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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, October 25

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Williston

    Monday, October 27

    * 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.

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

    * Williston Senior Singles, Top of the Hill restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Alan Levine 226-2466 or Virginia Corbin 528-5407.

    Tuesday, October 28

  • Little Miss Williston

    Little Miss Williston Sarah Dykstra

  • Junior Miss Williston

    Here are the winners of the Miss Williston pageant held last Saturday:

    Little Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Sarah Dykstra

    1st Runner Up: Macy Huguley

    2nd Runner Up: Toni Oxendine

    3rd Runner Up: Mercedes Casillas

    Junior Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Harley White (shown in photo)

    1st Runner Up: Chelsea Buell

    2nd Runner Up: Morgan Williams

    3rd Runner Up: Aliah Grimes

    Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Taylor Acree

    1st Runner Up: Kendra Claude

    2nd Runner Up: Veronyca Schaudt

  • Williston opens district play with big win

    DUNNELLON - Speed kills, again.

    Even the Dunnellon football announcer commented that when the Williston Red Devils turned the corner outside, they weren't going to be caught.

    That became obvious quickly as Williston opened its district schedule last Friday with a 41-31 win over the Tigers that wasn't as close as the score indicated.

    The win left Williston with a 4-2 record this season and, more importantly, a 1-0 mark in the district.

  • Runners prepare for county meet

    CEDAR KEY -- In cross country, there are hills, and then there are hills. Cedar Key just has the former, but the Shark varsity boys and girls say that year round practice on two stretches - the spot near the museum and the hot, lonely stretch of Gulf Boulevard by the cemetery - may put them in good shape for the most brutal course of the year - Mount Dora.

    Cedar Key runners are already looking ahead to districts, because of the reactions their home course got from both local runners and visitors alike in Thursday's Cedar Key Invitational.

  • Bronson falls to Lopez

    Bronson slid to .500 while playing their best football yet. Now 3-3, the Eagles dueled Daytona's Father Lopez to a standstill before falling 27-21 in overtime. This, against a team that clobbered them 56-12 last year.

    "We grew up a little today," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey. "With so much losing behind us, we have to build a culture where we expect to win."

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has announced the following arrests:

    Matt Wilson, 44, of Oak Avenue Bronson, and Marty Wilson, 42, of the same address, were charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft auto after officials recovered a travel trailer that had been stolen from Bronson.

    Bond was set at $25,000 each.

    Stephanie Fawn Rizer, 34, of Old Town, whose occupation was listed as a corrections officer, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and violation of restriction after she was stopped in Bronson. Bond was set at $1,000.

  • Drug task force arrests pair

    The Levy County Drug Task Force announced more arrests in the Williston area.

    Jethro Herbert White Jr., 21, of Northeast 40th Street, Williston, was charged with three counts of possession of crack cocaine, three counts of sale of crack cocaine and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after alleged purchases by a confidential source.

    His total bond was set at $75,000.

  • Statistics show it's safer in Williston

    Crime is up in Levy County, statistics show, but not in the city of Williston.

    Uniform crime statistics released by the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement on Tuesday showed that the crime rate in Williston dropped 15.2 percent in the first six months of 2008. In Levy County, that same statistic climbed 42.5 percent.

    According to Williston Police Chief Dan Davis, the Levy figure was the third highest increase in the state.

  • Another scam to be careful about

    Beware the 809 area code.

    Every once in a while we have to warn you about scams that come across your e-mail.

    One which resurfaced recently was the 809 area code scam.

    To put it simply, don't call anyone in the area code 809, unless it's someone you know, even if you've been told via e-mail that you've won something, or some other good news.

    You'll be charged some fantastic rate per minute on your phone bill, and of course the people who have that number, which is in the islands, reap the profits.

    So be smart. Don't call people you don't know.