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Today's News

  • Road dedication memorializes Cpl. David Moss

     

    The only Williston police officer to die in the line of duty was forever memorialized last week when a portion of Noble Avenue was named The Cpl. David W. Moss Memorial Highway.

    Moss was 31 when he died July 30, 1988 pursuing a car thief.

  • Candidates meet, greet and answer questions at forum

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    If anyone came expecting fireworks at the candidates forum hosted by VFW Post 5625 and the Chiefland Citizen, they were likely to come away disappointed. But hopefully they came away better informed. 

  • Code violators found guilty

    Four Williston property owners learned Monday night that when the city says clean up your property, it means clean up your property.

    In the first meeting in many years to hear code violations, the Board of Adjustment found all four cases presented guilty of violations and issued sentences.

  • Resident blames appointments for committee suspension

    A Williston businessman claims personality clashes are the real reason the city council wants to dissolve the inactive Airport Committee.

    Last week, Dave Bibby, owner of Pyper Kub restaurant near the airport, was the only person who opposed the council’s decision to enact an ordinance to disband the committee.

    The first reading of the ordinance happened last week, following a discussion earlier in July to dissolve the group that hasn’t met in more than 18 months.

  • Williston weighs three options on sinking building

    The building that houses the Williston Fire and Police departments is showing visible unsettling almost daily and now the city has to decide which option to correct it is most viable.

    Last week, City Manager Scott Lippmann said that discussion with the city’s insurer led to three possible solutions.

    The first–and the insurance company’s recommendation–is to fill the low spots with grout.

  • State Winner

    Williston Pioneer editor Carolyn Ten Broeck won two awards in the Florida Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ten Broeck earned a first place finish for Best Headline with "The mechanic had hot pink nails" and took second place in General News Story for "Thanksgiving behind bars", the story of the Patas monkey that ran amok in Williston.

    Judges wrote about the first place finish: "Very creative and engaging-it almost has a noir sound to it. Not only is it clever, it captures the essence of the story. Well done!"

  • Mustang owners, lovers wanted

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Ford Mustang, the Williston Pioneer is seeking individuals in the greater Williston area who own a Mustang at least 20 years or older, or who have owned Mustangs during their life.

    Ford unveiled the Mustang in April 1964. If you have a story to share and pictures and you would be willing to share your love of Mustangs, email editor@willistonpioneer.com with your contact information.

  • Have you met a celebrity?

    Was it in a crowded airport? Backstage at a concert? After a ballgame? Walking down the street?

    Many of us have encountered a celebrity and once you get past the initial shock, you may have asked for an autograph or a photo.

    The Williston Pioneer wants to hear about your brush with fame.

    In 100 words or less, tell our readers who you met and how it happened. If you had a photo made with that person, be sure to include it as well.

    Submissions will be accepted now through Aug. 29. All submissions will be printed in the Sept. 4 edition.

  • Williston opts for lower millage

     

    In a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, the Williston City Council elected to go with a tentative lower millage rate, despite concerns from the manager and finance officer who both asked for some "wiggle room."

  • Rollback time

     

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year's 8.3307 to 8.2741 mils.