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Today's News

  • Casons will celebrate 50th Anniversary

    James W. “Jake” Cason and Marion L. Geiger Cason were married at Anthony Baptist Church in Anthony July 14, 1962.  The Rev. H.W. Markham performed the double-ring ceremony by candlelight.
    The couple moved to Williston from Ocala in 1971.  
    Mr. Cason retired from Sprint in 2004 after 39 years of service.  
    Mrs. Cason has worked at Perkins State Bank in Williston for 33 years.

  • Familiar face returns to city hall

    A year after losing the Williston City Manager job, Oel Wingo is back at city hall doing just that.
    Wingo was officially hired June 27 to fill the void left by the termination of Pat Miller’s contract.
    As the interim city manager, a post she held from May 24, 2011 until Miller came on board a couple months later.

  • 'The issue' is sexual harassment

    Though suspected for over a month, and hinted about by some, it only became public last Friday.
    ‘The issue’ that landed City Manager Patrick Miller on paid administrative leave May 24 was sexual harassment following allegations by two female city employees.

  • Chinese delegation visits where their planes are made

    A ceremony to mark Team Tango’s partnership with the THXH Hubei Aviation Co. for the production of general aviation aircraft was held last Friday at Williston Airport.
    Local dignataries joined Phil Gardner, general manager of Revolutin Aviation d/b/a Team Tango and a Chinese delegation that included  Dezhang Li, Xiuquan Ge, Bo Chen, Huimin Song, Abrahahm Liang and Hong Ren for a tour of the airport and the plant where the Rapier, a four-seat aircraft and the Tango 2, a two-seat aircraft, are manufactured.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports June 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    June 19, Carrie Megan Berger, 29, Williston, aggravated battery. Bond $2,000.
    June 20, Boyd Iris Chisolm, 52, Chiefland, assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $30,000.
    June 22, Peggy Congley, 43, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. Bond $1,000.
    June 23, Samuel Joseph Debolt, 27, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $2,000.
    June 21, Frantisca Ebeth Delpapa, 26, North Vernin, Ind., disorderly intoxication.
    June 22, Kelly Lynn Dyals, 46, out of county warrant.

  • TS Debby slows fishing

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    This past week or so, the Gulf has been filled with warm waters making the search for the keepers a little more difficult. From Steinhatchee to Cedar Key reports have been that the Red Snapper have been scattered.
    Capt. Steve Hart with Legal Limits Charters said his best luck had been around 48-50’ of water. Gag Grouper, which come into season on July 1 seem to go for live bait, so stick with the frozen to increase your chances to pull up Red Snapper and Red Grouper.

  • City of Williston looks for volunteers

    The city of Williston is looking for volunteers who can assist in city hall with answering phones, filing and light clerical work.
    City staff will train volunteers, who must pass a background check.
    City hall is a Drug Free Workplace.
    “We thought that maybe some of the students at Williston High School who need volunteer hours for Bright Futures may be interested,” said Cyndie McQuaig, the Planning and Zoning Administrative Assistant.
    This is also an ideal opportunity for older adults with time on their hands, she added.

  • Rhonda Griffiths named Pioneer of the Year nominee

    Rhonda Griffiths of Williston has been chosen as June’s nominee in the Pioneer of the Year contest.
    Griffiths joins other nominees Donny Turbeville, Theresa Batchelor, Sean Mullins and Joe Smith in the contest to find the community’s unsung heroes–people who make a difference to better their town.
    In the letter of nomination, Griffiths is cited for working with the Lions Club and horse rescue groups, as well as doing assorted fund-raisers for the area’s youth.

  • Steve Oelrich candidate for U.S. Senate

    Steve Oelrich has announced his intent to run for U.S. Congress. His letter reads:
    “I’m Steve Oelrich, conservative Republican running for Congress in the newly created 3rd Congressional District here in north Central Florida.
    “Currently, I’m a State Senator representing over 60 percent of this new district, and was the first and only Republican Sheriff elected in Alachua County since Reconstruction. I’m pro-life, pro-gun and pro-family.

  • Miracle Dog

    Noon may not be a traditional naptime, but if you’re Annie Grace, you’ve earned the right to nap anytime you want to, and as often as you want.
    At 20, Annie Grace may be the  world’s oldest living Italian Greyhound but since the American Kennel Club doesn’t keep that information, there’s no way of knowing for sure, said her human companion,  Patty Standridge.