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Today's News

  • Are our falls better?

    Recently, I talked to the real estate agent in Georgia who helped me with my house hunting. She said, "you'd love it up here today." I asked about their weather. "Clear," she said, "and not too hot and not too cold." Northern Georgia was having one of those bright fall days most of us love. A week or so after my conversation with her, our area headed into some similar fall days.

  • Upcoming events

    Homecoming set

    at First Baptist

    First Baptist church of Williston will celebrate 150 years with Homecoming Weekend Oct. 10-12.

    Dr. John Sullivan, executive director treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, will be the featured preacher for all three services.

    Friday's service, "A Time for Remembering," will begin at 7 p.m.

    Saturday's service, "A Time for Renewing," will begin at 6 p.m.

    Sunday's service, "A Time for Rejoicing," will begin at 10 a.m.

  • Karaoke contest held

    The Levy County Fair Association held their Karaoke Pre-qualifying competition in Williston this past Saturday.

    Junior Karaoke Contest winners:

    First Place - Katelyn Robinson

    Second Place - Cierra Barges

    Pre-Qualifying contest winners. All six singers below now qualify for the final competition on the main stage of the Levy County Fair.

    First place - Truce Allen

    Second place - Amber Richburg

    Third place - Kyra Fitzgerald

    Fourth place tie - Dandi McCallister and Tiffany Lesher

    Fifth place - Kristin Stewart

  • Fair just three weeks away

    The second annual Miss and Little Miss Levy County Fair contest is set to kick off. Young ladies from all over the county are encouraged to participate. The contest and crowning will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. Plan to come and cheer them on. If you're interested in participating please visit the Web site for details.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, October 13

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center;

    * Williston area AARP Chapter #912, 9:30 a.m., Ornan (Masonic) Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth. Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information call 528-3323.

    * CRA, 5:15 p.m., City Hall.

    * WHS SAC will meet in the media center at 6 p.m.

    * AMVETS post 444 Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. post building.

  • 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.