Today's News

  • Fred Morris retires

    The Williston Police Department congratulates Sgt. Fred Morris on his retirement. Morris served the City of Williston for 17 years with dedication to the city and its residents. He continues to be an active member of the force as a Reserve Officer. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 3, Christopher Alan Chapin, 30, Bronson, grand theft. Bond $25,000.

    • Oct. 6, Marvin Eugene Cooper Jr., 50, Williston, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, and/or use, giving false ID to LEO. Bond $61,000.

    • Oct. 8, Daniel Delaney, 45, Chiefland, four counts FTA. Bond $20,000.

    • Oct. 4, Megan Desiree Desbiens, 38, Inglis, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • His name – Jesus

    By Keith Stewart

    I believe all of us would agree that names are very interesting, beautiful, significant, descriptive, and passed down.

    Very few people name their sons Judas or their daughters Jezebel for obvious reasons.

    With respect to many persons, their name is somewhat of a description of who they are.

  • Williston, Fla.

    I’m Thomas Griffin and I moved my small business to Williston about six months ago.

    I recently attended a meeting on planning the future of Williston. I have also spent some time with numerous small companies in the region and learned this greater area has a very distinct affiliation with craftmanship and heritage.

  • Take a trip back in time this hunting season

    By Tony Young

    Muzzleloading guns are a part of American history. Throughout my schooling, I learned about their use in the Revolutionary and Civil wars and as survival tools for early settlers. But it was my favorite high school history teacher who gave me my first hands-on experience with an ol’ smoke pole. He had a tradition when every year he would pick two students to shoot his muzzleloading rifle outside his classroom, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.


    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston High School Red Devils traveled to Belleview to take on the Belleview High School Rattlers but the game didn’t end in the Devils' favor as the Rattlers bit them 48-27. The loss dropped Williston’s record to 2-4 on the year, and extended the current losing streak to four games.

  • Carol McQueen plans January retirement

    Levy County Tourist Development Director Carol McQueen has announced her retirement to begin January 2018. McQueen has been overseeing Levy County’s tourism and marketing operations for the past 12 years.

  • Veterans' Memorial comes up short

    Blame it on inflation.

    A half dozen years ago, when Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) first began dreaming of a monument to honor our country's veterans, a landscape architect estimated $20,000 would be adequate.

    It's not. In fact, it's a drop in the bucket as CRA members learned Monday night during their regular monthly meeting.

    Dr. Ken Schwiebert, CRA chairman, told his committee that the price for a granite monument ranges from $38,000 to $43,000, depending on what design and type granite the CRA chooses.

  • First draft of new city hall reviewed

    Tuesday night members of Williston City Council got a first look at a conceptual floor plan for a new city hall.

    Derek Dykes and Jason O'Brien, representing the contracting and architectural firms, went over the first true drawing of a new municipal building that includes meeting rooms, offices, storage area and the Williston Chamber of Commerce.

    Dykes and O'Brien said this first phase is to garner feedback from the council and noted this plan will allow future growth, should the city require it.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month