Today's News

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Veterans Day Parade 10 a.m. Saturday in Williston
  • Happenings

    Remember Me Thursday®

    Rapscallion to the Rescue & Williston Animal Group are uniting with animal lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony.

  • Nightmare in Newberry

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team traveled to take on the Newberry Panthers. The final score was 41-40 in a true heartbreaker for the Devils, as the Panthers won on a gutsy two-point conversion play. Although it is a tough loss, the Devils have no reason to hang their heads, as they played a heckuva game.

  • City's future begins with residents' input

    When Allison Megrath talks about GOPs, she's not talking about Republicans.

    In her line of work as a professional planner, GOP means Goals, Objectives and Policies.

    Last Thursday night, some 20 people attended a workshop at city hall that launched a year-long process that will end with the city of Williston adopting a comprehensive plan that encompasses its future growth.

  • New fire truck approved

    It's taken a while and it's going to take a bit longer, but the Williston Fire Department will at last be able to replace one of its main trucks.

    At its meeting last week, city council approved for the department to order a new truck, estimated to cost $408,000.

    The new vehicle replaces one that was totaled when someone ran into it while the department was answering a call last year.

  • City millage stays the same

    Operating on a budget that is a 1.4 decrease in expenditures from 2016-2017, the Williston City Council voted last week to keep the millage rate the same as last year.

    At the first public hearing, Sept. 6, with no one from the public in attendance, the council first voted to keep the rate at 5.8627 mills, with Council President Charles Goodman dissenting.

    When asked about the reason for his "nay" vote, Goodman asked, "Were you at our budget workshops?"

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 14, Ruperto Alpizar-Secundino, 30, Williston, no DL. Bond $1,000.

    • Sept. 12, Faith Lynn Alvarez, 47, Fanning Springs, two counts possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription, and/or use. Bond $12,000.

    • Sept. 15, Vincent Louis Baker, 21, Crystal River, VOP.

    • Sept. 16, Frank Barnes, 69, Bronson, fleeing/eluding LEO, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $160,000.

    • Sept. 14, L.W. James Brown, 22, Bronson, VOP.

  • Happenings


    Book Sale

    The Friends of the Williston Library will hold its Autumn Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. behind the library.

    Lions Club Car Show

    The Williston Lions Club will host a Car and Motorcycle Show Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Registration is 8-11 a.m. and is $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show.

    There will be a 50/50 drawing, live music from Chrome and a barbecue lunch will be available for purchase.

  • The Pioneer Woman

    I’m accustomed to power outages.

    In February 1985 while living in the Kentucky mountains, a freak storm dumped 18 inches of snow in a short time and paralyzed the entire region.

    Not only was driving a risk, I was a young mother with a two-year-old, a two-month-old baby and no electricity.

    Our house was drafty on a good day and with an infant, I had to evacuate my home in order to keep the babies warm.