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Today's News

  • Community Happenings

    No Summer Book Donations

     Friends of the Williston Library would like to thank everyone in the community for their generous book donations.

    Due to limited amount of storage we can not accept any further book donations until after the Sept. 5 Book Fair.

    Any questions, please call Norma Lawrence 352-528-5527 or Nellie Boyd 352-528-3876.

    Family Reunions

         Poley-Horne

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Family Catholic

    Lite Lunch

    Holy Family Catholic Church invites the community to share a Lite Lunch Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall located three miles north on Hwy 27A. There is no charge or obligation of any kind.

    Angel House Thrift

    Angel House Thrift Store at Holy Family Catholic Church, located three miles north of Williston on Hwy. 27A, is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend.

    St. John the Baptist Catholic

    Clothe the Children

  • Things I have learned in my lifetime

    By James Snyder

    Special to the Pioneer

    In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years.

    How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing?

  • Funeral director fears for life

    By Tracy Lee

    Special to the Pioneer

  • Tax-free weekend starts Saturday

    Florida's tax-free holiday can help families save a lot of money when getting their children ready to go back to school.

    Gov. Rick Scott reminds families of the 2014 sales tax-free holiday beginning Aug. 1.

    With the new school year approaching, parents and students can save money on their back to school shopping with the sales tax-free holiday from Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.

  • 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!"

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

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

    • July 19, Pavel Beno, 48, Williston, four counts aggravated assault. Bond $100,000.