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Today's News

  • Red Devils pull out three big wins

    By Tyler Hass

    Contrbuting Writer

    The Red Devils entered this past week with a record of eight wins and eight losses but their record looked very different come April 1. 

    Big Red had three home games – two in conference and one out of conference and all ended with needed wins for the home team.  At the end of the week Williston’s record was 11-8 with a conference best record of 8-1.

  • Neti pot? I must decline, thank you

    Did your mother ever tell you to put nothing in your ear smaller than your elbow? Mine did. Of course it didn't make much sense as a child because obviously an elbow is a pretty big thing to try to get into the tiny ear canal. But as I aged, I got it. Keep objects out of your ear. Period.

    The same goes for your nose. Who doesn't have a story to tell about someone they know (maybe even yourself) who wedged a crayon, or if you were my late Aunt Irene, a bean, up in a nostril?

  • Walk down memory lane

    Williston High School Alumni will meet Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. to tour the high school before it closes and relocates to the new property this fall.

  • Happenings

     April

    Gospel Fest

    New Zion A.M.E. Church of Raleigh will sponsor Gospel Fest 2016 Saturday, April 9 in downtown Williston. Vendor spaces are available and are $75 if reserved before March 28 – after that they are $100.

    For a vendor registration form, call 904-654-3324 or contact the church at 528-5220. 

  • Voters will decide on tax abatements

    Whether or not Williston businesses will be given certain tax incentives will be decided by city voters this fall in a special referendum.

    Two weeks ago, City Manager Scott Lippmann informed council that an abatement or incentives the city once had have now expired and before they can be offered again, the voters will have to choose.

    Tuesday night, Lippmann said the cost to put the question on the August Primary ballot or the November General Election ballot is $270.

  • Ready to beautify Williston

    A few weeks ago, Williston businesswoman Sharon Brannan appeared before the city council asking its members to strengthen the city's codes that regulate property, especially the aesthetics of it. 

    Within just a few days, other individuals, businesses and civic groups started coming forward to ask how they could help make Williston beautiful.

  • Man charged after baby found in locked car

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • FFA teams win state

     Staff Report

    Two Williston Senior FFA teams will be recognized at the state convention in June as state champions.

    Williston High School's Nursery and Landscape team took first place at a competition held March 5 in Apopka.

    The top five teams received awards sponsored by Shade Tree Nursery and J&R Nursery, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

  • Cake and Pie Auction 7 p.m. Thursday WHS cafeteria
  • Burglaries on the rise

    Levy County homeowners are being asked to use extra caution with their property in the wake of a recent rash of daytime burglaries.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, homes here and in adjacent counties are being entered forcibly and ransacked.

    The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash, as well as other valuables.