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Today's News

  • Relay yard sale planned

    The Joyce Bullock Elementary School will hold a yard sale Saturday morning, March 6, in the loop at the school.

    Spaces measuring 10X10 are available for $10.  Craft vendors, food vendors, individuals or groups are welcomed.  Bring your items and supplies, and keep your profits

    All proceeds from space rental will benefit the school’s Relay for Life team, which will participate in the April 17-18 Relay at the Williston High School.

  • Breaking News

    With only 17 seconds remaining on the clock, it appears that Williston's Red Devils have lost in the semi-final round of the state tournament.

    The Red Devils trail Pine Crest 76-61.

    Details tomorrow on our  Web site.

  • Planning board appointment hits unplanned snag

    A proposal to reappoint two members of the county planning board without advertising the positions ran into public opposition and a tempest of words at the usually calm Levy County Board of County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    Shenley Neeley, head of planning for the county, informed the commission that the four-year terms Thadus Barber from Commission District 3 — represented by Marsha Drew of Yankeetown, and Ron Grant from District 5 — represented by Danny Stevens of Williston, will expire on April 30.

  • Residents don’t want zoning change

    Residents opposed to a zoning change spoke out Tuesday when the Williston City Council met.

    The CRA has been working for months on the areas immediately around the center of town to determine whether changes in zoning from Residential to Residential Business would serve to encourage improving the appearance of the neighborhood and make logical use of the properties which lie so close to the commercial centers of town.

  • Two out of three are worse

    Health care reform has been put back into play by President Obama and the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate. A seven-hour televised summit between Republicans and Democrats last Thursday accomplished nothing. An event that was supposed to foster bipartisan cooperation only further exemplified the divisiveness of this issue. Republicans would like to see health care reform smothered in its cradle, while Democrats continue to grasp at straws (and votes) that do not appear to exist.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    On the afternoon of Feb. 8, 2010, my precious mother collapsed in the parking lot at Walgreen’s in Williston. Thanks to some kind person who saw her, 911 was called.

    Although my mother was by herself that day, we have been able to somewhat put the events together that occurred.

    Within moments, there arrived a team of men who we will be forever grateful for.

    My intent is not to embarrass them by any means, but to recognize them for their dedication to their job and to let them know how very much we appreciate them.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank the first responders, following the emergency landing of my aircraft on Sunday morning, Feb. 21. I was only able to talk briefly to some of the many people, who came to help me and my son out of the aircraft, and into the ambulances. I don’t know most of the people who came to help, but my sincere thanks to all of you. My son Phillip and I will be forever grateful for your quick response and assistance.

    We are both recovering well, and we feel  fortunate to live in a community, such as Williston.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, March 5

    Food Fest

    The Bronson FFA Alumni will host its Eighth Annual Food Fest March 5 at the First Baptist Church in Bronson.

    Entertainment, starring Jack Screws and the Sunday Dinner Band, begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner, featuring venison, sausage, pork, chowder, gumbo and fish with the trimmings begins at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

    Saturday, March 6

    Pancakes and Softball

  • Sheriff's Report

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

    Timothy Paul Scheid, 33, of Pinellas Park was arrested Feb. 25 on a Violatin of Probation (VOP) warrant for burglary and grand theft. No bond.

    Donna Jean Adams, 40, of Williston was charged Feb. 27 with VOP Driving Under the Influence. No bond.

    David Adam Bandt, 26, of Archer was arrested Feb. 26 for domestic battery and tampering with a victim.

  • Red Devils clinch 3A regional title

    The Williston Red Devils will face off against the two time defending State Champion Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest in the opening game of the final four for the Class 3A Boys State Championship.

    Williston advanced by beating the Rockledge Raiders 79-71 Saturday night before an overflow crowd at the Red Devil Gym.

    The Red Devils trailed the Raiders at every stop except the one that counted, the final buzzer.