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Today's News

  • Red Devils hold off Indians for District win

         Despite exploding for a six run third inning against the Fort White Indians, the Red Devil baseball team took the 7-6 win down to the last out, in the last inning, on a very close play on Friday night April 8.

    The Red Devils took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning after Connor Clayton drew a lead off walk, stole second base and was moved to third on a perfect sacrifice bunt by Austin Etheridge.

  • Errors and lack of hitting spoil Senior Night game for Lady Devils

    Remember back when heavy coats, blankets, gloves and even ear muffs were the wearing apparel for fans attending the opening game for the softball season in early February. Just two months later on Friday night April 15, it was shorts and shirt sleeve clothing.

    What a difference a few months make in not only the weather, but in two rival teams playing to start and end their seasons. 

  • WPD wants your drugs

    The Williston Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Take Back Day on April 30. 

    An officer will be standing by in the parking lot of the Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, April 30 to assist in the collection of unwanted, outdated or excess prescription drugs. 

    Citizens can dispose of their unwanted prescriptions legally and safely with anonymity and without documentation. 

  • Council president calls for civility

    A decision by Williston Council President Marc Nussel to move the city council’s meeting in a more polite, civil manner was temporarily aborted Tuesday night as tempers once again flared and the interim city manager and finance director stormed out of the meeting.

     Marisela Barcenas, appointed last week to step in for exiting manager Marcus Collins as interim city manager, picked up her belongings and left the meeting, telling the packed chambers because of the behavior the people exhibit, she did not want to be from Williston.

  • Tempers flare at council meeting

    The Williston City Council gave in to former City Manager Marcus Collins’ demand that he be allowed to collect more than $27,000 in severance pay without signing away his right to sue the city.

    The decision — 3-1 with Councilor Norm Fugate abstaining and Jerry Robinson voting no — came in a special meeting Friday morning at city hall that was marked by hostility and loud outbursts between council members and the public, and council members and interim City Manager Marisela Barcenas.

  • Kindergarten basics forgotten at city hall

    It’s been brewing for days, weeks, months–maybe even years, and last Friday the frustration, the disappointment and the anger came to a head at the called Williston City Council meeting.

    Tuesday night, things weren’t much better, even after Council President Marc Nussel called for a return to civility and politeness, while Councilor Brooks Holloway asked for respect–from the council and public alike.

  • Levy County Sheriffs Reports

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

    April 15, Deana Michelle Anderson, 29, Cedar Key, VOP forgery, VOP passing forged instrument and VOP grand theft. Bond $25,000.

    April 16, Miranda Jo Armitage, 31, Bronson, DWLSR.

    April 16, Mariano Francis Bonilla-Perez, 27, DWLSR times four. 

    April 14, Lacrisha Mae Bills, 19, Bronson, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $500.

    April 16, Amy Lynn Combs, 29, Fanning Springs, petit theft.

  • Kindergarten basics forgotten at city hall

    It’s been brewing for days, weeks, months–maybe even years, and last Friday the frustration, the disappointment and the anger came to a head at the called Williston City Council meeting.

    Tuesday night, things weren’t much better, even after Council President Marc Nussel called for a return to civility and politeness, while Councilor Brooks Holloway asked for respect–from the council and public alike.

  • Faith

    Holy Family

    Holy Family Catholic Church will host an afternoon of Easter activities Sunday, April 24.

    At 2 p.m., the Children’s Drama Team will present a play about Jesus’ Resurrection.

    At 3 p.m., children will participate in an Easter Egg hunt. Be sure to bring your own baskets.

    At 3:30 p.m. it will be the Family Golden Egg Hunt, where a lucky hunter will be able to find a $50 prize egg.

    At  4 p.m., the day will top off with a Zumba exhibition and a covered dish dinner.

  • A living word for a dying world

    Lewie FUGATE

    Guest Columnist  

    “These things we write unto you, that your joy may be filled.” (I John 1:4)

    “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are written in this book: but these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ  The Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through HIs name. (John 20:30-31)