Today's News

  • Library Friends play host to Highwayman

    The Friends of the Williston Public Library provided an enthusiastic audience as artist Sylvester M. Wells presented the program at the library on Thursday, Sept. 18.

    Sylvester, one of the original "Highwaymen" spoke about his career and proceeded to paint a canvas which was commissioned by the library. The painting is being raffled as a fundraiser.

  • Upcoming events

    Pioneer to print

    map of 'treaters'

    The Williston Pioneer Sun News is putting together it's annual map for the Trail of Treaters on Oct. 31 in downtown Williston. Anyone who is going to participate and wants to be on the map (no charge) needs to call the paper with their name and location. Call Kathie at 528-3343, or e-mail classified@willistonpioneer.com.

    Deadline Friday for

    Peanut contests

    Calling all contestants!

  • Book Fair to be held on Oct. 4

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its October First Saturday Book Fair, Oct. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Williston City Hall Community Center.

    It is the same day as the Peanut Festival which is held on the strand along Main Street. Special events of the book fair will be the selling of both the Williston: Crossroads of Florida and the Levy County History Book at a special combination price. Drollene Brown, a faithful member of the history books projects, will be on hand to sell these bargains.

  • Chiefland sports editor Claude Lewis dies

    Claude Lewis, sports editor of the Chiefland Citizen, died Friday night while en route to a Chiefland-Hamilton County football game in Jasper.

    Details are sketchy, but the Suwannee County Sheriff's Department said a motorist saw Lewis pull to the side of the road, attempting to use an inhaler. Lewis had a history of asthma, according to his wife.

    By the time paramedics arrived, Lewis, 54, was dead on the scene.

  • Friends of the Library

    Friends of the Williston Public Library

    Calendar of Scheduled Events - 2008-2009

  • Sparr to hold open house

    Sparr Building and Farm Supply, 240 S. Main St., Williston, will hold a "Share Your Passion" Open House on Friday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Devils defeat Chiefland

    Yes, it did get a little tight in the second half, but Williston handled the pressure and the fundamentals well to ease past Chiefland, 35-21, in an intra-county football game last Friday night.

    Williston will play host to Trinity Catholic this week, with a 7:30 game Friday night. Each team is 2-0.

  • Hunting safety tips

    With hunting season quickly approaching I would like to talk about hunter safety and give you some guidelines on how not to be a statistic. Hunters look forward to fellowshipping with their families and friends in the woods. I know this is a much anticipated moment for all hunters to camp in the woods, smell that pot of coffee brewing on the stove, listen to the camp fire crackling in the background and of course harvest that big buck. This is a time when hard work pays off by you scouting the woods, preparing food plots, cutting fire wood and getting the camp site ready.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Drug Task Force was back at work recently, making another buy and arrest in the Williston area.

    Arrested was Kebris D. Jelks, 30, of Northeast 40th Street, Williston. Once in May, and twice in July, officials had used a confidential source to purchase crack cocaine, and Jelks was charged with three counts each of possession of cocaine and sale of crack cocaine. His total bond was $75,000.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Tracy A. Kennedy, 22, of Old Town, charged with possession of cocaine and paraphernalia after she was spotted by a Williston Police officer in the area of Northeast 13th Street. Total bond, $2,500.

    Rebecca M. Taylor, 24, of Gainesville, was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after she was spotted by a Williston Police officer in the area of Northeast 13th Street.