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  • Council president says he'll resign

    If you’ve ever felt the urge to be a public servant but didn’t want to go through the hassle of a campaign and election, now may be your time.

    The Williston City Council will accept applications through Nov. 28 for anyone interested in sitting on the council. 

    The decision came Tuesday night on the heels of Council President Marc Nussel’s letter announcing his intent to resign his position effective Nov. 23.

  • Honor America's veterans tonight at Heritage Park, 6 p.m.
  • WHS homecoming weekend; parade 5 p.m. today; game Friday
  • Alumni madness next week

    With the upcoming 2011-2012 Red Devil Basketball season just around the corner, have you ever  wanted to know just what happened to Red Devil players from the past?
     Both the 2011–2012 Lady Red Devils and the Boys varsity teams will answer the challenge at the Williston Gym Saturday, Nov. 12.
    The Lady Red Devils game will start at 6 p.m. The boys will tip off  around 7:30 p.m..

  • FFA Meats Team scores well at nationals

    INDIANAPOLIS- Members of the Williston Sr FFA Chapter in Florida were one of 41 teams participating in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE).

  • Veterans to be honored next week

    Area veterans will be guests of honor at several events organized for them next week. Here’s a round up of where you can say “thanks” to those sworn to serve and protect.


    WES Salutes Veterans

  • Williston man charged with jury tampering

    A Williston man who tried to persuade a juror to vote not guilty for his friend on trial for drug charges is now sitting in the Levy County jail under a $250,000 bond.

    Robert Earl Patterson, 38, was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with tampering with a juror after the juror told deputies Patterson came to her home and left his cell phone number for her to call. 

    When the juror’s mother called the phone number Patterson asked that the juror vote not guilty in the trial of Hermie McClendon and offered to buy her dinner and pay her. 

  • Braves run by Red Devils

    By Mike Capshaw


      Rallying from an early deficit, Chiefland Middle School’s football team scored a 36-20 win against Williston in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    On third down and goal from the 3-yard line with time ticking away in the first half, Jarquez Williams completed the comeback with a touchdown run. He tacked on the two-point conversion to give the Braves (4-1) a 22-20 lead they would never relinquish with 19.9 second remaining in the half of the Thursday game.

  • Drew will not seek election to District 3 commission seat

    Levy County Commissioner  Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown, will not seek election in 2012 to the District 3 seat to which she was appointed in March 2009. 

    "I had been debating it at length for some time," she said on Monday after a special commission meeting. She had announced she would not seek election at an Oct. 18 meeting of the Inglis-Yankeetown Republican Club. "It wasn't any one thing."