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Today's News

  • Library book sale to be held Saturday

    The Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold the March First Saturday Book Fair, March 1 at the Williston City Hall Community Center.

    The hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and, as always the best buys are for the early birds.

    The Book Fair is a major source of donations for "Friends", because the books themselves are donated, as are the donations that people give to take the books home. Suggested donations amounts will be displayed in the center during the fair.

  • City election to be held Tuesday

    In addition to choosing between Lindsey Hager and Brooks Holloway for City Council seat E in the March 4 election, citizens will vote on two referenda.

  • Community Calendar

    &ASaturday, March 1

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

    Monday, March 3

    * 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.

    * VFW Post 5511, 7 p.m., at the post.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F..M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday, March 4

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Upcoming events

    Crime Watch set in Morriston

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is having a Crime Watch Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Morriston Baptist Church and everyone is welcomed to attend.

  • Wild Observations

    One day I doubled up on a trip to Archer. After meeting with my craft group, I donned walking clothes and turned off of 241 on my way home. Nearby is an outparcel of Goethe State Forest. I've walked in this place many times before, but not recently. I like to visit a little pond there set in the wood, surrounded by many lovely trees such as hickory, maple, sweet gum, live oak, holly and pine.

  • Mayflower arrives at Joyce Bullock

    During a school play emphasizing the freedom of America, the "Mayflower" made its way up the aisle and onto the stage. Shown are Pilgrims from Mrs. Kim Milton's class, including Kasidi Lauterbach, John Werner, A.J. Moore and Shai-Nai Maxwell.

  • Facade grant applications due

    Faade grant applications must be submitted by March 31 to be eligible for this year's awards.

    Community Development Agency vice chair Nick Williams reminded members of the CRA of the deadline at the group's meeting on Monday evening. The grants are an effort to restore the historic feel of downtown Williston by returning core buildings to their original appearance.

  • Telecom Pioneers help vets

    The AT&T Gainesville Telecom Pioneers, Florida Telephone Retirees, and the Gainesville Sunshine Clowns joined together to deliver 175 ditty bags along with 80 hug-a-bears to the V.A. hospital in Gainesville on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. The ditty bag contained personal items such as socks, handkerchiefs, tooth paste, tooth brush, writing paper, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, puzzles and other items.

  • Firefighters to sponsor golf tourney

    On April 12, the International Association of Firefighters Local 4069 will host a charity golf tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee off is by 8:30. Continental breakfast and barbecued lunch will be provided.

    There will be prizes for first, second and last place which include cash and other items. Many prizes will be raffled off. There will also be hole prizes including longest drive, longest putt, closest to pin and hole-in-one.

  • Softball memorial dedication set

    A barbecue and memorial dedication will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Williston High School softball field adjacent to Williston Elementary School.

    The 2 p.m. memorial event, preceded by a noon barbecue, honors Ann Williams-Planas, who graduated from Williston High School in 1988, played college ball at Nicholls State in Louisiana and pitched for a women's team in professional baseball.

    She was enshrined in the Women in Baseball wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., where she donated her bat, glove and jerseys.