Today's News

  • Police Officer of the Year

    Police Officer of the Year Dakota Wilson with Police Chief Dennis Strow

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  • Monument plans move forward

    Now that a date has been set to dedicate the veterans' memorial in Williston's Heritage Park, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) knows it's under the gun to get the ceremony planned.

    "The onus is on us to coordinate," CRA Chairman Kenneth Schwiebert said to his board Monday night. In addition to sending invitations to state dignitaries, there's also a lot of pre-planning to do before the May 19 day arrives.

  • Williston Cleanup is March 24

    The first city-wide cleanup of 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There's something for everyone to do.

    For more information, or to volunteer, call Latricia at city hall at 352-528-3060 ext 1.

  • Montbrook fossil dig will go down as one of Florida's largest

    Towering pine trees line a long dirt road that’s often dotted with a random grazing cow. Occasionally a squirrel or bird makes an unexpected appearance.

    The picturesque drive, one of the thousands in Montbrook, leads to a land that time forgot. Until 2015.

  • Firefighter of the Year

    Firefighter of the Year Timothy Berrios, center, with Lake Raymond and Fire Chief Lamar Stegall. 

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  • Business of the Month

    Harriett Downs Real Estate was named Business of the Month for February by the Williston Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left, Chamber Director Lon Sullivan, Marc Pompeo, Linda Jane Cramer and Donna Hatcher from the company and Chamber Directors Mary Martha Hartley and Michael Langston.

  • Open for Business

    Back Door Antiques, owned and operated by Jim Smith (center with scissors) was officially welcomed to the Williston Chamber of Commerce March 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony held in conjunction with the store's grand opening. Dozens of Smith's supporters, friends and Chamber members were on hand to wish him well in the business located on East Noble Avenue.

  • Memorial dedication set for May 19

    It's been almost a decade in the making and at long last Willistonians will have something tangible to commemorate our nation's veterans.

    Dr. Kenneth Schwiebert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency, (CRA) announced Monday that a dedication ceremony for the Veterans' Memorial in Heritage Park will take place on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19.

    The monument and bricks commemorating veterans are scheduled for installation mid-April.

    A time and schedule of the day's events will be announced at a later date.

  • Council wants answers

    It was a 90-minute Williston Council meeting that had only one agenda item for discussion.

    President Charles Goodman told his council that he'd try to keep the communication segment to 10 minutes, but it was evident that it would be a broken vow once the specifics of the new city hall came into the spotlight.

    Goodman, a contractor, said he'd spent 10-12 hours reviewing a 314-page document about the building and asked council members what they remembered for the roof.

  • County may join lawsuit

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    In a scene reminiscent of the successful lawsuits against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies have become a target for their role in the opioid crisis.