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Today's News

  • Move over, boys Granny's at the wheel

     

    When Alma Fuller’s husband first taught her to drive an 18-wheeler back in the 70s, she had no idea that it would shape her future.

  • Red Devils' fan Bruce Smith dies at 77

     

    Bruce Smith was a familiar sight around Williston–from working in the town's theater to janitorial duties for several local businesses, and perhaps more familiar the ever-present sports fan of the Williston Red Devils, where he could often be seen keeping the time clock and scoreboard at home games.

  • Street to be named for David Moss

     

    Williston Police Cpl. David Moss will be memorialized July 30 at 10 a.m. when a portion of a Williston street is dedicated to him. 

    On July 30, 1988 at 2:09 a.m., Moss was working the night shift when he reported that he would be out of his car investigating  a suspicious vehicle that he discovered. 

  • Newspaper woman Bess Williams dies at 83

     

    Staff

    Bess Williams was born to be a journalist.

    “I had turned in articles since I was 8 years old,” she told a reporter in 2007.

  • Council weighs need for airport committee

     

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    Editor

    An ordinance created the Williston Airport Committee to be an advisory council to the airport manager, but for almost two years committee activity has been suspended.

  • County sets tentative assessments

     

    The Levy County Commission has tentatively approved the fire, emergency medical services, solid waste and road assessments for the coming fiscal year, keeping them as their current levels. 

  • Fire/police departments sinking

    Earlier this year, perhaps in February, Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall and Deputy Chief Danny Wallace noticed some loose panels around the station.

    They fixed them, but six weeks later they were loose again and then they noticed buckling.

    What has ensued since mid-March is the city's fire and police departments are located on a sink hole and it's critical both departments relocate.

    Tuesday night, an hour-long discussion about what needs to be done dominated the regular meeting of the Williston City Council.

  • Williston man fatally shot; sheriff turns to public for info

    A shooting that left a Williston man dead last Saturday is still under investigation as authorities look to the public for information on who pulled the trigger that killed Leo Rives, 31.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call came in around 10:20 p.m. July 5. The caller reported a suspicious vehicle and a possible shooting.

    Deputies and officers from the Williston Police Department responded to the scene at the intersection of NE 218 Avenue and NE 35 Street, east of the city.

  • Cal Byrd is Citizen of the Year

    Longtime Williston resident and city councilman Cal Byrd was named Citizen of the Year by the Junior Woman’s Club during the Independence Day celebration last weekend.

    The text from the announcement is as follows:

    "The Citizen of the Year is a man who has always been around supporting our community in a most steadfast but quiet manner.

    "He has never been one to hog the spotlight but now is the time to give this man the very public recognition that he so rightly deserves. Williston’s 2014 Citizen of the Year is Cal Byrd.

  • Just passing through

    When told he had only five weeks to live, Rodger Howell, 63, sold everything he had and took to the open road with two horses and a dog. His goal: to live every day as if it were his last, visit family and friends and see America.

    That was a year ago, and this week Howell passed through Williston on his quest to reach Niagara Falls by Christmas.

    A former Tennessee police chief, Howell drives his buggy four days a week and rests three, plus he never travels on Sunday.

    He averages 20-25 miles per day and enjoys meeting the people he encounters.