Today's News

  • Veterans' Memorial Dedication Saturday 3 p.m.
  • '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.

  • Williston begins foreclosures

    Property owners who ignore the fines placed on them by the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement for being in non-compliance with city ordinances may soon face harsher penalties.

    City Manager Scott Lippmann announced Tuesday night that the city now has liens on six non-compliant properties and has begun foreclosure proceedings on three of them.

    Some of property owners have been in non-compliance for over two years, he said, and the fines are growing daily.

  • 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.

  • Monterey Boats wins in every boat category

    Monterey Boats hosted a company-wide employee celebration April 12 in commemoration of its most recent award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

    This year marked the 13th consecutive year Monterey Boats has been presented with the NMMA Customer Satisfaction Index Award.

    The Marine Industry CSI Award honors manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the consumer.

  • 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.