Today's News

  • Levy County Schools Foundation GALA Saturday at WMS
  • Williston lawyer asks county for help with pipeline

    Williston resident and attorney Beth Gordon asked the Levy County Commission to use its authority to address safety and insurance concerns with the proposed Sabal Trail LLC gas pipeline that will be built through Levy County. 

  • WES Teacher of the Year
  • Crabfest violence biggest story of 2013

     There were 365 days in 2013 and the Williston Pioneer published every week for 52 consecutive weeks–maintaining the service and dedication to the community it has served since 1879.

  • Better days ahead


  • Jolly Old Elf offers insight into the season

    Editor’s Note: It was a quiet Monday morning at the Williston Pioneer  when we heard a clamor at our back door. To our surprise, we found Santa Claus checking our recycling bin to see if we recycle. After a greeting, we asked if he could visit for a few minutes and perhaps answer some questions. Although he was on a tight schedule, he agreed.


    Williston Pioneer: What brought you to Williston so early in December?


  • Local AARP brings holiday cheer to shut-ins

    For 8-10 years, Williston AARP has brought smiles to the residents at Williston Nursing and Rehab Center.

    Mignon Craig said throughout the year, AARP members collect gifts and the week before Christmas bring them to display at the nursing home.

    Thursday about 60 of those residents went on a shopping spree in the activity room–only no money was ever exchanged.

    Residents are allowed to choose two gifts each from the hundreds of items showcased.

  • He loves his mommy

    I am going to ask Ashley to marry me,” Spencer said in March. I wasn’t surprised. They had been dating for over a year and I had seen the evolution of their feelings.

    He then proceeded to tell me about this awesome ring he was having made for her and he was planning to propose in June when we went on a vacation to Jamaica.

  • Hometown boy comes full circle

    By Greg Griffis

    Special to the Pioneer

    It all began in 1966 when the Williston Elementary School, in cooperation with the Williston Police Department, decided to create a Williston School Safety Patrol. The elementary school at that time was located next to the Williston High School. 

    The patrolman who was under Chief Perryman was the one in charge of the safety patrol. Thirteen young boys were eventually picked for the original safety patrol.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office

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

    Dec. 9, Ashley Lynn Bennett, 22, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $1,000.

    Dec. 13, Roger Leo Bergeron, 49, Inglis, battery. Bond $5,000.

    Dec. 13. Daniel Lee Davis, 24, Zephyrhills, VOP, DWLS.

    Dec. 13, Daniel Adam Fletcher, 36, Spring Hill, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.

    Dec. 10, Dominic Lontreal Harris, 26, Raiford, writ of non support.