Today's News

  • Summary of the city's strategic plan

    This is Williston's plan for the future. Questions or comments should be directed to city hall at (352) 528-3060.

  • Council stymied over future of city hall

    For more than a year, Williston City Council has bandied about the idea of the city possibly someday acquiring the cafeteria property at the original Williston High School for conversion into a new city hall building.

    During that year there were talks about reduced prices, trading out services and lopping the cafeteria off from the rest of the school property.

    The future is now.

  • FBI makes arrest in 39-year-old crime

    Over 39 years ago, Mary Gene Bailey French and her husband, Royal, were ending a beautiful vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.

    The splendor of the trip was marred in the days ahead by a story shrouded in mystery, deception, betrayal and murder.

    Mrs. French's father, Gene Bailey, and three of his friends, were bushwhacked eight miles from Williston as they drove home from Ocala after having dinner.

  • No dog in the fight

    With the news last week that the Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) has the first right of refusal concerning the future of the old middle school, the Williston City Council was faced with only one action: take a bow.

    Tuesday night, City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council that the MFA has until the end of January 2017 to strike a deal with the School Board of Levy County, or walk away.

  • Ministerial Faith Alliance plans to buy old middle school property
  • War memorial needs some help
  • Cold case leads to Levy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edwards celebrate 63 years of marriage

    Calvin Sr. and Ernestine Edwards celebrated 63 years of marriage Oct. 24. 

    They were joined in holy matrimony in Ocala Oct. 24, 1953. 

    They have been retired from the Levy County School System since 1987. 

    Mr. Edwards finished his tenure of 30 years as assistant principal of Williston High School.

    Mrs. Edwards finished her tenure of 30 years as a first grade teacher at Joyce Bullock Elementary School.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 18, Tiki Monique Albritton, 33, Daytona Beach, VOP.

    • Oct. 23, Tanja Carolina Alston, 40, Chiefland, assault with deadly weapon.

    • Oct. 17, Norman Ashley Burnett, 39, Old Town, three counts burglary of unoccupied conveyance/unarmed, burglary of unoccupied structure/unarmed, two counts grand theft, three counts petit theft, obstruction W/OV. Bond $475,000.

    • Oct. 17, Mark Cerra, 57, DUI.

  • WES students earn honor roll status

    Williston Elementary School lists its honor roll students for the first nine weeks, grading period Aug. 10 through Oct. 7:


    Third Grade

    All As

    Braden Muthard, Rosa Ramirez, Kai Gowland, Avery Lewis, Cannon Sims, Cason Spence, Lacy Lovejoy, Austin Putman, Karley Boyer, Kyler Ingram, Bryan Rosado, Natalie Moxley