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Today's News

  • Fan Appreciation Night Jan. 13

    It’s Fan Appreciation Night Friday, Jan. 13 when the Williston Red Devils take on Newberry’s Panthers in Williston.

    Fans are encouraged to wear red.

    The JV boys tip off at 4:30 followed by the varsity girls at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

    FREE special Red Devil T-Shirts to first 300 Williston fans (shirts may be limited during JV and Varsity Girls game to ensure shirts are available for Varsity Boys game)

  • New year brings good fortune to Red Devils

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Apparently, the new year's resolution for both WMHS varsity basketball teams was to keep winning. The girls went 2-0 last week and the boys 3-0, with both teams beating Ft. White and Hilliard at home. Both wins were important district victories for the teams, as they are both now 7-1 in that category. The girls are in second behind the undefeated in district play Newberry Panthers, while the boys are in the same position behind the Hawthorne Hornets.

  • Semi collides with truck

    Zina Braddy, known for her infectious smile as a customer service representative at the Williston Winn Dixie, was seriously injured in an accident Jan. 4.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Braddy, 53, of Bronson was traveling east on U.S. 27A in the outside lane when a 1998 Peterbilt semi, driven by Richard Allen Bryan, 48, of Williston, made a right turn from 140th Court directly into the path of Braddy’s 2003 GMC Sierra.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Jan. 8, Dale John Anderson, 64, Fanning Springs, two counts BUI, refusal to submit to DUI test after license suspended, BUI. 

    • Jan. 7, Santos Juan Bautista, 26, Williston, no DL, touch or strike. Bond $12,500.

    • Jan. 4, Thomas Beal, 55, Fort Myers, burglary of  unoccupied dwelling, grand theft. Bond $40,000.

  • Happenings

    January

    AMVETS Yard Sale

    AMVETS Post 88 will host a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 14.

    The post is located at 10050 NE State Road 24, Archer.

    CEE Meeting

    Effective communication with our new representatives to Congress and the state legislature will be the first topic of discussion when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • Seeking Miss Williston contestants

    The GFWC Williston Jr Woman's Club's Miss Williston 2017 is quickly approaching. I

    f you know of a young lady ages 4-6; 11-13 or 15-18, please contact Scarlett McGowan (352)558-4152 or mcgowan@ymail.com.

    Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

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  • ZTA honors Mary Gene Bailey French

    College can be such a daunting experience…living away from home for the first time, trying to figure out where you fit in, learning to adapt to such a totally different environment. For local retired teacher Mary Gene Bailey French, joining a sorority was a real life saver! And recently, she received a certificate and white violet charm, recognizing her almost-75 years of membership in Zeta Tau Alpha.

  • MLK Parade Saturday 10 a.m.
  • Williston receives $100k grant

    Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow believes when you find something good, you should share it.

    Monday, Strow and the city of Williston did just that when they hosted a dedication ceremony to share what $100,000 can do.

    The funds, made available through a USDA grant, came back to the city for the purpose of upgrading outdated technology equipment in the police department.

    The department also received a grant to purchase two fully equipped patrol vehicles.

  • 'It's time'

     

    For nearly two decades Mary Kline has been the face of the Williston Chamber of Commerce, but come this Sunday – New Year's Day – that changes as Mary slides into a well-deserved retirement with her husband, Darrell by her side.

    "I'm really ambivalent," she said her last full day of work, Dec. 22. "The closer I get to it, the more I wonder if I'll go crazy. But I am excited as a whole chapter is closing."