Today's News

  • Pie Lady celebrates 80th birthday

    June Burks of Williston, formerly of Cotton Valley, La., celebrated her 80th birthday Sunday, Jan. 23, with party at her home hosted by her children.
    Many people know Ms. June from the scrumptious homemade pies that she has prepared in past years. Party attendees enjoyed a desserts-only menu, sampling from tables filled with cakes, pies, cobblers and puddings...many of them made by the honoree!
     Over 70 friends and family members came to celebrate her throughout the afternoon.

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 18, Alvin Curtis Brooks, 71, Bronson, warrant-less arrest/probation and parole violation, lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Sammy Cleveland Cannon, 20, Cedar Key, RW/OV, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, VOP scheme to defraud. Bond $20,000.
    • Jan. 21, Laytoya Shanik Coleman, 34, Williston,  hold for Alachua, VOP lewd and lascivious.
    • Jan. 21, Jamie Dianne Craig, 49, Gainesville, VOP burglary of a structure, VOP petit

  • Are the savings worth the price?

    By Jason Cason

  • Lead by example

    At last week’s Williston Council meeting, Councilor Debra Jones admonished local candidates to adhere to a resolution the council passed in 2003 that called for proper conduct in public settings.
    We agree, but we want to see it taken one step further. We want the council to lead by example and challenge those who come to their meetings to do the same.
    The last several city council meetings have, at times, been chaotic.

  • Out with the old, in with the new

    In the span of eight weeks, the faces of three key players in the city of Williston will have changed.
    Already gone is Norm Fugate, former city attorney who resigned Jan. 4. Jan. 27 will mark the last day for Valerie Anderson, city clerk and Police Chief Dan Davis has announced his retirement, slated for the end of February.
    Fugate, city attorney for almost 15 years,  resigned, citing differences with the city council. He read his resignation letter and it was only after he finished that he presented council members with a copy.

  • Three charged in Williston burglaries

    Three Williston men have been charged with a rash of burglaries that date back to July 2010 and includes at least two city  businesses.
    Jordan Shaffer, 21, Tye Pierce, 21 and Shon Smith, 18, were all arrested last week by Williston police officers in connection with burglaries at Pesso’s Pawn Shop and Green Shutters restaurant.

  • Jan. 31 last day to register to vote in city election
  • Red Devils move on in district play

    Moving into the second round of regular season district opponents the Williston Red Devils took care of the Ft. White Indians 76-50. Following a slow and cold shooting first half on Tuesday Jan. 11.

  • Williston Police Department

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 7, Duston Carroll, 29, West Hwy. 30, Dunnellon, drugs and paraphernalia.
    • Jan. 4, Richard Curtis Webb, 40, Hwy. 41, Morriston, VOP felony battery.
    • Jan. 6, David Leon Williams, 59, NW 212 Court, Williston, theft,
    • Jan. 9, Gerald R. Thompson, 40, Holiday, Violation of Injunction for Protection, resisting without violence.

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests and jail bookings:
    • Jan. 11, Gerald Edward Brooks, 46, Bronson, lewd and lascivious on a child under 12. Bond $150,000.
    • Jan. 14, Craig Alfonza Brown, 37, Williston, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest with violence. Bond $50,000.
    • Jan. 13, Christopher Lee Brunelle, 19, Williston, grand theft. Bond $20,000.
    • Jan. 13, Jesse Edward Cockream, 20, Inglis, FTA, DWLSR, holding for Marion County. Bond $2,000.