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  • Head football coach resigns

     Head Football Coach Jamie Baker tendered his resignation to Williston High School Principal Eulin Gibbs last week. Baker will officially resign Nov. 22 at the end of the school day.

    Gibbs said Baker approached him and  said he felt it was in the best interest of the school and his family for him to pursue other business ventures.

    Gibbs said he will entertain applications through January before making a decision.

  • Williston honors veterans

    Patriotism rang loudly Monday night when more than 200 people attended the annual Veterans Day Ceremony was held in Williston’s Heritage Park.

    WWII veteran Dogan Cobb, who delivered the invocation, said Nov. 11 was a fitting time to pause and thank those who served in this country’s military.

    He also said the families of these men and women are to be commended for their support and the nation should be thankful to them as well.

  • Edward Mikell retires from Air Force

    Special to the Pioneer

    Command Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Edward Mikell, a 1975 Williston High School graduate,  retired June 1 after 38 years of active service with the United States Air Force/Air National Guard.  

    Mikell entered the United States Air Force (USAF)  the summer following his high school graduation.

  • Williston is on the grow

    The rumor you’ve heard is true: Williston is getting a Pizza Hut.

    City Manager Scott Lippmann said last week that plans for a 56-seat Pizza Hut on Noble Avenue are well underway and the restaurant is tentatively scheduled to open Dec. 23.

    The new restaurant will be the second business to locate in Williston in as many months.

    Sky Chiefs Aviation, a flight training school, is now located at the airport.

  • Miss Williston pageant is Nov. 23

     It is time for the annual Miss Williston pageants.  If you know anyone that would like to participate in this year's Miss WIlliston pageant please call (352) 558-4152.  The age divisions are Miss WIlliston 15-18, Jr. Miss Williston 11-13, and Little Miss Williston (4-6).  This year's pageant will be Nov. 23.

     The GFWC Williston Jr. Woman's club is accepting nominations for Family of the Year. Please go to http://www.willistonjuniors.org/ for more information.

  • Bronson wants trucks on main drag

    A request to make a Bronson street one way was side-stepped Monday night when the issue, as a request by resident Dick Garner, turned more toward having a public hearing on a "No thru trucks" sign that would cut down on heavy truck use.

  • County looks at new voting machines

    Voters will be looking at new equipment when they go to the polls next year as the county abandons the 25-year-old technology that powers the machines used for the past 12 years. 

  • Williston FFA members earn American Farmer degrees

     The National FFA Organization hosted over 62,000 members, advisors, alumni and guests this year at the 86th annual FFA National Convention and several of Williston’s own were in attendance.  The convention was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville last week.

  • Lions Club will screen children for Lazy Eye Nov. 18

     The Lions Club will complete its Williston area free early childhood vision screening to identify children up to 6 years old with undetected vision loss due to Amblyopia factors (Lazy Eye) and refractive errors at the Williston Library, 10 SE 1st St., Monday, Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m.

  • Veterans will be honored

     The Levy County Commission has unanimously approved a proclamation naming the week of Nov. 10-16 as Veterans Appreciation Week and agreed to participate in the countywide Veterans Day Parade being hosted by the City of Cedar Key.