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Today's News

  • Williston’s Red Devils tame the Tigers

    In a Monday night baseball game, the Williston Red Devil's–after a slow start–turned their hitters loose on the Union County Tigers with a big fifth inning.
    The Tigers threatened to take an early lead as they left at least two base runners on base in the first three innings.
     The Red Devil defense stepped up each inning in the early going and kept the game scoreless through the first three innings.

  • Church Announcements and News

    Holy Family Catholic Church

    Angel House Thrift
    Angel House Thrift Store at Holy Family Catholic Church, located three miles north of Williston on Hwy 27A is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend.
     This weekend because of the Flea Market, on Saturday only there will be a special $2 bag day. All the clothes you can fit in a plastic shopping bag for $2. The ladies there will be happy to show you how to fold to get the most for your money.

    Yard Sale

  • The babbling people

    Genesis 11:1-9 is one of those sections within the Bible where many people believe they have it figured out. The story of the Tower of Babel is one where most, if not the majority of Christians, know something about. For them, this is where the different nationalities of people came from. This is where the different languages are derived. Well, you are right, but is there more to the story than that? You better believe there is!

  • Council honors Students of the Month

    Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat and the city council honored Students of the Month prior to the March 6 meeting.

  • Levy deputies earn promotions

    Two Levy County deputies have a change of duties.
    Sgt. Perry Ott has been promoted to lieutenant in the Uniform Patrol Division.  His duties as Watch Commander are to supervise the Alpha Company and assist in executive decisions within the agency.
      Ott began his career with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in 1989.  He is a native Floridian and lives in the Chiefland area.  During Ott’s tenure, he has worked in the Uniform Patrol Division.

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the  following arrests:
    March 4, Stephen Michael Baker, 20, Inglis, battery. Bond $30,000.
    March 1, Constance Bergey,  24, Boca Raton, two VOP. Bond $5,000.
    Feb. 29, Craig Alfonzo Brown,  39, Williston, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    March 3, Kenneth Cowart, 18, Williston, burglary and grand theft. Bond $60,000.
    March 2, Harold Monroe Dallas, 24, Williston, possession of marijuana.
    Feb. 28, Bryce James Delury, 30, Williston, dealing in stolen property and grand theft. Bond $30,000.

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, March 8

    WWII Vets
    The World War II veterans will meet Thursday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ivy House Restaurant in Williston.
    Feel free to bring a spouse, friend or fellow veteran. If you have questions, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    Friday, March 9

    Florida Native Plants
    A Florida native plants roundtable meeting will be held at 10 a.m. March 9 at the extension office.

  • FOL focus on contributions of black Americans

    What do the disposable syringe, central heat and air and the Super Soaker all have in common?
    They were all invented by black Americans.
    As part of its celebration of Black History Month during February, the Williston Friends of the Library hosted Maralyn Cowart, a self-described trivia and history buff who enlightened a standing-room-only crowd about little known contributions of black Americans to the world.

  • Marjorie, Marjorie and Marjory

    March is Women’s History Month, which makes it the perfect time to reflect on the great accomplishments of our female ancestors. In Florida, a state famous for its magnificent natural resources, residents can be proud to acknowledge three women who were pioneers in protecting and preserving our environment.

  • Bronson Council in a stink over sewer

    A heated debate between several Bronson Town Council members Monday night ended when the council unanimously agreed that the town’s sewer ordinance stinks.
    “A lot of the language is imprecise and very loose,” Town Attorney Steven Warm told the council.
    Members, acting on Warm’s advice and offer to draft a new ordinance, voted to schedule a series of workshops to address the issue after a disagreement over how much of an impact fee should be charged to residents and business owners when connecting to new sewer lines.