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Today's News

  • Superintendent's Gala held

    The music provided by the Chiefland High jazz band was light and airy as more than 200 people filed into the Williston Middle School's sparkling Cafetorium last Saturday night.

    The vegetable, cheese and fruit spread complemented by a punch fountain drew folks together to mingle before the main event - the 2008 Superintendent's Gala.

    The formal gathering was treated to a sit-down dinner catered by Williston High's culinary arts class.

  • Fair gets OK for 2008

    Acting president of the Levy County Fair Association Bob Levesque appeared before Williston City Council Tuesday to request an agreement to hold the fair at the airport again this year. He pointed out that more than 8,500 people had visited the fair in 2007, benefiting the city's economy.

    Levesque acknowledged that the event did not make a profit in its first year, but expects that the experience of last year will contribute to a more successful event in 2008.

  • Williston honors police, firefighters

    The City of Williston honored its police and firemen on Friday night at its annual banquet, held this year in the conference center at Williston Crossings.

    Award recipients are nominated and elected by their peers in each department.

    The police officer of the year is Kevin Sheppard.

  • Black History on display

    Black History Month started last Friday with a display in the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse.

    Six years ago County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp asked author Carolyn Cohens to start a display. "I was thrilled," Cohens said last week. "It had never been done before.

    "This was a giant step for black history in Levy County for us."

    Since then she has gotten help with the display from both blacks and whites in the county. "Our history is tied together," she said.

  • Upcoming events

    Wooden Rose Sale at Bronson church

    The Bronson Church of God Youth Group will hold a wooden rose sale Feb. 9 at Crayola Moments in Williston from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Feb. 10 and 13 at the church before and after services. All proceeds will help the youth go to Camp Wimauma this summer. Prices for roses are one for $1 and 12 roses for $10.

    There will also be the Soup Bowl Sunday, Feb. 17, after the service. All proceeds will go to the YWEA World Mission. Cost is $2.50 a bowl or $1 a cup.

  • Wild observations

    Well we went from humid and warm to cold and windy to cool and rainy. Welcome to Florida.

  • Kimball, Whitehurst to wed in May

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michael Mirabella and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Walter Kimball announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Renee Kimball to Adam Edwards Whitehurst of Williston, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Whitehurst, III of Williston, and Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Jr. of Uvalda, Ga.

    Lauren has a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Florida and is currently working toward a Masters in Literacy. Adam has a B.S. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida, and is employed by Whitehurst Cattle Company.

  • Community calendar

    Monday, February 11

    * 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.

    *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.

  • Girls second in district, visit Lake Butler Thursday

    The Williston girls finished second in the Class 3A, District 5 basketball tournament last week, and will travel to Lake Butler to face Union County this Thursday.

    The second-seeded team knocked off Newberry, 67-46, in the semifinals, then fell to P.K. Yonge 65-45 on Saturday in what got to be a nasty district final.

    In Friday's game, Williston let Newberry hang around for quite a while before pulling away in the second half.

  • Bronson alumni game rescheduled

    The Bronson Grand Slam Booster Club will be hosting a baseball clinic and an alumni baseball game on Feb. 16 after being postponed on Jan. 19 due to weather. The game will be played at the high school field starting at 5 p.m.

    Prior to the game, a baseball clinic will be conducted by Mike Pogue, head baseball coach. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A registration fee of $20 will be required for the clinic and lunch will be provided for participants.

    Registration fee for the alumni game is $25.