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Today's News

  • School Menu

    Friday, May 22

    Sloppy joe on bun or chicken fingers, corn/french fries, orange

    Monday, May 25

    No School

    Tuesday, May 26

    Pizza or ribacue on bun, tater tots, green beans, chilled applesauce

    Wednesday, May 27

    Chicken patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, mustard greens, chilled mix fruit, cornbread

    Thursday, May 28

    Spaghetti with meatballs or pizza, green salad, buttered corn, fruited Jell-o, homemade garlic rolls

    Friday, May 29

  • Williston baseball celebrates accomplishments

    The Williston High School Varsity Baseball team held their awards banquet at the Williston Golf and Country Club on Monday evening May 18.

    The team celebrated their third straight 3A District Championship as they paid special tribute to the eight departing seniors.

    The guest speaker for the event was St. Johns River Community College Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones.

    Jones, who recently recruited two of the Red Devil seniors, Brandon Scott and Derek Milam, gave a remarkable speech to all those friends, family and team members in attendance.

  • Sowing my seed to the birds... or is it the turkeys

    It was the middle of the night and I could not go to sleep. I looked at the clock and it said 2:37 AM. I tossed and turned but nothing seemed to work. The Sandman, usually a faithful worker at our house, was nowhere to be found. I read somewhere that if you cannot go to sleep in the middle of the night, get up go out and watched a little TV and soon you will get sleepy. I am not sure who wrote that and I am not even sure if I actually read it or if it was some delusion of my mind at the time.

  • Have a safe and happy Memorial Day

    The Williston Pioneer Sun News will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Our news deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

  • CRA to concentrate on new commercial construction, renovations

    The principal subject for the Community Redevelopment Agency at its Monday night meeting was not on the agenda, but it elicited a spirited discussion toward the end of the meeting.

    Earl Ogle, a member of the CRA, once again introduced the question of expanding the CRA district. He noted that the group had asked for numbers to support the city’s objection to expanding the district. Vice chair Nick Williams said he’d spoken to city manager Marcus Collins several weeks ago and didn’t feel that he’d received a satisfactory answer.

  • Breaking News

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School was placed in lock down Tuesday afternoon after two students were lured into a vehicle and driven 100 yards across the front entrance of the school’s campus.

    The male students were on the playground, according to press releases from the sheriff’s office and the school district, when they were approached by a white or Hispanic male. The man was described as having black hair and possibly wearing a brown shirt, blue pants and black boots. He may have a silver tooth and a dark spot or mole on his face.

  • Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to say, “thank you,” to the Williston Fire Department.

    On the night before Thanksgiving our business caught on fire. Some of the chemicals we use are highly flammable. The fire started in the chemical room and wasn’t called in for some time. When the fire department arrived they faced a towering inferno complete with explosions, intense heat and a 500 gallon propane tank 20 feet from the blaze.

  • Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor:

    My husband and I are long-time patients at the Nature Coast Family Health Services.

    We are so glad to see the positive letters and publicity concerning both the hospital and clinic and the efforts of our hard-working staff to provide the very best for all of us who use or will need the services provided. Dr. Dale Block and Mr.ee^James Long P.A. have our complete trust and confidence.

  • SCV Memorial Service Saturday

    The John Hance O’Steen Camp 770, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold a memorial service on Saturday, May 16 to honor Confederate soldier, George W. Martin. The service will be held at the Bell Cemetery, Bell starting at 2 p.m.

    George Martin was born March 22, 1839 in Barnwell, S.C.

    He moved to New River County, (present day Bradford County) before the Civil War and settled near Starke with his wife, Rebeca. When the war started, Martin traveled to Suwannee County and enlisted Jan. 1, 1862. He was enrolled in Company H of the 1st Florida Cavalry.

  • Outstanding Club Member

    At its 2009 Installation of New Officers Dinner, Nancy Bowman was awarded Outstanding Club Member of the Year for the Williston Woman's Club. She is currently in her second year as 1st vice president. She is active in many club projects, has attended leadership training and annual Spring conventions. She teaches at Williston Elementary School and is a great asset to the club and community.