Today's News

  • It was a REAL fair

    Here's hoping that the Levy County Fair comes back next year. I missed a lot of it because I was on vacation, but I got to visit the event on Monday and really liked what I saw.

    It was a good, old-fashioned midway, with games and rides and food, lots of food, including hot dogs, burgers, Italian sausage, pork sandwiches, cotton candy, popcorn, caramel apples, nachos, cheese sticks and ribbon fries, just to name a few.

    There were some old familiar names in the games, particularly Skee-ball, bust-a-balloon, cork guns, go fishing.

  • WMS put on lockdown

    On Nov.13, about 3:15 p.m., a school faculty member observed an individual in the woods adjacent to Williston Middle School armed with a gun. As a safety precaution the school implemented its lockdown procedures.

    There were no threats made to the students, school faculty or administrators. School officials took all necessary steps to provide a safe and secure environment.

  • Wild observations: Autumn leaves in Tennessee

    I know the color of fall leaves can be pretty in our area, but my whole concept of autumn got reworked after visiting Tennessee the first week of November. I'd forgotten just how breathtakingly beautiful fall scenery can be.

  • From the kitchen: Fruitcake still part of holiday tradition

    Last week I emphasized the importance of starting holiday baking early and being prepared before you start. If you follow these two guidelines, your time spent in the kitchen will be enjoyable and you will have delicious offerings to show for it.

  • Veterans honored at Levy Fair

    For a man in his early 20s, Cpl. Sean Henry has already seen a lot of action as a U.S. Marine. Now he's going around the country telling people about it as part of the military's "Why We Serve" program.

    Henry was the speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony held at the Levy County Fair in Williston on Monday.

    As a small crowd under the performance tent, and the Bronson High School Band, listened, he described some of the events he has gone through in two tours in Iraq.

  • Williston Business Plaza: Where progress meets community

    The name says it all.

    Nestled just one half block south of Downtown Williston on South Main Street, the brand new Williston Business Plaza is host to a mix of professional offices and retail/service establishments.

    With Phases 1 and 2 now complete and fully occupied, Williston Business Plaza, LLC will soon be going forward with the construction of Phase 3.

    Phase 3 will be located on the south end of the plaza and will include 2 buildings with plenty of parking and green areas.

    Anyone interested in pre-leasing can call the office at 528-6277.

  • Red Devils win tiebreaker to earn playoff spot

    DUNNELLON -- Williston High School's football team is going to the playoffs.

    The Red Devils dominated both quarters in Monday's three-way tie-breaker for second place in the district, defeating West Port 14-0 and blanking Dunnellon 7-0 to earn the runner-up spot.

    Williston will play in the first round of the Class 3A tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, at Crystal River.

  • WHS in tiebreaker Monday after win over Santa Fe

    ALACHUA - After a weekend of things falling into place, the Williston Red Devils football team finds itself going to a three-way playoff for second place in the district Monday night. The Devils defeated Santa Fe, 46-26, last Thursday, to set up the possibility of a three-way tie for second. Then came the second round, Friday night, where Dunnellon had to lose to North Marion to force the Monday night extra. That's exactly what happened, as the Colts grabbed their fifth straight district title, 28-16. The tie-breaker, one of at least 17 in the state, is to be played Monday, Nov.

  • WHS to play Monday night

    North Marion came through for Williston Friday night, defeating Dunnellon, 28-16, to win the district championship. The loss dropped Dunnellon into a three-way tie for second place with Williston and West Port. Although the official pairings are not yet announced, it is believed that the Monday night event will be played at Dunnellon at 7 p.m., with Williston and West Port meeting in the first quarter, and the winner taking on Dunnellon for the right to advance in the playoffs.