Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 22, Ricky Lee Alston, 32, Chiefland, delivering/distributing drugs, possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of business, school or place of worship, manufacturing hallucinogens, possession of hallucinogens with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. Bond $100,000.

    • March 25, James Thomas Andrews, 51, Bronson, aggravated assault, battery.

  • Happenings


    WW Vets Luncheon

    WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School. (See page 3 for more information.)

    Meet and Greet with the Author

  • Purging should be easier

    My late best friend, Denise, was a shopaholic. More importantly, she was a bargain shopaholic, so it came as no surprise to me what I discovered in her closet 12 years ago when she was adding a room onto her house.

    Denise was also a hoarder, so when our friend Kendall and I started going through Denise’s closet, we forced her to leave the room. We could hear her wails from the hallway as we sorted various items for sale, for trash and for donation.

  • April 2

    “You’ve done all the hard work. Now come and listen to the strategy developed based upon your input. Share your comments and thoughts to finalize the strategy.”

    That’s the opening on a flyer distributed this week by Megrath Consulting as the firm winds down into the closing weeks of the city of Williston’s comprehensive plan, mandated by the state of Florida.

    Participants are encouraged to come to the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School Monday, April 2 from 5-7 p.m. to hear what's ben said.

  • Reception for the Mayor April 5

    The city of Williston will host a retirement reception for Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church.

  • Rotary Club Egg Hunt

    The Rotary Club of Williston will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt and complimentary hotdog lunch at the John Henry Celebration Park this Saturday, March 31.

    Festivities kick off at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at 11 a.m. followed by the Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 11 and under are invited to participate in the fun.   

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 14, Duncan Ryan Anderson, 28, Williston, hit and run, DWLS.

    • March 18, Dejean Alfredo Baker II, 35, Alachua, DUI.

    • March 14, Chastity Ball, 41, Gainesville, VOP.

    • March 18, William Brehm, 52, Chiefland, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • March 15, Andy Raul Carrillo, 39, Bushnell, aggravated assault, battery, criminal mischief. Bond $105,000.

  • Creature of habit

    No exaggeration, I get close to 400 emails daily through the editor address; another 200 in my main personal account. With over 600 emails each day, I often overlook something or file something in a trash folder that's not really garbage.

    Monday morning as I sifted through the 1,200 work emails since Friday, the above graphic caught my eye and rather than send it automatically to trash, I read it.

  • Business of the Month

    Regional General Hospital was selected Business of the Month for March by the Williston Chamber of Commerce. The hospital was chosen for its outdoor improved aesthetics and its continued involvement with the Chamber and the community. From left, Chamber President Marc Pompeo, hospital administators, Tillman and Edith Mears and Chamber Director Crystal Curl.

  • Happenings


    FOWL Book Sale

    The Friends of the Williston Library will hold its spring book sale Saturday, March 24 between 8:30-11:30 a.m.

    There will also be a table of non-book treasures.

    AL Pig Roast

    The Sons of the American Legion Post 236 will host a pig roast and membership drive Sunday, March 25 beginning at 2 p.m. to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day later in the week on March 29.

    Veterans will eat free and all others will pay $8 per plate.

    The post is located at 9550 Alt. 27, Bronson.