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Today's News

  • Pinkstons welcome son

    Pinkston
    Dan Pinkston and Crystal Wilson Pinkston of Williston announce the birth of a son, Colby Daniel born Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:42 p.m.
    The baby weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
    Grandparents are Carl and Martha Pinkston of Williston and Henry and Annette Wilson of Cross City.

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  • Social Security questions and answers

    By Ruqayyah Nicholas
    Social Security District Manager Gainesville

    Question:
    How do you replace a damaged Social Security card?
    Answer:
    While you can replace your Social Security card for free if it is lost or stolen, you may not have to do so. Knowing your Social Security number is what is most important. You may need a new card if you are starting a new job and your employer asks to see the card. For more information about getting a replacement card, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

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  • Church Briefs

    Fish Fry
    Holy Family Catholic Church will hold its monthly fish fry Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.
    Plates are $7 for adults; $6 for senior 70 and older and $4 for youth 12 and under. You may eat in or take out.
    The church is located on Hwy. 27A west of Williston.

    Weekly Prayer  Meeting
    Concerned citizens will be meeting once a week at the Community Center at City Hall to pray for Williston.  The meeting will be held each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. starting on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

  • Community Happenings

    Sunday, Nov. 14

    Genealogy Society

  • County will salute veterans Saturday

    Veterans and their families will be honored Saturday, Nov. 13 during the Levy County Veterans Parade held on U.S. 19 in Chiefland.
     Veterans are invited to meet at the Chiefland High School at 10:30 a.m. to participate.  Uniforms are not required but would be great.  Call Frank McCoy at 486-2953 for more information or to reserve a spot on the float.

  • Cooks celebrate 60th anniversary

    Howard R. Cook and Helen R. Grant were married in Coeymans Hollow Methodist Church in New York Aug. 25, 1950. The couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children Laura (Cal) Byrd), Jeffrey (Paulette) Cook and Susanna (Butch) Benka and held at daughter Laura’s home. The dinner was attended by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.

  • Serving Our Country

    Davis
    Air Force Airman Brittni V. Davis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Man dies in single car accident

    A single vehicle, single occupant crash claimed the life of Shannon Douglas Gunnels, 23, of Williston Levy County late Saturday night.
    According to Florida Highway Patrol Investigators, preliminary findings indicate that Gunnels was traveling south on NE 140th Ave. (a local, 2-lane rural roadway) at an excessive high rate of speed. As the vehicle approached the area of this crash it was
    entering into a slight left curvature of the roadway and the driver oversteered to the left to compensate for this curve. This action

  • Council honors Students of the Month

    Williston City Council paid tribute to November Students of the Month at Tuesday night’s meeting.
    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat introduced the students from each of the city’s schools and presented them with certificates of excellence and gift certificates for pizza.
    Honored were:
    Joyce Bullock Elementary
    Maclayne McGowan, 2nd grade, the daughter of Paul and Scarlett McGowan who was nominated by her teacher Kim Milton.