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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

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  • Red Devils return with Levy Cup

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Special performances from standout players have featured heavily in past Levy Cup tilts.

    Last Friday was no different, as junior running back Gerard Williams III put his stamp on the rivalry with a trio of touchdown runs to help propel his Red Devils to a convincing 36-7 win over Chiefland.

  • 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).

  • Chapter 48 gets a revisit

    After hearing from dozens of Williston residents Sept. 19, the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement (BACE) knew it had to take yet another look at Chapter 48 of the municipal code that governs property maintenance.

    Monday night, its members spent two hours eliminating the chaff and trying to be less "nit-picky" about what code enforcement will investigate.

  • 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.

  • Get ready to Relay

    Williston's annual all-day party got off to a magical kickstart Monday when organizers of Relay for Life gathered at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    The fundraiser, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, culminates each year with the Relay for Life, scheduled this coming year for April 1 – and that's no joke.

    Missy Maguire, this year's local chairwoman, said the Relay will be from 4 p.m. until midnight at a new venue – Williston Elementary School.