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Today's News

  • WES gets new mower

    Thanks to the concerted efforts of many, Williston Elementary has a new lawn mower! Now that the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Fay have subsided, head custodian Sammie White will have plenty of time to get the hang of handling the new red Gravely.

  • Williston Insurance sold

    Williston Insurance Agency, 456 E. Noble Ave., was bought from Linda Hogan on Thursday, Aug. 28, by Ken Boyer, local businessman. The agency will sell homeowners, automobile and commercial policies. It will continue to represent nationally known agencies to meet the insurance needs of customers in and around Williston. Teresa Watson, an agent for Farm Bureau for the past 15 years, will continue with the newly formed Williston Insurance Agency, Inc. From the left are Pamela Whitney, sister of the former owner; Linda Hogan, former owner; Ken Boyer, new owner and Teresa Watson.

  • Capital City donation

    Capital City Bank donated $500 to Unity Family Community Center, Inc. The check was accepted by Unity CEO Willie Battles, center. At the left isChristie Eveland, Community Banker, while at the right is Kathy Cribb, Market Leader at the bank.

  • Groundbreaking held for business park

    A groundbreaking was held last Thursday for Babione's Business Park, 820 N. Main St., Williston.

    This will be a professional business park, within the city limits, the first of its kind in the city. It will offer office combined with warehouse space. The building has a total square footage of 11,880 and is designed to be split into 11 units measuring 18 x 60 feet per unit. One or more units can be leased, according to an individual's needs. The projected completion date is Jan. 2.

    For more information visit the Web site at www.babionebusinesspark.com or call 529-1034.

  • Sports calendar

    FRIDAY, AUG. 29

    High School Football

    Inverness Citrus at Williston, 7:30 p.m. (Preseason classic)

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 2

    High School Volleyball

    P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

    JV Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Dixie County, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

    High School Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7:30 p.m.

    Bronson at Gainesville Oak Hall, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

    High School Volleyball

  • Devils host classic Friday

    Williston High Schools football team will see its first interscholastic action of the season this Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at home against Inverness Citrus. The four-quarter game is a preseason classic, which does not count in the standings or won-loss record, but serves as a gauge for the coaches to prepare for next Fridays home opener against P.K. Yonge. This week, the Devils will play three varsity quarters, and the JV will play the fourth quarter. Last year these two teams met in Inverness, but played only six minutes before a storm washed out the competition.

  • Time for a change? Not here

    Remember about a year or so ago? There was going to be a revolt because of property taxes. A group was formed to create a charter government, part of which would include term limits. The people were up in arms.

    Fast forward to Tuesday of this week. All the incumbents either won re-election or advanced to the general election. Thats right, all the incumbents.

    The closest race was the one that probably has the least impact on your taxes ... that of sheriff, where Johnny Smith beat Bobby McCallum by a narrow margin.

  • House destroyed by fire

    Hidden behind the blowing trees in a driving rain, this house at 20581 N.E. Highway 318 burned last Friday. "We're not sure how it started. When we arrived the flames were through the roof," said Williston Chief Lamar Stegall. "It was a new experience. I've never fought a fire before in 40 mph winds and rain blowing sideways." The Williston firefighters were assisted by units from Bronson and Morriston. Below, the overall scene near the intersection of 318 and U.S. 27.

  • Incumbents rule in Levy elections

    It was a good day for incumbents in Tuesday's primary as three won re-election and others won their party's nomination for the November election.

    Almost one-third of the county's registered voters, 8,216 out of 25,070, cast ballots in the primary. All results are unofficial.

    While it was a primary to determine the nominees for the November general elections, three races were being decided as the Republican Party did not mount opposition for the Democrats.

  • Levy incumbents all victorious

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    It was a good day for incumbents in Tuesday's primary as three won re-election and others won their party's nomination for the November election.

    Almost one-third of the county's registered voters, 8,216 out of 25,070, cast ballots in the primary. All results are unofficial. While it was a primary to determine the nominees for the November general elections, three races were being decided as the Republican Party did not mount have any candidates to oppose the Democrats.