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Today's News

  • Upcoming events briefs

    No fish fry

    at Holy Family

    Holy Family Catholic Church will not be having a fish fry this week, April 10, Good Friday. The monthly events will resume on May 8.

    Celeste to speak

    at AARP meeting

    AARP Chapter 912 meets on the second Monday each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall. The speaker at the April 13th meeting will be Slande Celeste. She will give an update on Nature Coast Hospital’s 5,000-pound challenge. There will also be the annual appreciation awards presented to outstanding members of our local chapter.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the April Student of the Month awards at the Williston City Council meeting on April 7.

    One student from each school is honored each month and receives a personalized certificate of excellence plus a coupon for a pizza provided by King Munchies.

    Adam Sistrunk, a kindergartner at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, is the son of Robert and Catrina Sistrunk.

  • Where's all that global warming?

    Global warming? So why am I shivering?

    It’s Tuesday morning, and my fingers are still thawing out from the wind-chill driven cold. And it’s supposed to be colder tonight.

    It’s snowing up north and out west, too.

    So don’t give me any more of this global warming stuff. It’s April, it’s Florida, and it’s not supposed to be like this.

  • Joyce Bullock honor roll

    A/B Honor Roll

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Raul Reynoso, 54, of Northwest 90th Avenue, Chiefland, was arrested for possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, sale of cannabis, two counts each, after he allegedly sold the drug to a confidential source. Total bond $10,000.

  • Devils hang on to defeat GHS

    GAINESVILLE -- The Williston Red Devils defeated Gainesville High 10-8 in a slugfest on Thursday night. The Red Devils were sailing smoothly through the game, putting up three runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Tyrie Boyer and a hit by Andrew Poupard that scored two more runs. They scored three more in the fifth on a warning track double by Brandon Scott that drove in two, and another RBI hit by Boyer.

  • Great game, but Palatka triumphs

    GAINESVILLE -- It was one of those high school baseball games that keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way. It was great pitching on both sides, and you just kept waiting for a break.

    Unfortunately for Williston, that break went Palatka’s way.

    The Panthers knocked off Williston, 5-0, last Friday night in a thriller in what was billed as the Alachua County Tournament at Gainesville High School.

    They didn’t need speed-up rules in this one, as it took exactly 89 minutes to play the seven-inning contest.

  • Softball team tops Dixie

    The Williston Lady Red Devils have changed their batting order, changed a few player positions and on Tuesday April 7, the Dixie County Lady Bears fell to the Red Devils 10-2.

    Laurrin Howard took the mound for the Red Devils and gave up just four hits, striking out six, and received help from freshman catcher Kaitlyn Bannon. Bannon gunned down two Bears trying to steal second base, to break up scoring threats.

  • Red Devil Challenge starts April 13

    The Williston High School baseball team will host the 7th Annual “Red Devil Challenge” baseball tournament April 13-15.

    “This tournament is used to get ready for the district tournament and the state playoffs” said Coach Jim Smith, now in his 13th season as head coach of the Red Devils.

    WHS currently has a 13-3 record and 9-0 in district play. They also have a 33 game winning streak in district games played at home and have clinched the regular season district championship for the fifth consecutive year.

  • Tiffany Poupard funeral is Saturday

     Tiffany Linda Poupard age 29 of Dunnellon, FL passed away all too suddenly on March 31, 2009. She was born on September 2, 1979 in Ocala, FL to Mark and Evelyn Poupard. She had lived in Williston, FL most of her life and had just moved to Dunnellon, Fl six months ago. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. She graduated from Williston High School in 1998.