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Today's News

  • Williston wins, travels to Orlando Saturday

    DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate 75 to Wildwood, bear left on the Florida Turnpike (toll road). Go into Orlando, get off at the East-West Expressay (SR 408), also a toll road. Go east, get off at Tampa Avenue. The exit bears to the right, but you will then make an immediate left on Carter Street. Take Carter to Rio Grande, make a right on Rio Grande and the school is immediately on the left (810 S. Rio Grande). Directions provided by Jones High School.

    GAME STORY

    It wasn’t the final hurdle for the Williston boys basketball team to clear, but it sure was a big one.

  • Softball team splits

    The Williston Lady Red Devils scored 20 runs, on 8 timely base hits, and 8 walks and 2 hit batters to down the Newberry Lady Panthers 20-0 Friday night Feb. 20.

    The game was halted after the Red Devils took a 15-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning scoring another 5 runs to take a 20-0 lead.

    With two outs and base runners on second and third base, Coach Patterson had the base runner step off third to end the inning.

    The Panthers came up to bat in the top of the fifth inning and went three up and out to end the game.

  • Baseball team pounds Union County

    The baseball game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, was upstaged by the February breast cancer awareness recognition ceremony.

    Junior Miss Williston Harley White introduced the cancer survivors present and read the names of the survivors who were not present. Beccie Ming and Brenda Stephens were present with their "Catchin' a Cure" shirts on with the word Survivor across the back.

    Doctor Robert Carroll from Gainesville gave a short talk to the crowd about the leaps and bounds the medical profession is making to find a cure for breast cancer.

  • Montana, the lady and the horses

    They ambled slowly up U.S. 27 approaching Levy County from Ocala.

    Donna Byrne and her two horses are making a trip to Montana, and obviously they've got a long way to go.

    On Monday when we caught up with her between Fellowship and Blitchton, she was going to spend the night in Bronson. Instead, she didn't even get to the city limits of Williston, spending the night at Frog's Barbecue.

    She then caused a stir Tuesday as she came down Noble Avenue through the heart of Williston.

  • Chamber thanks

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of the many people who helped to make our annual Installation of Officers dinner a great success.

    First, our Chamber Board of Directors worked tirelessly to organize the venue, menu, door prizes, decorations, silent auction and diamond and gem giveaway. Because of their efforts we were able to provide a fresh new Installation evening for all who attended.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department released information on the following arrests:

    Scott A. Mead, 35, of Southwest 3rd Street, Williston, was accused of battery in an incident outside his home with a man who allegedly owed him money.

    Eugene Thomas Days, 41, of Southeast 10th Street, Williston, was accused of DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked after he was stopped by a police officer who recognized him and knew that his license was suspended.

     

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A disturbance on Northeast 62nd Lane in Bronson resulted in three arrests,including one juvenile.

    According to Sheriff's reports, the altercation apparently started over some car keys, one woman was threatened with strangulation and the girl was accused of sticking a knife to the throat of one of the people.

  • Students connect art and math

    Besides all those geometric shapes students can find in those prints of famous paintings, what else can they learn from art? In the art classroom of Helen Darling, art teacher at Williston Elementary School, Ocala artist Connie Ferreira recently shared her vast knowledge about polymer clay as she engaged the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders for eight days during an "artist-in-the-school program," jointly funded by the Florida Arts in Education program (using matching funds from the School Board of Levy County), the Linda Green Proctor Memorial Fund and the Williston Art League.

  • 5,000-pound challenge begins

    It's a new year and dozens of Levy County residents are planning to make it a healthier 2009 by participating in the 5,000-Pound Challenge.

    Saturday scores of them showed up at Nature Coast Regional Hospital to kick off the 10-month program designed to foster healthy living through nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation and heart attack and stroke prevention.

    Three families have been selected to receive additional help through the challenge and at the end of the year, the family that best exemplifies a healthier unit will win prizes including makeovers and haircuts.

  • Home schoolers visit ranch

    Members of the Williston Christian Home Schoolers were guests of the Two Trails Ranch on Tuesday Feb. 17. Ranch owner Patricia Zerbini led the group around the sprawling ranch to view the animals and learn, "All about Elephants."

    That's right, since 1984 the elephants have been in Williston. The Two Tails Ranch was founded, designed and built in 1984 by Theodore H. Svertesky.

    The ranch has been home to over 100 elephants over the years. They come to seek care, rehabilitation, temporary housing, retirement, and reproduction.