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Today's News

  • Robbery suspects arrested

    The three suspects wanted for the Sept. 20 robbery of the La Esperanza store at 114 NE 6 Ave., Williston, have been arrested.

    Charged in the incident are Guillermo Centeno-Marroquin, 22, of Ocala, Jordan Cruz, 22, of Belleview and Jayr Joseph Dinsen, 26, of Belleview.

    Centeno-Marroquin was the first to be arrested on Sept. 23 and after a confession, officers collected evidence used in the robbery, including the identity of the others.

  • Saturday is Peanut Festival Time

    Get ready for everything peanut this Saturday when the 26th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival takes over Williston's Heritage Park.

    The festival features a variety of foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including our famous (while they last) grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Rides, music, crafts, and antique tractors, car clubs and motorcycles will also be here for your enjoyment. The festival also has a Little Peanut King & Queen and a Baby Peanut Contest.

  • 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.

  • Ride to Provide raises $100,000 for LARC; next ride is Oct. 25

    It started out as a visit by deputies to the LARC Center in Otter Creek.

    "We were asked to come out to talk to the clients," Sheriff's Lt. Sean Mullins told the Chiefland Rotary Club on Sept. 17. "I didn't know what to expect."

    He said the officers walked through the door and the adults started clapping.

    One thing he learned that day has stuck with Mullins: "They appreciate everything."

    Then came the idea of how cool it would be to ride bikes out to the center to show the clients.

  • 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.

  • Friends of Library will hold last book sale Oct. 4

    The Williston Friends of the Library will have its next book sale from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Community Center at city hall.

    Prices will be greatly reduced as this will be our last book sale until further notice. All items will $1 per bag or $3 a box.  

    Volunteers are always appreciated and needed on Friday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. to help set up the sale and then again day of sale at 1 p.m. to pack up books.

  • Take a step back in time

    The public is invited to take an excursion back in time to the Golden Age of Transportation at an exhibit of “RAILROADS & RIVERBOATS” at the Cedar Key Community Center, “F” and Sixth Streets, Cedar Key.

    Sponsored by the Levy County Historical Society, the exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28.