Local News

  • Arrest made in Crabfest shooting



  • Williston prays for America

    Over 75 people braved threatening skies to attend Williston's National Day of Prayer ceremony at noon Thursday.

    Speakers, representing more than a half dozen churches, took turns praying for the country, state, leaders and families during the hour-long service held at the gazebo in Heritage Park.

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat led the attendees in "God Bless America" before the prayer service was concluded by the Rev. Charlz Caldwell, who delivered the benediction.

  • One dead, four others wounded at Crabfest

    One person is dead and four others wounded following a shooting Saturday night during Crabfest near Hwy. 318, east of Williston.
    Sheriff Bobby McCallum said the incident erupted at 8:05 p.m. and law enforcement agents were on the scene immediately.
    "There were 10,000 plus here," McCallum said via telephone around 11 p.m. "We had 70 law enforcement personnel on standby and within minutes had both a triage area and a chopper on the scene."

  • National Day of Prayer Thursday at noon at the gazebo in Heritage Park
  • Bronson, school board talk about gym

     Despite "hurt feelings" and a unanimous vote by Bronson Town Council members April 1 to forego any more dealings with the Levy County School Board on the use or purchase of the Old Bronson High School Gym, a deal now seems to be in the works.

  • Sex offender numbers on rise in county

    Researchers have long speculated on the reasons behind what drives some people to become sex offenders. From the theory that it’s a learned behavior, with offenders themselves doing what was at some point done to them, to the notion that offenders lack self-esteem or, at some point in their development, missed out on what it means to have feelings of empathy, society struggles to come to grips with the issue.

  • Thousands will descend on Williston during Crabfest

     As many as 10,000 people are expected in Williston this weekend when Crabfest 2013 gets under way.

  • WJWC plants Pinwheels for Prevention

    The Williston Junior Woman’s Club is taking part in Prevent Child Abuse Florida’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign by planting a pinwheel garden at the Williston Woman’s club during the week of April 14-April 20.  The garden planting was held at the Williston Woman’s Club  Sunday, April 14.

  • Report: three motel rooms contaminated



    The owner of the Bronson Motel has been given 30 days to remedy a problem stemming from the discovery last month of methamphetamine possessed by several residents there, according to officials.

    Town officials sent motel owner Ella Baumbach a citation March 19 stating several of the motel’s rooms needed to be evaluated by licensed contractors after law enforcement arrested three people there March 6 on charges related to the sale and production of meth.

  • Bronson, Williston vote against teen tobacco marketing

    Both Bronson Town Council members and Williston councilors are siding with area teens and an education and research foundation that seek to limit deaths from smoking.

    Bronson council members voted unanimously Monday night to sign a resolution acknowledging that tobacco products are dangerous and that the marketing to teenagers and children of such products within the town is discouraged.

    Similarly, Williston Council unanimously approved the resolution Tuesday night.