Today's News

  • Firefighters receive grant

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $133,665.00 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Williston Fire Rescue.

    Williston Fire Chief Lamer Stegall reports the awarded funds will be used for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus also know as (SCBA).

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    Jorge H. Hernandez, 28, of 5th Terrace, Williston, was charged with no driver’s license after he was stopped for having no tag light.

    Boyd Williams, 79, of Southwest 1st Avenue, Williston, was charged with domestic battery after an incident at his home.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the following arrests:

    Raul Reynoso, 54, of Northwest 90th Avenue, Chiefland, was accused of possession of more than 20 grams, possession of cannabis with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Levy County Drug Task Force and S.W.A.T. team executed a search warrant at his home after a confidential source allegedly bought illegal narcotics. Total bond, $21,000.

  • Whole lotta woofin'

    For one night, anyway, country fans at the Second Annual Bark-N-Purr charity concert reclaimed Florida roads as Nashville artist Craig Morgan wailed “International Harvester,” his hymn celebrating hardworking, road-hogging farm combine drivers.

  • Jones ends playoff hopes for Devils

    ORLANDO - The boys basketball season came to a disappointing end last Saturday for Williston as the Red Devils were beaten by Orlando Jones, 69-40, in the Class 3A, Region 2 semifinal.

    The win sent Jones to the state semifinals in Lakeland this week, where it was scheduled to play Marianna on Wednesday night. The Class 3A final is Friday.

  • Despite loss, future bright for WHS basketball

    One small step for Williston, one bigger one for the future.

    The Williston boys basketball team broke into new territory this past season, reaching the final eight in the Class 3A playoffs for the first time.

    Never mind that the Devils lost to Orlando Jones, on the road, in the regional final that could have sent them to the four-team state tournament in Lakeland. The progress made in the basketball program under coach David Vespignani over the past two years is almost mind-boggling.

  • FHSAA proposes limit on number of games

    The Florida High School Athletic Association is proposing some big changes in high school athletics for the next school year, cutting back on the number of regular season games allowed for each team in all sports except varsity football, and changing districts for sports other than football, whose new districts have previously been announced.

  • Devil baseball team tops Chiefland

    Coming off two games this past week, the Williston Red Devils were trying to give the Chiefland Indians a win. After dropping a one run 6-5 game to Trinity Catholic on Tuesday Feb. 24, the Red Devils opened their district season on Thursday Feb. 26. Caleb Mederas spread 7 strike outs over five innings as the Red Devils stopped the Newberry Panthers 11-1 in a five inning stoppage.

  • Archer woman dies after wreck on 121

    An Archer woman has died as the result of an accident on State Road 121 Tuesday south of Williston.

    According to the FHP report, Diane W. McGee, 50, was traveling north on 121 in a 1989 Chevrolet when a Mack truck driven by Leonard H. Burkhartsmeier, 67, of Ocala, attempted to pass her in a legal passing zone. But McGee apparently went to make a left turn and cut in front of the truck, initiating the collision.

    McGee was airlifted to Shands, where she died on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Sports calendar


    High School Softball

    Williston at Santa Fe, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Fort White, 7 p.m. (JV at 4:30)


    High School Baseball

    Williston vs. Crescent City (at St. Johns River Community College in Palatka), 4 p.m.


    High School Weightlifting

    Hawthorne at Williston, 3:30 p.m.


    High School Softball

    Williston at Trinity Catholic, 6 p.m.

    Middle School Baseball