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Today's News

  • Charity golf event to be on April 12

    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.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, MARCH 13

    High School Baseball

    P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 4)

    High School Track

    Williston at Bushnell South Sumter, 4 p.m.

    Middle School Baseball

    Williston at Lake Butler, 5 p.m.

    FRIDAY, MARCH 14

    High School Baseball

    Fort White at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 4:30)

    High School Softball

    North Marion at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    TUESDAY, MARCH 18

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Dixie County, 7 p.m. (JV at 4)

    High School Softball

    P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

  • Miserable weather, good softball game

    When you're playing a competitive sport, sometimes a second chance can be all your team needs.

    Freshman catcher Dayna Hunn laced a line drive triple over the right-fielder's head to drive in one run, then scored on a wild pitch as the Williston girls defeated Inverness Citrus, 2-1, last Thursday night.

    Playing in the cold, wind and steady rain, the girls shook off the weather and put on an entertaining contest for the fans who braved the elements.

    The heroics came in the fourth inning and struck as quickly as the lightning that had blasted the area earlier in the day.

  • Fishing tourney postponed

    The first Haven Hospice Redfish and Trout Tournament in Yankeetown, scheduled for Saturday, March 8, was postponed due to inclement weather. The tournament will now be held Saturday, March 22 at 7 a.m. If weather appears to be an issue, please call 352-246-7483 for updated information.

    Six thousand dollars in cash prizes is up for grabs for first, second and third place winners. (Prize pool based on 100 boats registered.) There will also be door prizes and raffles.

  • Credit card fraud protection

    Credit card fraud is a serious problem. Credit card fraud causes an estimated $1 billion each year in losses in the United States. The consumer pays for the fraud by way of higher finance charges and annual fees. To protect against credit card fraud, consider the following:

    Protect Your Bills and Credit Cards:

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently arrested the following people. All people in the United States are presumed innocent of crimes until they are proved guilty in a court of law.

    * Zachary Allen Baggett, 16, of Bronson was arrested March 1 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto, theft, two counts of grand theft, armed burglary and three counts of burglary. The name of a juvenile charged with a felony in Florida can be published.

    * Wendy Barnhill, 35, of Williston was arrested March 1 for disorderly intoxication. Bond $500.

  • Williston police reports

    Arrests announced by the Williston Police Dept. include:

    * Rodrigo Sanchez, 42, of Alachua, no valid driver's license, after he was stopped for speeding.

    * Jason C. Lampos, 30, of Southeast First Street, Williston, domestic aggravated battery after an incident in his home with a pregnant woman.

    * Pebbles Y. White, 36, of Southeast 66th Place, Morriston, on an Alachua County warrant for fraud.

    * Priscilla Ann Meeks, 42, of Southeast Ninth Street, Williston, shoplifting, four packs of steaks at Hitchcock's.

  • Riot halted at youth camp

    Seven inmates at the Forestry Youth Camp in Inglis were charged after a disturbance on Monday, March 10.

  • About the Williston Airport

    Editor:

    My husband and I are private pilots and we frequently visit the Williston Airport. We enjoy visiting the airport because of its friendly atmosphere and have been involved in the annual activities.

  • Government and the sunshine

    Sunshine Week has arrived once again.

    No, that's not a weather report. It's the annual week where we make all people aware of their rights under open government. It started in Florida but has spread nationwide.

    This year the observance starts on March 16.

    Our state has two main "Sunshine Laws," one requiring open meetings and the other requiring open public records.

    Through the years, exemptions to these laws, especially public records, have climbed, and it's time for legislators to go back to the original intent, which was to make everything open.