Today's News

  • Welcome to the Chamber

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce welcomed Al's TV Antenna and Satellite to its membership last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location on NE 6 Ave., Williston. Attending, from left, Bob Walker, Crystal Curl, Michael Langston, Chad Thompson, Kim McLane and Marc Pompeo from the Chamber; Carol McKay, Andy Arevalo, Alec Arevalo and Peter Moreno from Al's; Joel Maxson of Harriett Downs Real Estate. Little Miss Williston Raelynn Frazier is in front. 

  • Qualifying begins Monday

    Voters in the city of Williston will head to the polls April 10 to choose a councilman for "Group A", recently vacated by Kori Lamb, who moved outside the city limits.

    The winning candidate will fill Lamb's unexpired term that ends April 8, 2019.

    Qualifying for the position begins Monday, Feb. 19 at noon and ends Friday, Feb. 23, also at noon.

    Applications and fees ($29) may be submitted to City Clerk Fran Taylor at the temporary city hall, located in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.

  • Exceeding Expectations

    By Paul Jones

    Contributing Writer

    When you or I hold an expectation for something it tends to fall in one of three basic categories. An expectation can go unfulfilled, it can be met, or an expectation can be exceeded.

    Upon walking into Country Boy Cutz for the first time, it could certainly be said that the environment there well exceeded my expectations.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Feb. 3, Krystle Irene Barkley, 33, Spring Hill, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams. Bond $2,500.

    • Jan. 31, Robert Eugene Beck, 27, Williston, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, marijuana possession not more than 20 grams, VOP. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 29, James Braxton Boyd, 27, Chiefland, battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Happenings


    AARP Meeting

    AARP Chapter #912 will celebrate Mardi Gras at its meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Wearing Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) beads and mask is optional.

    Coffee and socializing is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Diner, 16840 SE US Highway 19.

  • Dawn of A New Communications Day
  • End of an era as city hall demolition begins

    The trees were among the first things to go, and soon everything else will follow suit.

    Monday demolition began on Williston City Hall and it will continue through the week.

    Utility supervisor CJ Zimoski said the Deodar cedars that graced the city hall lawn will be milled and used as decor in the new building, slated for completion in early autumn.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Jan. 23, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 34, Inglis, causing bodily harm, obstruction W/OV. Bond $6,000.

    • Jan. 23, David Ryan Bair, 30, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $2,500.

    • Jan. 22, Francisco Bautista, 22, Williston, no DL. Bond $500.

    • Jan. 24, Adam Howard Bolinger, 33, Chiefland, aggravated battery. Bond $100,000.

    • Jan. 28, Lance Chadwin Burns, 20, Newberry, out of county warrant. Bond $10,000.

  • On to the semi-finals

    Sean Arnold/Chiefland Citizen

  • Happenings


    AARP Driving Class

    AARP will sponsor a driving class Monday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Road Baptist Church, 13830 NE 80th Ave., Bronson.

     The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, and increasing confidence and maintaining independence. There are no tests.