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Today's News

  • Devils rough up Indians

    The only sure thing about the county’s best baseball matchup - Chiefland-Williston - is that there are no sure things. Weeks ago, Williston tried hard to give away the home game to the visiting Indians, before snatching back the 8-6 win. Saturday, the Devils came to Chiefland and their hosts hoped to get them back.

    They didn’t. After six innings of close play among some of the best talent in the area, Williston exploded for nine runs in the top of the seventh to down Chiefland 18-6 in the last district game.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, APRIL 23

    High School Baseball

    Williston vs. Santa Fe (at CFCC), 3 p.m.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24

    High School Baseball

    North Marion at Williston, 7 p.m. ***NOTE TIME CHANGE***

    WEEK OF APRIL 27

    High School Baseball

    District at Williston

    FRIDAY, MAY 29

    High School Football

    Williston at Crystal River (spring game)

    FRIDAY, AUG. 28

    High School Football

    Williston at Bradford (Starke), (preseason classic), 7:30 p.m.

    Oak Hall at Bronson (preseason classic)

  • Levy 'tea party' is April 15

    On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this nation over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally. In Bronson it will be held in front of the Levy County Courthouse at noon.

  • City cracking down on parking violators

    At its Tuesday evening meeting, the City Council took the first steps toward putting some teeth into the police’s ability to write tickets for parking violations within the city limits.

    Council held lengthy discussions on the first reading of Ordinance 595, which adds language to section 38 of the municipal code, specifying fines for violations in no parking zones, fire lanes and specifically marked handicapped spaces.

  • Relay for Life held

    The annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society was held at the football stadium last weekend. Photographer Dave Colon captured the enclosed images of the dedicated people who spent the night for a good cause.

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, April 11

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 N.E. 27A, Williston.

    Monday, April 13

    * 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.

    * Al-Anon, 7 p.m. Midway Plaza, 13451 N.E. Hwy 27 Alt.

    * WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    No fish fry

    at Holy Family

    Holy Family Catholic Church will not be having a fish fry this week, April 10, Good Friday. The monthly events will resume on May 8.

    Celeste to speak

    at AARP meeting

    AARP Chapter 912 meets on the second Monday each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall. The speaker at the April 13th meeting will be Slande Celeste. She will give an update on Nature Coast Hospital’s 5,000-pound challenge. There will also be the annual appreciation awards presented to outstanding members of our local chapter.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the April Student of the Month awards at the Williston City Council meeting on April 7.

    One student from each school is honored each month and receives a personalized certificate of excellence plus a coupon for a pizza provided by King Munchies.

    Adam Sistrunk, a kindergartner at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, is the son of Robert and Catrina Sistrunk.

  • Where's all that global warming?

    Global warming? So why am I shivering?

    It’s Tuesday morning, and my fingers are still thawing out from the wind-chill driven cold. And it’s supposed to be colder tonight.

    It’s snowing up north and out west, too.

    So don’t give me any more of this global warming stuff. It’s April, it’s Florida, and it’s not supposed to be like this.

  • Joyce Bullock honor roll

    A/B Honor Roll