Today's News

  • Baseball team rips Crescent City

    PALATKA - There may be a lesson here - don’t make Williston’s baseball team wait around for a game that was supposed to start more than an hour earlier. It only serves to get the Red Devils fired up.

    Williston paid a visit to St. Johns River Community College Saturday afternoon to play Putnam County school Crescent City, but the earlier junior college game, while a thriller that was ended in the bottom of the ninth with an SJRCC grand slam, made the two high school teams sit around.

  • Levy football team wins

    The Levy County Raiders traveled to Belleview to face off against Scala Horsemen, ranked 20th in the nation. The last time the teams met, it was a slugfest that ended in the Raiders winning 18-0. This game turned out a lot closer than expected, with the Raiders winning 21-14.

    Belleview held the number one-ranked Raiders (ranking from www.minorleaguefootballnews.com) to one first-half touchdown, scored by the defense. Pat Weeks scooped up an Ocala fumble and took it the distance, and the two-point conversion was good.

  • WRAP art show to be held May 2

    On Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the GFWC Woman’s Clubs of Williston will present the second annual Williston Regional Art Promotion (WRAP). Formerly known as the Williston Arts and Crafts Festival, the 29-year-old show has undergone major changes.

    The goal of the clubs is to bring art to our community; ready to be displayed in homes and businesses and at affordable prices.

  • Debra Jones retains council seat

    Debra Jones was elected to another term on the Williston City Council on Tuesday.

    Danny Stevens, county commissioner and a member of the canvassing board, announced the results to the council and interested onlookers at just after eight o’clock.

    Jones garnered 123 votes to Jerry Robinson’s 89 votes. Although Robinson was not in the room for the reading of the final tally, Jones thanked him for running a clean campaign. She said that when she’d talked to him during the day, they’d had a very cordial discussion and she appreciated that.

  • One County Commission, School Board vacancies filled

    TALLAHASSEE - Governor Charlie Crist Friday announced the appointment of Marsha Drew to serve on the Levy County Board of Commissioners. Drew will fill the vacancy created by the suspension of William Samuel Yearty and will serve during his suspension.

    The seat vacated by Tony Parker, who was suspended at the same time as Yearty, remains vacant.

    In addition, Crist appointed Cameron Asbell to the Levy County School Board. Asbell replaces Billy Morrison, who resigned after he was arrested in Gainesville.

  • City election to be held Tuesday

    Williston's election for City Council will be held on Tuesday, March 3. Voting will be held at the Community Center in the City Hall complex from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The votes will be counted and certified after the polls close.

    Three council seats were to be contested this year, but in two cases the incumbents, Steve Holcomb and Marc Nussel, were not challenged and thereby are automatically re-elected.

    Thus, the only seat being contended is that currently held by Debra French Jones; her opponent is Jerry Robinson.

  • Bembry opens office in Chiefland

    State Representative Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite office in House District 10.

    The district office is located at 23 Southeast 2nd Avenue in Chiefland at the old Train Depot. The office is staffed by Teresa Watson as a full time District Secretary who will assist constituents in Dixie, Levy, Alachua, and Columbia counties.

  • Upcoming events listing

    Saturday, February 28

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

    Monday, March 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.

    * CRA, 5:15 p.m. City Hall.

    * Williston Senior Singles, Billy Jacks Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Alan Levine 226-2466 or Virginia Corbin 528-5407.

    Tuesday, March 3

  • Students of the Month honored

    At the March 3 City Council meeting, Council President Debra Jones, substituting for Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, recognized a student from each Williston school as the student of the month for March 2009.

    Miranda Milton, a second grader at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, is the daughter of Charles and Kim Milton.

    She was nominated by Laura Hunt, her teacher, who made the following comment: “Miranda is a bright young lady who enjoys learning and always strives to do her best.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Fair group

    elects officers

    The Levy County Fair Association held elections at their annual meeting on February 26th and are pleased to announce the following results: President, Debra Jones of Williston, 1st Vice President, Tommy Dunford of Bronson, Secretary, Sylvia Schenk of Bronson, and Treasurer, Eileen DeCora of Williston. They join Norma Myers of Bronson, who is the 2nd Vice President.