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Today's News

  • Williston outgrows polling place

    During the 2012 General Election, some Williston voters waited over an hour to cast their vote.The last person in line that night voted at 8:30 p.m.

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones wants to alleviate that problem and Tuesday night asked the Williston City Council if she could use the council meeting room to admit and register voters before sending them to the community center where they will receive ballots and actually vote.

    Jones said if they could check in people in the council room, more voting booths can be set up.

  • Darby Battle is 2014 valedictorian

    When Darby Battle makes her valedictory address Tuesday night, it just won’t be her parents who are bursting with pride.

    Her grandmother–“Nana”–may be the one applauding the loudest.

    That’s because for a time, while everyone was waiting to see the 2014 class standings, Nana, a/k/a Cindy Battle, had a big dream for her granddaughter: she wanted her to follow in her father’s footsteps since he was also a valedictorian of Williston High School.

  • STATE CHAMPS

     

        There are some avid Red Devil Sports fans who say it's been 91 years, and some say 92 years, since a Williston Red Devil Sports team has won a State Championship in any sport.

    So checking my math that goes back to 1922 or 1923 when the Red Devil Baseball team brought home the title of State Champions.

  • Williston gets good audit news

     

    The news from Williston's independent auditor for the past two years has been a welcomed change from years past.

    Instead of long lists of recommendations on what needs to be improved, recent audits are what's done right.

  • 100 Years of Service

    Everyone loves a birthday party, especially if there's cake and ice cream, and this week the Williston Woman's Club threw itself a Centennial Celebration that drew laughter, tears and 100 years of memories.

    A full house was treated to words of inspiration from Ann Burch, a catered luncheon and a fashion show that featured vintage clothing from 1914 to 1980, presented by Johanna Krohn and the Taylor Girls Fashion Shows.

  • You are not alone

    It’s a sad fact: many people have hurting hearts.

    Sometimes that pain comes from addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, food. Sometimes it’s caused by loss: death, divorce, poor communications.

    Another sad fact is many people who are suffering from broken hearts think they are the only ones and that they have no where to turn to find healing and restoration.

    And that’s where they are wrong.

    Kelly Stevens and Jacquie Goss Potter know there is help for the broken hearted and they want to help.

  • Use of food stamps rises in Levy County

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema

    Special to the Pioneer

    The use of food stamps in Levy County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

  • Quilting with purpose

    Sitting against the wall, Estra Boyd is barely aware of the flurry of activity around her as she watches a skein of yarn morph into yet another crocheted project in her hands.

    Connie Dolloff is busy on the floor, sandwiching three large pieces of fabric into what will soon be a delightful homemade craft.

    Linda Hall is enthusiastically showing off multi-colored quilt tops, all ready to become table runners, casserole covers or baby quilts.

  • Thanksgiving behind bars

    The streets of Williston are safer this week thanks to the dogged pursuit of Police Chief Dennis Strow and his officers in an investigation that culminated Friday with the capture of a three-year fugitive.

  • The family cookbook holds treasures from the past

     Many people learn to cook by watching and helping a more experienced cook. Today that is enhanced by a myriad of cooking shows–(food even has its own network!), seaching the Internet, buying scores of magazines and occasionally even reading a cookbook.