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Today's News

  • City will spend $163,000 for Block 12

    The first major step in revitalizing Williston's downtown area moved one step closer Tuesday when the city council voted to proceed with the purchase of Block 12.

    The property, located behind Main Street and its block of businesses, is about 1.85 acres, contains 19 parcels and is owned by 10 people.

  • Bronson finally finds backhoe resolution

     

    By ASHLEY McDOUGAL

    amcdougal@chieflandcitizen.com

    Bronson town council members skirted controversy regarding an old backhoe belonging to the town at previous meetings, but finally came to a resolution of the issue on Monday night.

  • District Champs – Again!

     

    The Williston Red Devils are looking for a repeat of last year's State Championship and may be well on their way, as they clinched the District title last week by defeating in-county rivals, the Chiefland Indians 2-1. Austin Langworthy recorded 14 strikeouts in the game that saw the Distict trophy come back to Williston again. The Red Devils (24-2) will take on Crescent City (8-12) Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in a regional semifinal game on the home field.

  • State chef treats WES to fresh fruit
  • Williston man arrested on child pornography charge

    What started as a domestic dispute between a Williston couple April 19, ultimately led law enforcement officers on an investigation into child pornography.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, the wife of John Lawson Fullbright, 30, allegedly found child pornographic images on her husband's phone. The wife refused to give Fullbright his phone and called law enforcement.

    Upon arrival at the residence, officers took possession of the phone but were unable to arrest Fullbright, who had fled into neighboring Marion County.

  • Lower power bills a possibility

     

         Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush? Or should Williston city leaders go probing in the vegetation to look for a better deal?

  • Robert Philpot Way approved

    Longtime Williston High School teacher and former Levy County School Board member Robert Philpot is being memorialized with the renaming of County Road 316 between U.S. Highway 41 and Southeast 8th Street as “Robert Philpot Way.”

  • Firefighters battle blaze at Williston Arms

     

    Six apartments at Williston Arms were evacuated around 10:35 p.m. April 15 when one of those apartments caught fire.

    When Williston Fire Rescue arrived on the scene, the apartment was fully involved with fire in the roof and speading throughout the attic area to other apartments.

  • Annexation comes with a price

    A few years back when Joe Mixon asked the city of Williston to annex his 57-plus acres of land on 50th Street, he had a dream of selling that property to an Ocala developer for a subdivision. 

  • Williston, get ready to Relay

     

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    Editor

    It all comes down to this: 12 hours of non-stop fun, laughter and games as a year-long fundraising effort climaxes with the biggest party Williston has to offer–the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.