• School Board millage sees slight drop

    By Sean Arnold

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously adopted its final 2016-2017 millage and budget, setting the combined millage rate at 6.876, and the total budget at $77,264,131.00.

    The budget was revised up from the original advertised estimate by $1,503,385, largely due to $1,259,923 in additional anticipated costs for capital projects.

  • Burglaries on the rise

    Levy County homeowners are being asked to use extra caution with their property in the wake of a recent rash of daytime burglaries.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, homes here and in adjacent counties are being entered forcibly and ransacked.

    The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash, as well as other valuables.

  • Camille Thompson is WMS Teacher of the Year


    Special to the Pioneer

    Nancy Perez, ESPY and Camille Thompson, TOY, were elected by their peers because they possess qualities that others see as outstanding and exceptional in their field. 

  • Students of the month honored

     Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat and the Williston City Council honored Students of the Month at Tuesday night’s meeting.

    Karley Boyer, daughter of Kennedy and Penny Boyer, was nominated by teachers Stephanie Hogie and Jenny Adkins at Joyce Bullock Elementary School.

  • Homecoming parade, game this week

    By Katie Goedeck
    and Rylee Roberts
    Red Devils Correspondents

    Williston High School will celebrate homecoming Friday night when the Red Devils take on Branford High School.
    Homecoming Attendants this year, all selected by their classmates to represent their grade during all homecoming activities, include:
    9th: Kyla McLoud
    CJ Strange
    10th: Paige Rodriguez
    Gerard Williams
    11th:  Dominique Rios
    Robbie Sistrunk

    Girls: Cole Bullock
    Yanet Centeno
    Danielle Dallas

    Boys: Greg Days
    Logan Faircloth
    Austin Langworthy

  • Mayor, council honor students of the month

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat and the city council honored October Students of the Month at the council meeting Tuesday night.

    Honored from Williston Central Christian Academy, and nominated by Rhonda Gauthier was Kendall Roberts. She is the daughter of Larry and Megan Roberts.

  • WHS gears up for homecoming

    Williston High School Student Government Association is gearing up for this year's homecoming game, set for Oct. 10.

    The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Let Us Entertain You.”

    The students of WHS will have the following dress up days,

    Monday Favorite App

    Tuesday Favorite TV Show

    Wednesday Favorite Artist

    Thursday Favorite Board Game

    Friday Fired Up Friday

    The homecoming dance will follow a “Pandora Party” theme

  • School board hopes to boost test scores

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Pioneer

    With some bright spots in overall FCAT results, the school district's challenge will be how to spread that success.

    "There are schools that are performing well," said Patrick Wnek, assistant superintendent of curriculum, at Tuesday's Levy County School Board meeting. "Our goal is to find out what they are doing."

    "We know it can happen in all of our schools," he said, noting that some teachers are performing at a high level.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat and the city council honored May students of the month Tuesday night.

    Eighth grader Ryker Gauthier, a student at Williston Central Christian Academy, was nominated by Michele Winningham. He is the son of Leo and Rhonda Gauthier.

  • Teachers, students prepare for assessments

     By Valerie Boughanem

    District Assessment Coordinator, SBLC