Today's News

  • 'Doggy' dining may come to Williston

    Dog lovers may soon have other companions with them as they partake their evening meal.

    Tuesday night the Williston City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will allow dogs to be in designated dining areas of city restaurants.

    City Manager Scott Lippmann broached the idea two weeks ago when he notified council that a local restaurant had been cited by the health department because it allowed a dog in the patio area of the restaurant.

    Tuesday, that businessman came forward.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 28, Dominque Detron Aldridge, 23, Gainesville, possession of cocaine, possession and/or use drug equipment. Bond $30,000.

    • April 28, James Braxton Boyd, 27, Branford, contempt of court, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, possession and/or use drug equipment. Bond $130,000.

  • No more lost socks
  • TEC receives Clay Electric grant

    The Clay Electric Foundation recently announced that Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center in Williston is the recipient of a grant from the Operation Round Up program. Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center received $11,607.92.

  • Happenings


    Artists Needed

    Exhibitors are needed for the Starving Artists Showcase, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, to be held Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Williston’s Heritage Park.

    Artists in all media are invited to participate to showcase and sell their work. 

    Booth space is available for $15 per booth.

    For more information, or an application and rules,  contact the Chamber at 352-528-5552, email wcoc@willistonfl.com or visit at 607 SW 1st Ave., Williston.

  • April Business of the Month

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce selected Sharon Brannan CPA as the April Business of the Month. In making the selection, board members praised owner Sharon Brannan for always having immaculate grounds, continually supporting the Chamber and its efforts and during this time of the year, for bringing many people to town. Pictured, from left, Chamber Director Kim McLane, Dana Fields, Julie Brannan, Chamber Directors Michael Langston and Paul Jones, Lisa Mathews, Sharon Brannan, Tina Dykstra and Chamber Directors, Bob Walker, Crystal Curl and Marc Pompeo. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 22, Edwin Guillermo Alegria, 28, Alachua, no DL. Bond $1,500.

    • April 20, Ricky Lee Alston, 32, Chiefland, keeping a structure for drug activity, delivering/distributing Methaqualone or Mecloqualone. Bond $125,000.

    • April 17, Vivian Lorraine Bailey, 38, Chiefland, VOP. Bond $10,000.

    • April 18, Deontre Leron Baker, 19, Williston, burglary, vehicle theft. Bond $55,000.

  • ‘Cowgirl’ shares local history, childhood adventures

    Maybe it was after reading Black Beauty or Black Stallion or learning about Annie Oakley or Calamity Jane or because your family always had horses, but you were bitten by the “love horses” bug

    Alachua County resident Debra Segal and her fellow “cowgirls” fell in love with horses early in life. Years later, Segal decided to share some of their “horse happenings” with the world, and so The Idylwild Cowgirls came to be.

  • Happenings

    Memorial Service

    Haven is hosting a Love & Remembrance Spring Memorial on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Haven Community Building located at 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland. Haven provides this service at no charge and anyone in the community who has lost a loved one is invited. For more information, contact our Healing Hearts Department at 1.844.LIGHTEN.

    Fashion Show

  • National Day of Prayer next week

    The city of Williston will observe the National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 3 in the Heritage Park Pavilion.