Today's News

  • Out with the old, in with the new

    In the span of eight weeks, the faces of three key players in the city of Williston will have changed.
    Already gone is Norm Fugate, former city attorney who resigned Jan. 4. Jan. 27 will mark the last day for Valerie Anderson, city clerk and Police Chief Dan Davis has announced his retirement, slated for the end of February.
    Fugate, city attorney for almost 15 years,  resigned, citing differences with the city council. He read his resignation letter and it was only after he finished that he presented council members with a copy.

  • Three charged in Williston burglaries

    Three Williston men have been charged with a rash of burglaries that date back to July 2010 and includes at least two city  businesses.
    Jordan Shaffer, 21, Tye Pierce, 21 and Shon Smith, 18, were all arrested last week by Williston police officers in connection with burglaries at Pesso’s Pawn Shop and Green Shutters restaurant.

  • Jan. 31 last day to register to vote in city election
  • Red Devils move on in district play

    Moving into the second round of regular season district opponents the Williston Red Devils took care of the Ft. White Indians 76-50. Following a slow and cold shooting first half on Tuesday Jan. 11.

  • Williston Police Department

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 7, Duston Carroll, 29, West Hwy. 30, Dunnellon, drugs and paraphernalia.
    • Jan. 4, Richard Curtis Webb, 40, Hwy. 41, Morriston, VOP felony battery.
    • Jan. 6, David Leon Williams, 59, NW 212 Court, Williston, theft,
    • Jan. 9, Gerald R. Thompson, 40, Holiday, Violation of Injunction for Protection, resisting without violence.

  • 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.