Local News

  • Red Devils win regional quarterfinal

    The Williston Red Devils won the regional quarterfinal game 70-64 against Trinity Catholic Thursday night in Bronson.

    The Red Devils will play the Mount Dora Hurricanes, a 67-46 winner over Bradford in their quarterfinal game. Game time for the regional semifinal game is 7 p.m . Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Bronson.



  • Star Gazing

    by Lisa Statham Posteraro

    Special to the Pioneer

  • Airport changes could bring in more revenues

    The design phase of airport enhancements is happening at no cost to the city of Williston. Once complete, if funding can be found to bring the design to fruition,  the improvements could help bring additional revenues to the airport.

    At last week’s meeting, Williston City Council members heard from Don Ramdass who is overseeing the preliminary designs for a taxiway, a new corporate hangar area and new aprons.

  • Avis Seabrook

    Everything Avis Carnegie Seabrook is came from the very core of her foundation–her parents.

    One of seven children born and reared in Williston, Seabrook learned at her mother’s knee the importance of kindness, loving and sharing.

    By example the five girls and two boys were taught how to love, how to give and how to care.

    They were traits Seabrook took to heart and ones that got her through both the turbulent times of segregation and integration.

  • Drought not yet critical to area



    While the effects of little to no rain are obvious in the flow of area springs and rivers, farm experts agree that the record-breaking drought is still too early in its development to cause much worry for farmers in the tri-county area.

  • ‘Ain’t no sunshine’ in Williston

    For almost two years Williston residents have waited for an alternative to high electric bills. 

    They’re going to have to wait a little longer.

    After a presentation Tuesday night by a Gainesville firm that specializes in solar energy, the Williston City Council agreed that there is no funding to develop a system and the city will have to pass–for now–on the venture.

  • Valentine dinner is benefit for Relay for Life

    The First United Methodist Church’s Relay for Life Team will hold its annual Valentine’s Dinner  Sunday, Feb. 12 from 5-7 p.m.  
    The menu includes an appetizer, prime rib, salad, twice baked potatoes, dessert and beverage for $25. This also includes  fine dining music from local talent.
    Call the church office to schedule your reservation.  528-3636.
     “This is a time to spend with your “sweetie” or join someone as you celebrate/remember those who have been affected by cancer,” a spokesman said.

  • Davis will not seek another term

    Beth Davis, who has served on the Levy County School Board for 12 years, announced this week she will not seek re-election.
    In a statement, Davis said,  “I would like to announce my intention not to run for re-election for the Levy County School Board, Dist. 2 position.
     “I want to thank the people of Levy County for allowing me to serve in this capacity for the past 12 years. I consider this experience an honor.

  • Oz Barker will seek re-election

    Osborn “Oz” Barker will seek re-election to the post he serves as Levy County Property Appraiser. Below is his announcement.
    “It is with a heart full of gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity that you have given me over the past three plus years, that I hereby announce my intention to seek re-election as your Levy County Property Appraiser. I am truly grateful and humbled that you chose to elect me to serve you, the residents of this wonderful county, in this position of leadership.

  • Quilt Museum founder Winnelle Horne dies at 87

    A former editor of this newspaper gave a staff writer her very first assignment that was more than a story:
    Go to the Quilt Museum and meet Miss Winnelle and do a story on the 4H sewing camp.
    What the editor did not say was: If Miss Winnelle likes you, you can keep your job.
    Winnelle Horne was the straight talking director of the Levy County Quilt Museum, one of Levy County's jewels.
    Miss Winnelle died Monday at the age of 87.