Local News

  • Elephant mishap still under investigation

    State officials are still investigating an incident involving an elephant at Williston’s Two Tails Ranch that left a woman critically injured and unable to talk about what happened.

  • Flight school comes to Williston

    If you’ve ever had a desire to soar among the birds high above the earth, you will soon have an opportunity.

    Tuesday night the Williston City Council unanimously approved a two-year lease for Sky Chiefs Aviation, owned by Ryan and Kemi  Foote, who will relocate their Gainesville flight school to the Williston Municipal Airport.

    The school will provide instruction for beginning pilots and will utilize two single engine aircraft, Ryan Foote told council. "It’s our goal to expand,” said Kemi Foote.

  • Brooks hopes to add energy and community engagement to council

    If Matt Brooks is to be believed, every good story has a girl in it.

  • Pedestrian killed in accident

    Brian Douglas Larkins, 31, of Williston died Friday Oct. 18, shortly before 8:30 p.m. while walking in the northbound lane of Northeast 105th Avenue at Northeast 86th Street, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

  • WHS Homecoming 2013
  • UF finds water district data on rivers lacking

    State officials have pushed back dates for setting guidelines meant to protect the quantity of water in places such as the Suwannee River.

    The Suwannee River Water Management District governing board voted unanimously Thursday at a meeting in Cedar Key in favor of allowing the establishment of minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for portions of the upper Suwannee to be held off until later next year. Middle portions of the river are still scheduled for 2015.

  • Red Devils vs. Indians Friday

    The excitement has been building and tomorrow it all culminates in a showdown between Williston’s Red Devils and the Chiefland Indians.

    Leading up to Friday’s game, students at Williston High School have been sharing their team spirit.

    This afternoon (Thursday) the Homecoming Parade will make its way down Noble Avenue at 5 p.m.

  • Beast Feast set for Oct. 26

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will  hosts its  4th Annual Beast Feast Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Etheridge Cracker House-on NE 140th Ave, Williston.

    Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m.  

    Adult tickets are $20 each in advance, or $25 at the gate.  Student tickets are $10 for children 8 to 17 years old- available at the gate only, and children 7 years and under, no charge. 

  • End of Watch for canine deputy

    Known for hurling himself into harm’s way and showing off his training for the county’s children, K-9 Deputy Taz served with honor and distinction.

    Last week, after more than nine years of service with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Taz died after a brief illness.

    Taz was a dual certified K-9 deputy, assisting in both apprehension and narcotic detection.

  • Robbery solved

    Two people have been arrested in conjunction with a burglary that occurred at Pesso’s Pawn Shop April 12.

    Raymond E. Godwin, 42 and Kimberly S. Soverins, 30, both of Williston were charged last Wednesday with the crime, according to Police Chief Dennis Strow.

    In a press release, Strow reported that during the burglary, several items were taken, including two long guns. The guns were located by employees of Williston High School on the school campus.