Local News

  • From the Heart and not just at Christmas


    The second Tuesday every month, hours before the doors are open, people flock to the Ornan Masonic Lodge in Williston to form a line and wait patiently for what's inside.

    Usually around noon, about 100 people are admitted to a room, take a seat and again wait.

  • We Will Never Forget

    Sept. 11, 2001–a day that changed our country forever–is remembered annually by the Williston Fire Department with signs erected on the lawn. The Williston Pioneer remembers this day and salutes the men and women who lost their lives during that time. God bless America!

  • Burn starts Tuesday in Goethe

    The Florida Highway Patrol is notifying residents of Levy County that a planned Prescribed Forest Burn will begin Tuesday, Feb. 9 and continue through Friday, Feb. 12.

    Due to this burn several roadways near Goethe State Forest will be closed. The following roadways are expected to be closed beginning Tuesday morning: State Road 121, Levy County Road 337 and Levy County Road 326.

  • Jeff Edison wants to be school superintendent


    I have been in prayer for a long time seeking God’s will for my professional life. Through this process I truly believe that He has led me to seek the office of Superintendent of Schools.

  • Robert Mack seeks Williston Council post

     Today, my family and I proudly announce the beginning of my campaign for Williston City Council, Group E. My name is Robert Mack and I have called Williston my home for over 20 years. This is not a decision I came to without carefully considering the commitment to the city. This job will be difficult. However, while growing up in Williston I learned to find solutions to complex problems that will provide a solution for today and the future.

  • Levy has a litter problem


    Two residents say Levy County has a litter problem and the county's Adopt-A-Road Program needs to be tweaked to make it easier for volunteers — many of them seniors — to help clean it up.

  • Williston man dies in Friday accident

    Long-time Williston resident Bobby C. Williams was killed last Friday morning in a two-car accident near Gainesville.

  • Council says no to yard sale ordinance; tightens alcohol law

    The intention was well-meaning but the overall ramifications weren't as the Williston City Council unanimously shot down a proposed ordinance that would limit yard sales within the city limits.

  • VCA worker arrested on sex charge


    A 26-year-old man who was a bus driver for Vision Christian Academy in Raleigh was arrested on Jan. 27 and faces charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a seventh grade student. 

  • Man arrested on multiple sex charges


    A tip to the Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline has resulted in the arrest of a Williston man on charges he rigged his home to record young girls as they came out of the shower, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.