Today's News

  • Three charged in December Williston break-in

    Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Department press release.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:
    Shawn A. Richey, 22, Bronson, arrested Jan. 31, conditional release violation. No bond.
    Bryan W. Cobbs, 25, Morriston, arrested Jan. 31, carrying a concealed weapon.
    Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, arrested Jan. 31, burglary. Bond $50,000.

  • ‘Bath salts’ now illegal

    Florida’s Attorney General, am Biondi has taken emergency measures to halt the sale of psychoactive substances known a “bath salts” under authority granted in Florida Statutes 893.035(7)(a).

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Jan. 28–Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.
    Jan. 25–Raymond Earl Brown, 38, Cross City, dealing in stolen property. Bond $25,000.
    Jan. 31–David Hershel Darling, 22, Old Town, VOP burglary of a dwelling.
    Jan. 30–Carlos Roberto Diaz, 27, Bell, no driver’s license. Bond $500.

  • Community Happenings I

    Friday, Feb. 4

    Dudley Farm
    Dudley Farm Old-Fashioned Plow Days will showcase agricultural practices before the tractor and mechanization as highly skilled draft horse and mule teams plow the crop fields in preparation for spring planting Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    There will be traditional skills demonstrations, wagon rides and music. Come look at these big beautiful and powerful creatures and the hard work we once depended upon them for.

  • STARS Gala slated for Feb. 12

    The 2011 STARS (Students, Teachers, And Respective Supporters) Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Williston Middle School
    The evening will include:
     • Dinner
     • Student Entertainment
    • Recognition of Gala patrons  and special guests
     • Door Prizes  
     • Silent Auction
    Contribution Levels are:
    Gold Table Patron:    Contribution of $1,000
    Silver Table Patron:    Contribution of $500

  • Browning settles into role after rewarding first year
  • 11 throw hat in ring for county commission seat

    Eleven people have applied to be appointed to the vacant District 1 Board of County Commissioners position according to applications released by Gov. Rock Scott's office.
    The applicants are: Sunshine D. Baynard, Abraham Blitch, Edith Brown, Noel Desmond, Darryl Diamond, Michael Joyner, John Meeks, Anthony Phillips, Jack Schofield, David Stone and Tony Berlon Weeks.

  • Lions Club President Erv Kauffman dies at 67

    Erv Kauffman found peace and satisfacton in working and helping others. The combinaton led the Illinois native to almost single-handedly spearhead a campaign to revitalize the Williston Lions Club in 2009.
    Day in and day out for almost two years, he devoted himself to fund-raising, coordinating and looking for ways the club could benefit both individuals and businesses in his adopted home of Williston.
    That dedication and devotion came to an end Jan. 21 when Kauffman, 67, died from complications associated with liver cancer.

  • Candidates to debate; city to hold workshop

    Candidates for Williston City Council will square off in a head-to-head debate Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.
    The debate begins at 6 p.m. at the Williston Community Center, adjacent to city hall.
    Scheduled to participate are Steve Holcomb and Norm Fugate, candidates for Group A and Debra French Jones and Jerry Robinson, candidates for Group C.
    Event organizers invite public participation and asks that you come prepared to ask questions on issues that concern you.