Today's News

  • Morriston man sought for theft; arrest made in Ace case

    Staff Report

    The Williston Police Department is seeking information on locating a Morriston man who may have passed forged checks Between March 31 and April 25.

    According to Police Chief Dennis Strow, Angelo V. Leto Jr., 47, of Morriston is wanted on six counts of forgery, six counts of uttering a forged instrument, six counts of grand theft, six counts of petit theft and a count of  theft.

  • County workshop on Crabfest coming

    The Williston Crabfest, an unorganized annual gathering in East Williston each April, is still getting attention because of the furor over a shooting that left one person dead and four wounded.

    Discussion of the event, which some estimate attracted 10,000 people and shut down County Road 318 on April 27, came up during Tuesday’s regular morning meeting of the Levy County Commission.

    Chair Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4) said the commission will hold a workshop at a future date to discuss the annual event and how to handle the crowds.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

  • Their legacy was sisterhood

     My maternal grandparents left a long legacy–seven children and 29 grandchildren.

  • Crabfest chaos has to stop now

     There’s a lot of good people in the community commonly called East Williston and Saturday those people became victims when violence took over an event that has long roots in the community–Crabfest.

  • Hog wild on the Waccasassa

    Organizers with the 36th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race say it's still too early to know just how much money was made at Saturday's event, though, based on attendance, it's believed it will be one of the most prosperous.

  • Red Devils win district and first game of state playoffs

     By Bryan Hoopaugh

  • Arrest made in Crabfest shooting



  • Williston prays for America

    Over 75 people braved threatening skies to attend Williston's National Day of Prayer ceremony at noon Thursday.

    Speakers, representing more than a half dozen churches, took turns praying for the country, state, leaders and families during the hour-long service held at the gazebo in Heritage Park.

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat led the attendees in "God Bless America" before the prayer service was concluded by the Rev. Charlz Caldwell, who delivered the benediction.

  • One dead, four others wounded at Crabfest

    One person is dead and four others wounded following a shooting Saturday night during Crabfest near Hwy. 318, east of Williston.
    Sheriff Bobby McCallum said the incident erupted at 8:05 p.m. and law enforcement agents were on the scene immediately.
    "There were 10,000 plus here," McCallum said via telephone around 11 p.m. "We had 70 law enforcement personnel on standby and within minutes had both a triage area and a chopper on the scene."