Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 20, Donyahl Michelle Adams, 42, Trenton, possession of drugs w/o a prescription, possession and/or use of drug equipment, VOP. Bond $31,000.

    • June 22, Mark Stuart Allen, 26, Trenton, fleeing/eluding LEO, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. Bond $5,500.

    • June 23, James Blair Bailey Jr., 37, Inglis, two counts FTA. Bond $3,000.

    • June 18, Dakota Perry Ballard, 20, Archer, out of county warrant.

  • Happenings



    Candidate Forum

    Wishing for an easy way to meet candidates for office and ask about issues that matter to you? If so, mark your calendar for the 2018 Candidates Forum. This free nonpartisan event will be Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Williston Middle/High School cafetorium. 

  • Williston Pre-4th is Tuesday

    The city of Williston will again lead off the Independence Day festivities with its annual July 3 parade down Noble Avenue.

    Floats and marching units will mark the nation’s birthday with a parade at 5 p.m.

    After the parade, the action moves to Williston’s Horseman’s Park for an evening of free entertainment and fellowship.

  • I am afraid

    As a mother of a young black man in America, I am afraid.

    The January incident with NBA Rookie Sterling Brown has raised this fear another notch, because he is my son.

    Yes, that man is younger than my son, and taller, and a professional basketball player.

    But when I see him, I see my son.

    Yes, he parked illegally, and selfishly.

    But how that young man behaved when he saw a police officer at his car is what my son would do, what we have talked about doing, what we brought him up to do.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 14, Casey Robert Bolak, 23, Gainesville, out of county warrant. Bond $3,000.

    • June 14, Johnathan Michael Curry, 25, Williston, VOP.

    • June 13, Lauren Blake Dennis, 30, Chiefland, aggravated assault. Bond $30,000.

    • June 15, Malcolm Allen Godfrey, 57, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

    • June 15, Christopher Edward Hathcox, 32, Cedar Key, grand theft. Bond $30,000.

  • Who will be the next chapter?

    Have you ever noticed how many films and books either begin or end with a disclaimer that the project is a total work of fiction and not based on any person, living or dead?

    I beg to differ.

    Great authors write about that which they know – except J.K. Rowling and Stephen King (I hope) who have imaginations that are way, way out there.

    Whether movie or novel, characters are often amalgams of real people. Sometimes they're indistinguishable to everyone except to the author himself.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • June 5, Kimberly Sue Broadhead, 43, Dunnellon, VOP.

    • June 4, Robert Walter Curry, 47, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • June 7, Daryl Tyrone Davis Jr. 20, Temple Terrace, assault. Bond $5,000.

    • June 4, Christopher John Dillard, 34, Bronson, DUI. Bond $5,000.

  • Williston School of Dance hosts camp performance June 15

    Williston School of Dance presented its 41st-year recital, "It's About Time", Saturday, May 12, at the PK Yonge Performing Arts Center in Gainesville.

    Over 100 youth performed in over 30 dances, ranging from hip hop to classical ballet, Irish "Riverdance"-style stepdancing to salsa.

    The honored high school senior was Anna Petteway, an accomplished Irish dancer, who trained at Williston School of Dance since she was age three.

  • Langworthy returns Gators to Omaha

    By Sean Arnold



    Austin Langworthy entered Florida’s Gainesville Super Regional baseball series against Auburn without a home run all season in McKethan Stadium.

    But the Gator baseball team, which broke through last season with its first national championship, has lately been all about unprecedented achievements.

  • Blue Springs re-opens

    By Deborah Goad

    Contributing Writer

    After months of renovation work, Blue Springs in Bronson is once again open for swimming and picnicking.

    Ten pavilions, numerous new concrete tables and benches and freshly painted restrooms with newly built changing rooms and a paved parking lot have all been added to enhance Blue Springs Park.