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Today's News

  • FBI makes arrest in 39-year-old crime

    Over 39 years ago, Mary Gene Bailey French and her husband, Royal, were ending a beautiful vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.

    The splendor of the trip was marred in the days ahead by a story shrouded in mystery, deception, betrayal and murder.

    Mrs. French's father, Gene Bailey, and three of his friends, were bushwhacked eight miles from Williston as they drove home from Ocala after having dinner.

  • No dog in the fight

    With the news last week that the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) has the first right of refusal concerning the future of the old middle school, the Williston City Council was faced with only one action: take a bow.

    Tuesday night, City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council that the MFA has until the end of January 2017 to strike a deal with the School Board of Levy County, or walk away.

  • Ministerial Faith Alliance plans to buy old middle school property
  • War memorial needs some help
  • Cold case leads to Levy
  • Fan Appreciation Night Jan. 13

    It’s Fan Appreciation Night Friday, Jan. 13 when the Williston Red Devils take on Newberry’s Panthers in Williston.

    Fans are encouraged to wear red.

    The JV boys tip off at 4:30 followed by the varsity girls at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

    FREE special Red Devil T-Shirts to first 300 Williston fans (shirts may be limited during JV and Varsity Girls game to ensure shirts are available for Varsity Boys game)

  • New year brings good fortune to Red Devils

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Apparently, the new year's resolution for both WMHS varsity basketball teams was to keep winning. The girls went 2-0 last week and the boys 3-0, with both teams beating Ft. White and Hilliard at home. Both wins were important district victories for the teams, as they are both now 7-1 in that category. The girls are in second behind the undefeated in district play Newberry Panthers, while the boys are in the same position behind the Hawthorne Hornets.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 8, Dale John Anderson, 64, Fanning Springs, two counts BUI, refusal to submit to DUI test after license suspended, BUI. 

    • Jan. 7, Santos Juan Bautista, 26, Williston, no DL, touch or strike. Bond $12,500.

    • Jan. 4, Thomas Beal, 55, Fort Myers, burglary of  unoccupied dwelling, grand theft. Bond $40,000.

  • Happenings

    January

    AMVETS Yard Sale

    AMVETS Post 88 will host a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 14.

    The post is located at 10050 NE State Road 24, Archer.

    CEE Meeting

    Effective communication with our new representatives to Congress and the state legislature will be the first topic of discussion when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • ZTA honors Mary Gene Bailey French

    College can be such a daunting experience…living away from home for the first time, trying to figure out where you fit in, learning to adapt to such a totally different environment. For local retired teacher Mary Gene Bailey French, joining a sorority was a real life saver! And recently, she received a certificate and white violet charm, recognizing her almost-75 years of membership in Zeta Tau Alpha.