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Today's News

  • Girls split in districts, advance to regional

    DISTRICT SEMIFINAL: WILLISTON 54, NEWBERRY 41

    The second round of the girls’ Class 3A District 5 basketball playoffs was played at the Chiefland gym on Friday night Feb. 6.

    The Williston Lady Red Devils, having earned a first round bye with an 8-2 district record, were matched against the Newberry Lady Panthers. The Panthers advanced by beating the host Chiefland Indians in the first round.

    The game was fast paced from start to finish, as the Red Devils took a 54-41 win advancing to the championship game on Saturday night.

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  • Ninth annual Superintedent's Gala is Feb. 7

    The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) will be hosting its ninth annual Superintendent’s Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7. The event, which includes dinner and musical entertainment, will take place at 6 p.m., at Chiefland Elementary.

    The Gala is the premier fund-raiser for the Levy County Schools Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established in 1989 to support Levy County schools. The event has become a Levy County tradition, providing an opportunity for members of the business community, civic leaders, and local residents to gather in support of local education.

  • Meeting set to discuss 121 plans

    The work on State Road 121 between U.S. 41 in Williston and the Alachua County line is scheduled to begin the near future, although no specific date has been announced.

    In an effort to provide citizens with more information about the project, representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation will hold an informal question and answer session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the city council chambers, directly preceding the city council meeting.

  • Devils top Trinity

    The Williston junior varsity basketball team set the stage for what turned out to be a nightmare on Saturday night Jan. 24, for the Trinity Catholic Celtics.

    The Williston junior varsity raised their season record to 14-1, as they cruised to an unchallenged 60-48 win.

    Then the Celtics varsity took the floor following their senior night activities, and the nightmare began for home team.

  • CRA reflects on past and future work

    At its meeting on Monday evening, Williston’s Community Redevelopment Association took a look back at its accomplishments in 2008 and looked forward to 2009 and the ensuing years.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Adult soccer

    signup Saturday

    Registration for the WYAA adult soccer program will be Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon.

    Registration fee is $30.

    Games begin Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. For information contact Angela at 528-6649.

    The Soccer committee will meet at WYAA on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.

    City yard sale

    to benefit Relay

    The city of Williston is planning a yard sale for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Jan. 31.

  • upcoming events listing

    Monday, February 2

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday, February 3

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

    * Rotary Club of Williston, First Presbyterian Church, Noon.

    * Police Explorers, 6:30 p.m., Fire Department.

    * Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.

  • People object to red light photos

    We got some violent phone calls in the past couple of days from people who were objecting to the red light cameras. Work was evidently going on at the intersections, and signs were posted at the entrance to the city.

    There are some legitimate concerns about the cameras, which are used by many communities. Can the camera show who is driving a car? It might be registered to someone who never drives it. Will a citation be sent to someone who doesn’t even drive that car? How will that work?

  • City discusses alcohol sales

    The Tuesday evening meeting of the Williston City Council began quietly and predictably enough.

    The mayor awarded certificates of achievement and King Munchie’s pizza coupons to the students of the month for February: Riley Battle from Joyce Bullock Elementary School; Ryan Battle of Williston Elementary (yes, they’re siblings); Laquisha Hill of Williston Middle School; and Kenya Gardner of Williston High School.