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Today's News

  • Upcoming events: listings

    Saturday, March 21

    * 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.

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, March 23

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

  • Asbell takes office as School Board member

    Levy County School Board replaced former district one board member Billy Morrison Tuesday with a new board member, Cameron Asbell. Morrison resigned in November. Asbell was sworn in before the meeting by Joseph Smith, County Judge for the Eighth Circuit.

    Smith congratulated and thanked Asbell for his service, noting that “these are perilous times in Levy County.”

  • Sunshine Week is for everyone

    This is Sunshine Week in the state of Florida.

    No, it’s not a tourism come-on to entice northerners to visit our state. It deals with open government in our state and the right of the people to know what’s going on in their local and state governments.

    There are two major laws that pertain to open government. One is called the Government in the Sunshine law, and it requires, with some exceptions, all meetings of governing and advisory boards of cities and counties to hold public meetings.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department has announced the following arrests:

    Seth Aaron Schneider, 25, of Ocala, was charged with possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Tiffany K. Sams, 28, of Southeast 10th Street, Williston, was accused of domestic battery and felony battery, giving false information of a crime and aggravated battery with a weapon.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has announced the following arrests:

    Samuel Alexander Glover, 18, of Southeast 4th Lane, Otter Creek, was arrested at Hilltop Alternative School and charged with sale of a controlled substance (cocaine).

    Darryl Stanford Crowder, 18, of Southeast 10th Street, Williston, a student at Williston High School, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond was set at $2,500.

  • Post office to hold Internet demo

    Customers can focus on business and let their desktop deliver using the Postal Service’s award-winning Web site, USPS.com, which offers customers 24/7 access to almost all the services available at the post office, from the convenience of their home or office.

    As part of USPS.com Week, March 23-27, the Williston Post Office is showing customers how they can save time and money by shipping online.

    As part of the week, there will be a demonstration in the lobby of the Williston post office on Wednesday, March 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Junior Woman's Club helps agencies with car seats

    During tough times - it is nice to hear about some great things going on in our local community! In 2008 the GFWC Williston Junior Woman’s Club received a grant to benefit the children of Levy County. The $1,000 grant was co-sponsored by GFWC Florida Juniors’ Special Project: One Voice for Children. The Williston Juniors wrote the grant to help reduce the number of injuries and deaths in Levy County by providing car seats for children.

  • Farmers Market update

    This coming Saturday, March 21, the Williston Farmers Market welcomes a great local smoker, George Cockill of “Do Right Cooking”. George will have his cooker on hand starting first thing Saturday morning and will be finishing some great Boston Butts and maybe a few racks of his famous ribs. Plates and sandwiches will be on sale during lunch at the Lions snack stand. George would be pleased to let you sample his variety and have you consider letting him smoke meats for your next family gathering, club activity or fundraising event.

  • Baseball team defeats P.K.

    GAINESVILLE - Williston’s baseball team scored early and often last Friday night, then held on for an 8-3 district win over P.K. Yonge.

    Derrick Milam pitched a complete game for the winners, and although he gave up 10 hits, they were scattered enough so they didn’t do that much damage.

    Charlie Hilton led the Red Devil bats. Hitting in the eight hole, he smashed an opposite field home run in the second and had a two-run single in the third to drive in a total of four runs.

  • Girls top Chiefland in key district game

    For five innings the girls softball game played Friday evening, between the Chiefland Indians and the Williston Red Devils, was all it had been built up to be. After all, both teams were locked up in a three-way tie for the district lead with PK Yonge.

    The Red Devils had beaten Chiefland earlier in the season, PK Yonge beat the Red Devils, and the Indians beat the Blue Wave in the first round of district games.