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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Friday, September 5

    * SHARE Sign Up 1-3 p.m. Cornerstone Assembly of God. Contact Elsie Neal, 528-5709.

    * Fish Fry Meal, 6 p.m., Holy Family Church, Williston.

    Saturday, September 6

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, September 8

    * 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.

  • Karaoke contest held

    The usual suspects triumphed at Monday's karaoke contest held at AMVETS Post 88 in Bronson, though the menu of music on tap was long and deep.

    It took a three-way sing-off to crown Carissa Fields of Chiefland, with her letter-perfect rendition of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." Bronson's Reginald Stacy placed second with his tiebreak song of "Purple Rain," by Prince, and Samantha Beckham was third with Martina McBride's "Independence Day."

  • Stuff the Bus held

    Last Saturday was the day for Levy County residents to "Stuff the Bus," providing school supplies for local teachers to help their students. From the left, Lydia Bridges, her daughter Maycie, and Margie Zanders of Williston Middle School accepted donations at Hitchcock's in Williston.

  • 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.