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Today's News

  • Thanks for safety day

    Editor:

    The members of Ornan Lodge No. 117, Free and Accepted Masons of Williston, would like to thank the Williston Police Dept., Williston Explorers, Williston Fire Dept. and the Levy County Sheriff's Office for making "Child Safety Day" on Sept. 27 a complete success. Their commitment to our youth is commendable and paramount to our future.

    Ornan Lodge is also grateful to the AARP, Williston Junior Woman's Club, North Central Florida Child Care and Frito-Lay Corp. who provided services to the young and not so young alike.

  • Pilot praises airport

    Editor:

    I have been a long time proponent and corporate pilot based at Williston Municipal Airport. I recently noted that a new terminal expansion is about to commence. This should be a huge improvement for the airport, the citizens of Williston and the airports' customers, congratulations to the Airport Supervisor, Airport Board and Chairwoman Debra Jones for this improvement.

  • Peanut royalty

    Tayelen Seabrook and Reagan Jones are the 2008 Little Peanut King and Queen for the Williston Peanut Festival.

  • Council cuts police position

    After some opening pleasantries, the Williston City Council focused on the subject that concerns everyone in the nation: finances. Paying expected bills, authorizing some unexpected expenditures, contracting for budgeted items and suggestions for new revenue streams were the primary thrust of the meeting.

  • Are our falls better?

    Recently, I talked to the real estate agent in Georgia who helped me with my house hunting. She said, "you'd love it up here today." I asked about their weather. "Clear," she said, "and not too hot and not too cold." Northern Georgia was having one of those bright fall days most of us love. A week or so after my conversation with her, our area headed into some similar fall days.

  • Upcoming events

    Homecoming set

    at First Baptist

    First Baptist church of Williston will celebrate 150 years with Homecoming Weekend Oct. 10-12.

    Dr. John Sullivan, executive director treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, will be the featured preacher for all three services.

    Friday's service, "A Time for Remembering," will begin at 7 p.m.

    Saturday's service, "A Time for Renewing," will begin at 6 p.m.

    Sunday's service, "A Time for Rejoicing," will begin at 10 a.m.

  • Karaoke contest held

    The Levy County Fair Association held their Karaoke Pre-qualifying competition in Williston this past Saturday.

    Junior Karaoke Contest winners:

    First Place - Katelyn Robinson

    Second Place - Cierra Barges

    Pre-Qualifying contest winners. All six singers below now qualify for the final competition on the main stage of the Levy County Fair.

    First place - Truce Allen

    Second place - Amber Richburg

    Third place - Kyra Fitzgerald

    Fourth place tie - Dandi McCallister and Tiffany Lesher

    Fifth place - Kristin Stewart

  • Fair just three weeks away

    The second annual Miss and Little Miss Levy County Fair contest is set to kick off. Young ladies from all over the county are encouraged to participate. The contest and crowning will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. Plan to come and cheer them on. If you're interested in participating please visit the Web site for details.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, October 13

    * 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.

    * WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center;

    * Williston area AARP Chapter #912, 9:30 a.m., Ornan (Masonic) Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth. Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information call 528-3323.

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

    * WHS SAC will meet in the media center at 6 p.m.

    * AMVETS post 444 Ladies Auxiliary 7 p.m. post building.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the October Student of the Month awards at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting.

    Students are nominated by teachers or administrators at each of Williston's schools. Each honoree receives a personalized certificate of accomplishment and a gift card for a pizza donated by King Munchie's.