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Today's News

  • Running red lights? Get ready to "smile"

    Signs have been posted and cameras installed. Red light-running violators will be cited in Williston in the near future. The city recently signed an agreement with Traffipax, Inc. The company installed the system, at no cost to the city, and will take care of all administrative activities. The company’s income from the system comes from a percentage of each of the fines paid.

    The installation of the red-light cameras in Williston has been met with some confusion as to how they work what the criteria are for a citation being issued.

  • Can someone be too old to drive?

    Thirty years ago, if I had tried to write a column like this, I would have been labeled a “young whippersnapper” or worse.

    But now that I’m older and it could affect me in the not-too-distant future, it’s a question that has to be asked:

    When is a person too old to drive?

    I have some personal experience in this. When my mother died in 1997, my dad was 81.

    When we got to Ocala, there were funeral arrangements to be made, so we got in dad’s car (at his insistence) and drove to the funeral home downtown.

  • Red Devils "go green" for Tiffany

    Sometimes kids have to grow up a lot faster than they should.

    That was the case for the Williston High School baseball players, who had to deal with tragedy in their ranks when the sister of one of their teammates died Tuesday morning in an accident.

    Tiffany Poupard, 29, was the victim. Her brother, Andrew, is an infielder for the varsity baseball team.

    It made for a long, emotional day for the Red Devils, who capped it off by defeating Fort White, 7-4, Tuesday night.

    The game almost didn’t get played.

  • This weekend's events

    Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Henry Park

    The Rotary Club of Williston will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28.

    The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. at the Johnny Henry Memorial Park on Northwest 1st Avenue.

    The Easter Egg Hunt is free to all children from the Williston, Morriston, and Bronson areas and is intended for children up to 10 years old. As usual, hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be provided for each participant. Children need only to bring their own basket and show up ready for the hunt.

  • Downtown projects discussed

    The workshop sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on Monday evening was well attended by city officials and the general public as well.

  • Sports calendar

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27

    High School Softball

    Fort White at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    High School Weightlifting

    Subsection tourney at Williston, 9 a.m.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 31

    High School Baseball

    Fort White at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 4:30)

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

    High School Weightlifting

    Oak Hall at Williston, 4 p.m.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 2

    High School Softball

    Williston at Kissimmee Klassic

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Alachua County Tournament

    MONDAY, APRIL 6

  • Upcoming events: listings

    Saturday, March 28

    * 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, March 30

    * 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.

    Tuesday, March 31

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Church of God

    cook-off set

    The second annual Bronson Church of God barbecue cook-off will be held Saturday, March 28, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the church. Chicken and pulled pork are $5 per plate each, and whole Boston butts are $20 each. For information call 486-4924.

    Seven speakers

    at Jones Temple

    Jones Temple Church of God in Christ will be having a seven-speaker program, Saturday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. We will have seven speakers for 5-10 minutes each.

  • Progress energy doesn't get it

    Editor:

    Three days after the Florida Public Service Commission allowed Progress Energy to trim its bills by 11 percent, they have filed to raise its rates again with the PSC. What is it they just don’t get about the current economic conditions here in Florida?

  • Thanks from Bark-N-Purr personnel

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. board of directors, I would like to personally thank you the community, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers for your recent support to the second annual “Bark-N-Purr” Charity Concert - Barbecue Cook-Off. This event could not have been a success without the help of you, the community, and the many other sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who donated their time and support.