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Today's News

  • Letter to the Editor

     To the editor:

    We at WAG (the Williston Animal Group) and Trained Dog Happy Dog are pleased to report that our Canine Play Day was a great success this year.  We netted more than $2,500 for WAG’s mission of rescuing and finding new homes for abused and abandoned animals in the Williston area.

  • Sheriff's Report

    The following information is taken from public records supplied by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Johnny Lee Welch, 20, of Chiefland, charged with three counts of sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing, one count of possession of crack cocaine, two counts of possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing. Bail is $175,000.

  • New Miss Williston crowned
  • Unemployment up

    Levy County’s jobless rate in September returned to its highest level ever — 12.1 percent — after taking a dip in August.

    That is up 0.5 percent up from the month from August and a return to the July unemployment rate. The number of unemployed persons went from 2,001 to 2,100 in Levy County.

    Neighboring Alachua, Citrus and Marion counties all showed an increase in the number of residents filing for unemployment compensation with the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, Oct. 24

    NAACP Banquet

    The 19th annual banquet of the local NAACP chapter will be held at Usher Center in Chiefland at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Checks should be made payable to the NAACP and may be sent to P.O. Box 636, Williston, Florida 32696.

    For more information, please call Al J. Carnegie, president, at 352- 316-4064 or Rev. Scott, vice president, at 352-221-1352.

    Relay for Life Yard Sale

  • Red Devils take big loss

    The Trinity Catholic Celtics scored early and often in the first half against district foe Williston Friday night Oct. 23.

    The Celtics put up 28 unanswered points in the first quarter in route to a 35-0 halftime lead over the slow starting Red Devils.

    The Celtics offense clicked on every possession in the first quarter as they rode running back Kedrick Rhodes and wide receiver Kadron Boone, to a 28-0 lead after one quarter of play.

  • Dinner and Bingo will support Levy Fair

    There will be a Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo at the Holy Family Catholic Church, located on Highway 27 west of Williston on Saturday, Oct. 17.

    Dinner and bingo is a fund-raiser for the Levy County Fair and will start at 5 p.m. Bingo will be presented by the American Legion Post 236, Bronson at 7 pm.

    For information call the Fair office at 528-2516.

  • Relay for Life Kick-off is Oct. 15

    The Williston Relay for Life Committee will hold a gala Kick-Off meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Williston Community Center.

    Anyone interested in participating in the 2010 Relay for Life, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2010, is invited

    In a new twist, the 2010 “Carnival” relay will take place during the daytime, allowing more people to participate. Survivors will walk the initial lap at 8 a.m., and caregivers walking the second lap. They will all be treated to a sumptuous breakfast.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:

    In 1875 the Kentucky Derby was first run. There have been 134 winners since then.

    On the 100th anniversary of the Derby, Foolish Pleasure won.

    We used to have a sign stating Foolish Pleasure won the Derby. Where has it gone?

    Foolish Pleasure, one of 134 winners, was from Williston.

    Where is the sign? I have asked the city two or three times when it was going to be put up and the answer I received was “soon.”

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, Oct. 15

    Free Concert at Library

    On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. the Friends of the Williston Public Library will celebrate “Hispanic Heritage Month.”

    The Latin Band “Tropix” will perform, featuring band leader Gilberto DePaz.

    Originally from Puerto Rico, DePaz has resided in Gainesville for over 30 years. He has been in the music profession for 45 years. He is an accomplished performer and is locally, nationally and internationally popular. The program is free.

    Friday, Oct. 16