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  • Happenings

     

    March

    Peanut Butter Drive

    Levy County Farm Bureau will host its annual Peanut Butter Food Drive March 1-16 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at its offices located at 208 NW Main St., Williston or 312 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

    Peanut butter donations will be presented to the First United Methodist Church Food Bank in Williston, Another Way in Chiefland and Tri-County Outreach in Chiefland.

    CCF Open House

  • Pitching, defense lead Williston to wins

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston baseball team held Chiefland and Gainesville-Buchholz to a combined two runs in back-to-back games to improve to 2-1 on the season.

    After a 2-0 season-opening loss at Class 6A Crystal River, the Red Devil pitching continued to shine as it tampered rival bats in a 3-1 home win against the Indians Feb. 23.

  • The JUUL: Old dog with new tricks

    By Dylan Robertson

    Contributing Writer

    It’s the tale as old as time, and the song as old as rhyme. When it comes to the tobacco industry, it has always been clever in its endeavors of attracting a youthful, impressionable demographic.

    The latest craze among our teens is called “JUULing”, a phrase that refers to the new alternative cigarette company brand JUUL.

    The company builds e-cigarettes that are in the guise of a USB thumb drive that plugs discreetly into your computer.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 13, Rexford Lee Batten, 33, Inglis, violation of an injunction – repeat sex date violator. Bond $25,000.

    • Feb. 16, Bacilio Garcia Bautista, 37, Williston. No DL. ROR.

    • Feb. 14, Lisandro Bernal, 31, Citra, hit and run/failure to stop at crash, no DL, FTA, false ID given to LEO. Bond $26,000.

  • Happenings

     

    March

    Peanut Butter Drive

    Levy County Farm Bureau will host its annual Peanut Butter Food Drive March 1-16 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at its offices located at 208 NW Main St., Williston or 312 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

    Peanut butter donations will be presented to the First United Methodist Church Food Bank in Williston, Another Way in Chiefland and Tri-County Outreach in Chiefland.

    CCF Open House

  • Williston backs off from middle school project

    A meeting among Williston City Manager Scott Lippmann, City Attorney Fred Koberlein and Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) President Johnnie Jones resulted with the city backing away from the Williston Middle School project.

    Koberlein told the council Tuesday night that his legal opinion is for the MFA to present its plan to develop the property to the School Board of Levy County.

  • Gala raises money for education

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The theme of the 2018 Levy County Schools Foundation STARS Superintendent’s Gala Feb. 17 was, “Planting seeds of knowledge that grow forever.”

    That theme for the Gala, one of two major annual fundraisers for the non-profit, which supplements education funding in the county through scholarships and other means, could just as well have been, “good food, good entertainment and a good cause.”

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    Feb. 7, Leonel Carbajal Aguirre, 24, Ocala, grand theft, fraud/swindling. Bond $20,000.

    • Feb. 5, James Baxley, 29, Citra, two counts VOP.

    • Feb. 9, Theresa Elizabeth Betts, 30, Chiefland, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession of drug equipment, two counts VOP. Bond $24,000.

    • Feb. 10, Noah Keith Bevins, 37, Inglis, FTA, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession of drug equipment. Bond $6,000.

    • Feb. 5, Donna Renee Boyd, 35, Williston, out of county warrant.

  • Happenings

    February

    Movie in the Park

    The city of Williston will hold its monthly Movie in the Park Friday, Feb. 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    There is no charge and hot dogs, popcorn and drinks are provided free. Bring a chair or blanket and join in the community fun.

    This month's movie is a classic Disney film featuring a romance between dogs who share spaghetti.

    Lighthouses in Florida

    Brendan Bourke will present a lecture titled Lighthouses in Florida Thursday, Feb. 15.

  • Welcome to the Chamber

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce welcomed Al's TV Antenna and Satellite to its membership last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location on NE 6 Ave., Williston. Attending, from left, Bob Walker, Crystal Curl, Michael Langston, Chad Thompson, Kim McLane and Marc Pompeo from the Chamber; Carol McKay, Andy Arevalo, Alec Arevalo and Peter Moreno from Al's; Joel Maxson of Harriett Downs Real Estate. Little Miss Williston Raelynn Frazier is in front.