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Today's News

  • Postmark will commemorate Railroad Days

    The communities of Bronson, Otter Creek, and Cedar Key will come alive on Saturday, March 19 with a full day of railroad activities planned to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Florida Railroad.
       According to notes found in the David Levy Yulee Papers at the University of Florida’ís P.K. Yonge Library, the last spike of the 155.5-mile rail line from Fernandina to Cedar Key was driven on March 16, 1861.

  • Register for kindegarten at JBES

    Joyce Bullock Elementary Kindergarten registration begins Tuesday, March 22.  
    You can complete your packet at the Joyce Bullock Elementary School office Monday-Friday from 8:30-3 p.m.
     Children must be 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2011.
     You must bring the following documents with you: child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, and current physical and immunization record.  
    These items must be on file before the first day of school.  
    For more information, please call (352) 528-3341.

  • Learning the hard way

    By Susan Howell

  • City council honors March Students of the Month

    Williston City Council honored the March Students of the Month at its last meeting. Students were given commemorative certificates and free pizza coupons, courtesy of King Munchie’s.
    Honored from Joyce Bullock Elementary was Sarah Dykstra, a second grade student, who is the daughter of Duane and Tina Dykstra.
    Sarah was nominated by Mrs. Osteen, her teacher who made the following comment:

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, March 18

    Stitch and Stir Yard Sale
    Williston Stitch and Stir HCE Club will hold a yard sale Friday and Saturday, March 18 and March 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Go 121 South to E. Country Club Drive.  Follow arrows.


    Saturday, March 19

    Cruise-In
    Midtown Cruisers will have a cruise-in Saturday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Ladd’s Napa.

    Lincoln Luncheon Fund-raiser

  • GOP meets Monday

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will have their monthly meeting at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland Monday, March 21 starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
     If you need a ride, call Juanita 339-0747.
    The group is looking for Republicans who want to; 1) increase the Republicans in Levy County; 2) education voters on issues; 3) increase Republican candidates; and 4) increase the voters at the polls.

  • The Drowsy Chaperone to debut

    Suwannee Valley Players will present The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical within a comedy that is swooping into town with tons of laughs.  Music and lyrics  are by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and is based on a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellarson.

  • Cruzin’ for Kidz raises almost $9,000

    A beautiful spring Saturday morning and the sound of 70 motorcycles wheeling into the bus loop made for a very happy group of fifth graders, all members of the Williston Elementary School Safety Patrol. The organization’s Third annual “Cruzin’ for Kidz” motorcycle ride, held  March 5, was a success!
     Sponsors, t-shirt and lunch sales as well as donations brought in close to $9,000, almost as much as last year. The fund-raiser helps defray the cost of the 64 patrols who will make the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., in June.

  • Hurricanes flattened by Lady Red Devils

     On  March 11, the Lady Red Devils traveled to Gainesville to play the Lady Hurricanes. The Lady Devils had little trouble with the Canes as they took a 14-0 win in five innings on the 10-run rule.
    The win, however, was costly for the Lady Devils as starting pitcher Tori Stamper injured her pitching hand on a slide into second base. The injury was mainly to the middle finger of her pitching hand. Still showing some bruising and slight swelling on Monday night, Stamper said her hand was much better.

  • Red Devils take bite out of Bulldogs

    On Friday evening the Williston Red Devils hosted and defeated  the Suwannee Bulldogs 3-1 at City Field.
    The Bulldogs got out to a fast start as they had their first two batters reach base. They continued to move the base runners around but, could manage just one run as the Red Devil defense took over and ended the inning with a double play.