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Today's News

  • "Original Highwayman" is library program

    The Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its first program of the year on Thursday, Jan. 17. It will be in the library starting at 7:30 p.m. and will be a combination visual and speaking program.

  • Engineers inform, amaze WES student 'builders'

    Aren't volunteers great?

    Thanks to the outreach program sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, employees from three engineering firms out of Gainesville recently showed up at Williston Elementary to share about what they do for a living. Ryan Harvey (Crom Corporation), Tiffany Davies (Wilson-Miller, Inc.), Rachel Conn and Matt O'Brien (Jones-Edmunds) made PowerPoint presentations in the school media center to members of the Enhanced Learning Program (ELP), the school's program for gifted students.

  • School lunches

    MONDAY, JAN. 14

    Grilled cheese sandwich, or shrimp poppers; vegetable soup / broccoli; tater tots; chilled peaches / apple.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 15

    Spaghetti with meat balls, or corn dog; salad / green beans; beets; spiced apples / tangerine.

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

    Chile con carne w/beans, or hamburger on bun; green peas / celery stick with dip / lettuce, tomato; chilled apple sauce / orange.

    THURSDAY, JAN. 17

    Roast beef or hot dog on bun; mashed potatoes with gravy; winter mix / celery stick with dip; spiced apples / orange; homemade wheat rolls.

  • Chamber to hold banquet

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will be having its annual installation of officers banquet at Williston Crossings RV Resort on Friday, Jan. 25.

    Admission is $25 per person, which includes dinner. Corporate sponsorship tables are available for $500.

    Drawing for the Super $5,000 winner will take place that evening.

    Call the Chamber at 528-5552 for further information or to reserve your space.

  • Sports calendar

    SATURDAY, JAN. 5

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys vs. Orlando Bishop Moore (at Dante Anderson Memorial Shootout at Eastside, 3:30 p.m.)

    High School Soccer

    Gainesville St. Francis at Williston girls, noon

    MONDAY, JAN. 7

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Eastside, 6 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 8

    High School Basketball

    Newberry at Williston boys, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

    High School Soccer

    Hawthorne at Williston girls, 6 p.m.

  • Landmark explores possibility of sale

    Landmark Communications Inc., parent of Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. (LCNI), owner of the Williston Pioneer Sun News, has hired national investment firms to explore selling the Norfolk, Va.-based company.

    "I can confirm that Landmark Communications has retained investment banks JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers to assist in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company's businesses," said Richard F. Barry III, vice chairman of the company.

  • Horse Club helps cancer center

    The Levy County Horse Club held its seventh annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Trailride in October at Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest.

  • Bronson loses in tourney final

    The Bronson Eagles finished as runners-up in their own Holiday Tournament, after a slow start to beat Umatilla 68-41 and a strong 75-52 win against Middleburg. Facing a tough Dixie County team in the championship round, Bronson could not sustain a slim halftime lead and fell 52-51 after a brutal second half battle.

    "We didn't execute when we needed to, and we couldn't get defensive stops," said Bronson head coach Kelly Beckham.

    "We've got to be prepared to play against a good team like Dixie County - we've got to bring our 'A' game."

    Umatilla

  • Girls top Dunnellon for 7th place

    BELLEVIEW - The Williston girls took seventh place in their bracket in the Belleview tournament to benefit cancer research last week.

    Williston whipped Dunnellon, 65-50, after a couple of strange losses in the three-day event. The Devils lost the opener against Longwood Lyman, 63-33, then dropped a one-point decision to Pine Ridge.

    In the Lyman game, Williston played the Greyhounds almost even in the first, third and fourth quarters. But the Red Devils went stone cold in the second period, being outscored 24-0, enabling Lyman to coast the rest of the way.

  • Boys sixth in Trinity tourney

    OCALA - What really made Williston's sixth-place finish in the Papa John's boys basketball tournament at Trinity Catholic last week disappointing was the feeling of what might have been.

    The Devils lost the opening game, 58-52, to Wesley Chapel, which eventually went on to win the tournament, defeating Miami Washington and Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII for the championship.

    But in that first game the Devils came very close to a victory.