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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, August 23

    * SHARE Distribution, 9-10 a.m., Cornerstone Assembly of God. Contact Elsie Neal 528-5709.

    Monday, August 25

    * 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 495-1294 or Virginia Corbin 528-5407.

    Tuesday, August 26

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Upcoming events

    4-H Roundup

    to be Aug. 23

    Levy County 4-H will hold its annual Roundup Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Extension Office in Bronson. The Hartley Barbecued Chicken Contest will begin at 8 a.m.

  • Perkins marks 95th anniversary

    Perkins State Bank held a celebration in conjunction with the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce last Thursday to celebrate the bank's 95th anniversary. Various bank officials and members of the business and political community attended.

    Bank president Frank Etheridge welcomed the group, which got to view memorabilia from the years that the bank had been in service.

    Below is a history of the bank provided by bank officials:

    History of Perkins State Bank

  • Football scrimmage called off

    The Williston Red Devils varsity and JV football teams are practicing for the upcoming season. The Red Devil coaching staff dispensed instruction and motivation to their young and talented players. Both squads showed exceptional team speed and fitness. The Red Devils will play at home against Inverness Citrus in the Preseason Classic on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. The first regular game is the following Friday, Sept. 5, at home against P.K. Yonge.

  • Getting ready for August vote

    You have to wonder about the people running our state government when they set an election before Labor Day, just at the end of August.

    That's the case this year as we have the primary day next Tuesday, Aug. 26.

    And the term primary is misleading. In some cases, where people from only one party are running, this is the actual election.

    Party labels at this level are somewhat meaningless, yet we're saddled with those labels determining who can vote for certain candidates.

  • Schools closed Friday

    All public schools in Levy County will be closed on Friday, Aug. 22, according to an announcement on the School Board Web site, because of Tropical Storm Fay.

  • Comp plan presented to city

    The Aug. 19 meeting of Williston's City Council consisted largely of planning and housekeeping items.

    The annual modifications to the city's comprehensive plan were presented to the council. This exercise is undertaken each year during the budgeting period. The changes reflect projects undertaken or completed during the previous year and changes in projections for future activity.

  • Which local candidates can you vote for on Aug. 26?

    Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 26. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Fay lingers on East Coast

    TROPICAL STORM FAY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 23A

    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062008

    800 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2008

    ...FAY BARELY MOVING...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FORT PIERCE FLORIDA

    NORTHWARD TO THE SAVANNAH RIVER AT THE BORDER BETWEEN GEORGIA AND

    SOUTH CAROLINA.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE

    INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED

    BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    AT 800 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED

  • Too wet for wet day

    Saturday morning's "Wet the Kids" day at Johnny T. Henry Celebration Park was postponed because of rain.

    It will be held this coming Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m.