Today's News

  • 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

  • Williston loses to Jones

    ORLANDO -- Williston's run in the state boys basketball playoff ended Saturday night as Orlando Jones outshot and outrebounded the Red Devils on the way to a 69-40 win.

    The loss ends Williston's season at 22-9 while Jones heads to Lakeland for the Class 3A semifinals, where it will play Marianna Wednesday night.

    With Isaac Floyd saddled with three fouls and scoreless in the first half, the Devil offense also sputtered throughout the game.

    In addition, Jones shot 21-for-22 from the foul line.

  • Farmers market to open March 7

    Levy County Farmers' Market grand opening will be Saturday March 7. The market will be open early in the morning every Saturday at its location at Williston Lions Club, 401 S.E. 6th Ave., in Williston (intersection of Southeast 4th Street and Southeast 6th Avenue).

    The farmers' market will offer organic produce, herbs, teas, baked goods, crafts-jewelry, candles, plants, herbs, honey and lots more.

  • Williston wins, reaches regional final

    It wasn’t the final hurdle for the Williston boys basketball team to clear, but it sure was a big one.

    Trailing with one minute to play, WHS scored the final seven points of the game and defeated P.K. Yonge, 55-50, at home Tuesday night in the Class 3A, Region 2 semifinal.

    The win sends the Devils on the road for the regional final. They will play at Orlando Jones Saturday night. Jones defeated Wildwood Tuesday, 61-53.

  • Williston wins, travels to Orlando Saturday

    DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate 75 to Wildwood, bear left on the Florida Turnpike (toll road). Go into Orlando, get off at the East-West Expressay (SR 408), also a toll road. Go east, get off at Tampa Avenue. The exit bears to the right, but you will then make an immediate left on Carter Street. Take Carter to Rio Grande, make a right on Rio Grande and the school is immediately on the left (810 S. Rio Grande). Directions provided by Jones High School.


    It wasn’t the final hurdle for the Williston boys basketball team to clear, but it sure was a big one.

  • Softball team splits

    The Williston Lady Red Devils scored 20 runs, on 8 timely base hits, and 8 walks and 2 hit batters to down the Newberry Lady Panthers 20-0 Friday night Feb. 20.

    The game was halted after the Red Devils took a 15-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning scoring another 5 runs to take a 20-0 lead.

    With two outs and base runners on second and third base, Coach Patterson had the base runner step off third to end the inning.

    The Panthers came up to bat in the top of the fifth inning and went three up and out to end the game.

  • Baseball team pounds Union County

    The baseball game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, was upstaged by the February breast cancer awareness recognition ceremony.

    Junior Miss Williston Harley White introduced the cancer survivors present and read the names of the survivors who were not present. Beccie Ming and Brenda Stephens were present with their "Catchin' a Cure" shirts on with the word Survivor across the back.

    Doctor Robert Carroll from Gainesville gave a short talk to the crowd about the leaps and bounds the medical profession is making to find a cure for breast cancer.

  • Montana, the lady and the horses

    They ambled slowly up U.S. 27 approaching Levy County from Ocala.

    Donna Byrne and her two horses are making a trip to Montana, and obviously they've got a long way to go.

    On Monday when we caught up with her between Fellowship and Blitchton, she was going to spend the night in Bronson. Instead, she didn't even get to the city limits of Williston, spending the night at Frog's Barbecue.

    She then caused a stir Tuesday as she came down Noble Avenue through the heart of Williston.

  • Chamber thanks


    On behalf of the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of the many people who helped to make our annual Installation of Officers dinner a great success.

    First, our Chamber Board of Directors worked tirelessly to organize the venue, menu, door prizes, decorations, silent auction and diamond and gem giveaway. Because of their efforts we were able to provide a fresh new Installation evening for all who attended.