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  • Williston to usher in Christmas

     Williston will welcome the Christmas season this Saturday, Dec. 7 with activities in Heritage Park and a Christmas Parade down Noble Avenue. The parade, with this year’s theme “A Christmas Story,” will kick off at 6 p.m.

  • Red Devils in state championship Tuesday

     For the first time since 1923, the Williston Red Devils are in the finals of the state baseball tournament.

    The home team will play Chipley tonight at 7:30 p.m. at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.

    The Red Devils defeated Paxton 4-0 Monday night for the right to play in the finals.

    Can't make it to the game? No worries. Login on your computer to  http://www.bhsnlive.com/ and watch it live.

  • Two great ways to pay it forward

     

    Who in their right mind would voluntarily be in the  hot sun for 12-14 hours a day without receiving monetary compensation?

    Williston High School Senior John Julian, that's who.

  • Newspaper woman Bess Williams dies at 83

     

    Staff

    Bess Williams was born to be a journalist.

    “I had turned in articles since I was 8 years old,” she told a reporter in 2007.

  • 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!

  • Chiefland teacher stands up to school board

    By Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

     One Levy County teacher is speaking up in saying that the school board is not following the Florida code of ethics for education.

    “A culture of intimidation and fear of retaliation exists in Levy County schools,” said Chiefland Middle High School eighth grade US History teacher Jerry Lawrence during the public comment section of a school board meeting on Tuesday morning.

  • Get your poinsettia

    Williston High School Horticulture and FFA students will begin selling poinsettias

     Dec. 1.

    To purchase or get more information, contact Chris Wilder at wilderc@levy.k12.fl.us

    or Mallory Jones at malloryjones388@gmail.com

    Ag shop number- (352)-528-2153.

  • Sand mine extension approved

    A special exception permit to allow the expansion of sand pit mining on 295 acres of land that touches on State Road 121 south of Williston was approved unanimously by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

    That was despite one complaint from a resident that trucks in the current operation do not stop before entering SR 121 and letters from some residents to the county Planning Commission opposing the project. One opponent said he wants to sell his property.

  • BACE renders guilty on code violations

    By Ashley Thornton

    Contributing Writer

    Williston's Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement is continuing in its efforts to clean up the city. At a meeting Monday night, the board found several existing cases, along with two new ones, guilty of noncompliance to the city's codes.

  • City election set for March 3

    It's not too early to begin thinking about whether you're called to serve the community.

    Tuesday night, the Williston City Council aproved the 2015 election schedule that was proposed by Fran Taylor, city clerk. That schedule starts early December and calls for the candidate qualifying to begin at noon Jan. 12 and close out at noon Jan. 16.

    Three council seats–A, B and C will be open for qualifying seats. Those posts are currently held by Matt Brooks, Elihu Ross and Cal Byrd.