Today's News

  • Devils assured of top seed in district baseball

    Williston High School’s baseball team cemented its hold on the top seed in the district standings with an emotional 7-4 win over Fort White on Tuesday night.

    The win left the Red Devils with a 9-0 district mark, with only a game at Chiefland in nine days coming before the tournament. They have been assured of the top seed for the event.

    Damon Ming pitched into the fifth inning, but had to work his way out of trouble in each frame.

  • Williston Middle wins baseball title again

    FORT WHITE -- Time ran out on the undefeated Lake Butler Tigers middle school baseball team at Fort White Thursday evening.

    The Tigers were the number one seed going into the SMSAC tournament and were riding an undefeated regular season.

    The Williston Middle School Red Devils had lost to the Tigers by big numbers in their two regular season meetings.

    After downing Chiefland Middle School 9-0 the Red Devils were set to play in the championship game against the undefeated Tigers.

  • Stamper pitches gem as Red Devils win

    It was nearly a perfect game for Lady Red Devil Pitcher Tori Stamper as she faced just 12 batters in order in the first four innings recording five strike outs and not allowing a ball hit out of the infield or a single base runner.

  • Sports calendar


    High School Softball

    Williston vs. Cantonment Tate, 9 p.m. (at Kissimmee Klassic)

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Gainesville, 7 p.m. (Alachua County Tournament)


    High School Baseball

    Williston vs. Palatka, 7 p.m. (at Gainesville, Alachua County Tournament)


    High School Weightlifting

    Sectional tournament at Fort White, 9 a.m.


    High School Softball

    Dixie County at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    High School Baseball

  • Running red lights? Get ready to "smile"

    Signs have been posted and cameras installed. Red light-running violators will be cited in Williston in the near future. The city recently signed an agreement with Traffipax, Inc. The company installed the system, at no cost to the city, and will take care of all administrative activities. The company’s income from the system comes from a percentage of each of the fines paid.

    The installation of the red-light cameras in Williston has been met with some confusion as to how they work what the criteria are for a citation being issued.

  • Can someone be too old to drive?

    Thirty years ago, if I had tried to write a column like this, I would have been labeled a “young whippersnapper” or worse.

    But now that I’m older and it could affect me in the not-too-distant future, it’s a question that has to be asked:

    When is a person too old to drive?

    I have some personal experience in this. When my mother died in 1997, my dad was 81.

    When we got to Ocala, there were funeral arrangements to be made, so we got in dad’s car (at his insistence) and drove to the funeral home downtown.

  • Red Devils "go green" for Tiffany

    Sometimes kids have to grow up a lot faster than they should.

    That was the case for the Williston High School baseball players, who had to deal with tragedy in their ranks when the sister of one of their teammates died Tuesday morning in an accident.

    Tiffany Poupard, 29, was the victim. Her brother, Andrew, is an infielder for the varsity baseball team.

    It made for a long, emotional day for the Red Devils, who capped it off by defeating Fort White, 7-4, Tuesday night.

    The game almost didn’t get played.

  • This weekend's events

    Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Henry Park

    The Rotary Club of Williston will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28.

    The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. at the Johnny Henry Memorial Park on Northwest 1st Avenue.

    The Easter Egg Hunt is free to all children from the Williston, Morriston, and Bronson areas and is intended for children up to 10 years old. As usual, hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be provided for each participant. Children need only to bring their own basket and show up ready for the hunt.

  • Downtown projects discussed

    The workshop sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on Monday evening was well attended by city officials and the general public as well.

  • Sports calendar


    High School Softball

    Fort White at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    High School Weightlifting

    Subsection tourney at Williston, 9 a.m.


    High School Baseball

    Fort White at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 4:30)


    High School Weightlifting

    Oak Hall at Williston, 4 p.m.


    High School Softball

    Williston at Kissimmee Klassic

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Alachua County Tournament