Local News

  • Vision for Williston's future begins


    By Carolyn Ten Broeck


    It’s Friday night in Williston and you don’t have plans. What will you do? 

  • Willie Duncan makes history as WHS's first black male valedictorian

    His mother warned that he was humble and didn't have a lot to say, but it only took minutes before Willie Duncan, this year's valedictorian at Williston High School, sat back in his chair and opened up about what it's like to be a history-maker.
    Willie, the son of Rosa Snead and Gerald Duncan, is the first black male to hold the number one spot at the school.
    And that's a little disconcerting.
    "I really wanted to be the first black valedictorian," says the lanky Willie who has an infectious smile, "but Erica beat me to it."

  • County updates dangerous dog ordinance

    An increase in the serious threat of unprovoked dog attacks involving residents, domestic animals and livestock has prompted the Levy County Commission to update its dangerous dog ordinance and revive an animal services panel to hear appeals of dogs deemed dangerous. 

  • Sheriff's cases resolved

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is winning convictions – 58 thus far – for its massive Operation Melting Pot that concluded July 2015 with the arrests of 68 people. 

    The operation name was selected by lead Sheriff’s Investigator Robert Bowers because of the diversity of drugs purchased through undercover operations during the 11-month investigation.

  • Williston grad supports future of naval aviation

    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class

    Electa Berassa

    Navy Office of Community Outreach

    (PATUXENT RIVER, Md.) - A 2008 Williston High School graduate and Williston native is serving with Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) supporting the future of naval aviation aboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

  • What do you want Williston to be?

    If you have any ideas on how you'd like Williston of the future to be, City Manager Scott Lippman and the city council, ask you attend a three-hour workshop this Saturday, June 4 at city hall.

    The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and will continue through noon.

    Professional moderator Marilyn Crotty will spearhead the brainstorming session that will include everything from economic development and recreation to beautification efforts.

  • AFIA names Cathy Bandyk Member of the Year

     The American Feed Industry Association named Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D., of Westway Feed Products LLC, and Ronny Moser, Ph.D., of JBS United, Inc., its Members of the Year during a ceremony at its Board of Directors dinner May 4, in Arlington, Va. 

  • January home invasion suspect arrested

    On Jan. 6 at about 3:30 a.m., a Williston resident awoke from where he was sleeping on his couch to an intruder in his home.

  • Williston horse to run the Preakness

    Nyquist may be the odds on favorite to win the second jewel in racing's triple crown, but in Williston all eyes will be on one of her own Saturday.

  • Dr. P says he's committed to keeping hospital open

    Williston Regional General Hospital CEO Dr. Devaiah "Dr. P" Pagidipati told Williston City Council members Tuesday that for the last two years he has spent almost $6 million out of his own pocket to cover indigent care.