Today's News

  • April 2

    “You’ve done all the hard work. Now come and listen to the strategy developed based upon your input. Share your comments and thoughts to finalize the strategy.”

    That’s the opening on a flyer distributed this week by Megrath Consulting as the firm winds down into the closing weeks of the city of Williston’s comprehensive plan, mandated by the state of Florida.

    Participants are encouraged to come to the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School Monday, April 2 from 5-7 p.m. to hear what's ben said.

  • Free money
  • Ordinance bans pot dispensaries

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy County Commission on March 20 adopted an ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas while treating its growing and cultivation like other nurseries.

    The unanimous passing of the ordinance, based on a motion from Mike Joyner and a second from Matt Brooks, came after the second of two public hearings on the matter held at the courthouse in March.

  • Reception for the Mayor April 5

    The city of Williston will host a retirement reception for Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church.

  • Rotary Club Egg Hunt

    The Rotary Club of Williston will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt and complimentary hotdog lunch at the John Henry Celebration Park this Saturday, March 31.

    Festivities kick off at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at 11 a.m. followed by the Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 11 and under are invited to participate in the fun.   

  • With storm season nearing, now's the time to start preparing

    By Dylan Robertson

    Contributing Writer

    As Florida springs forward and gets closer to the summer season, hurricane and tropical storm preparedness should always be a top priority. The official season starts June 1, and with the events of Hurricane Irma still in many Levy County residents' rearview mirror, here are some facts and tips to assure that you are prepared for the upcoming season.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • March 14, Duncan Ryan Anderson, 28, Williston, hit and run, DWLS.

    • March 18, Dejean Alfredo Baker II, 35, Alachua, DUI.

    • March 14, Chastity Ball, 41, Gainesville, VOP.

    • March 18, William Brehm, 52, Chiefland, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • March 15, Andy Raul Carrillo, 39, Bushnell, aggravated assault, battery, criminal mischief. Bond $105,000.

  • Creature of habit

    No exaggeration, I get close to 400 emails daily through the editor address; another 200 in my main personal account. With over 600 emails each day, I often overlook something or file something in a trash folder that's not really garbage.

    Monday morning as I sifted through the 1,200 work emails since Friday, the above graphic caught my eye and rather than send it automatically to trash, I read it.

  • Business of the Month

    Regional General Hospital was selected Business of the Month for March by the Williston Chamber of Commerce. The hospital was chosen for its outdoor improved aesthetics and its continued involvement with the Chamber and the community. From left, Chamber President Marc Pompeo, hospital administators, Tillman and Edith Mears and Chamber Director Crystal Curl.

  • Happenings


    FOWL Book Sale

    The Friends of the Williston Library will hold its spring book sale Saturday, March 24 between 8:30-11:30 a.m.

    There will also be a table of non-book treasures.

    AL Pig Roast

    The Sons of the American Legion Post 236 will host a pig roast and membership drive Sunday, March 25 beginning at 2 p.m. to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day later in the week on March 29.

    Veterans will eat free and all others will pay $8 per plate.

    The post is located at 9550 Alt. 27, Bronson.