Today's News

  • 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
  • Tigers claw away at Devils

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston Red Devils traveled to play the defending 1A state champion Trenton Tigers. Although they put up a good fight in the first half, Williston could not keep the Tigers from storming back and eventually winning by a score of 45-24. The loss drops Williston’s record to 4-3 on the year and 1-3 in their district.

  • Happenings


    AARP Driving Class

    An AARP Driver Safety Class for Seniors will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 213 West Noble Ave., Williston, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 16, Jason Eric Adams, 21, Inglis, felony battery, offender knew/should have known victim was pregnant, FTA. Bond $35,500.

    • Oct. 10, Amber Lynn Allard, 34, Bronson, FTA. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 13, Joseph A. Anderson, 33, Newberry, VOP.

    • Oct. 11, Dillon Arnold Bird, 24, Williston, interference with custody of minor or incompetent person

  • Miss Vallario, Mr. Weatherly to exchange vows Saturday

     Marion Elizabeth Vallario and Charles Thomas Weatherly, both of Williston, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

     Miss Vallario is the daughter of Frances Vallario Taylor of Williston. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Vallario. 

    The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of Williston High School. 

    The future groom is the son of Tom and Dianna Weatherly of Williston. He is the grandson of Shirley Young. 

  • It’s a gamble with the cat food

     So I am checking out of the Cat Food Store as The Carnivore calls the mega pet supply center in that town that turns blue and orange on Saturdays in the fall (like a scene from “The X Files”) when the cashier asks, “How many cats do you have?”


    She looks over the two-week supply of cans, bags and treats that fills two of those reusable totes,. “They like a variety of food,” she says.

  • Devils recover against Buccaneers

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    On Oct. 6, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team got a much needed  win against the Branford Buccaneers. The final score on the night was 40-12, bringing Williston’s record to 3-2 on the season. 

    The game, originally to be played on Friday, Oct. 7, was moved due to the Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the state. The Devils finally got the jump start they needed, winning their first game in three tries.