Today's News

  • WWII vets to meet Thursday at Ivy House

    World War II vets will meet Thursday,  May 12 at 11 a.m. at the Ivy House in Williston.
    Last month's meeting was at Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwannee. New members were Victor and Dorothy Durrance of Old Town and Gainesville. The couple has returned to Texas but will return in the fall to resume their residency.
    Mr. Durrance and Bob Heise had a long discussion about their war time experience.
    For questions or more information, call Virginia Lewis at 528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen at542-7697.


  • Miss Harris, Mr. Anderson plan October wedding

    Chuck and Ninta Harris of Williston announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jade Harris of Morriston, to Daniel Anderson, of Morriston, son of Brian and Candy Anderson of Morriston.
    The bride-elect has her associate’s degree in interior design. The future groom has his associate’s degree in business administration and is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree.
    The couple will marry Oct. 8 at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

  • Miss Martinez, Mr. Feagle plan July nuptials

    Miss Raina Lynn Martinez and Mr. Ryan Michael Feagle  announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Arthur “Mario” Martinez of Williston and the late Jodie Martinez.
    She is also the granddaughter of Arthur and Linda Martinez of Lake City, Sharon Stone of Williston and David Stone of Yankeetown.
    The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Williston High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.

  • Gladwell, Breeden to exchange autumn vows

    Mr. and Mrs. James L. Gladwell III of Williston, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Nellie Marie Gladwell, to Mr. Chetley Lowell Breeden, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breeden Jr., also of Williston.
    Miss Gladwell graduated from Williston High School in 2007 and the University of Florida in 2010 with a degree in Food and Resource Economics. She is presently employed by the Levy County School Board as a teacher at Williston High School.

  • Joyce Bullock Elementary notes honor students

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School names its honor roll and Principal’s List for the third quarter.
    Principal’s List- All As
    2nd grade- (Geiger) Victoria Dosey, Ryan Staley, Anthony Griffith; (Milton) Carter Boyd, Abigail Lowrimore, Adam Sistrunk; (Martin) Chase Eschbach; (Osteen) Abigail Carey, Sarah Dykstra; (Hunt) John Markham (Nobles) Caroline Pudlo; (Langworthy) Narisa Ali, William Kruk, Taylor McDaniel, Trinity Peacock, Noah Spillane; (Spence) William Owens, Brody Starkey; (Legler) Alexis Dillard, Michael Hopson, Allison Lies

  • WMS honor roll students named

    Williston Middle School names its Principal’s list and honor roll students for the third nine weeks.
    6th grade
    Aaron J. Grant
    Alexandria F. Wells
    Alexis D. Strange
    Andrew C. Holcomb
    Baylee N. Etheridge
    Breanna R. Porter
    Chance R. Harrell
    Cheyanne M. Mills
    Cory L. Sarrels
    Crista E. Gaz
    Crystal R. Barrett
    Derek L. Newsome
    Dylan W. Chaffee
    Emily E. Lowrimore
    Emily M. Launiere
    Emory A. Allnutt
    Hunter L. Stolfus
    Jasmine N. Waters

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, May 7

    FOL Book Sale
    Friends of the Williston Library will hold its monthly book fair May 7 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the City Hall Community Center
    Volunteers are needed to help set up Thursday night at 6 p.m.; Friday morning at 9 a.m. and then to clean up after the sale Saturday afternoon.

  • Wanted: Public Safety Director

    Levy County is in the market for a new public safety director who – depending on who you listen to – will split their time  70 percent to emergency medical services and 30 percent to fire services, or 80 percent medical and 20 percent fire, or  85/15.

  • Justin Fairbanks needs your help

    Justin Fairbanks, 9-year-old son of Kymber Altman and Matt Wilkinson has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and will be hospitalized at Shands for the six month duration of his treatment.
    A fund to help defray the family’s expenses has been established at Perkins State Bank. To make contributions, use this information:
    Perkins State Bank
    Justin Fairbanks and/or Kymber Altman
    Routing # 063102783
    Account # 100939462

  • Hanging Up the Cleats

    It is going to be hard for a lot of Williston Red Devil Baseball fans next season when the sight and sounds of Red Devil Baseball Head Coach Jim Smith are absent following his surprise retirement announcement  April 29.
    Smith turned in his notice from his head coaching position after 23 years, the last 15 at the helm of the Williston Red Devils.
    Smith was faced with this life changing decision following some personal health issues.