Today's News

  • Council stymied over future of city hall

    For more than a year, Williston City Council has bandied about the idea of the city possibly someday acquiring the cafeteria property at the original Williston High School for conversion into a new city hall building.

    During that year there were talks about reduced prices, trading out services and lopping the cafeteria off from the rest of the school property.

    The future is now.

  • FBI makes arrest in 39-year-old crime

    Over 39 years ago, Mary Gene Bailey French and her husband, Royal, were ending a beautiful vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.

    The splendor of the trip was marred in the days ahead by a story shrouded in mystery, deception, betrayal and murder.

    Mrs. French's father, Gene Bailey, and three of his friends, were bushwhacked eight miles from Williston as they drove home from Ocala after having dinner.

  • No dog in the fight

    With the news last week that the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) has the first right of refusal concerning the future of the old middle school, the Williston City Council was faced with only one action: take a bow.

    Tuesday night, City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council that the MFA has until the end of January 2017 to strike a deal with the School Board of Levy County, or walk away.

  • Ministerial Faith Alliance plans to buy old middle school property
  • War memorial needs some help
  • Cold case leads to Levy
  • If it's December then I'm already done-in

    It's only Dec. 5 and I'm ready to throw in the towel.

    Despite all my good intentions, time is getting away from me and there's no way to recoup what I've lost and no way to get ahead of what needs to be done.

    It all started back in November – Veterans Day to be exact.

  • Christmas Happenings

     Stuff the Hummer

    The Williston Police Department will once again sponsor the "Stuff the Hummer" food drive. 

    The Hummer will be at Winn-Dixie, located at 727 West Noble Ave.,  from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 9, Dec. 16 and Dec. 23.

    All food collected will be distributed to families in the Williston area.


    Library Fun

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Dec. 1, Jake Junior Bryant II, 36, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • Dec. 3, James Charles Cox, 47, Old Town, disorderly intoxication. ROR.

    • Dec. 4, James Thomas Crowe, 53, Trenton, sexual battery on a victim under 12 years old.

    • Nov. 30, Celinda Nicole Foshee, 22, Trenton, VOP.

    • Nov. 29, Larry Granger, 55, Chiefland, possession of cocaine. Bond $30,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Nov. 22, Donyahl Michelle Adams, 40, Trenton, VOP.

    • Nov. 23, Travis S. Anthony, 31, St. Petersburg, three out of county warrants. Bond $65,026.

    • Nov. 25, Jonah Lee Arthur. 34, Bronson, touch or strike. ROR.

    • Nov. 22, Justin Henry Bailey, 22, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $1,000.

    • Nov. 23, Brandon Cody, 30, Hernando, burglary. ROR.