Local News

  • Bronson rec center back in spotlight



    After getting lost in the shuffle for a spell, it appears that an idea to construct a community recreation center in Bronson is once again on the table.

    Town staff and officials started looking into the details of constructing such a facility last year, but the issue temporarily faded, taking a backseat to more pressing issues.

  • Bronson woman killed in accident

    A single vehicle accident early Sunday morning left a Bronson woman dead and both of her passengers injured.

    Barbara Sue Strickland, 36, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident that occurred at 12:40 a.m. on CR 343.

  • Joyce Hurt hangs up the scissors

    The beehive, the French twist, the shag and the bouffant. Not only has Joyce Hurt seen them all–she’s done them all.

    But two weeks ago, Hurt traded her scissors and curling irons for retirement after 53 years of standing on her feet making people look beautiful.

    Now instead of perm solution and hair color, she will be helping her artist husband pitch his talent at craft shows and fairs.

  • Lohrey named new football coach

    After reviewing more than 70 applications to replace out-going Coach Jamie Baker, the field was narrowed down to five.

    Williston Principal Eulin Gibbs then went to work to get the best applicant suited for the Williston football program. 

    From the large pile of papers placed in front of Gibbs, one could only be convinced that he did a thorough job in researching each of the final applicants.

  • Griner gears up for yet another agricultural distinction

    Some say it can be difficult maintaining balance in today’s world, a place where perspectives on life have become ever more polarizing and where, more and more, ways of living have come into conflict with each other.

  • Williston ordinance offers building standards

    New commercial construction in Williston may soon have to comply with aesthetic standards if Ordinance 635 is passed on its second reading.

  • Atheists lose first round

    The Williston Atheists group’s request to erect a granite bench monument on the Levy County Courthouse forum between the courthouse and the State Attorney-Public Defenders offices was unanimously defeated by the Levy County Commissioners due to flaws in the group’s application. 

  • Atheists’ request sparks curiosity with Chiefland

    Chiefland commissioners are taking notes on the Godless, and they’re pretty sure at least some of them come from Williston.

  • Williston Atheists ask for equal space

    The Williston Atheists will make their case to place a stone bench on the grounds of the Levy County Courthouse in proximity to the Ten Commandments monument.

  • Businesses of the Year

     Maguire’s Auto Shop was named Business of the Year by the Williston Chamber of Commerce’s new president Jennifer Radder, who was also named Director of the Year. 

    B4 Advertising was named New Business of the Year