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Today's News

  • WMS rules the diamond

     

    By Rose Fant and Bradley Hicks

    Special to the Pioneer

    The Williston Middle School (WMS) Red Devils softball and baseball teams played simultaneously in the Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference (SMAC) Championship hosted in Fort White April 7.

  • 'Williston can do it'

     

    They came with deep pockets and generous hearts and when it was all over, the new Williston Middle-High School was the victor.

    Bakers, young and old, put their best efforts on the auction block last Thursday in order to raise funds to provide some much needed amenities at the new high school, including landscaping.

  • Tara's Tale

    Tara Holcomb's bucket list is small.

    She wants to travel and she wants to beat cancer. That is all.

  • CRA meeting takes a nose dive

     

    As the clock hands in the back of the city council chambers inched toward 5:30 p.m., Ken Schweibert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) glanced toward it, shaking his head.

    "This is embarassing," he said to no one in particular as 5:30 – the appointed time for the CRA meeting – came and went.

  • FFA teams win state

     Staff Report

    Two Williston Senior FFA teams will be recognized at the state convention in June as state champions.

    Williston High School's Nursery and Landscape team took first place at a competition held March 5 in Apopka.

    The top five teams received awards sponsored by Shade Tree Nursery and J&R Nursery, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

  • Bond, Maddox named Best of the Year

     

    At the annual Williston Policeman/Firefighter Banquet held last Friday, Sgt. James Bond, left, was pre- sented the Police Officer of the Year award by Capt. Clay Connolly. Kenny Maddox, right center, was named Firefighter of the Year and received his award from Capt. Lake Raymond, Assistant Fire Chief Danny Wallace and Fire Chief Lamar Stegall. More honors in next week's edition of the Pioneer.

  • BACE chairman calls for code changes

    Telling the Williston City Council that the look of the city from its four corners is not appealing, or inviting, Sharon Brannan, implored the leadership to put some teeth into its ordinances.

    Brannan, Williston businesswoman and resident, is also the chairman of the city's Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BACE).

  • 7,494 miles from Beijing

     

    There was no way of knowing 25 years ago that the first lap toddler Gemma Spofforth took in an English swimming pool would launch a career that would bring her to Williston.

  • VCA worker arrested on sex charge

     

    A 26-year-old man who was a bus driver for Vision Christian Academy in Raleigh was arrested on Jan. 27 and faces charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a seventh grade student. 

  • Jeff Edison wants to be school superintendent

     

    I have been in prayer for a long time seeking God’s will for my professional life. Through this process I truly believe that He has led me to seek the office of Superintendent of Schools.