Local News

  • Hospital rep not happy with results

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    An investigation into seven complaints that patients were advised against going to Regional General Hospital Williston and were taken to hospitals in Gainesville by Levy County Emergency Medical Services left no one satisfied at Tuesday's County Commission meeting. 

  • Dogan Cobb dead at 105

    Dogan S. Cobb, fondly known as “the Boss” and beloved for his public service and devotion to his country, Levy County and the Town of Bronson, died on Sunday, March 6 at the age of 105. 

    Visitation was held by the family at First Baptist Church of Bronson on Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were at the church on Wednesday, March 9. 

  • BACE chairman calls for code changes

    Telling the Williston City Council that the look of the city from its four corners is not appealing, or inviting, Sharon Brannan, implored the leadership to put some teeth into its ordinances.

    Brannan, Williston businesswoman and resident, is also the chairman of the city's Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BACE).

  • Williston Chamber picks Best of . . .

    The highlights of the annual Williston Chamber Installation Banquet was the naming of the Business of the Year (Drummond Community Bank), the New Business of the Year (Kirby Family Farms) and Director of the Year (Paul Jones).

  • From saddle shoes to class jackets, banquet had it all

     For more than three hours Saturday night, the clock was turned back as the calendar flipped six decades to the 1950s.

    Wearing poodle skirts, rolled dungarees, cat-eye glasses and saddle shoes, they came to listen to Elvis and swivel their hips with a hula hoop during the Williston Chamber of Commerce's annual Installation Banquet.

  • March 10 will decide museum's fate

    It's been three years in the making and on March 10, the future of the Williston Historical Museum will lay in the hands of the people who live here.

    Alan Celoria, son of Virginia Celoria, is the man behind the push to establish a facility that will house and preserve documents and mementoes that tell Williston's history.

  • Wininger wins Williston Council post


    With almost 50 percent of the votes cast Tuesday, political newcomer Nancy Wininger claimed the Group E city council seat, defeating Robert Mack 142-78. Three provisional ballots were cast and the canvassing board will review them tonight (Thursday) before making the votes official.

  • Robert Mack tells why he's a candidate

    Name: Robert Mack

    How long have you lived in Williston? My total time lived in Williston is about 25 years since my family moved away from Williston in early childhood for Active Duty deployment and I spent a couple of years in Gainesville at the University of Florida.

    Family: Wife – Ashley Mack (formerly Ashley Simpson); Son – Oliver Mack; Mother and Father – Nan and Gary Mack; Sister and Brother in Law – Stephanie Mack Kearney and Sean Kearney

  • Nancy Wininger answers why she's a candidate

    Name: Nancy Wininger

    How long have you lived in Williston? 3 years

    Family: Married to Larry Wininger - 43 years, 2 children, 13 grandchildren, 1 cat

    Education: Attended the University of South Florida, Indiana University

    Previous government experience?

    Planning and Zoning Commission, Assistant City Recorder, Supervisor of municipal elections (Riverton, Utah); Employee – Salt Lake County Senior Citizen services, Alachua County Attorney’s Office, City of Gainesville (retired)

  • Juveniles charged in burglary


    The footprints did them in.

    Four teenagers, ages 13, 14, 15 and 17 were arrested Tuesday for multiple crimes, including burglary of the Williston Golf and Country Club.