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Today's News

  • Williston, Fla.

    I’m Thomas Griffin and I moved my small business to Williston about six months ago.

    I recently attended a meeting on planning the future of Williston. I have also spent some time with numerous small companies in the region and learned this greater area has a very distinct affiliation with craftmanship and heritage.

  • Take a trip back in time this hunting season

    By Tony Young

    Muzzleloading guns are a part of American history. Throughout my schooling, I learned about their use in the Revolutionary and Civil wars and as survival tools for early settlers. But it was my favorite high school history teacher who gave me my first hands-on experience with an ol’ smoke pole. He had a tradition when every year he would pick two students to shoot his muzzleloading rifle outside his classroom, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.

  • SNAKES IN THE GRASS

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston High School Red Devils traveled to Belleview to take on the Belleview High School Rattlers but the game didn’t end in the Devils' favor as the Rattlers bit them 48-27. The loss dropped Williston’s record to 2-4 on the year, and extended the current losing streak to four games.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Veterans Day Parade 10 a.m. Saturday in Williston
  • Happenings

    Remember Me Thursday®

    Rapscallion to the Rescue & Williston Animal Group are uniting with animal lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony.

  • Nightmare in Newberry

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team traveled to take on the Newberry Panthers. The final score was 41-40 in a true heartbreaker for the Devils, as the Panthers won on a gutsy two-point conversion play. Although it is a tough loss, the Devils have no reason to hang their heads, as they played a heckuva game.

  • City's future begins with residents' input

    When Allison Megrath talks about GOPs, she's not talking about Republicans.

    In her line of work as a professional planner, GOP means Goals, Objectives and Policies.

    Last Thursday night, some 20 people attended a workshop at city hall that launched a year-long process that will end with the city of Williston adopting a comprehensive plan that encompasses its future growth.

  • City millage stays the same

    Operating on a budget that is a 1.4 decrease in expenditures from 2016-2017, the Williston City Council voted last week to keep the millage rate the same as last year.

    At the first public hearing, Sept. 6, with no one from the public in attendance, the council first voted to keep the rate at 5.8627 mills, with Council President Charles Goodman dissenting.

    When asked about the reason for his "nay" vote, Goodman asked, "Were you at our budget workshops?"

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 14, Ruperto Alpizar-Secundino, 30, Williston, no DL. Bond $1,000.

    • Sept. 12, Faith Lynn Alvarez, 47, Fanning Springs, two counts possession of a controlled substance w/o prescription, and/or use. Bond $12,000.

    • Sept. 15, Vincent Louis Baker, 21, Crystal River, VOP.

    • Sept. 16, Frank Barnes, 69, Bronson, fleeing/eluding LEO, possession of cocaine, and/or use. Bond $160,000.

    • Sept. 14, L.W. James Brown, 22, Bronson, VOP.