Today's News

  • Crime down in Williston

    Here’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Crime has taken a rest in Levy County in the first six months of 2012 according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s latest semi-annual report.

  • Kline is POY nominee

     Mary Kline has been chosen as November’s Pioneer of the Year nominee.

  • I didn't even know I had a bucket list

    Let’s face it. I’m not a spring chicken.
    I have three adult children, two of whom have solid careers while the other is finishing his senior year of college.
    I don’t have grandchildren, but I’m definitely old enough to have a passel. I could even have a couple who could be as old as 12. But remember, I don’t.
    I’m not fit and thin and my eyebrows spotted gray two years before I found my first one in my head this past January.
    Indeed, I am old.

  • Red Devils end season with on-the-road loss

    What was hoped to be a good season for the Williston Red Devils, ended with a disappointing loss to the Dunnellon Tigers on a cold Friday night.
    The Red Devils suffered a set back in the first quarter when starting quarterback David Heinkel was sidelined with an ankle injury that sent him to the hospital.
    The Red Devil defense, led by Tyus Williams and Keith Neal. stood tall as they forced the Tigers to fumble the football six times during the game, and recovered three of them, stopping key drives by the Tigers.

  • Williston does it right

    For a year Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat has led the effort that would bring this year’s Levy County Veterans Day parade to our city.
    Phone calls, e-mails, face-to-face conversations and a lot of work–and probably prayer and sleepless nights–paid off Monday when hundreds came to Williston to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces.

  • 11 shopping days left until Christmas!
  • Fund established for ailing paramedic

    On Oct. 17 Paramedic Kenny Luzader suffered a massive heart attack while on duty at Levy County Department of Public Safety on Bronson transport unit Medic 1, according to Public Safety Director David Knowles.
     He since has had open heart surgery and after some unexpected complications, he is on the road to recovery.
    Luzader will be unable to return to work for several months while he is recuperating.  While the sole provider of the household is recovering, he has his wife, Sherry and young daughter, Chloe by his side.

  • Light Up Williston set for Dec. 1

    The holiday season is just around the corner and the Williston Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 10th Annual Williston Christmas Parade.  
    The parade will be Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. and will be the official start of the “2012 Light up Williston Festivities”.  This year the parade theme is “My Favorite Christmas Movie.”

  • No Toys for Tots this year

    Christmas could be bleak for many children this year because the county’s largest distributor of toys to families in need is no longer in business — in Levy or Gilchrist counties.
    Most folks, when contacted to ask about some organization taking up the slack admit they had no idea Toys for Tots was no longer serving Levy County.
    And there is little likelihood anyone one or any group can make up the time to pull off a successful Christmas toy distribution this year.

  • ‘Mathletes’ take number 2 spot

    Although their names may already be familiar around Williston, recently Bradley Jones, Samantha Sandlin, Ty Cramer and Quincy Cason took action that would ensure they will not soon be forgotten–especially in the annals of Williston FFA history.
    The four make up the Farm Business Management Team, a group dedicated to applying economic principles and concepts to analyze farm and ranch management decisions to ensure better productivity and profitability.