Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, July 23

    School Reunion
    All persons who attended Williston Vocational High School between 1948-1968 and are interested in helping plan for the next school Reunion 2012 are asked to meet at the Williston Hilltop Restaurant Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m. Contact Lola Bell Monroe  or Avis Y. Seabrook for more information.

    Thursday, July 28


  • Eco Sciences owner unsure of who councilman is

    Gary Hammond, owner of Eco Sciences, did not know which councilman was Brooks Holloway, after Holloway told council members Eco Sciences was not locating in Williston with Hammond citing "because of the unprofessionalism of the council."

  • Businessman refutes councilman's statement
  • Eco Sciences has not ruled Williston out

       Williston City Council members were dismayed Tuesday night to learn that Eco Sciences, the company that offered to pay the city for its waste water, was no longer interested in coming to a site at the airport.

       During councilor discussion, Brooks Holloway told council members that Gary Hammond, Eco Sciences CEO, had decided to move the project to a different city.

       “This costs the city $109,200 a year,” Holloway said, adding the reason was “because of the unprofessionalism of the council.”

  • My once in a lifetime trip

    A couple weeks ago, I went on the Levy County Safety Patrol Annual Trip to Washington D.C. All the Safety Patrols had lots of fun.
    I was with the Williston Safety Patrols. My mom was really proud of me and my brother, Glynn, who was part of the first Williston Elementary Safety Patrols.
    We went from June 20-24. We had four buses from Levy County, and out of that Williston had two buses alone, Bus “One” and Bus “Two.”

  • Who knew? I am the average American family

    The next time your favorite TV program is cancelled, you might want to go next door and blame your neighbor.
    As long as I can remember, the majority of the programming that I have enjoyed has been cancelled, sometimes before a full season has been aired. The list is endless, but I’ve always said, if I like it, it won’t last.
    And who’s to blame? Those darn Nielsen ratings.

  • Holiday weekend nets 90 arrests

    Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, today announced the preliminary results from the Patrol’s Independence Day holiday enforcement effort.  During the four-day heightened enforcement period, FHP increased the number of troopers patrolling Florida’s roadways. Auxiliary troopers augmented FHP’s force. 

  • Gunman gets lighter sentence in home invasion



    The last man to be sentenced in the armed home invasion of a residence outside Williston in February was given a total of 10 years time as arranged with the state attorney’s office.

    Hillary Henderson, 20, of Chiefland, who pleaded to a charge of armed home invasion and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, was given seven years in prison on the first charge to be served after serving a minimum 3 years on the gun charge.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports July 14, 2011

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    July 9, Nicholas Lee Bailey, 21, Bronson, schedule 1, II or III drugs. Bond $15,000.

    July 6, Melissa Ann Bell, 29, Springhill, possession of cocaine, DWLS, false ID five to LEO, abuse without great harm. Bond $36,000.

    July 8, Linda Mae Collins, 50, Chiefland. Bond $1,000.

    July 6, Dwayne Wesley Deedrick, 50, Bronson, second offense,  deadly weapon without intent to kill, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $110,000.

  • The ride home

    By Mike Capshaw


    Under a canopy of gray skies Saturday morning, a group of bikers left Williston for Kentucky with the ashes of veteran John Waddy Jr.

    The Patriot Guard Riders were taking Waddy's remains to his family some 600-plus miles away in London, Ky. A dozen bikes headed north to meet another group at the "Flying J at the second exit in Georgia" off Interstate 75. Only one bike, ridden by drive captains Sue Sakers and Mike Engles, will make the entire trek from Florida to Kentucky.