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Today's News

  • Laughter is the secret

    M assaged with cottonseed oil and swaddled tightly, the baby who weighed only a pound and a half at birth was kept near the pilot light of the aunt’s gas stove. Three times each day the doctor who delivered the wee baby girl left his Philadelphia practice to come and check on his smallest patient.

    On the 18th day after her birth, her mother died, leaving baby Cecelia with the aunt whose stove provided her warmth.

  • No dog in the fight

    With the news last week that the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) has the first right of refusal concerning the future of the old middle school, the Williston City Council was faced with only one action: take a bow.

    Tuesday night, City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council that the MFA has until the end of January 2017 to strike a deal with the School Board of Levy County, or walk away.

  • Ministerial Faith Alliance plans to buy old middle school property
  • Willie Duncan makes history as WHS's first black male valedictorian

     

    His mother warned that he was humble and didn't have a lot to say, but it only took minutes before Willie Duncan, this year's valedictorian at Williston High School, sat back in his chair and opened up about what it's like to be a history-maker.

  • War memorial needs some help
  • Cold case leads to Levy
  • Devils slashed by Panthers for first loss

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Red Devils varsity football team succumbed to a very good Newberry Panther team last Friday night, losing by a score of 30-14. 

    The Panthers were able to effectively run the ball on a night that the Devils could get nothing going on offense after the first quarter. The game, while a loss, showed that the Devils have what it takes to compete with the area's best teams. 

  • It's not funky without 'fun'

     When Tom and I started traveling more by air than land for our vacations, I learned quickly how important it is to be organized and how essential it is to cram as much as you can carry when you board a plane.

    We were in an airport somewhere when I spied what I thought was the perfect solution – an Ogio backpack that didn't look as if I were ready for the Appalachian Trail.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 18, Noah Keith Bevins, 35, Inglis, intent to sell, manufacture or deliver Schedule I or II drugs, use, out of county warrant. Bond $7,000.

    • Sept. 15, Cody John Brunner, 24, Inglis, touch or strike. Bond $130,000.

    • Sept. 18, Marcos Rodriguez Cardenas, 54, Williston, DUI. ROR.

    • Sept. 18, Johnny Lee Coleman, 46, Chiefland, fleeing/eluding, DWLS.

  • Happenings

     

    September

     

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the city council room.

     

    Child Safety Day 

    Ornan Masonic Lodge will host its 9th Annual Child Safety Day and Child ID Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the lodge, 250 NE 6th Blvd., Williston.