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Today's News

  • Baseball starts: Time for nostalgia

    When I was a little kid, growing up in the frozen tundra of northern New Jersey, this time of year was just getting to be a drag as winter seemingly never let up.

    But near the end of February there was something on the radio that gave hope to all of us who were ready to shed the heavy coats and boots. It was the voices of Russ Hodges, Red Barber and Mel Allen, and in the background you could tell they were broadcasting a live baseball game.

    Spring training had begun.

  • No uniforms

    Editor,

    I am responding to your letter in last week’s “Editor’s Column” regarding school uniforms.

    While many people perceive that school uniforms promote pride and unity, there is no substantial evidence to prove that theory. There are hundreds, if not thousands of studies on the Internet on school uniforms (I’ve looked at several hundred myself this past week since the issue of school uniforms was proposed).

  • In Bronson, look to the sun and 'go green'

    EZ Solar has a message for all residents of Levy County.

    February 2 was the Grand Opening of the new company in Bronson, located at 810 E. Thrasher Dr. (Hwy 24) in the Wholesale Tile building.

    A call to EZ Solar at 486-0063 where you can talk with Ray or Heidi Samec, will allow you to get all the facts to “Go Green” right here in Levy County.

  • Daddy's Sweetheart Dance held

    On Saturday, Feb. 7, the GFWC Williston Junior Woman's Club hosted the annual Daddy's Sweetheart Dance.

    Elementary school girls danced throughout the evening with their fathers or father figure. Over 70 father-daughter couples attended.

    All proceeds from this year's event will benefit the physical education department and the music department at Williston Elementary School.

  • Dog bed to be raffled off

    Does your dog take up too much of your bed? Do you have a new pet that you want to train to sleep on his own bed?

    WAG (the Williston Animal Group) is conducting a raffle for a hand-crafted dog bed made by Joe Baisden of Morriston who, along with his wife Janice, is an active member of WAG.

    The dog bed is on display at the Williston Office of Perkins State Bank at 4th Street and Noble Avenue.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Dept. has announced the following arrests:

    Ed Clifton Hill, 44, of Northeast 40th Street, Williston, was accused of trespassing and retail theft after he allegedly took three steaks valued at $26.77 from the Hitchcock’s store.

    He had been given a trespass warning in the past.

    Juan Francisco, 32, of Southeast 5th Terrace, Williston, was charged with misuse of 911 after he called several times and said someone was there to hurt him. No one was found, and, according to the report, he was intoxicated.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the following arrests:

    A 16-year-old Bronson High School student who refused to give up her IPod which she was allegedly listening to during in-school suspension was arrested.

    Nyisha R. Williams, of Northeast 101st Terrace, Bronson was sent to the assistant principal’s office. She refused to cooperate, used foul language, according to the report, and knocked items off a table.

  • Family Fun Night held at JBES

    Here at Joyce Bullock Elementary we strongly believe that learning begins at home and view our role in education as complementary to the educational experiences children have at home. In order to integrate the home/school experience we have designed Family Fun Nights three times per year. These nights are designed to keep parents in the loop of what students are learning here at school.

  • FFA team invited to Tallahassee

    Williston Senior FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team members were recently invited to do a demonstration for the Department of Education to celebrate the kick off of Career and Technical Education Month.

  • Comeback falls short for girls in regional

    LAKE BUTLER -- It was the most exciting fourth quarter of basketball I have watched any Williston Lady Red Devil basketball team play in five seasons. This game had everything any Red Devil fan could have asked for and more.

    Union County (21-4) escaped with the win 51-50 and ended the Red Devils season simply because they made free throws and the Red Devils came up short at the foul line, especially in the fourth quarter where they hit just 4-of-13 free throws.