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Today's News

  • Dave Coln runs the big one

    Maybe it wasn’t a lifelong dream, but it sure felt like it. Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer photographer Dave Colón recently completed his first marathon, the big race that all runners dream of. It was the culmination of 10 years of learning and running, and, he hopes, the beginning of a long and wonderful adventure.

  • Undefeated pugilist makes Williston stop

    Tavoris Cloud, a 27-year-old boxer who hails from Quincy, just outside Tallahassee, is scheduled to fight the number two contender and former World Champion Clinton Woods, in late August or early September.

    Saturday night, Cloud was in town when Bobby Brown, owner of King Munchie’s Pizza in Williston, hosted a casual evening cookout for his friends in the professional fight game.

  • Mitchell’s camp a thrill for young players

    Big Mo Mitchell showed once again why he was the terror of the Southeastern Conference last week, as he completed pass after pass with defenders hanging off him. Mitchell, a former University of Florida offensive lineman and current Bronson football assistant coach, nevertheless took the snaps and drove his team forward against upstart challenger Jake Williams, a defensive menace on last year’s Bronson Eagle squad.

  • Patterson resigns as WHS softball coach

    After 23 years as head coach of the Williston Lady Red Devils softball team, Robert Patterson is stepping down.

    Patterson said it was a very tough decision for him to make, but his health and minor physical problems played a major roll in his move.

    “I know the talent that will be returning next season is just tremendous, and I really hate to leave,”ee^he said.

    “Sometimes you have to do what is best for your personal health, and this is what I had to deal with in making my decision,” he added.

  • North Central Florida Stars roll

    The scorching hot temperatures and bright sun failed to slow the bats of the NCF Stars on Tuesday afternoon at FCCJ North Campus College in Jacksonville.

    The 16 & under Stars, who have seven players from Williston High School, took on one of the 18 & under squads and came away with the 16 – 8 win.

    NCF Star Justin Kortessis got things going with a solo blast in the first inning over the center field fence. The Stars then loaded the bases on two walks and a single. They scored three more runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.

  • Community Calendar

    AARPee^Summer Activities

    AARP Chapter 912 announces its “just for fun” summer schedule. They will have a booth at Williston’s Independence Day Celebration at Horseman’s Park, Friday, July 3. There will be two raffles-one for a set of ladies’ golf clubs with bag and one for ladies’ size 7 golf shoes. Raffle tickets are $1/each or $5/6 and may be purchased at our booth or from Mignon Craig, 528-3323. The drawing will be on Sunday, July 5 and the winners will be notified by phone.

  • Driver license, safety checks ongoing through June

    The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints during daylight hours through June on the following Levy County roads:

    •SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR 121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR 341, CR 345, CR 337, CR 335, CR 316, CR 464, CR 323 and CR 326.

    Troopers will focus on vehicles that are being operated with defects such as worn/unsafe tires, bad brakes, improper window tinting, cracked/broken windshields, unsecured loads and defective lighting.

  • Pilots-N-Paws: A sky-high endeavor

    When Reba strayed into the animal shelter April 27, she was missing fur on over 50 percent of her body. Yet both staff and volunteers took to the sweet personality dog and decided she was a life worth saving.

    Dr. Darlene Esler at Chiefland Animal Hospital drew blood, ran tests and confirmed that while Reba had demadex mange, she did not suffer with heart worm.

    Dr. Esler prescribed medication and Arnette Garrison began a treatment plan to restore the loveable dog to health.

  • Wednesday last day for parade entrants

    Williston will become a patriotic extravaganza next week as the city and the surrounding area turns out to celebrate Independence Day a day early on Friday.

    Festivities kick off with the “Freedom–Our Heritage and Our Future”–parade at 5 p.m. The Honorable Judge Joseph Smith will be the grand marshal for the parade that starts lining up between 4-4:30 p.m. on SW 3rd Street (the road between the Methodist Church and the high school parking lot).

    Parade entry deadline is noon Wednesday, July 1 at city hall.

  • Tourists may flock to Cedar Key, but they’ll visit Williston

    The Levy County Visitors Bureau met with area businesses in Cedar Key this week to discuss how the agency works to promote local tourism.

    “I would like to make this an annual event – maybe in May with Tourism Week,” said Carol McQueen, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau. “We collect a tax and I think people want to know what we do with it.”