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Today's News

  • Lady Red Devils continue improvement

     Following the loss to a scrappy Union County team in their season opener, the Lady Devils have reeled off three straight wins.
    The Fort White Lady Indians became the third victim of a vastly improving Lady Devil Volleyball team on Sept. 8 at the Williston gym.
    The Lady Devils took the District match in four games behind outstanding play in all but one game. In game one Ericka Floyd and Rea Samuels led the charge with several timely saves and each had two tremendous blocks at the net.

  • Pro Rodeo next weekend

    The Williston Horseman's Association  will host the 17th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association RodeoFriday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • JV rolls over Wildwood Wildcats 50-20

       The Williston JV Football team led by a group of talented players raised their early season record to 2-0 as they rolled over the Wildwood Wildcats 50-20 Sept. 8 at Booster Stadium.
    There was a large crowd on hand to watch the Red Devils waste little time in getting on the scoreboard early and often.
    The Red Devils jumped out to a 22-6 lead as the first quarter ended. Each team was able to add another touchdown in a slow moving second quarter as the Red Devils took a 28-12 half time lead.

  • Red Devils shut down 5A Pirates

    In high school football turnovers will hurt you every time, not just some of the time.
     To sum up the Williston versus Crystal River football game played Friday night Sept. 9, some will say the turn overs by the Pirates was the difference. In this game, however, it was the outstanding defensive play by the Red Devil secondary that took the game totally away from the Pirates.
    The much improved Red Devil offense had only one fumble on the night, and just one interception.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Oct. 1

    JBES Yard Sale
    Joyce Bullock Elementary PTO will sponsor a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.  You may rent a space for $10 to sell your yard sale items.   The yard sale will be held in the high school parking lot near the Methodist Church.  Contact the school office at 528-3341 or  e-mail lewism@levy.k12.fl.us for reservations or more information.

    Monday, Sept. 19

     Republicans’ Meeting

  • Catch School of Dance performances this fall

    Williston School of Dance has multiple shows ahead this fall, all of them family-oriented, and most of them free.
    The School of Dance (WSD) will perform its own “Drums and Dance” program at the UF Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The free program runs every half hour, 1:30-3:30 p.m.,  Sunday, Sept. 18.    WSD will present percussive tap and Irish dance in the “Drums and Dance” program. The program is in conjunction with “Wild Music”, the museum’s latest exhibit.

  • BOCC slices sheriff’s budget

    The sheriff was a no show at a public hearing on the county budget Thursday, so the Levy County Commission took action sure to get his attention — slicing his budget from $10.1 million to $9.95 million.

  • Efforts to regulate gaming denied

    Citing there are no real problems and it would be better to wait until the State Legislature acts, the Williston City Council voted last week to not pass Councilor Norm Fugate’s motion to adopt ordinances to regulate bingo halls and Internet cafes.
    Fugate and Jerry Robinson supported the motion to regulate while Councilors Brooks Holloway, Michael Shoemaker and Marc Nussel opposed the ideas.
    The vote came on the heels of a lengthy, and sometimes passionate, discussion on the topics that saw several people from the audience addressing the council.

  • When should Powder Puff be held?

    A group of  Willistonians are concerned that  the Powder Puff football game-a Homecoming Week tradition- may be moved to next spring.

    This group is searching for community support to keep the tradition alive during Homecoming Week, and asks fellow Willistonians to let their voices be heard by contacting John Lott, high school principal.

  • Car chase ends in murder suspect's arrest

    Wednesday evening's rush hour took on new meaning as a murder suspect tore through downtown Williston, running vehicles off the road, hitting speeds of up to 100 mph and going the wrong way up Highway 27, all the while leading about 20 law enforcement vehicles.