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Today's News

  • Crab Fest is Saturday

    On April 30,  the annual Crab Fest will begin in the Williston area.  The event usually begins mid afternoon and last during the late evening hours.  There will be an increase in vehicle & pedestrian traffic in the area of County Road 318 in East Williston.
     

  • Teen arrested after running wild in Bronson

       A 15-year-old is accused of stealing two cars, taking gas from a third, and nearly hitting a Levy County patrol deputy head-on during a car and foot chase Wednesday morning, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Cody Thatcher, 15, is charged with grand theft, accused of taking a car in Clay county on Monday and later abandoning it in the Bronson Middle/High School parking lot.

  • Drugs, guns $100,000 land 'Jane Doe' in jail

    A woman who claims to not understand English or Spanish and was in a home with drugs, guns and over $100,000 in money has been jailed as a "Jane Doe," according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
     The arrest came after deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents did a "knock and talk" at a home on Southeast 80th Street in Morriston. A woman answered the door and officers detected the odor of marijuana.

  • Stamper gives up one hit in Newberry; win 4-0

      On April 7, just one night after the Lady Red Devil softball team gave up six runs to Ft. White on five throwing errors, the team played almost a perfect game at Newberry.

    The Lady Devils got on the board in the first inning as lead off batter Crissy Rawls walked and stole second base before scoring on an Angie Wilcox single for a 1-0 lead. 

    Wilcox was then picked off at first base on a throw from the Newberry catcher. Kaitlyn Bannon then doubled with two outs, but was left stranded.

  • Red Devils hold off Indians for District win

         Despite exploding for a six run third inning against the Fort White Indians, the Red Devil baseball team took the 7-6 win down to the last out, in the last inning, on a very close play on Friday night April 8.

    The Red Devils took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning after Connor Clayton drew a lead off walk, stole second base and was moved to third on a perfect sacrifice bunt by Austin Etheridge.

  • Errors and lack of hitting spoil Senior Night game for Lady Devils

    Remember back when heavy coats, blankets, gloves and even ear muffs were the wearing apparel for fans attending the opening game for the softball season in early February. Just two months later on Friday night April 15, it was shorts and shirt sleeve clothing.

    What a difference a few months make in not only the weather, but in two rival teams playing to start and end their seasons. 

  • WPD wants your drugs

    The Williston Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Take Back Day on April 30. 

    An officer will be standing by in the parking lot of the Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, April 30 to assist in the collection of unwanted, outdated or excess prescription drugs. 

    Citizens can dispose of their unwanted prescriptions legally and safely with anonymity and without documentation. 

  • Council president calls for civility

    A decision by Williston Council President Marc Nussel to move the city council’s meeting in a more polite, civil manner was temporarily aborted Tuesday night as tempers once again flared and the interim city manager and finance director stormed out of the meeting.

     Marisela Barcenas, appointed last week to step in for exiting manager Marcus Collins as interim city manager, picked up her belongings and left the meeting, telling the packed chambers because of the behavior the people exhibit, she did not want to be from Williston.

  • Tempers flare at council meeting

    The Williston City Council gave in to former City Manager Marcus Collins’ demand that he be allowed to collect more than $27,000 in severance pay without signing away his right to sue the city.

    The decision — 3-1 with Councilor Norm Fugate abstaining and Jerry Robinson voting no — came in a special meeting Friday morning at city hall that was marked by hostility and loud outbursts between council members and the public, and council members and interim City Manager Marisela Barcenas.

  • Kindergarten basics forgotten at city hall

    It’s been brewing for days, weeks, months–maybe even years, and last Friday the frustration, the disappointment and the anger came to a head at the called Williston City Council meeting.

    Tuesday night, things weren’t much better, even after Council President Marc Nussel called for a return to civility and politeness, while Councilor Brooks Holloway asked for respect–from the council and public alike.