Today's News

  • Fugate’s brief council stint raised awareness

    Norm Fugate’s political career was short-lived–less than two years–but according to the former Williston councilman, it was never intended to be something to carry into the retirement years.

  • Vigil will honor Newtown victims

     It’s been a month since a shooter entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and forever changed the lives of the town’s 27,000 residents and the nation that felt its pain.

    This Saturday, Jan. 19 people will gather in Williston’s Heritage Park to honor and pay tribute to the 27 victims during a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m.

    Participants are asked to bring their own candles and to wear green and white, the school’s colors, for the vigil that is expected to last less than an hour.

  • Qualifying continues through Friday

     By Friday at noon, Williston residents will know their choices for the 2013 city council election.

  • Enchanted

    By Susan Howell

  • Courts hand down sentences

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts during July.
    Wayne Lyle Allman, battery with two prior convictions, 270 days with credit for 66 days served. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.
    Cody Wayne Andrews, dealing in stolen property and larceny between $300-$5,000, pre-trial intervention program.
    Melissa Bell, VOP possession of controlled substance without prescription, probation revoked, 160 days with credit for 147 days. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund, VOP costs.

  • Red Devils are in Rural Class 1A


        The FHSAA has accepted the Williston Red Devils into the Rural Class 1A, District 7 in all sports beginning with the upcoming football season in 2013.

        That's right, football, basketball both boys and girls, baseball, softball and volleyball and soccer. 

          The Red Devils will be in the 1A District 7 line up in all sports. They were placed in the southern district with Chiefland, Newberry, Union County and Dixie County. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Jan. 1, Bryan Keith Baker, 39, Williston, battery. Bond $50,000.
    Jan. 5, Debra Ann Blair, 55, Inglis, assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $2,000.
    Dec. 31, Robert Brown, 52, Alachua, non support of children or spouse.
    Jan. 4, Jeffrey Alan Cochran, 34, Chiefland, battery, criminal mischief, kidnapping, discharging a firearm in public, assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $220,000.

  • High winds make shaky fishing

    High winds and rough seas have made it very difficult for off shore anglers over the past weeks.  While some of the more ambitious anglers may have gone out most have chosen to stay in shore or not go at all.

    In shore fishing has still shown results for trout, redfish and sheepshead. With water temperatures in the fifties you may find the trout and reds moving into the rivers and channels feeding into the gulf. Deep cuts and points where two rivers or creeks meet are a good starting point to find trout and oyster laid bottoms and beds are best for redfish.

  • Red Devils: A tale of two teams

    On Dec. 26, the Hitchcock Challenge Tournament began, and the Williston Red Devils were matched against 7A East Ridge from Clermont Florida.

    Perhaps this was because the Red Devils were a late entry into the Challenge, or perhaps they just were placed into the vacant slot left open by a team that pulled out of the tournament.

  • Consultant hired to secure BP $

    Levy County is moving ahead with hiring a consultant to aid in planning and securing a share of the expected billions in fine money to be paid by BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2011. 

    Bill Williams, a former Gulf County Commissioner, did a presentation in a Tuesday meeting on the RESTORE Act passed by Congress that details how money paid in civil fines by BP, Transocean, Halliburton and others is to be distributed and what the county can do to secure the funds.