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Today's News

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the October Student of the Month awards at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting.

    Students are nominated by teachers or administrators at each of Williston's schools. Each honoree receives a personalized certificate of accomplishment and a gift card for a pizza donated by King Munchie's.

  • Baby Peanut winners crowned

    Two Williston residents were crowned as the Baby Peanut winners in the annual Peanut Festival contest held Saturday, Oct. 4, at Williston Heritage Park. More photos and details of the festival will be Thursday's print edition.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, OCT. 9

    JV Football

    Ocala West Port at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Fort White, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    High School Cross Country

    Meet at Cedar Key, 4:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY, OCT. 10

    High School Football

    Williston at Dunnellon, 7:30 p.m.

    Daytona Beach Father Lopez at Bronson, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, OCT. 14

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at P.K. Yonge, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    THURSDAY, OCT. 16

    JV Football

    Alachua Santa Fe at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

  • Rodeo is this weekend

    It is Pro Rodeo time at the Williston Horseman's Arena this weekend. It is the 14th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo. It is actually the 10th year that Charley Lowery and his 4-L rodeo Company have ventured down from Georgia to Williston to put on the production. The chairman of the rodeo committee, Duke Reid, and the Williston Horsemen's Association President, Alfred Pendray plan to present Charley Lowery and his rodeo crew a trophy plaque commemorating the 10th year of the successful partnership between the two.

  • Devils fall to Dixie

    The Williston Red Devils fell to the Dixie County Bears 61-52 on Friday night in Cross City. The game was an exciting match-up between two teams that bring out the best in each other.

    The winless Bears came into this game with a 0-3-season record but played like a team possessed. Dixie's all-state running back Rodney Scott would not be stopped, as he ran for over 300 yards and scored 5 touchdowns.

  • Stand by your pan

    How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove - until smoke filled the house?

    If this sounds familiar, I hope you'll read on, because you're running the risk of having a dangerous fire. Chief Lamar Stegall of the Williston Fire Department often talks to people about the ways they can stay safe in their homes. Too often, we have that talk after they've suffered a damaging fire.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Dept. announces the following arrests:

    Tracy O. Carbonaro, 28, of Northeast 123rd Lane, Bronson, was charged with grand theft auto and driving while license was suspened or revoked. She was stopped by an officer at Northeast 10th Street and Northeast 2nd Avenue on Sept. 19 at approximately 5 p.m. The vehicle was listed as being stolen out of Alachua County on Sept. 8.

    Jessie Leann Hiers, 24, of Northwest 13th Street, Dunnellon, was arrested on two active warrants, one out of Hendry County and the other out of DeSoto County.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Three people were arrested in downtown Chiefland on Sept. 23 for possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Deputy Matthew King arrested Vincent Louis Baker, 37, of Sandi Street, Inglis,, Samuel Garrett, 24, of Breezy Way, Inglis, and Linsey Cowles, 27, also of Breezy Way, on the charges.

  • Tired of CNN sensationalism

    Do you know who Bryan Dossantos-Gomes is?

    Do you know who Caylee Anthony is?

    I'll bet the answer to the second question is "yes." I'm pretty sure the answer to the first one is "no."

    We'll come back to that later.

    Last Saturday I was wandering through the exhibits at the Child Safety Day at the local Masonic Lodge. Parents were coming in, getting a card to provide information about their children, getting the youngsters fingerprinted, getting their pictures taken, and then they got some of the goodies like a firefighter's hat or a bicycle helmet.

  • City manager hopeful list cut

    Williston's City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday evening to determine which among the 24 candidates for city manager they wanted to interview.

    Each council member and Mayor Gerald Hethcoat had been asked to rate the candidates based on criteria that could total 100 points. Those criteria included education (the advertisement had specified at least a bachelor's degree in business or public administration) and employment history (the ad specified three to five years of public employment in Florida, at either the city manager level or below with increasing responsibility.)