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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!

  • A Land Remembered returns

    For anyone living in Florida, “A Land Remembered,” by Patrick Smith is a must read. The struggles and triumphs of three generations of the MacIvey clan who settle in North Central Florida on the eve of the Civil War will make you laugh and cry.

    The story traces the struggles and triumphs of Tobias and Emma as they eke out a hardscrabble existence back in a time and place long gone.

    Although Patrick Smith, the father, died Jan. 26, you will have an opportunity to get to know the author through his son, Patrick Smith Jr.

  • It's Seafood Festival time in Cedar Key

    Hungry for seafood? Arts and crafts? Live music on the Gulf?

    Cedar Key is the place to be this weekend, Oct. 18-19.

    The 45th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival offers all that and more. Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness, the festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun. The event is supported by sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture’s Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program.

  • Homecoming Royalty
  • County budget has vet, pay raises

    In the computer world they are called “Easter eggs,” little surprises included in software that are unlocked by the curious user.

    It is just the same for the Levy County budget which holds some good surprises for county workers and residents.

    Chief among them:

    • a newly created position of grants coordinator to hunt out more money for the county,

    • a veterinarian for the county Animal Control Department and

    • a 3 percent pay increase for county workers.

  • County budget has vet, pay raises

    In the computer world they are called “Easter eggs,” little surprises included in software that are unlocked by the curious user.

    It is just the same for the Levy County budget which holds some good surprises for county workers and residents.

    Chief among them:

    • a newly created position of grants coordinator to hunt out more money for the county,

    • a veterinarian for the county Animal Control Department and

    • a 3 percent pay increase for county workers.