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Today's News

  • Reporters are no different from you

    I knew when I was 10 years old I was going to be a writer.  I knew when I was 17 years old that newspapers were in my future. That realization only came as I was filling out college applications and it dawned on me that no one pays you to write romance novels when you’ve never experienced romance.

  • WAG Easter Egg hunt for canines set

    An Easter Egg Hunt to benefit the Williston Animal Group will be held  Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to noon at Trained Dog Happy Dog, 8575 NW 150th Ave., Morriston.
    Over 100 eggs containing treats and some with special prizes will be hidden. A spoon/egg race with a special “canine twist” will also be featured.
    Please bring your own Easter Basket to participate in the hunt. All dogs must be on a leash and only “dog friendly” dogs please. Monetary donations are welcomed to participate and proceeds will go to WAG.

  • Williston bus drivers face disciplinary action

    By Ada Lang

  • County EMS future up in air

    County Emergency Medical Services may be in need of a rescue.
    Director Trish Seibold submitted her resignation Monday morning to County Coordinator Freddie Moody, just three days after Assistant Director Royce Barber submitted his resignation and left the department.
    On Tuesday the County Commission postponed making a decision on hiring consultants to devise a method of levying EMS assessments for property owners.

  • Wish Fulfilled

    An avid horse lover for most of her 11 years, Destiny Carreiro dreamed that one day she would get to see a Gypsy Vanner horse in person.
    Her closet at home bears testimony to her love of the equines as a collection of photographs has turned into a collage that pays homage to her equine affection.
    “It was love at first sight,” she said when she first spied the Gypsy Vanner in a magazine. 

  • Skies open; game called in third

     Following a busy week-end tournament that saw the Lady Red Devils win three of four games, they were back in action March 29, hosting the 4A North Marion Lady Colts.
    The skies were seriously gray and overcast, and the rain was certain to come. It was just a matter of when.
    A softball game in order to be an official game must complete at least five innings. Tonight this game failed to make it past the third inning before the lightning came and the sky opened.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, April 8

    Bulk Garbage Pickup
    The city of Williston will have bulk trash pickup  Friday, April 8. Items should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the morning of your garbage collection day.
      Service is for furniture, appliances and other large single household items and small and homeowner remodeling projects such as doors, toilets, etc.

    Saturday, April 9

    Radio Exam

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-April 7

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    • March 23, Erick Hernandez Acosta, 33, Morriston, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.
    • March 23, Elliott Howard Ansin, 24, Interlachen, sale of controlled substance and possession of controlled substance. Bond $15,000.
    • April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    • April 3, David Darrell Ables, 31, Fanning Springs, DWLSR habitual. Bond $2,000.

  • April Students of the Month honored by city council

    Williston City Council honored the April Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday night.
    Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented honors to:
    Williston Elementary School:
    Anna Petteway, fifth grade student at Williston Elementary and daughter of    Carl and Brandy Petteway.        
    She was nominated by her teacher,  Nancy Bowman, who made the following comments:

  • Fair time

    The Levy County Fair kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Airport Industrial Park.
    A midway, entertainment, livestock and exhibits, including the creative arts will be available for one low admission price of $10.
    Miss Levy County Fair will also be crowned at the close of the Fair, Sunday, April 10.
    Each day is packed with fun, food and entertainment.