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Today's News

  • TEA time in Levy County

    Crowds gathered at the Levy County Courthouse Wednesday for a TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party. Here are some scenes from that event.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Pickin’, Grinnin’

    to be Friday

    Friday, April 17th there will be Pickin’ and Grinnin’ going on at the O’s So Sweet, 40 St. Main St., Williston. Barbecued ribs and chicken serving will start at 6 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for outside.

    For information call 528-6100.

    Natural Florida

    program at Library

    Williston area resident Brack Barker will present a program on natural Florida for the Friends of the Williston Public Library on Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. in the library.

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, April 18

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

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, April 20

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

  • No one said pirates were smart

    Yo, ho, ho, a pirate’s life for me. Children sing songs like that after taking a trip at Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction, and have been doing so for years.

    But off the coast of Somalia, no one’s laughing.

    On Easter Sunday, an American ship’s captain, whose vessel had been captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia, was rescued by the Navy, whose sharpshooters took out three of the four men holding the American on a boat. The fourth pirate surrendered.

  • Modifying genetics of crops

    Why are so many people against GMOs?

    I am a student at the University of Florida, and for the first time I have learned about GMOs, which stands for genetically modified organisms. At first this sounds scary, but the main premise of this is to alter genetics in an organism, such as a plant.

  • Williston Police Reports

    A Gainesville man who fled from police is in the Alachua County jail after causing property damage while driving a stolen car in Williston.

    Mitchell F. Cooper, 31, of Northwest 13th Avenue, was in possession of a stolen 1978 Chevrolet as he was spotted by Lt. Clay Connolly, who tried to make a traffic stop at about 1:30 in the afternoon on March 30.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Brett Parker Watts, 21, of Northeast 113th Lane, Bronson, was accused of armed burglary and theft of a firearm after he allegedly stole several firearms from a home in Chiefland. He was also accused of domestic battery and aggravated domestic assault for an incident with the person who drove him to the home of the victim and reportedly didn’t know he was going to steal the guns. Deputies also recovered some of the weapons from a home in Newberry, just across the Levy County line. He also faces several charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Rules for WRAP artists

    On Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the GFWC Woman’s Clubs of Williston will present the second ever 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 is to bring art to our community, ready to be displayed in homes and businesses and at affordable prices.

  • Smith wins 300th as Devils top Bronson

    A couple of Williston’s young guns took to the mound Monday night, and the result was the 300th coaching win for Jim Smith.

    The Red Devils defeated Bronson High School, 11-2, on the opening day of the Red Devil Challenge, a day which saw Baker County defeat Chiefland and P.K. Yonge smother Wildwood.

    Smith went with a predominantly young lineup, headed by pitcher Christian Morris who was throwing to catcher Bradley Jones.

  • Howard's two homers, Robinson's slam lead softball team

    It was an offensive showing for the Lady Red Devils April 8, as they played host to the Interlachen Lady Rams, defeating the visitors 15-5 in five innings.

    The Rams went three and out in their first at bat as Laurrin Howard took the mound for the second night in a row for the Lady Red Devils.

    Howard got the shivering crowd excited when she slammed a three run homer over the left field fence that cleared the 220 foot distance by a good 10 feet above the eight-foot fence. The Red Devils took a 5-0 lead after one complete inning of play.