Local News

  • Stomp Out Sarcoma

    It's been almost three years since Paige Douglas began her fight against cancer.

    And though she's won a major battle herself, overcoming synovial cell sarcoma–a rare cancer of soft tissue – she refuses to stop fighting and has become an advocate for others going through similar circumstances.

    Because Paige knows the expense associated with cancer treatments, she is continuing the course by becoming an advocate for cancer awareness.

  • Clean Up Williston set for Saturday

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck
    It's time to take a little pride in the community where you live, Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat told the city council last month.
    A city-wide cleanup is the first place to start, he said, as he began planning a day to make Williston beautiful.
    With only nine days remaining, it's time for not only city residents, but anyone who shops, visits or works in Williston to come out and take part in the effort to start beautifying the city.

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  • Inglis shooting leaves four dead

    The small town of Inglis is picking itself up and applying bandages — physical and mental — where needed last week after a man, unhappy over the end of his 32-year marriage, on Thursday killed his ex-wife, himself and a man who tried to intervene out of concern that children playing across the street were in harm's way. He also shot a fourth man who died Friday at a Gainesville hospital. 

  • Bronson concert gets commission blessing

    The Country Music Fest & Mud Bog Races being held at Bronson Speedway on Oct. 16 and 17 got the green flag from the Levy County Commissioners after businessman Robert J. Nichols satisfactorily answered questions about overnight camping, alcohol sales and security.

  • Cason will not seek re-election

    Williston City Councilman Jason Cason announced Tuesday night that he will not be seeking re-election in 2016.
    The former council president said his job at Drummond Bank had now taken a permanent move to Chiefland and he and his family will be placing their Williston home on the market and moving outside the city limits.
    Cason said it is his intent to fill his seat through the end of the term in April.
    "I'm not going to be one of those – what do you call it?– lame ducks," he said. "I'm going to work."

  • Two charged with underage alcohol sales

     Two Williston convenience store workers were arrested last week on charges of selling alcohol to a person under 21.

  • It's Peanut Festival Saturday


    Get ready for everything peanut this Saturday when the 27th Annual Central Florida Peanut  Festival takes over Williston's Heritage Park.