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Today's News

  • Track Santa as he heads to you

  • To my sister with love at Christmastime


    While hundreds of people flock to the card section of a store and pore over the dozens of cards to send to loved ones for Christmas, Joyce Vickers is sitting with her feet propped up enjoying the stillness.
    She doesn’t have to fight the crowds. She doesn’t have to read countless cards. She doesn’t have to spend a lot of money.
    That’s because for the last 38 years, she and her sister, Gail Brower, have exchanged the same Christmas card–year in and year out.
    She doesn’t know what really prompted it.

  • Candy Barber dished it out in 40 years

    When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county’s 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dec. 13, Cody Wayne Andrews, 19, Williston, dealing in stolen property and grand theft. Bond $13,500.
    Dec. 14, Joey Berry, 23, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.
    Dec. 16–James Macolm Bonner, 43, Reddick, FTA, four counts obtaining goods/services. Bond $20,000.
    Dec. 18, Eric Alan Booth, 50, Cedar Key, DUI. Bond $2,500.

  • Lady Red Devils down Keystone Heights

    Monday night, the Lady Red Devils took the court against district foe Keystone Heights.
    Unexpectedly, Ericka Floyd, sister to Isaac Floyd who died in a tragic accident three days earlier, showed up to join her teammates for the game.
    The Lady Red Devils said to a player, “We want to score 47 points tonight in memory of Isaac.”
    Floyd wore jersey 3 and switched to number 44 his senior season on the Red Devil Boys basketball team.
     “Add 3 and 44 and you get 47,” head coach Becky Hilty, said following the game.

  • Red Devils move into district play

    The Williston Red Devils traveled to Santa Fe Dec. 15 to face district foe Santa Fe.
    The Red Devils, behind 18 points by both Tre Wilson and Deterion Ross and a 14-point effort by Damien Strange, took the Raiders down 74-55 to remain undefeated in district play.
    The Red Devils are 6-1 overall and 3-0 in district play.
    The Red Devils will host Lake Highland Prep on Saturday, Dec. 17, which will be their last game until Dec. 26, following the Christmas holiday, when they will play in the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament at Vanguard High School in Ocala.

  • Bronson, Chiefland football coaches resign

    Chiefland and Bronson high schools, whose football teams and the coaches have faced challenging years, are looking for new coaches.
    CHS Principal Bill Tovine confirmed on Dec. 16 that football coach Jim O’Neal has resigned as coach but will be staying on in a teaching position.  The position will be posted, Tovine said.
    Bronson High coach Al Cooksey made the announcement of his departure at the Football Banquet on Dec. 15.

  • Santa Letters in this week's Pioneer
  • Former Williston athlete Isaac Floyd killed in accident

    Isaac Floyd was a standout athlete at Williston High School, excelling in both basketball and football.
    After graduation in 2010, he signed to play football at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas but an injury and subsequent surgery left him redshirted. He left the program and returned home.
    A little after midnight Saturday, Floyd, 20, was killed when he lost control of the 2010 Mazda he was driving. His passenger Dorian Taylor, 18, was also killed, and two other passengers, Kevin Sketo Jr. and Kalen Penny, 22, were taken to Shands for incapacitating injuries.

  • Red Devils fall to 5A Nature Coast Tech

    They were big, they were tall and they made free throws. This was the picture one got as the Nature Coast Sharks took the court Dec. 7, against the Williston Red Devils.

    Led by the 6' 8” University of Massachusetts signee Tyler Bergantino, the Sharks showed why they are undefeated following their 69-58 win over the Red Devils.