Today's News

  • Summary of the city's strategic plan

    This is Williston's plan for the future. Questions or comments should be directed to city hall at (352) 528-3060.

  • FBI makes arrest in 39-year-old crime

    Over 39 years ago, Mary Gene Bailey French and her husband, Royal, were ending a beautiful vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.

    The splendor of the trip was marred in the days ahead by a story shrouded in mystery, deception, betrayal and murder.

    Mrs. French's father, Gene Bailey, and three of his friends, were bushwhacked eight miles from Williston as they drove home from Ocala after having dinner.

  • 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.

  • Cold case leads to Levy
  • Ministerial Faith Alliance plans to buy old middle school property
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Aug. 9, Delmare Daniel Alewine, 44, High Springs, DUI, fleeing with disregard of safety to persons or property.
    • Aug. 10, Cheryl D. Barnett, 33, Chiefland, DUI. Bond $500.
    • Aug. 11, Krista Lynn Biehl, 20, Chiefland, DUI. Bond $500.
    • Aug. 12, Omar Jamil Blake, 38, Chiefland, grand theft, theft of trade secrets. Bond $20,000.
    • Aug. 9, Tyree Lamont Brown, 31, Williston, DWLS-habitual. Bond $2,500.
    • Aug. 8, Melton Lee Cannon, 49, Chiefland, FTA.
    • Aug. 10, Cody Clemens Deer, 24, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $5,000.

  • Happenings


    Movie In The Park
    The city of Williston presents a Movie in the Park at the Heritage Park Pavilion Friday, Aug. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
    The movie – a tale as old as time – is a recent adaption of a timeless childhood classic.
    Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free. Bring a chair or blanket and your family.

    Vet Fest
    Meridian SSVF and ForVets are sponsoring a Vet Fest Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground, 6470 SW 80th Ave., Trenton.

  • Third person arrested in murder investigation

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has arrested a third person in connection with the home invasion that took the life of James Patterson. Steven Demar Stacy, 34, of Williston is accused to disposing of the firearms used in the home invasion. To date the firearms have not been recovered.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 1, David Albritton, 42, Morriston, non-support of children or spouse.

    • Aug. 1, Richard Irving Avis, 38, Bronson, sexual battery on victim under 12 years of age. Bond $1 million.

    • Aug. 6, Michael W. Barcinas, 35, Williston, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $26,000.

    • Aug. 5, Kayla Brianne Castor, 23, Trenton, VOP.

  • Happenings


    Gospel Fest

    The 16th Annual WE SOAR Gospel Fest will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at Unity Temple International Fellowship, 2351 NE 200th Ave., Williston.

    Doors open at 4 p.m. and the music starts at 5 p.m. Featured musical guests include Danny Nunn, Wanda Cobb, The Kingdom Singers, Anne Mixon Stacy, Dancing with a Purpose and Inspirational Daughters of Joy.

    For more information, call 352-361-6528.

    Movie In The Park