Today's News

  • Pilots-N-Paws: A sky-high endeavor

    When Reba strayed into the animal shelter April 27, she was missing fur on over 50 percent of her body. Yet both staff and volunteers took to the sweet personality dog and decided she was a life worth saving.

    Dr. Darlene Esler at Chiefland Animal Hospital drew blood, ran tests and confirmed that while Reba had demadex mange, she did not suffer with heart worm.

    Dr. Esler prescribed medication and Arnette Garrison began a treatment plan to restore the loveable dog to health.

  • Wednesday last day for parade entrants

    Williston will become a patriotic extravaganza next week as the city and the surrounding area turns out to celebrate Independence Day a day early on Friday.

    Festivities kick off with the “Freedom–Our Heritage and Our Future”–parade at 5 p.m. The Honorable Judge Joseph Smith will be the grand marshal for the parade that starts lining up between 4-4:30 p.m. on SW 3rd Street (the road between the Methodist Church and the high school parking lot).

    Parade entry deadline is noon Wednesday, July 1 at city hall.

  • Tourists may flock to Cedar Key, but they’ll visit Williston

    The Levy County Visitors Bureau met with area businesses in Cedar Key this week to discuss how the agency works to promote local tourism.

    “I would like to make this an annual event – maybe in May with Tourism Week,” said Carol McQueen, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau. “We collect a tax and I think people want to know what we do with it.”

  • New regs could hurt General Aviation

    To the editor:

    Each month, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight Southeast fly patients needing specialized medical care, including chemotherapy and dialysis, to hospitals throughout Florida. Many of these patients are from rural areas and would otherwise be hard-pressed to receive the care they need.

  • Mining in Montbrook

    To the editor:

    You may have seen the signs up “NO BLAST NO DUST” around our neighborhood in Montbrook and on East Levy Street. We are very much against the blasting mine Mr. Vanderwey would like to see placed here. Mr. Vanderwey hasn’t given up on his idea of a lime rock blasting mine in Williston. While he hasn’t gone before the Board of Commissioners (BOC) yet, he is still working on getting his paperwork in order to proceed in hopes of getting approval from the board.

  • Sheriff's Report

    A Morriston man was arrested June 21 on charges of sexual battery.

    David Matthew Goodman, 25, allegedly committed forced sexual battery on a visitor to his travel trailer.

    A witness to the alleged incident told authorities that the victim told Goodman no several times but he refused to stop.

    Investigator Mike Bell arrested Goodman and transported him to the Levy County Jail.

    Goodman was out of jail for felony battery probation, according to the arrest report. Bond was set at $30,000.

    Also arrested were:

  • Williston Police

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Marcelius Romero Monroe, 32, of SE 10th Street was arrested on an Alachua County warrant June 12. Bond was $700. He was also charged with driving while license suspended or revoked times six and giving false information to a law enforcement officer.

    • Eric T. Ross, 32, of SE 144th Avenue was charged with habitual driving while license suspended or revoked and possession of cannabis, less than 20 grams on June 13. He was also picked up on an Alachua County writ of bodily attachment.

  • Warnings begin for red light runners; citations begin June 15

    Williston Police Chief Dan Davis told the city council Tuesday that about half a dozen warnings had been issued for running red lights in the city. The project, which is guided by Traffipax, has been a year and a half in the making. Davis said that he was satisfied with the flow of paperwork between Traffipax and the city.

  • After 24 years taking note of the city, Henson ready to retire

    City Clerk Barbara Henson, who will retire at the end of the month after 24 years of service to the city, was completely taken aback on Tuesday evening when she walked casually into the community center.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    The Rotary Club of Williston would like to publicly thank the following individuals and businesses for their participation in the Rotary Jail-n Bail held on Friday, June 5:

    Patty Galyean, Mike Doerr, John Gray, Tammi Johns/Green Shutters, Jim Smith, Bo Hobby, Charlotte Jones/Willard’s Restaurant, Frances Lasalle, John Lott, Stoney Smith, Alan Cooper, Janice Carlisle, Owen Baynard , Devin Whitehurst, Richard Dass.