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Today's News

  • Williston shuts down Newberry 79-38

    With some of there varsity basketball players still with the gridiron team in the state playoffs, the Newberry Panthers opened their 2012-13 basketball season by hosting the Williston Red Devils.
    The Red Devils wasted little time, and got off to a quick start against the under manned Panthers.
    The Red Devil offense was on display in the first half of the game as they coasted to a 46-30 half time lead even though they began to substitute early in the game.

  • CJ James to play in bowl game

    Former Red Devil Carl CJ James  has been chosen to play wide receiver in the upcoming All American Bowl in Minneapolis, Minn. Dec. 22.J
    James has been playing his college football at Livingstone College in Minneapolis.
    All players are chosen by the All American Bowl committee after being nominated by their college coach. The game will be played at the Mall of America Field at the Metredome, home of the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Alumni baseball game is Feb. 2

    The Williston High School Baseball Boosters will host the Annual WHS Baseball Alumni Day Feb. 2, 2013.
    Featured events for the Alumni Day will include a baseball game between recent alums, a homerun derby and an “Old Timers” softball game.
     Anyone who played baseball for Williston High School is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.
    Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels.  
    Contact Darren Spikes at (352) 219-3440 or Jason Head at (352) 318-1444 for more information or to secure your sponsorship.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff Office reports the following arrests:
    Nov. 22, Renee April Bevington, 33, Inglis, assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill, battery. Bond $7,500.
    Nov. 21, Glenn Gerald Gates,  56, Williston,  three out of county warrants. Bond $11,000.
    Nov. 20, Carla Lee Gillis, 30, Citra, non support of children or spouse. Bond $250.
    Nov. 24, Howard Allen Hughes, 39, Sarasota, battery. Bond $5,000.
    Nov. 20, Molly Rain Jaconsen, 38, Tampa, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • Donations needed

    AMVETS Post 444 Ladies Auxiliary is asking for donations to help the group throw a party for the residents of Wiliston Arms.
    The group has stepped forward to assist with toys and gifts since there is no Levy County Toys for Tots this year.
    “Any donation would be appreciated,” said member Lisa Kendrick. “Items like new toys, books, household products like dish soap,  paper towels, etc. are needed.”
    Donations should be made prior to Dec. 8 at the post on Hwy. 27A N.

  • Open House at the library

    The Friends of the Williston Library will host its Annual Open House Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m.
    Thre will be light snacks, holiday baskets to bid on, door prizes and a raffle for a Sonic DVD portable player and carrying case.

  • Get ready to accessorize

    The Education Community Service Program of the GFWC  Williston Woman’s Club will hold a fund-raiser  Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 4-6 p.m at the clubhouse, 1049 NE 6th Blvd. in Williston (before the railroad tracks going to Gainesville).

  • BOCC hears proposed Williston roads funding

    The Florida Department of Transportation is preparing its wish list of projects in its five year plan, and Levy County will have several projects in it — including construction of a new taxiway for a runway at Williston Municipal Airport for $250,000 in fiscal year 2018,
    Jordan Green, Florida Department of Transportation District 2 rural area transportation development engineer, presented the district’s five-year transportation plan to the Levy County Commission at its regular meeting on Nov. 20.

  • No city manager yet

    The interviews have been complete for two weeks now, but the Williston City Council is not rushing to hire a new city manager.
    Only two agenda items were on last week’s pre-Thanksgiving meeting and one was the city manager selection process.
    Council has contracted with Hunter Investigations to conduct background checks on the applicants.
    Francis Hunter, the investigator presented the council with summaries from his findings prior to the Nov. 20 meeting, but that wasn’t enough for several councilmen.

  • The season of sharing

    Each year the Williston Pioneer publishes a special section called “Christmas Greetings” the week prior to Christmas.
    The section is filled with letters to Santa, holiday recipes and photographs that reflect the spirit of the season.
    We are inviting our readers to take part in this commemorative issue by sharing their favorite Christmas stories, recipes and photographs with our readers. E-mail them to editor@willistonpioneer.com or bring them by our office at 37 South Main St., Ste. F. Deadline is noon Dec. 12.