Today's News

  • City urged to act on parking lot

    Work may have come to a temporary halt on the new parking lot on Block 12, but that doesn't mean motorists aren't parking there.

    Tuesday night, Marvin Johnson who operates a barber shop on that block, told Williston City Council that people's vehicles are being ruined by mammoth potholes, nails and other debris.

    Johnson said he feared lawsuits would occur if something isn't done to rectify the situation.

  • Christmas Happenings

    Creekside School Play

    Creekside Christian School will present a cowboy Christmas play, "For Unto Ya'll" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 (tonight) at the school, located at 171 SW 3rd St., Otter Creek. 


    Stuff the Hummer

    The Williston Police Department will once again sponsor the "Stuff the Hummer" food drive. 

    The Hummer will be at Winn-Dixie, located at 727 West Noble Ave.,  from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 23.

  • Man charged with sexual battery on a 5-year-old

     A Trenton man has been charged with sexual battery  on a person under 12 years old after he was accused by the mother of a five-year-old child.

    James Thomas Crowe, 53, was arrested Sunday after the child's mother filed a complaint with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Dec. 1, Jake Junior Bryant II, 36, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • Dec. 3, James Charles Cox, 47, Old Town, disorderly intoxication. ROR.

    • Dec. 4, James Thomas Crowe, 53, Trenton, sexual battery on a victim under 12 years old.

    • Nov. 30, Celinda Nicole Foshee, 22, Trenton, VOP.

    • Nov. 29, Larry Granger, 55, Chiefland, possession of cocaine. Bond $30,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 22, Donyahl Michelle Adams, 40, Trenton, VOP.

    • Nov. 23, Travis S. Anthony, 31, St. Petersburg, three out of county warrants. Bond $65,026.

    • Nov. 25, Jonah Lee Arthur. 34, Bronson, touch or strike. ROR.

    • Nov. 22, Justin Henry Bailey, 22, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $1,000.

    • Nov. 23, Brandon Cody, 30, Hernando, burglary. ROR.

  • Light Up Williston Schedule

    7 p.m. Music by Mandy Fugate 

    7:10 p.m. Announcement of Chili Cook Off winners; Rotary Running of The Bells Winners; Parade Entries

    7:15 p.m. Megan Smith

    7:25 p.m. Welcome by Mayor Hethcoat; prayer

    7:30 p.m. Light Up Williston with Miss Williston, Jr. Miss Williston and Little Miss Williston

    7:35 p.m. Relay Invitation

    7:40 p.m. Christmas Story read by Senior Judge Joe Smith

  • Happenings


    American Legion Activities

    Post 236 will have Karaoke with Marlene every Sunday until Christmas from 1-5 p.m.

    On Dec. 15, Christmas baskets will be donated to the Levy Learning Center.

    On Dec. 23, the post will have a Christmas dinner and gift exchange.

    The post is closed Christmas Day.

  • Williston welcomes Christmas Saturday

    It promises to be a trip down memory lane, as young and old alike will converge on Williston Saturday for the annual day of Christmas festivities.

    The fun starts early at 8:30 a.m. with the Jingle Bell Jog for infants through eighth grade at Williston Elementary.

  • Happenings

     Jockey Club Event

    The Ocala Jockey Club at 8720 W. Hwy. 318, Reddick will hold a three day international event Nov. 25-27.

    Free admission. For more information, visit OJC3DE.com


    Clay Landing Days

    Manatee Springs State Park will hold Clay Landing Days, a living history event, Nov. 25-26.

  • Lady Red Devils start even

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Lady Red Devil varsity basketball team has begun 2-2 on the young season. The slate of games, all played in the course of a week, consisted of two back-to-backs, with one day, Wednesday, separating the sets. Coach Calvin Edwards has the team off to a promising start coming off a district championship a year earlier.