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Today's News

  • Business of the Month

    Williston Crossings RV Resort was chosen by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the September Business of the Month. Along with owner, Alan Wallace, center, several members from the Chamber board and Williston's reigning royalty were on hand to congratulate "the hidden gem of Williston."

  • Happenings

    October

    NC Business Council Meeting

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the College of Central Florida’s Jack Wilkinson Campus, 15390 Hwy 19, Chiefland.

    Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.

  • 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.

  • SNAKES IN THE GRASS

    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.