kitchen sink. It's a reminder when I get my morning coffee to take one, and when I turn off the lights at night to take the other. I seldom forget my pills.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 17, Jimel Alexander Adams, 40, Williston, DWLS, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $15,000.

    • Aug. 14, Juan C. Borges, 60, Morriston, VOP. Bond $5,000.

    • Aug. 13, Perry James Campbell, 32, Fanning Springs, cruelty to child. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 12, James Dull, 22, Gainesville, VOP.

  • Happenings

    August

    Peanut Festival Volunteer Meeting

    Anyone wanting to volunteer to assist with the Central Florida Peanut Festival should make plans to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at city hall, 50 NW Main St., Williston.

    Ongoing

    Vendors Needed for Peanut Festival

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting vendor applications for the 31st Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival, Saturday, Oct. 5 in Williston's Heritage Park.

  • Foundation laid now it's time to build

    By Jared Braddock

    Contributing Writer

    Williston faces 5A Dunnellon in its season opener. The Tigers will be a challenge, but one the Red Devils look forward to facing head on.

    “We have been working all summer to lay a foundation based on strong work ethic,” says first year Williston coach Ric Whittington.

  • 19 inches of rain leaves Levy sodden

    By Suzette Cook

    Chiefland Citizen

    Nineteen inches of rain in five days. more than 30 roads closed or restricted, one school closed, adjusted school bus routes and fish jumping onto US Highway 19.

    Levy County Emergency Management Director John MacDonald reported the results of the steady rainfall to the county commission Tuesday.

    MacDonald said Inglis, Yankeetown, Gulf Hammock and Rosewood “probably got the worst of it as far as rainfall.”

  • Red Devils remove stinger from Hornets

    By Jared Braddock

    Contributing Writer

    Dodging most of the rain that fell on Williston, the Red Devils traveled to Mayo last Friday to face Lafayette in the Kickoff Classic preseason game.

    The Hornets and the Red Devils were facing off for the first time since 1982, with the Red Devils winning four of the last six meetings. Williston had a 4-2 record vs. the Hornets coming in, and left with a 5-2 record after a decisive 28-18 victory over a well-regarded Hornets team.