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Today's News

  • Upcoming events: listings

    Saturday, March 28

    * 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.

    Monday, March 30

    * 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.

    Tuesday, March 31

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Church of God

    cook-off set

    The second annual Bronson Church of God barbecue cook-off will be held Saturday, March 28, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the church. Chicken and pulled pork are $5 per plate each, and whole Boston butts are $20 each. For information call 486-4924.

    Seven speakers

    at Jones Temple

    Jones Temple Church of God in Christ will be having a seven-speaker program, Saturday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. We will have seven speakers for 5-10 minutes each.

  • Progress energy doesn't get it

    Editor:

    Three days after the Florida Public Service Commission allowed Progress Energy to trim its bills by 11 percent, they have filed to raise its rates again with the PSC. What is it they just don’t get about the current economic conditions here in Florida?

  • Thanks from Bark-N-Purr personnel

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. board of directors, I would like to personally thank you the community, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers for your recent support to the second annual “Bark-N-Purr” Charity Concert - Barbecue Cook-Off. This event could not have been a success without the help of you, the community, and the many other sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who donated their time and support.

  • Suspect Allen Mack arrested locally

    One of Levy County's most wanted suspects was arrested without incident on Friday, March 20.

    According to a news release from Williston Investigator James Bond, members of the U.S. Marshal's Office, the Levy County Sheriff's Office task force, the Williston Police Department and the Probation Department caught up with the suspect,

    Allen Mack, 36, at 450 S.E. 144th Ave. in Williston. From information received earlier in the day, he was believed to be staying with a co-worker at the Highlands area address.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the following arrests:

    Eric B. Hudson, 31, of Northeast 74th Place, Bronson, accused of burglary of an occupied structure and two counts of battery.

  • 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.