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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.

  • 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
  • Cold case leads to Levy
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 11, Levie Avery, 59, Chiefland, touch or strike. Bond $2,500.

    • April 13, Alex Warren Babcock, 22, Carbondale, Penn., out of county warrant.

    • April 12, Jake Junior Bryant II, 36, Inverness, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.

    • April 15, Nickola Ann Byers, 44, Trenton, DUI and damage to property. Bond $5,000.

    • April 16, Jerald Allen Byrd, 27, Trenton, leaving scene of crash involving damage to property, DUI.

  • Langworthy hit culminates UF comeback win

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Williston graduate Austin Langworthy culminated a five-run ninth inning for No. 10 Florida with a three-run double last Thursday in Nashville, helping his Gators to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over No. 6 Vanderbilt.

    The hit, which was sliced into the left-field corner, marked Langworthy’s first in 13 at-bats against left-handed pitchers on the season.

  • Happenings

    April

    CEE Meeting

    Discussion will open with a report on the group’s meeting with Williston City Police when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 6, Jason Eric Adams, 22, Inglis, leaving scene of crash, fleeing/eluding, DWLSR, obstruction W/OV, FTA, VOP. Bond $30,000.

    • April 7, Jennifer Amanda Apone, 34, Trenton, VOP.

    • April 4, Devin Lamor Bennett, 28, Ocala, fleeing/eluding. Bond $100,000.

    • April 3, Adam Wesley Bryant, 34, Jacksonville, failure to report email address Internet identifiers, failure to report vacating permanent residence. Bond $150,000.

  • Happenings

    April

    WWII Vets

    WW II Vets and Proud of it will meet Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Beef O Brady’s, located north of Chiefland at 7050 NE 140th St. off Hwy 19.

    For more information, call Virginia at 528-2310.

    Library Rock Painting

    The Levy County Public Libraries will host rock painting at all its libraries in April. Open to all ages, the event will begin at 6 p.m. and all materials are provided.

    Bring your family and join in the fun at the Bronson Library on April 17 or the Williston Library April 19.