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  • 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).

  • Voter turnout going strong

    About 21 million voters have cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election and Levy County is also showing its enthusiasm for the election.

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, who is overseeing her first general election since taking office in  2013 after working in the elections office, said, “I think we're having a really good turnout. Things are going great.” 

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  • Kori Lamb appointed to Williston council

    Citing new blood and a passion for the area's youth, Williston City Council appointed Kori Lamb to its ranks Monday night over Debra Jones, community leader and a former council member.

    Before a vote was taken, council members Danny Etheridge, Nancy Wininger and Charles Goodman pledged their support for Lamb, a Williston High School graduate, businessman and family man.

  • You can dig this: Museum needs volunteers for excavation project

     By Elizabeth Brown

     Florida Museum of Natural History paleontologists are recruiting volunteers to help excavate a recently discovered site in eastern Levy County that has produced thousands of fossils, including more than 55 vertebrate species.

    Researchers are enthusiastic about the 5- to 5.5 million-year-old fossils being recovered and say it is the first site of this particular age found in North Central Florida.