Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, June 5

    Chiefland Watermelon Festival

    It is time to sign-up for the Chiefland Watermelon Festival pageants. Download an application at www.chieflandwomansclub.org

    Catergories and criteria are:

    Little King and Queen:  Ages 3-5 as of June 5, 2010

    Little Princess:  Age:  6-10-you must have completed 1st grade 

    Princess:  Age:  11-15-you must have completed the 6th grade 

    Queen:  Age 16-22

    Chiefland FOL

  • Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Thomas Charles Morris, 27, Bronson. Arrested May 26–resisting without violence.

    • Justin P. Lentini, 45, Yankeetown. Arrested May 29–DUI, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, disorderly intoxication, reckless driving, leaving scene of an accident with injury, simple battery and attempted murder. Bond was $210,000.

  • Lady Red Devils celebrate successful season

    The 2010 Williston Lady Red Devil Softball season is now officially over. And what a fantastic season the Lady Devils had.

    Their overall 20-4 record led them to the District Championship, followed by the Region Championship, right to the State Final 4 and were the only public school represented in the State Final 4 play offs.

  • The Williston Pioneer is on the street

    Graduation 2010: A salute to Williston High School Class of 2010

    Unwanted visitor makes way into family's yard

    It's hurricane season. Are you prepared?

    FFA Middle School Honors

    Memorial Day Celebrations in Bronson and Williston

    New candidate for District 4, county commission

    Lady Red Devils Softball Banquet

    WHS Band Banquet

    School News

    Local arrests

  • Hurricane season to be active, so be prepared

    Hurricane season began Tuesday and national hurricane watchers predict the storm season will be active, while a poll of coastal residents appears to find relaxed attitudes in preparations.

    But in Levy County, Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson takes the approach of hurricane season seriously and will be conducting a hurricane tipoff meeting for public officials on June 9.

  • Party planned for Philpot

    The Williston FFA Alumni and other friends are in the early stages of planning a retirement reception for Robert Philpot.

    Philpot has been an Ag Teacher at Williston High School since 1973 and is retiring at the end of this school year. The reception has been planned for Saturday, May 15 at the Williston Middle School Cafetorium from 3-6 p.m.

  • Elderly don’t have to be victims

    With the nation’s aging population continuing to increase significantly, more and more elderly people find themselves as victims of assorted frauds and abuse.

    The key to not being a victim is knowledge, according to Colleen Duris, guest speaker Tuesday at Williston’s Rotary Club meeting.

    Duris, an Ocala attorney who is board certified in Elderlaw, told Rotary members thay the largest percentage of those who exploit the elderly are their children, followed by a relative, an employer, a neighbor or a sibling.

  • Who are you, Nicole?

    There’s almost nothing better than slipping either a Dove milk or dark chocolate into your mouth and savoring the rich sweetness that it offers.

    That is, unless you like to read the messages of inspiration included on the wrapper those little delicacies come in.

    There are half dozen or more varieties of the morsels and wrappers to match.

    Imagine Pamela Stine’s surprise this week when a co-worker gave her a chocolate and shared that the one she had just opened had words of inspiration penned by a Williston resident.

  • Philpot thanks everyone for support

    To the editor:

    To all of the students, parents, friends, school staff and county staff, I want to say a heartfelt thank you for the retirement celebration held May 15 in my honor.

    Iee^feel like Iee^should have held the event to thank everyone for the wonderful support I have received for the 37 years Iee^have been teaching in Williston.

    Iee^have enjoyed the experience immensely and it has greatly enhanced my life.

  • County getting bariatric ambulance

    Patients who are obese will soon have a new ride to the hospital — one that is safer for the patient and the Levy County Emergency Medical Services crew.

    Trish Siebold, director of EMS, speaking at the Board of County Commissioners’s regular semi-monthly meeting on Tuesday revealed the plans for the new bariatric ambulance.

    She said one of the older, high mileage ambulances taken out of service when two new ones were purchased will be outfitted to handle larger patients using money in the EMS budget.