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Today's News

  • Williston Police reports

    The Williston Police Department has announced the following arrests:

    * Dannette D. Parmley, 49, of Northwest 100th Street, Micanopy, was arrested on a Marion County warrant after being stopped for a tag obstruction. She was also charged with giving false information to a law enforcement officer, after Inv. Eliza D. Kolak recognized her from a picture of those who had warrants.

    * Benjamin David Gilland 49, was charged with driving with a suspended license (with knowledge) after being stopped for driving with an inoperative headlight.

  • WHS boys top Chiefland

    After the start of a game which seemingly saw Chiefland's baseball team in full control, Williston suddenly finds itself tied for first place and in a position where a coin toss might determine the top seed in the district.

    The Red Devils rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat Chiefland, 11-5, last Thursday night.

  • WMS reaches championship game

    Helped by a series of Chiefland mistakes, the Williston Middle School Red Devils came from behind Tuesday to win their baseball division of the Suwannee Middle Athletic Conference, 8-5, over the visiting Braves.

    Williston was scheduled to play in Lake Butler Thursday for the conference title.

    Trailing 5-4, the Devils entered the bottom of the fifth with the top of the order coming to the plate, the part of the lineup that had been doing damage all afternoon.

  • Proud of my community

    Editor:

    I did not grow up in Williston, but have been fortunate enough to have lived here for almost 20 years. Not long after moving to Williston, I realized that it was not just a town, but a group or community of people that worked together for the betterment of "the community."

  • When is dead really dead?

    One of the strange stories of the past week comes out of Texas, and it really can raise some ethical questions.

    A 31-year-old man was injured four months ago in an ATV accident. He was declared brain-dead, but kept alive artificially so his organs could be harvested.

    But recently, when officials were ready to work on him ... he moved.

    Turns out he had been alive all the time, and even heard the doctor pronounce him dead.

    Now he's recovering and says he feels pretty good, according to an Associated Press story.

  • Setback rules may change

    After weeks of discussion with the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA), a 330-foot setback may be changed to be a 100-foot buffer, Levy County Planner Shenley Neely said.

    The Levy County Comprehensive Plan currently requires property owners to not build or use their own land when it is within 330-feet adjacent of any state forest, federal wildlife reserves, state wildlife reserves or next to Suwannee River Water Management land.

  • Barker to run for property appraiser

    Osborn "Oz" Barker has announced that he is seeking the position of Levy County Property Appraiser as a Republican candidate.

  • Festival at airport is Saturday

    The city of Williston along with the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its third annual Williston Airport Recreational Fest & Fly Market.

    It will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, March 30.

    Admission is $2 per person and parking is free. No food or backpacks will be allowed. Food will be sold inside the gates. Vendors and Fly-Market dealers will be admitted at 8 a.m. for setup.

    The event will be held at the Williston Airport on Southwest 19th Avenue, just off SR 121 South.

  • WHS tops Chiefland in key district baseball game

    Williston rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat Chiefland, 11-5, in a high school baseball game Thursday night.

    The result leaves each team with one district loss as they have split their district season series. If both teams win out and finished tied, a coin toss will decide the top seed. Either way, one of these teams will be seeded first and the other second.

  • WHS boys pick up three district wins

    By Jim Clark

    Editor

    With a 6-1 record in the district, the Williston baseball team is ready for a rematch with the team on top.

    The Red Devils play host to Chiefland (7-0) tonight (Thursday) in a key district contest.

    Williston picked up three wins in the past few days, including a 6-5 win over P.K. Yonge (see story below), a 10-0 whitewash of Fort White and an 8-1 win on the road at Dixie County Tuesday.