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Today's News

  • Brandon Scott signs with St. John River CC

    Brandon Scott receives applause from the crowd gathered at the Williston High School Media Center Thursday morning after he signed a baseball scholarship with St. Johns River Community College in Palatka. From the left are SJRCC assistant coach Donnie Whitehead; SJRCC head coach Ross Jones; Scott; Wanda Deanette Dallas, his mother; and Jim Smith, WHS baseball coach. Jones, a former pitching coach at the University of Florida, said he plans to use Scott as an outfielder, but also may give him a chance to show what he can do as a pitcher.

  • Back to back: Williston wins second straight district championship

    Williston boys' basketball beat P.K. Yonge 74-67 in overtime to capture their second consecutive district championship. As in the game the night before against Chiefland, a balanced attack helped the Red Devils overcome a game-long assault by Blue Wave leaders Josh Snodgrass and Autis Gibson. Ultimately, the Wave had no answer to huge play by Williston's sophomore big man James Hunt, who simply dominated the paint.

  • Video: Williston boys down P.K. Yonge for back-to-back district titles

    Scroll down to see video of Williston's 74-67 overtime win over P.K. Yonge in the Class 3A District 5 championship Saturday.

  • How about a Tuesday drink ban?

    efending the First Amendment is something that many newspapers do routinely. When it comes to open meetings and public records, it’s easy. (More on that in an upcoming column).

    Other times, when it seems to go against public perception, it’s not so simple. But when something appears to be unconstitutional, or at least questionable, it’s the job of the newspaper to point it out.

  • Devils split last two games before districts

    Williston High School split its final two boys basketball games of the regular season last week as they tuned up for this week’s competition at Chiefland.

    The Red Devils will play Friday at 7 p.m. against the Chiefland-Dixie County winner. The district final is set for Saturday at 7 p.m., also at Chiefland.

    THE ROCK 55, WILLISTON 50

    When you have more turnovers than rebounds, that’s usually not a good sign.

  • Girls split in districts, advance to regional

    DISTRICT SEMIFINAL: WILLISTON 54, NEWBERRY 41

    The second round of the girls’ Class 3A District 5 basketball playoffs was played at the Chiefland gym on Friday night Feb. 6.

    The Williston Lady Red Devils, having earned a first round bye with an 8-2 district record, were matched against the Newberry Lady Panthers. The Panthers advanced by beating the host Chiefland Indians in the first round.

    The game was fast paced from start to finish, as the Red Devils took a 54-41 win advancing to the championship game on Saturday night.

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  • Ninth annual Superintedent's Gala is Feb. 7

    The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) will be hosting its ninth annual Superintendent’s Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7. The event, which includes dinner and musical entertainment, will take place at 6 p.m., at Chiefland Elementary.

    The Gala is the premier fund-raiser for the Levy County Schools Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established in 1989 to support Levy County schools. The event has become a Levy County tradition, providing an opportunity for members of the business community, civic leaders, and local residents to gather in support of local education.

  • Meeting set to discuss 121 plans

    The work on State Road 121 between U.S. 41 in Williston and the Alachua County line is scheduled to begin the near future, although no specific date has been announced.

    In an effort to provide citizens with more information about the project, representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation will hold an informal question and answer session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the city council chambers, directly preceding the city council meeting.

  • Devils top Trinity

    The Williston junior varsity basketball team set the stage for what turned out to be a nightmare on Saturday night Jan. 24, for the Trinity Catholic Celtics.

    The Williston junior varsity raised their season record to 14-1, as they cruised to an unchallenged 60-48 win.

    Then the Celtics varsity took the floor following their senior night activities, and the nightmare began for home team.