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Today's News

  • Williston tops Chiles

    TALLAHASSEE - Williston's football team rallied in the second half to defeat Lawton Chiles High School, 28-16, last Friday night in the final preliminary before district play.

    Beginning with this week's game at Dunnellon, the Red Devils will play their four district games in succession in five weeks, with an open date next week.

    The last time the Devils visited Dunnellon was last fall, when they were winning the three-way tiebreaker that put them into the playoffs.

    This should be a battle of the front lines, with both teams using the run to pile up the yardage.

  • WMS runners win title

    Cedar Key's Joseph Bishop got another second place finish in a Levy County cross country meet - this time at Chiefland, behind Ft. White's Matthew Waddington, whom he'd beaten at Williston two weeks before.

    Bishop grouched for a few minutes, complained that Waddington "had a better stride," then allowed as how this was his best race ever.

    Alex Travis of Williston, who finished just behind Bishop, said he, too, had run his best race on the shady course.

    "It was nice and cool under the trees," he said.

  • Pro Rodeo was a success

    The night out at the Pro Rodeo was a great evening of entertainment. There was something for most everyone that likes the outdoors and cowboys and livestock. The weather was perfect and the rodeo fans had a lot of enthusiasm.

  • Bronson falls to Trenton

    TRENTON - The Bronson Eagles fell to the Trenton Tigers 21-14 Friday night at Trenton's Booster Stadium. The Eagles came in to Trenton flying high with a winning record (3-1) while the Tigers were winless and missing their starting tailback C.J. Bowers. The Eagles have been almost unstoppable running the ball against their opponents this season. The Bronson backfield has been averaging over 200 yards rushing per game.

  • Williston Police Reports

    A disturbance at a local motel resulted in the arrest of a Mount Dora man on three charges.

    Police responded to the motel at 10:45 p.m. on Sept. 30 to respond to complaints of a man banging on the doors of other motel guests. Upon arrival, officer Kevin Sheppard found that Malcom T. Barnett, 47, was at his room and according to the report appeared "highly intoxicated." The report says he looked at officers in "an aggressive manner."

    Other guests said he had threatened to shoot someone with a gun, but no weapon was found in his room.

  • So many peanuts, so little room

    The Peanut Festival held last weekend is in the books, and if the crowds are any indication, it was well received and well liked.

    People were everywhere.

    For one thing, the weather was a lot cooler than last year, and people could walk up and down with feeling like they were getting heat stroke.

    I was amazed that the previous week in our paper, under our poll question, a majority of people said they would not attend. I'm not sure why. There are a lot of things to see and do, and plenty, plenty of food.

    Unfortunately, there isn't plenty of parking.

  • Thanks for safety day

    Editor:

    The members of Ornan Lodge No. 117, Free and Accepted Masons of Williston, would like to thank the Williston Police Dept., Williston Explorers, Williston Fire Dept. and the Levy County Sheriff's Office for making "Child Safety Day" on Sept. 27 a complete success. Their commitment to our youth is commendable and paramount to our future.

    Ornan Lodge is also grateful to the AARP, Williston Junior Woman's Club, North Central Florida Child Care and Frito-Lay Corp. who provided services to the young and not so young alike.

  • Pilot praises airport

    Editor:

    I have been a long time proponent and corporate pilot based at Williston Municipal Airport. I recently noted that a new terminal expansion is about to commence. This should be a huge improvement for the airport, the citizens of Williston and the airports' customers, congratulations to the Airport Supervisor, Airport Board and Chairwoman Debra Jones for this improvement.

  • Peanut royalty

    Tayelen Seabrook and Reagan Jones are the 2008 Little Peanut King and Queen for the Williston Peanut Festival.

  • Council cuts police position

    After some opening pleasantries, the Williston City Council focused on the subject that concerns everyone in the nation: finances. Paying expected bills, authorizing some unexpected expenditures, contracting for budgeted items and suggestions for new revenue streams were the primary thrust of the meeting.