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Today's News

  • Change proposed for CR339, US 27A intersection

    The busy, but tricky intersection of County Road 339 and U.S.Highway 27A – that has seen at least three truck rollover accidents – would be closed and traffic diverted to nearby CR 339A under an idea floated by the Florida Department of Transportation. 

  • Residents balk at noisy peanut dryers

    The noise coming from Williston Peanut's dryers is keeping residents in the area from having the quality of life they deserve, Wayne Williams told Williston City Council Tuesday night.

    Williams, speaking on behalf of more than a dozen residents in attendance, said from August through November the noise is unbearable and prevents residents in the area from entertaining, watching TV or sleeping in comfort.

  • It’s a gamble with the cat food

     So I am checking out of the Cat Food Store as The Carnivore calls the mega pet supply center in that town that turns blue and orange on Saturdays in the fall (like a scene from “The X Files”) when the cashier asks, “How many cats do you have?”

    “Four.”

    She looks over the two-week supply of cans, bags and treats that fills two of those reusable totes,. “They like a variety of food,” she says.

  • Devils recover against Buccaneers

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    On Oct. 6, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team got a much needed  win against the Branford Buccaneers. The final score on the night was 40-12, bringing Williston’s record to 3-2 on the season. 

    The game, originally to be played on Friday, Oct. 7, was moved due to the Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the state. The Devils finally got the jump start they needed, winning their first game in three tries.

  • Happenings

     October

     

    Parenting Classes

    Healthy Start is holding Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parenting classes on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. 

    Class will be held at the Tri-County Pregnancy Center - 426 West Noble Ave., Williston.  

    Ladies who are at least 27 weeks pregnant are eligible to participate.  There is no charge. Call Gloria at Tri-County Pregnancy Center, 352-528-0200, for further information.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 5, Keith Colson, 54, Chiefland, petit theft, possession of a controlled substance W/O a prescription.

    • Oct. 3, Kathryn Gwennette Elkins, 62, Archer, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. Bond $10,000.

    • Oct. 8, Deanna Michelle Esslinger, 35, Cedar Key, child neglect without great bodily harm, child neglect with great bodily harm, disorderly intoxication. Bond $60,000.

  • Council starts abatement talks

    Williston residents overwhelmingly voted Aug. 30 for the city to begin a tax abatement program to entice business growth within the city.

    Now, six weeks later, the council is ready to formulate policies and procedures to enact.

    Last week, City Manager Scott Lippmann asked council members for direction on instigating an abatement program.

  • Methods of detection

     By Buster Thompson

    Finding cancer early makes it easier to treat before it spreads. Along with self- or clinical examinations for abnormal tissue, breast cancer can be detected in different ways, known as screening tests.

    Here are some summaries of different screening tests available to detect breast cancer, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health:

  • Just the facts

    FACTS & FIGURES

    • Breast cancer incidence in women has increased from 1 in 20 in 1960 to 1 in 8 today.

    •  For women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than any other cancer, besides lung cancer. 

    •  Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. More than 1 in 4 cancers are breast cancer. 

  • Real men wear pink

    Members of Williston Fire Rescue Station 72 have picked up the challenge for Pink Heals Cares Enough to Wear Pink during the month of October.

    This year, members are selling t-shirts at the fire department and all money raised from the sales will go to River O’Rourke, the daughter of Robert and Hattie O’Rourke, who live in the Williston area.