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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Red Devils suffer big loss on the road

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils traveled to take on Dixie County School last Friday, in interim head coach, Scott Hall’s first game on the sidelines for Williston. The game didn’t go as planned as Williston lost 37-7, but the Red Devils showed admirable determination and spirit as the game progressed to its conclusion.

  • Lady Red Devils lose tough game

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Lady Red Devils were on the road last Thursday as they traveled to take on the Chiefland Indians. Williston put together three competitive games but were unable to take home a victory against their rivals.

    The opening match started out sluggishly for Williston as they trailed 16-5 early in the game, but they would soon get their legs under them and play up to their potential.

  • WMS football starts strong; claims two wins

    By Greg Hamilton

    Special to the Pioneer

    Williston 48 P.K. Yonge 34

    Williston Middle School football player Jonathan Davis had four TDs (45 yard fumble return, 43, 49, and 78 yard runs) and  Jeremiah James added two TDs (50, 44 yards) to jump ahead to a 48-18 lead  before P.K. Yonge scored a pair of touchdowns against reserves to bring the score to 48-34.

    Blake Hall also had a touchdown catch and quarterback C.J.  Strange added two touchdown passes. Devante Pollock, Jonathan Davis, and  

  • Sex predator moves to Williston

    On Sept. 19 Lazarus Calhoun Jr., 46, registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Calhoun is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Calhoun was convicted in 1997 in Alachua County for sexual battery. He was released from the Florida Department of Corrections and has registered his address as: 21161 NE 35 St., Williston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 21, Reginald Ventrell Adams Sr., 52, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, battery.

    • Sept. 16, Paul Lavell Alexander, 36, Williston, two counts VOP.

    • Sept. 16, Thomas Alvarez, 44, Williston, obtaining goods or services. Bond $1,000.

    • Sept. 16, Terry Lee Arnold, 41, Inglis, DWLS-habitual. Bond $2,500.

    • Sept. 18, Brianne Brown, 29, Williston, stop pay with defraud. Bond $1,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

    • Sept. 12, Jospeph Ray Ainsworth, 20, Orange City, VOP.

    • Sept. 9, Raheal Andres, 32, Bronson, no valid drivers license, $500 bond.

  • Devils score a win against North Marion

     By Max Yavel

    The Lady Red Devils were able to get their first victory of the season last Wednesday, as they defeated North Marion High School in a thrilling comeback at home. Williston had trailed two games to one but were able to rally back and win 3 - 2. 

  • Bradenton flagman killed at Speedway

     

    A 49-year-old race worker was killed Sunday at the Bronson Speedway when a vehicle lost control and wound up in the infield.