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  • Williston Christmas Parade Saturday 6 p.m.
  • Williston considers program to assist with engery efficiency

    Countless people lack the financial means to either repair or install products that cut down on energy costs and would be money savers in the long run.

    Now there's a program that can help homeowners manage those costs without breaking the bank.

    PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) was discussed at the Nov. 1 Williston City Council meeting, and again this week as a means of helping homeowners attain energy saving upgrades, such as roofing, HVAC and insulation.

  • Danny Stevens honored for 16 years service

    Levy County Commissioner Danny Stevens of Williston, (R-District 5), left office on Tuesday, Nov. 22. But before that, on Nov. 8, his fellow commissioners honored him for his 16 years of service on the board, which included serving as chairman. He was presented with a plaque of appreciation with a gavel. Commissioner Michael Joyner of Morriston said, “There’s a lot of wood in gulf hammock to roast you. You don't know how much I appreciate you — in your guidance and in the Bible.”

  • Tiffany Miles joins Pioneer staff

    Williston businesses have been greeted for the past three weeks by Tiffany Miles, who has joined the Pioneer staff as the advertising sales representative.

    A Chiefland native, and graduate of Chiefland High School, Miles entered the work force straight out of high school. 

    After working at LifeSouth, she became a corrections officer with the Department of Corrections in Lake City.

    Her husband, Bradley, is a detention officer in Alachua County and the couple has a son, Jacob, 6.

  • Foundation receives matching grant

    The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded the Levy County Schools Foundation $17,282.65 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

    The Foundation’s project “Full STEAM Ahead” will focus on Career & Technical Education; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education and Teaching Quality throughout the school district.

  • Homecoming Royalty

    Emily Lowrimore and Britton Hall were crowned the Williston High School Homecoming Queen and King at half time of last Friday's football game.  Pictures of the court and more homecoming festivities will be in next week's Williston Pioneer.

  • 'Don't pass up an opportunity'

    Social media was set ablaze last week after news that Williston City Council appointed 29-year-old Jakorian "Kori" Lamb to its vacant seat.

    Less than 24 hours after the news was posted on the Williston Pioneer's Facebook page, it had reached 5,900 views.

  • Honoring our nation's veterans

    Veterans Day is Nov. 11 – the 11th hour of the 11th month and while it is a federal holiday Friday, saluting our nation's veterans begins tonight (Thursday) in Bronson. Events will follow over the weekend, with the highlight being the countywide parade, held this year on Bronson on the official Veterans Day.

    Turn out this week and show your support for the men and women who have fought or who are still fighting for our freedom.

    Here's what you have to look forward to:

  • Limerock mine shot down again

    A proposed limerock mine in Montbrook was denied a recommendation to receive a special exception permit by the Levy County Planning Commission, almost seven years after the first proposal faced a similar fate.

  • Schwiebert tells about life in her backyard

    “We have the rural life…others don’t,” said Heidi Schwiebert, and what we also have here is “a little slice of Heaven.” These words describe the three jewels on the north side of Alternate US 27…Devil’s Den, Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens and Two Hawk Hammock. These three local attractions were featured at a program presented by Schwiebert at the Williston Public Library on Oct. 24 hosted by the Friends of the Williston Library (FOWL).