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Today's News

  • You don’t want your picture taken

    After months of discussion, planning, construction, installation and fine tuning, the red light enforcement camera are in place, according to Lt. Clay Connolly of the Williston Police Department.

    Last week the cameras were calibrated for timing, located and speed and on May 15 they went online. Warning letters will be mailed to violators for the first 30 days but will discontinue on June 15.

    “I have fielded several questions regarding these cameras,” Connolly said, “and most of them have to do with the point at which a violation is captured.

  • Library Corner

    The Williston Library has the following new titles on its shelves:

    8th Confession by James Patterson, Priceless Memories by Bob Barker, A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Patterson, Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark, Killer Cuts by Elaine Viets, Loitering with Intent by Stuart Woods, Wicked Game by Lisa Jackson.

  • Lions Club needs you

    They do more than collect eyeglasses for the poor and they want a chance to prove it in Williston.

    Ervin Kaufman is now spearheading a drive to revitalize the Williston Club so that it can be the active community-oriented club it was in years past.

    Kaufman was a Lion in his native Illinois for several years and knows the good that an active club can do.

    He has goals that even a small club can do, but right now, more than anything, that club needs members.

  • Dunnellon and Williston work to protect Rainbow Springs' basin

    The cities of Williston and Dunnellon have had a meeting of the minds on protecting the Rainbow Springs and the land basin whose waters recharge the springs.

    The mayors of both cities signed a document that pledges their commitment to springs commitment during a meeting of the Rainbow Springs Working Group on Friday at Williston Crossings RV Resort in Williston.

  • We are on our own this hurricane season

    “We’re Americans. Our citizens can do more.”

    That is the assessment of Mike West, information technology officer for the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, after participating in a hurricane exercise on May 28 at Levy County Office of Emergency Management.

  • Pesky mosquito can be health risk

    Florida Department of Health (DOH) officials emphasize to Florida’s residents and visitors the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases as we move into the summer rainy season and peak mosquito activity months. 

  • SVP to feature youth one acts

    Join the Suwannee Valley Players cast of 34 children from Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua and Dixie counties in three enchanting comedies at the SVP summer youth production: Class Acts.

    Oh My Word is a comedic “play” on words involving a deranged banker, a lot of fingers, the yellow pages, and other fun characters.

  • Pioneer looks for summer photos

    The Williston Pioneer is inviting all amateur photographers to send in photos that capture the essence of summer in Williston.

    E-mail (editor@willistonpioneer.com) your photo (jpeg, minimum 150 resolution) or drop it by our office at 28 NW First Ave. Include your name, where the photo was taken and why it says “summer” to you.

    All photos will be printed July 30. Deadline for submission is noon July 24.

    Questions? Call Carolyn at 528-3343.

  • Our View

    Someone should have had a clicker to count the thousands of people who came out Friday night to Horseman’s Park as the city of Williston threw America one heckuva of a birthday party.

    It was an evening that would have made Andy, Barney and Aunt Bee proud as a strong sense of community and pride swept over the crowd.

    Children played, neighbors caught up with one another and laughter resonated across the fields.

  • Peanut Festival not out of the money yet

    The Williston Peanut Festival is not entirely out of the running for a Tourism Development Council advertising grant.

    Carol McQueen, executive director of the Levy County Visitor Center, told the Levy County Commission in its Tuesday meeting that although the Tourism Development Council denied an advertising grant to the Peanut Festival, she is working with the Wiliston Chamber of Commerce to work things out.