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Today's News

  • Easter Egg Hunt is this weekend

    The Rotary Club of Williston is hosting its 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The free Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 15 at the Johnny T. Henry Celebration Park on Northwest Fourth Street one block north of Noble Avenue and near the Williston Health Care Center.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, March 15

    * 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, March 17

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

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

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

    * VFW Post 5511, 7 p.m., at the post.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

  • Upcoming religion events

    Community Cantata will be this weekend

    "Look to the Lamb," a community Easter cantata, will be held March 15-16 at 5 p.m. each day at Holy Family Catholic Church's parish hall.

    This year for Easter musicians from Williston First United Methodist Church and Holy Family Catholic church embark on a new adventure: remembering Christ's death and celebrating his resurrection through participation in the Williston community Easter cantata.

    Everyone is invited. Come and glorify God with them.

  • Local elementary school to feature health program

    This spring, University of Florida faculty and students, in conjunction with the Levy County Public Health Department, will conduct a no-cost healthy lifestyle program for children and families in Levy County.

    Family Lifestyle Intervention Project for Kids, or FLIP for Kids, is led by David Janicke, Ph.D., and Ellen Lopez, Ph.D., assistant professors in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, and is supported by a contract from the Florida Area Health Education Network.

  • Easter egg hunt delayed one week

    Because of this weekend's weather, the Rotary Easter Egg hunt has been postponed until March 15, according to City Manager Jim Coleman, a former president of the Rotary Club, which sponsors the event.

  • O's So Sweet holds grand opening

    O's So Sweet, the new ice cream and sandwich shop located at South Main Street and Southwest First Avenue, held its grand opening on Saturday.

    The long-time dream of Melanie Burchett has taken shape in the former quarters of McMillen Surveying at 40 S. Main St., across from police headquarters.

    The shop is named after Olivia, Burchett's 3-year-old daughter.

    In keeping with the '50s theme of the shop, an Elvis impersonator entertained and proud owners displayed classic cars.

  • Middle School now at 7-1

    Williston Middle School's baseball team ran its record to 7-1 Monday with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Fort White.

    The win avenged the only WMS loss of the season.

    Justin Baker pitched four innings, striking out four. Austin Etheridge relieved in the fifth inning and also fanned four.

    Etheridge had a single, Max White had a triple and a single, Baker had a double, Damian Strange had two singles, and Dylan Blalock had a single.

  • A visit to the state basketball tournament

    Sitting at the state high school basketball championships in Lakeland last Friday, watching P.K. Yonge get swept away in the Class 3A final, I had someone next to me lean over and say, "I wonder what Williston would be thinking right now."

    I was wondering, too.

    Were it not for one bad quarter in the regional final against P.K. Yonge, that might have been Williston's boys out there playing for the title. They had worked real hard to get where they ended up, but falling behind in the first quarter of the regionals was their downfall.

  • Williston police reports

    A Williston woman has been charged with grand theft after she allegedly stole money while on the job as a cashier at Sparr Lumber.

    Kelly Jo Claflin, 20, of Northeast 84th Street, Williston, was charged by Investigator James Bond of the Williston Police Department after interviews with store personnel.

    Originally, according to the report, she tried to implicate a co-worker, but records showed that the co-worker was not on duty when the transactions, which involved getting money from the register for returns that did not exist.

  • Drugs seized in Morriston

    A Morriston man was arrested for trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana, maintain a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia, after he allowed law enforcement officials to search the residence for a murder suspect.

    The alleged killer wasn't there, but plenty of drugs were, and Juan Alvarado, 27, was arrested.