Today's News

  • Moving Day

    Perhaps it's no coincidence that the construction of Williston's new city hall took a little over nine months.

    Like an expectant mother, monthly City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council members about each stage of the building's development.

    Last week he said it was probable the city could take delivery of the building this week.

    And now that this week has arrived, city staff is preparing for its next big adventure: new accommodations in the multi-million dollar city hall.

  • Beast Feast a big fundraiser for local schools

    By Sean Arnold


    The Levy County Schools Foundation helps direct more than $100,000 per year to Levy students and classrooms through grants and scholarships, a critical supplement for school funding in the district.

    On Saturday, Oct. 20, the LCSF is holding one of its two major fundraisers, the 9th Annual Beast Feast, at the Etheridge Produce Farm in Williston. Beast Feast features local civic and business leaders gathering to prepare and serve wild dishes such as frog legs, mullet and swamp cabbage.

  • Choir members needed

    All are welcome and invited to join The Inter-Faith Choir of Williston. There are no fees to join and participants do not need to know how to read music.

    The choir will hold its first practice Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

    Practice will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 650 North Main St. in Williston.

    The choir will hold its second practice at the First United Methodist Church of Williston the following Thursday, Nov. 1 (213 W. Noble Ave.).

  • Happenings


    Benefit Yard Sale

    There will be a huge yard sale to benefit Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center programs Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    You’ll find household items, cookware, dishware, home décor, knickknacks, furniture, pet items, books, lawn and garden, riding and show clothing. There will be lots of horsey items including saddles, blankets, tack and more, including burgers and hot dogs off the grill, chips and drinks.

    The sale is located at 4246 West Hwy. 318, Citra.

  • Dracula runs Oct. 19-28

    The Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players (SVP) in Chiefland will debut Dracula this Friday, Oct. 19 and have weekend performances through Oct. 28.

    Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.Tickets are $12 each.

  • Williston Council approves 44-home subdivision plat

    A subdivision that was first platted over 11 years ago has resurfaced and drew unanimous support from the Williston City Council Tuesday night.

    Stonewall Subdivision, more than 18 acres of vacant land south of Camellia Plantation on SW 6th Avenue, was first started around 2007, according to its developer, Kentucky businessman Rick Reed. However, the economy tanked about that time, he said, and it would have been business suicide to finish the project. And so he waited.

    Now the time is right again and Reed said he wanted to finish what he started.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 4, Tiki Monique Albritton, 35, Old Town, DWLS. Bond $1,000.

    • Oct. 2, Dominique Detron Aldridge, 23, Gainesville, possession of cocaine, possession and/or use of drug equipment.

    • Oct. 1, Edwin Guillermo Alegria, 28, Alachua, VOP.

    • Oct. 3, Roddrick Jovon Anthony, 25, Bronson, possession of marijuana over 20 grams. Bond $5,000.

    • Oct. 4, Ashley Avis Batten, 31, Bronson, battery. ROR.

  • Happenings


    WWII Vets Luncheon

    World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet Oct. 11 at Northwest Grille in Gainesville at 11 a.m.

    All veterans, spouses and caregivers are welcome to attend.

    Benefit Yard Sale

    There will be a huge yard sale to benefit Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center programs Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • $10,000 in cigarettes stolen

    On Oct. 5, surveillance video captured images shortly after 4 a.m. of an unidentified individual and a blue Dodge pick-up truck at the Marathon convenience store located at 20551 NE Hwy 27 Alternate in East Williston. This unknown person smashed the front window and entered the store. It appears the suspect only was interested in cigarettes, as the store reports over $10,000 of Newport brand cigarette cartons were stolen.

  • Man threatens to kill people at store

    A Williston man took a crowbar to the Dollar General store on East Noble Avenue before brandishing a gun on a man in the parking lot.

    According to a press release issued by Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow, Auxiliary Officer Charlz Caulwell reported a disturbance at the store around 12:38 p.m. Oct. 2.

    Caulwell is a civilian volunteer who patrols the city assisting on duty police officers and citizens when needed.