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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests and jail bookings:
    • Jan. 11, Gerald Edward Brooks, 46, Bronson, lewd and lascivious on a child under 12. Bond $150,000.
    • Jan. 14, Craig Alfonza Brown, 37, Williston, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest with violence. Bond $50,000.
    • Jan. 13, Christopher Lee Brunelle, 19, Williston, grand theft. Bond $20,000.
    • Jan. 13, Jesse Edward Cockream, 20, Inglis, FTA, DWLSR, holding for Marion County. Bond $2,000.

  • 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest held

    The environment, sisters, a hero dad, pets, faith. The speech topics ranged the gamut for 4th and 5th graders at Williston Elementary School at the recent     4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest.
    Fifth grade teacher Carol Glass sent the speech information to all the 4th and 5th grade teachers, who coached their students. The students were responsible for writing their own speeches.

  • Take time to be responsible and informed

    Across this country, citizens have proclaimed  loud and clear that they want to be heard–all the way from town hall to the U.S. Capitol. Many feel that personal agendas have gotten in the way of representing the views of the people.
    Residents of Williston have important choices to make March 1 as they head to the polls to elect leaders who will be their voice in city government.

  • Williston man charged with racketeering

    Al Joseph Carnegie Jr., 29, of Williston, was arrested by Chiefland police Saturday night after it was discovered through a records check during a traffic stop that he was wanted on  outstanding Alachua County warrants for two counts of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in a controlled substance and public order crimes of racketeering, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • A Plus keeps students in the loop

    High school students with college or tech school aspirations now have a program that helps them learn the ropes about college before they ever set foot on campus as students.
    A Plus is a college and career program that provides seminars and workshops that helps prepare students for the future.
    Johnnie Jones, program coordinator, told Williston Rotary members Tuesday that A Plus is designed to supplement while high school guidance counselors are doing.
    Students meet in the Williston High School Cafeteria for eight weeks every Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.

  • To The Top

    Congressman Cliff Stearns has nominated the Williston Public Library for the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
    A letter from Michele Farrell, Senior Program Officer and Coordinator of the National Medal for Library Services, was received by Michelle Traylor, Williston Public Library Librarian, this past week.
    “We are just delighted with the nomination and appreciate the notice that Rep. Stearns has given us,” Traylor said. “We plan to fill out the nomination forms to show our library’s best  features.”

  • Electric bills, policy shock town’s residents

    Williston city residents told council members Tuesday night they needed relief from what they believe are exorbitant reconnection fees once electric service has been halted.
    And because passions were so intense, and numerous, the council agreed to revisit its policy by holding a workshop to bandy ideas about Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.
    The workshop came on the heels of nearly two hours of discussion from city residents about the city’s electric service, the power bills that follow and the fees charged to restore service.

  • FHP needs help IDing victim

    An unidentified Hispanic man riding a bicycle was killed Tuesday on Hwy. 41 about four miles north of Williston.
    According to the Florida highway Patrol, the cyclist was struck by a 2006 Nissan driven by Marvin Gunn, 26.
    The two were both northbound when the Nissan’s front struck the bicycle, propelling the cyclist forward.

  • Bicyclist killed: FHP needs help with ID
  • Supporter of Law Enforcement