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Today's News

  • Proud of Williston on Friday night

    Editor:

    I simply cannot resist the desire to express my feelings about the recent Light Up Williston parade and ceremony. I have never been as proud to be a Willistonian as I was on Friday evening. I could not help but think about all of the little things that had to come together to make that all happen and for a parade that almost didn’t happen, what I saw was fantastic.

    It is a real tribute to a community that knows a good thing; gets into it; and goes out of its say to participate, if only to watch the parade. Way to go, Williston.

  • CFCC's CNA program holds graduation

    Central Florida Community College recognized 13 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Elsie Couch, Joyce Doyle, Elaine Gore, April Hudson, Nicole Jones, Tiffany Jordan, Sabrina Lindy, Hannah McRoberts, Rosiea Nichols, Shaina Strickland, Nicholas Swoboda, Letha Wright and Josephine Ylagan. Receiving recognition for perfect attendance were Doyle, Hudson, Jones, Jordan, Swoboda, Ylagan, McRoberts and Strickland. A Special Achievement Award was presented to Swoboda.

  • Williston Police Reports

    A 19-year-old Williston woman was charged with alcohol possession under the age of 21 and fleeing to elude a police officer after she reportedly failed to stop for a stop sign at Northeast 10th Street and Northeast 2nd Avenue.

    When Officer James Tegart tried to stop Cierra L. Harden, 19, of Southeast 10th Street, the vehicle continued on before stopping, and he then observed a half empty bottle of light beer and a full unopened 12-pack of light beer next to it. She received a notice to appear from the officer.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A woman who expected to get money in envelopes from her parents was disappointed recently, and allegedly went through the parents house picking up some guns instead.

    As a result, Kim Nicole DeWees, 30, of Bell was arrested for armed burglary.

    According to the sheriff’s report, DeWees went to the parents’ home on U.S. 129 in Chiefland. When she was given the envelopes from the housekeeper and they contained no money, she allegedly “forcefully entered the residence without permission...”

  • Walk to Bethlehem continues

    The journey is long for Mary and Joseph but each evening between 7 and 9 p.m. caravans leave Nazareth and give visitors the opportunity to join them in the interactive narrative led by Callie Fields all the way to Bethlehem where the Baby Jesus was born in a manger in a stable.

  • Win over Vanguard started big weekend

    SPARR - It was a good way to make an opening statement at the Tim Brinkley Memorial Tournament last week.

    Williston’s boys came out and led all the way in defeating Ocala Vanguard, 71-59.

    Jacques Edwards led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Isaac Floyd with a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) and James Hunt with 13 points. Deonte Welch contributed nine points and nine assists.

  • WHS reached finals by topping North Marion

    SPARR - After three quarters, it appeared that Williston had finally had enough.

    The boys basketball team was engaged in a battle with host North Marion in the Tim Brinkley Memorial Tournament and had pulled to a hard-fought 12-point lead going into the final eight minutes.

    But then the Devils exploded, outscoring the Colts 24-5 in the final quarter to take a 70-39 win in the tournament semifinals.

    At the beginning of the period North Marion made the score even closer, scoring the first bucket to make it 46-36.

  • Middle School boys win in two overtimes

    The Williston Middle School boys basketball team ran the gauntlet Monday night as it hosted the Ruth Rains Rangers. The Red Devils went from a cold-shooting first quarter to a dominating double overtime win, 45-39, before a screaming crowd at the Middle School gym.

    After a cold shooting first quarter the Red Devils ended the quarter trailing 9-6. The defense stepped up in the second quarter of play and held the Rangers to just one basket as the Red Devils, behind a six-point performance by Tre Wilson, jumped ahead of the Rangers 15-11, as the first half came to an end.

  • Middle School girls finish strong

    The Williston Middle School Lady Red Devils got off to a slow start as they played host to the Ruth Rains Lady Rangers Monday evening. The Red Devils fell behind as the first quarter ended. A three-point second quarter basket by Jani Ross and a six-point scoring burst in the third quarter by Maria Maldonado lifted the Red Devils to a 33-21 win.

    Red Devil Coach Priscilla Fugate said, “We simply forgot how to play defense in the early going and it took us several time outs to start to play our game.”

  • Students of the Month honored

    Three Williston school students were honored by Mayor Gerald Hethcoat last week as Students of the Month for December.

    Everett Warren, Joyce Bullock Elementary first-grader, son of Curt and Karen Warren, was nominated by Mrs. Griffith, his teacher, who made the following comments: