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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Insurance firm opens

    Pamela Whitney has opened P.D. Whitney Insurance and Services at 123 N.E. 6th Blvd., Williston, next to King Munchie’s. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 529-0700.

    She came here in 2004. She has a broad background in insurance and business and received her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

    She serves the community with personal or business insurance needs, notary service and faxing.

  • Board hears details of red-light cameras

    After more than a year of discussion and planning, red light cameras have finally arrived in Williston.

    Signs declaring “Red Light Photo Enforced” have been posted on all of the major approaches to the city.

  • Asbell named to School Board

    The School Board of Levy County gained another member last week with the governor’s appointment of Cameron Asbell to fill the vacant position left by Billy Morrison.

    The father of three said that he is excited to serve the people of Bronson and Levy County. “I think the most valuable thing I bring to the School Board is that I have small children. Any decision I make is going to affect my children,” Asbell said. “That’s a big thing. There’s not a week that goes by that I’m not going to the school.”

  • Drew appointed to County Commission

    Marsha Drew, who recently ended her term as vice mayor of Yankeetown, brings a diverse wealth of experiences to the Levy County Commission that she will join on Tuesday.

    Drew, who was named to an interim appointment by Gov. Charlie Crist on March 6, will occupy the seat held by suspended District 3 Commissioner Sammy Yearty. Yearty and District 1 County Commissioner Tony Parker were indicted on federal charges in October, and suspended by Crist in early November.

  • Warrant issued for local man

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Allen Mack, 36, of Williston, on charges of kidnapping and felony battery.

    Mack allegedly beat a family member last Wednesday and drove her to a site in Marion County with the intent to kill and bury her, according to a release by the Williston Police Department.

    The victim escaped and was helped by a resident who called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Mack fled the scene and is being sought.

  • Relay for Life: One community, one fight, one night

    For over 25 years the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has been raising awareness of cancer across the county. This year in preparation for the 2009 Williston Relay the local committee is holding a community wide kick-off each month.