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Today's News

  • Friends of the Library

    Friends of the Williston Public Library

    Calendar of Scheduled Events - 2008-2009

  • Sparr to hold open house

    Sparr Building and Farm Supply, 240 S. Main St., Williston, will hold a "Share Your Passion" Open House on Friday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Devils defeat Chiefland

    Yes, it did get a little tight in the second half, but Williston handled the pressure and the fundamentals well to ease past Chiefland, 35-21, in an intra-county football game last Friday night.

    Williston will play host to Trinity Catholic this week, with a 7:30 game Friday night. Each team is 2-0.

  • Hunting safety tips

    With hunting season quickly approaching I would like to talk about hunter safety and give you some guidelines on how not to be a statistic. Hunters look forward to fellowshipping with their families and friends in the woods. I know this is a much anticipated moment for all hunters to camp in the woods, smell that pot of coffee brewing on the stove, listen to the camp fire crackling in the background and of course harvest that big buck. This is a time when hard work pays off by you scouting the woods, preparing food plots, cutting fire wood and getting the camp site ready.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Drug Task Force was back at work recently, making another buy and arrest in the Williston area.

    Arrested was Kebris D. Jelks, 30, of Northeast 40th Street, Williston. Once in May, and twice in July, officials had used a confidential source to purchase crack cocaine, and Jelks was charged with three counts each of possession of cocaine and sale of crack cocaine. His total bond was $75,000.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Tracy A. Kennedy, 22, of Old Town, charged with possession of cocaine and paraphernalia after she was spotted by a Williston Police officer in the area of Northeast 13th Street. Total bond, $2,500.

    Rebecca M. Taylor, 24, of Gainesville, was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after she was spotted by a Williston Police officer in the area of Northeast 13th Street.

  • Maybe gas price hike isn't gouging

    Prices at the gas pump have gone up drastically in the past week or so, thanks to Hurricane Ike.

    We've seen all the stories on price gouging, heard all the complaints, seen the signs at gas stations going steadily up. By now, none of that is news to you folks.

    So now I'm going to do my best Paul Harvey imitation and give you "the rest of the story," a look from the other side.

  • Holiday event date still not set

    The air was filled with congeniality and collegiality at Tuesday evening's city council meeting.

    The budget had been finalized after long and arduous negotiations; it awaits final approval at a special meeting on Sept. 23.

    The items on the agenda looked straightforward enough, and, indeed, only a few excited any discussion.

    Approval was given quickly for street closures for the Trail of Treaters on Friday, Oct. 31, for the Peanut Festival on Oct. 4, and for the Williston High School Homecoming Parade on Nov. 6.

  • Williston car show

    Midtown Cruisers car club of Williston and Bronson partnered with Advance Auto Parts in a fund-raising car show to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

    Saturday's car show, held in front of the Advance Auto Parts store in Williston, attracted several hundred viewers from around the area. About 50 cars, from Bronson, Williston, Chiefland, Trenton and beyond, opened their hoods to show off in front of an appreciative crowd.

  • Methodists prepare for Focused Living

    First United Methodist Church of Williston (FUMC) will begin a Focused Living Retreat in October, but prior to that, 45-plus members-young and old, men and women, those who are retired and those who work long hours each week, gathered Saturday morning to spruce up the church's campus.