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  • Lady Red Devils advance to region finals

    Although Lady Devil Dayna Hunn blasted a first inning homerun, (her fifth in six

    games), putting the Williston Lady Devils in front 2-1, it was the big five-run bottom of the

    sixth inning that propelled the Lady Devils to an 8-2 win over the Trinity Catholic Lady

    Celtics Friday night April 30 to win the Region Semi-finals.

    The win sends the Lady Devils to the Regional Final game on Tuesday, May 4.

    Lady Devil pitcher Tori Stamper was a big part of the defense as she struck out 15 Lady

    Celtics on the way to the Semi-final win.

  • The Williston Pioneer is off to press

    Get this week's Williston Pioneer on sale today . . . . Here's what you can look forward to:

    Lions Club celebrates anniversary

    SUV hits train

    Return to Rosewood

    GOP hears Gingrich aide

    Lady Red Devils are district champs

  • City tackles late payment issue

    At its first regular meeting with Mark Nussel as president, Williston’s city council took up, directly and thoroughly, the matter of utility bill due dates and late fees and grace periods which had caused a major stir during the billing period that ended on April 10.

    The problem was that, adhering strictly to the statute, those customers who paid their bill on Monday, April 12, were charged late charges and told by city hall staff that, if the late charges were not paid by April 15, services would be cut off.

  • CERT takes lead during air crash

    The "Code RED" for the Levy County CERT — Civilian Emergency Response Team — volunteers came on a bright, sunny Saturday morning.

    Levy Emergency Management Assistant Director John McDonald, CERT leader, was in Tampa for the day.

    "I didn't think we were going to get any CERT people out cause it was a sunny day," said McDonald's boss, EM Director Mark Johnson. "I underestimated him. John had numbers on his phone and he started making calls."

  • Williston, Morriston slated for 2012-2014 property assessments

    To ensure that an accurate tax roll is maintained, the Levy County Property Appraiser’s office will continue to conduct a blanket assessment of properties in the county.

  • Relay for Life is April 17

    The anticipation is growing – the time is drawing near.

    Nips and tucks are being made in costumes, last-minute polishing to games and tent decoration. – it’s almost here.

    E-mails and phone calls fly around Williston – lists are checked and double – checked – it’s closer than we think – how did it arrive so quickly?

  • Etheridge will not seek school board re-election

    School Board of Levy County member Frank Etheridge, who represents Williston, will not seek re-election in November.

    "After 20 years on the board, I've enjoyed it. But it's time for some new, fresh ideas."

    Etheridge started his career in education as a teacher at Williston High School. His interest and passion for education has continued ever since, he said.

  • City reverses late fee action-for now

    The city administration has withdrawn, for the time being, the implementation of a procedure that contradicted long term practice in the payment of utility bills when the 10th of the month falls on a weekend.

    According to statute, utility bills are due and payable on the 10th of the month to avoid the application of a $10 late fee per service.

    Common practice for many years has been that, should the 10th fall on a weekend, utility bills could be paid until 4 p.m. on the following Monday without penalty.

  • If you will build it, they will come

    Four Williston young men are facing a daunting task–but they’re confidant that with community support their dream can become a reality.

    Led by Robert Jones, Wesley Rizer, Sean Hicks and Calvin Root are determined to see Williston youth have a recreation center that can be used now and in the future.

    The four meet at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints each Wednesday to play basketball, and when others heard, they came too.

  • Want to drive in Florida?

    There was a time when passing written, eye and driving tests were all you needed to be a legal Florida driver. These days you have to have concrete proof of who you are.

    As of Jan. 1, new requirements went into effect for anyone renewing or getting a new driver’s license, and it’s caused a few headaches for those issue the licenses.

    “I’ve been chewed out and cussed at,” Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector, told Williston Rotary Club members last week as she explained what’s needed to be a legal driver.