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Today's News

  • Uniforms for the young students

    When I was a kid, I went to a Catholic school for 12 years. In elementary school, I wore blue pants, a white shirt and a blue tie. There were no exceptions.

    Things changed in high school. I still had to wear a shirt and tie (of any color), but now I had to wear either a suit jacket or a school sweater (this was in New Jersey).

    In all 12 years, I wore dress shoes to school ... no sneakers. Of course, in those days sneakers were not a status symbol.

  • Upcoming events

    Sweetheart Dance

    is Saturday

    The GFWC Williston Junior Woman’s Club has set the date for the annual Daddy’s Sweetheart Dance.

    The dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Williston Woman’s Club located at 1049 N.E. 6th Blvd. The dance is open to all girls in kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Arrests listed by Williston Police:

    * Aaron J. Hubert, 28, of Northeast 5th Street, Williston, was accused of domestic battery and depriving of 911 after an incident at his home.

    * Jeffery Deandre Hawkins, 25, of Northeast 11th Street, Williston, was charged with possession of cocaine and resisting without violence, and driving with license suspended or revoked, after being chased by police when he failed to stop for having an inoperative tag light. He was caught at Williston Arms.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    Robert Cherico, 48, of Northeast 109th Street, Bronson, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly hit a motorcycle and its rider with a baseball bat. He reportedly told police he was tired of nothing being done about the boys riding on his street on motorcycles. Bond $15,000.

  • Girls pull off upset on Senior Night

    Last Thursday night at the Williston gym there was only one senior on the Red Devils varsity basketball team. Kim Dobbins had her single player ceremony and was joined by her parents, Rick and Deanna Dobbins, and Head Coach Jason Odom at center court for her senior night celebration.

    The Red Devils then took the court to face the Meadowbrook Lady Mustangs who brought with them an 18-1 season record.

    The Red Devils were first to score in a cold shooting first quarter and led the game the entire way for a 46-34 win.

  • Sports calendar

    FRIDAY, FEB. 6

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys at The Rock, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    SATURDAY, FEB. 7

    High School Basketball

    Alachua Santa Fe at Williston boys, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    TUESDAY, FEB. 10

    High School Softball

    Williston at North Marion, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    FRIDAY, FEB. 13

    High School Softball

    Williston at Keystone Heights, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    High School Baseball

    Williston at home in First Pitch Classic, 7 p.m.

    SATURDAY, FEB. 14

    High School Baseball

  • Baseball team to sponsor golf tourney

    The Williston High School baseball team is sponsoring the first ever “Bats on Fire” golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8.

    This is a three-man scramble, $45 per person or $135 per team, which includes lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $75. Advance team registration and a hole sponsorship is available for $200.

    All proceeds go to the WHS baseball program. For information contact Molly White at 558-4286 or Dedee McLeod at 494-9595.

  • Final football districts announced

    The Florida High School Athletic Association announced its final version of the football districts for the next two years on Friday, and while Williston’s district underwent only one change, Chiefland finds itself playing far fewer district games.

    The Williston Red Devils will compete in Class 2B, District 4. Other teams in the district include Keystone Heights, Mount Dora, Newberry, Trinity Catholic, Umatilla and The Villages.

    Gone from the preliminary list is Interlachen, which was transferred to a much bigger district with more schools to its north.

  • Girls get first-round bye

    The Williston Lady Red Devil basketball team completed its district schedule Tuesday night, Jan. 20, as they hosted the Chiefland Lady Indians.

    The Red Devils ended their district play for the season with a 63-41 win over the Lady Indians.

    “We end our district play at 8-2 for the season,” said Head Coach Jason Odom. “We dropped both games to PK and we have a lot of work to get ready for the playoffs.”

  • Four from Williston named all-state

    Four Williston High School football players have been mentioned on the Class 3A All-State list announced Wednesday.

    Travis Evans was named to the first team, but with an unusual designation as he was listed as a utility player on defense.

    Damon Germany was listed as a second team offensive lineman.

    Jordan White was posted as a third team defensive lineman.

    Deonte Welch was listed as a third team defensive utility player.