Local News

  • Williston may acquire WMS property


    Visions of Williston's future took center stage Tuesday night after City Manager Scott Lippmann said the School Board of Levy County wants to give the current middle school property to the city.

    Lippmann said Jeff Edison had made a verbal offer to offer up the property after the school relocates to its new quarters this fall.

  • WHS Graduation Tuesday, June 7
  • Judge impounds dogs seized from couple


    Six dogs, taken from an East Bronson couple on April 28 after they sparked calls to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office for roaming the neighborhood and attacking vehicles, will remain impounded at the animal shelter. 

  • Special Olympics held in Williston



    Levy County's first Special Olympics were held last Friday when athletes from Bronson Elementary and Bronson Middle High School came to Williston to compete for honor. More pictures from the day's events are on page 7 in this week's print edition.

  • CRA gets sneak peek of mural

    The six smaller panels of a mural that will be featured on the Heritage Park Pavilion were unveiled Monday to members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

    Contract artist Judy Kemp lined up the panels, each depicting a segment of Williston's history.

  • Residents tell council they want change



    In reality, the reasons for the workshop hosted by the Williston City Council last Thursday night was two-fold: to review building codes and their enforcement and related matters. It was the related matters that dominated the two and one-half hour meeting.

  • Cemetery meeting set


    Anyone interested in Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston is encouraged to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 213 W Noble Ave.

  • County seizes dogs not euthanized in attack


    Six Cane Corso/Mastiff dogs – owned by the same family who lost three dogs after a violent attack on a baby and a young couple – have been seized by the county after the dogs were reported running loose and attacking a Levy County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle. 

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to party


    It may have started slowly on Friday night with the arrival of a few vendors and some residents putting up canopies, but by 6 p.m. Saturday the 2016 Crab Fest in East Williston and Lincoln Heights was in full swing with thousands of people walking along streets in the neighborhood and that is when Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum closed County Road 318 to traffic.  

  • County fire rating lowered



    Homeowners in four unincorporated areas of the county who live within five road miles – not as the crow flies – can rejoice: Your fire insurance could get lowered as of Aug. 1.