Today's News

  • Why I'll vote for Amendment 2


    Amendment 2 does one thing and one thing alone. It defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but it does not prohibit the government or private companies from extending benefits to whoever they wish. The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Amendment 2 concerns the "single subject" of marriage and simply takes the existing state marriage law and places it into the constitution having similar effect (Opinion to the Attorney General, 926 SO. 2d. 1229.2996).

  • School Board's sounds of silence

    First, it must be noted that Billy Morrison has not been convicted of anything. All we have are charges filed of lewdness and exposing himself at a rest room at Santa Fe College.

    Still, since Morrison is a member of the Levy County School Board, the matter must be addressed, and in this vein the School Board failed miserably at its meeting on Tuesday.

  • Term limits for Congress


    We are in a mess. All we hear are people saying we are in a mess. The bunch on Wall Street, the congressmen and senators admit we are in a mess.

    So what do they do? They have the power. They vote in a plan to bail out the money people, the people making multibillion dollars in perks. The heck with the ordinary, working families who manage to save a dollar or two after household expenses. Let the taxpayers foot the bill.

  • Wild observations

    Some might say that watching birds is at its best this time of year. In addition to migrating birds passing through, we also see the arrival of birds who stay here during the winter.

  • Upcoming events

    JBES carnival

    is tonight

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School will hold its fall carnival on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 p.m. at the Williston High School football field.

    Tickets are available in advance. For information contact a classroom teacher or call 528-3341.

    Donations needed include two-liter drinks and cakes for the cake walk.

    Middle School

    hosts fun night

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, October 25

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Williston

    Monday, October 27

    * 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.

    * CRA, 5:15 p.m. City Hall.

    * Williston Senior Singles, Top of the Hill restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Alan Levine 226-2466 or Virginia Corbin 528-5407.

    Tuesday, October 28

  • Little Miss Williston

    Little Miss Williston Sarah Dykstra

  • Junior Miss Williston

    Here are the winners of the Miss Williston pageant held last Saturday:

    Little Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Sarah Dykstra

    1st Runner Up: Macy Huguley

    2nd Runner Up: Toni Oxendine

    3rd Runner Up: Mercedes Casillas

    Junior Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Harley White (shown in photo)

    1st Runner Up: Chelsea Buell

    2nd Runner Up: Morgan Williams

    3rd Runner Up: Aliah Grimes

    Miss Williston:

    Queen: Miss Taylor Acree

    1st Runner Up: Kendra Claude

    2nd Runner Up: Veronyca Schaudt

  • Williston opens district play with big win

    DUNNELLON - Speed kills, again.

    Even the Dunnellon football announcer commented that when the Williston Red Devils turned the corner outside, they weren't going to be caught.

    That became obvious quickly as Williston opened its district schedule last Friday with a 41-31 win over the Tigers that wasn't as close as the score indicated.

    The win left Williston with a 4-2 record this season and, more importantly, a 1-0 mark in the district.

  • Runners prepare for county meet

    CEDAR KEY -- In cross country, there are hills, and then there are hills. Cedar Key just has the former, but the Shark varsity boys and girls say that year round practice on two stretches - the spot near the museum and the hot, lonely stretch of Gulf Boulevard by the cemetery - may put them in good shape for the most brutal course of the year - Mount Dora.

    Cedar Key runners are already looking ahead to districts, because of the reactions their home course got from both local runners and visitors alike in Thursday's Cedar Key Invitational.