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Today's News

  • Levy 'tea party' is April 15

    On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this nation over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally. In Bronson it will be held in front of the Levy County Courthouse at noon.

  • City cracking down on parking violators

    At its Tuesday evening meeting, the City Council took the first steps toward putting some teeth into the police’s ability to write tickets for parking violations within the city limits.

    Council held lengthy discussions on the first reading of Ordinance 595, which adds language to section 38 of the municipal code, specifying fines for violations in no parking zones, fire lanes and specifically marked handicapped spaces.

  • Relay for Life held

    The annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society was held at the football stadium last weekend. Photographer Dave Colon captured the enclosed images of the dedicated people who spent the night for a good cause.

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, April 11

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 N.E. 27A, Williston.

    Monday, April 13

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Al-Anon, 7 p.m. Midway Plaza, 13451 N.E. Hwy 27 Alt.

    * WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    No fish fry

    at Holy Family

    Holy Family Catholic Church will not be having a fish fry this week, April 10, Good Friday. The monthly events will resume on May 8.

    Celeste to speak

    at AARP meeting

    AARP Chapter 912 meets on the second Monday each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall. The speaker at the April 13th meeting will be Slande Celeste. She will give an update on Nature Coast Hospital’s 5,000-pound challenge. There will also be the annual appreciation awards presented to outstanding members of our local chapter.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the April Student of the Month awards at the Williston City Council meeting on April 7.

    One student from each school is honored each month and receives a personalized certificate of excellence plus a coupon for a pizza provided by King Munchies.

    Adam Sistrunk, a kindergartner at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, is the son of Robert and Catrina Sistrunk.

  • Where's all that global warming?

    Global warming? So why am I shivering?

    It’s Tuesday morning, and my fingers are still thawing out from the wind-chill driven cold. And it’s supposed to be colder tonight.

    It’s snowing up north and out west, too.

    So don’t give me any more of this global warming stuff. It’s April, it’s Florida, and it’s not supposed to be like this.

  • Joyce Bullock honor roll

    A/B Honor Roll

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Raul Reynoso, 54, of Northwest 90th Avenue, Chiefland, was arrested for possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, sale of cannabis, two counts each, after he allegedly sold the drug to a confidential source. Total bond $10,000.

  • Devils hang on to defeat GHS

    GAINESVILLE -- The Williston Red Devils defeated Gainesville High 10-8 in a slugfest on Thursday night. The Red Devils were sailing smoothly through the game, putting up three runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Tyrie Boyer and a hit by Andrew Poupard that scored two more runs. They scored three more in the fifth on a warning track double by Brandon Scott that drove in two, and another RBI hit by Boyer.