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Local News

  • Miss Williston pageant is Nov. 23

     It is time for the annual Miss Williston pageants.  If you know anyone that would like to participate in this year's Miss WIlliston pageant please call (352) 558-4152.  The age divisions are Miss WIlliston 15-18, Jr. Miss Williston 11-13, and Little Miss Williston (4-6).  This year's pageant will be Nov. 23.

     The GFWC Williston Jr. Woman's club is accepting nominations for Family of the Year. Please go to http://www.willistonjuniors.org/ for more information.

  • Bronson wants trucks on main drag

    A request to make a Bronson street one way was side-stepped Monday night when the issue, as a request by resident Dick Garner, turned more toward having a public hearing on a "No thru trucks" sign that would cut down on heavy truck use.

  • County looks at new voting machines

    Voters will be looking at new equipment when they go to the polls next year as the county abandons the 25-year-old technology that powers the machines used for the past 12 years. 

  • Williston FFA members earn American Farmer degrees

     The National FFA Organization hosted over 62,000 members, advisors, alumni and guests this year at the 86th annual FFA National Convention and several of Williston’s own were in attendance.  The convention was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville last week.

  • Lions Club will screen children for Lazy Eye Nov. 18

     The Lions Club will complete its Williston area free early childhood vision screening to identify children up to 6 years old with undetected vision loss due to Amblyopia factors (Lazy Eye) and refractive errors at the Williston Library, 10 SE 1st St., Monday, Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m.

  • Veterans will be honored

     The Levy County Commission has unanimously approved a proclamation naming the week of Nov. 10-16 as Veterans Appreciation Week and agreed to participate in the countywide Veterans Day Parade being hosted by the City of Cedar Key. 

  • Ride to Provide

    More than 100 motorcycle riders cruised their way through the scenic and rural roads and highways of Levy County Saturday in an effort to raise money for the Levy ARC.

  • Former corrections officer convicted of manslaughter

    A retired corrections captain at Lancaster Correctional Institution sits in Levy County Jail awaiting sentencing on Dec. 4 on a DUI manslaughter conviction in the Jan. 31, 2011, death of Tom Bailey, manager of the Chiefland Golf & Country Club. 

  • District Champs

     Williston High Girls Volleyball finished the season with only two match losses and won the District 7 1A Rural Championship last week. Williston defeated Chiefland in four games and Newberry in three to earn the district title. The Lady Red Devils will host the Regional Finals at WHS Gymnasium. The Regional Tournament match is set at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 against Taylor Pierson.

  • Accreditation recommended for Levy schools

    It was rather like Christmas…looking forward to it and anxiously waiting for it…then it was all over so quickly. After months of preparation for the mid-October visit of the AdvancEd™ accreditation team, the public schools of Levy County could breathe a collective sigh of relief; the team has recommended accreditation. The news was shared with members of the School Board of Levy County, school administrators and county office personnel at a midday lunch meeting in the board room on the final day of the team’s visit.