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Today's News

  • Honor Roll--Williston Elementary

    Williston Elementary School

    Third Grade Principal

    Keilani Carlisle, Ryan Ghamandi, Felicity Johns, Diego Lavieri, Greyson Moore, Gabriel Pena, Camilla Riveros, Delaney Anderson, Lexi Zapata, Haylee Baker, Travis Coleman, Ryker Gauthier

    Cori Strickland, Emily Ous, Alyssa Landon, Kayla Wright, Mariah Rives, Kaitlyn Taylor, Morgan Stacey, Maggie Knott, Courtney McGillicuddy, Samantha Veldink, Tori Hill

    Third Grade A/B Honor Roll

  • Breaking News High speed chase "fun" for driver, dangerous to deputies

     An Otter Creek man who led officers of the Alachua and Levy County officers on a chase at speeds in excess of 100 mph, hit a rescue vehicle and nearly sideswiped three deputies in the process, declared the episode “fun.”

                      The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has declared it three counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and fleeing and attempting to elude at high speed — that’s one misdemeanor and three felony charges ± n

  • JudgeSmith to lead parade

    On Friday, July 3, Williston will celebrate Independence Day in hometown style. The annual parade will begin at 5 p.m. The parade theme is “Freedom–Our Heritage and Future.”

    Judge Joseph Smith will lead the parade as its grand marshal. The honor is given to Smith in appreciation for serving the community for so many years.

    Following the parade, the gates at the Williston Horseman’s Park will open at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. There is no admission fee to this event.

  • Hastings taps Tovine as new assistant superintendent

    Superintendent Robert Hastings announced Tuesday the arrival of two newcomers to the Levy County School District.

    “I don’t mind telling you that I actively recruited Bill and Gina Tovine,” Hastings said. The Tovines can help our students achieve great things, he said. “And that’s what it’s all about.”

    Dr. Gina Tovine will be the new assistant superintendent as of July 1. Bill Tovine will begin his duties as principal of Chiefland High School on June 25.

  • The Gift of Life

    Juana Rae Buttler donates blood at Williston City Hall last Friday when the LifeSouth Bloodmobile came to town. Buttler has donated eight gallons of blood over the course of her life.

     

  • Williston, you missed a treat

    When the press release came over last week, Iee^immediately put it on my calendar of things to do Saturday. “Moonlight and Music” it read. What could be better? Iee^thought.

    It was raining at my house, but just a brief drizzle so I was almost sure it wouldn’t be cancelled. ee^I was correct, although when I arrived at Williston Rehab, there was no one out enjoying the moonlight.

  • Wants city to be more supportive of WYAA

    To the editor:

  • Charges PE’s Lyash misrepresents facts

    To the editor:

  • To the moon, Lou

    As a child of the 50s, I am part of the generation that saw humans fly into space and came to believe that if we applied ourselves to a problem it could be solved — especially if we applied ourselves to science, engineering and math.

    The news that the Soviets (remember them?) had put a man into space sent us into a frenzy.

    We watched President Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon in 10 years.

    I remember the nuns hustling us out of class one day to look up at the sky for a “really tiny reflection of light.”

  • Powering America

    The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 is a bill in Congress designed to help move the United States off of its dependency on petroleum products by rewarding folks—corporations, companies and communities—who develop and sell alternatives while demanding that the industries using or selling oil-based products—such as utilities and auto-makers—adhere to a program reducing its use over the next four decades.