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Today's News

  • Williston beats host Cape Coral

    CAPE CORAL -- The Williston boys basketball team made coach Dave Vespignani's return to Cape Coral High School a success.

    The Red Devils jumped out to a first-quarter lead and eased past the home team, 55-45, Friday evening.

    Vespignani came to Williston before last season from the Seahawks, where he was an assistant coach..

    Isaac Floyd led Williston with 15 points, while Paul King, with a trio of three-pointers, scored 12. Deonte Welch added 10.

    For the Seahawks, Cameron Hall scored 13, including three off-balance spectacular layups.

  • Sports calendar

    SATURDAY DEC. 27

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys at Kingdom of the Sun tournament at Ocala Vanguard, 8 p.m. Tourney continues through Dec. 30

    MONDAY, DEC. 29

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls vs. Bradford, 4:30 p.m. (at Gainesville Eastside Holiday Tournament)

    Bronson Holiday Tournament

    TUESDAY, DEC. 30

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Eastside tournament

    FRIDAY, JAN. 2

    High School Basketball

  • Williston wins Kingdom opener

    It wasn't exactly a work of art, but Williston High School's boys basketball team won its Kingdom of the Sun tournament opener Friday afternoon, defeating North Marion 53-47.

    Williston plays Saturday at 8 p.m. in the quarterfinals against host Ocala Vanguard, which defeated Union County, 54-39, Friday night.

    Isaac Floyd led the Devils with 14 points and, unofficially, 14 rebounds. He made five of seven free throws down the stretch when WHS really needed them.

  • WHS boys reach Kingdom semifinal

    For the Williston team, coaches and fans, things were a little better Saturday night.

    After a struggling win against North Marion in the opening round of the Kingdom of the Sun basketball tournament, the Red Devils came out Saturday against host Vanguard with a vengeance, winning over the Knights, 52-35.

    Williston will play Monday at 7 p.m. in the tournament semifinals against Jacksonville Wolfson, which defeated Eastside, 60-55, coming back from a 17-point deficit.

  • Williston boys suffer first two losses

    OCALA - Williston's run through the Kingdom of the Sun boys basketball tournament ended Monday night as Jacksonville Wolfson downed the Devils, 60-49, in the semifinals.

    The Devils then played a tough Decatur (Ga.) Columbia team for third place, and were beaten again, 78-35.

    The losses wereWilliston's first two this season after 10 straight wins.

    Isaac Floyd was named to the all-tournament team.

    In Monday's contest, the game was a battle between third-ranked teams, Williston in Class 3A and Wolfson in Class 5A.

  • Upcoming events: listings

    Saturday, January 3

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Catholic Church, Williston.

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, January 5

    * 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.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Toy giveaway

    was a success

    On Dec. 6, Tri-County Pregnancy Center held its third annual Christmas Toy Giveaway. This year’s Giveaway was a record breaker for the Center. Approximately 90 families and 208 children received gifts. The Tri-County Pregnancy Center would like to thank all the people in our community who helped make this year such as success.

    SHINE help

    is Jan. 7

    Do you have questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings?

  • Make 2009 a year of helping

    his week we’re concluding the “holidays,” as Christmas and New Year’s have slipped by and we are entering into 2009. The Christmas decorations are being taken down and schools and clubs are resuming their normal schedules.

    But this is a different year. We’ve heard nothing but gloom and doom predictions.

    There are ways, though, for people to cope, mainly by helping others. Read on:

    ‘Twas the week after Christmas

    And all through the town

    Decorations and trees

    Were all coming down.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Heather M. Lowe, 18, of Northeast 135th Terrace, Williston, charged with Possession of Cannabis less than 20 grams after being stopped for having illegal tint on her car window. The male in the car with her fled the scene after marijuana was allegedly found in his possession.

    Marcia Kay Burr, 50, of Northwest 7th Street, Williston, was arrested on an Alachua County warrant for failure to appear, larceny theft over $300.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    James Powell, 32, of Northeast 100th Street, Bronson, was charged with retail theft after he was allegedly caught trying to smuggle beer out of IGA in his pants.

    Christina L. Haven, 29, of Jacksonville, was charged with disorderly intoxication after she refused to stop screaming in the parking lot of the Dawg House Bar.

    DOMESTIC ARRESTS