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Today's News

  • Devils keep on winning in district games

    The Bears learned a valuable lesson Tuesday night ... let sleeping Devils lie.

    Williston’s offense, somewhat dormant over the first three innings, came to life after one of the Devils was plunked in the helmet by a pitch, and the Red Devils went on to defeat Dixie County, 12-3, in a district game Tuesday night.

    Over the first three innings, Williston had managed only three hits and two runs. Tyrie Boyer had an RBI single in the second, scoring Brandon Scott who had walked and stolen second, and after a groundout, Caleb Medeiros singled to left to drive in a run.

  • P.K. defeats WHS softball team

    GAINESVILLE -- For the second time this season, the Williston Lady Red Devils softball team and the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave have gone to extra innings to determine the winner of their two games. The results have been the same in both games as far as winner and loser as the Blue Wave have won both games by one run to take sole possession of first place in district play.

    The Blue Wave came from behind in the eighth inning after a questionable call by the umpires to take a 10-9 win.

  • Middle school plays for baseball title tonight (Thursday)

    Williston Middle School’s baseball team breezed past Chiefland, 9-0, on Monday night. The team is now looking forward to defending its district championship from a year ago as it travels to Fort White tonight, Thursday, to play in the championship game at 6 p.m.

  • From medicine to music

    The word "retirement" can mean different things to different people. Take Dr. Lou Jensen, for example. He "retired" after a 34-year-career working at a medical clinic in Cocoa-Rockledge where he had spent a great deal of time treating space center employees. That was in 1988. Instead of taking life easy, though, he stayed active in his profession. He was often sent to different Florida cities to fill in where medical help was needed. He worked in clinics and nursing homes in a number of towns from the Panhandle to Lake City to Dowling Park.

  • Council lifts Sunday drink ban

    For the first time in more than 35 years, the city of Williston has allowed the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption on Sundays.

    By a vote of 4-1 (Councilman Brooks Holloway dissented and Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, who does not have a vote, voiced his objection to the change), the council passed Ordinance 595 which allows on-premise alcohol sales between 1 p.m. and midnight on Sunday.

  • School calendar talks center around dates for exams

    Levy County students might take their first semester final exams in late January next year, but Levy County School Board (SBLC) is fighting tooth and nail to keep that from happening.

    A committee to prepare the school year calendar for next year agreed, with more than 70 percent of members voting their approval, that next year’s school calendar should extend the first semester of school past the Christmas break, thereby holding first semester final exams in mid-January.

  • CRA to hold special workshop on Monday

    Williston’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will hold a special workshop on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers. CRA members and city officials will discuss plans for this year with representatives of the city’s engineering firm.

    Ken Schwiebert, chair of the CRA, encourages the public to attend and participate.

  • Upcoming events briefs

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  • Upcoming events: listings

    Saturday, March 21

    * 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.

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, March 23

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

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

  • Asbell takes office as School Board member

    Levy County School Board replaced former district one board member Billy Morrison Tuesday with a new board member, Cameron Asbell. Morrison resigned in November. Asbell was sworn in before the meeting by Joseph Smith, County Judge for the Eighth Circuit.

    Smith congratulated and thanked Asbell for his service, noting that “these are perilous times in Levy County.”