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Today's News

  • Milam strikes out 11 in district title game

    It was Williston and P.K. Yonge playing April 30, for the district championship.

    The game was highlighted by Red Devil pitcher Derick Milam pitching a strong game and a Red Devil seventh inning come-from-behind win, 3-2.

    The Red Devils took an early 1-0 lead as Max White slammed a one-out triple just short of the 450-foot fence. White scored two pitches later as the ball got away from the Blue Wave catcher.

    In the second, third, and fourth innings the Blue Wave left base runners stranded as Milam would get in trouble then strike out hitters to end the innings.

  • Devils advance, play at Keystone Friday

    After a pair of one-run, walk-off victories in the district tournament, Williston’s baseball team needed a breather.

    They got one Tuesday night in the form of visiting Interlachen.

    The Red Devils pounded out a 16-0 win over the Rams in the Class 3A, Region 2 quarterfinal.

    Next comes a trip to Keystone Heights on Friday for the regional semifinal. Williston has been eliminated two years in a row by the Indians, but both those games were at home.

  • Breaking News NRC decision delays Levy County nuclear plant

    Bad news for those in Levy County who were counting on construction of a $17 billion nuclear plant near Inglis: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put a kink in construction plans and delayed the start by 20 months.

  • Mining foes gear up

    An application for a permit for a major limerock mining operation close to the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and County Road 322 in Williston is expected to provide controversy at the May meeting of the Levy County Planning Board.

    It is the planning board’s first meeting in several months as applications for permits and special exceptions plummeted with the national economy. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Levy County Courthouse on Court Street in Bronson.

  • New Williston clerk named

    As of May 1, Williston will welcome Valerie A. Anderson, a resident of Williston, as its city-clerk-in-training.

    Anderson will succeed Barbara Henson, who has provided many years of distinguished service to the community in the position. Henson told the City Council in the middle of last year that she would retire on June 30, 2009. Though there were many requests to stay, Henson stayed firm.

  • Art show to be held on Saturday

    The Williston Regional Art Promotion will be held Saturday, May 2, at the Williston Woman’s Club on State Road 121 North.

    Inside the clubhouse there will be higher end art work but nothing costing more than $350.

    Some of the artwork will be photography, mixed media, calligraphy, oils, watercolors, collages, folk art, to name a few. Outside of the clubhouse will include all types of artwork and handwork from local vendors.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Yard sale planned

    by foster/adoptive

    parents on May 2

    The Tri-County Foster/Adoptive Parents Association will hold its first yard sale on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the First Baptist Church of Bronson, 460 S. Court St., Bronson.

    This is a non-profit organization and all proceeds will go to help foster/adoptive children in the Tri-County area.

    Any questions call Kim (President) at 486-4233 or Peggy (Vice-President) at (352) 463-7492.

    Archer church

    plans yard sale

  • Upcoming events listings

    Saturday, May 2

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

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, May 4

    * 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.

  • Downtown designs discussed

    Williston’s Planning and Zoning Commission held its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening and hosted members of the Community Redevelopment Agency to review the design guidelines for the downtown area of the city.

    In addition to discussions within the committee, the CRA had sent out a questionnaire to business owners within the city asking their opinion on architectural styles and design features that would enhance the area.

  • New rule could hurt athletes

    The Florida High School Athletic Association on Monday did what a lot of folks figured they would do, cut the number of games that a team may play during a season.

    Of course, varsity football was exempted.

    The vote was close, 9-6, by the FHSAA board, and the ruling was only for two years. That’s little consolation to this year’s sophomores and juniors who will have to live with this rule for their final two years of high school. They will be gone if the rule is repealed in two years.