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Today's News

  • Panthers maul the Devils

    By Steve Jarboe

    Contributing Writer

    It was total domination Friday as  the Newberry Panthers spanked the Williston Red Devils 26-0.

  • Cooler weather will bring better fishing

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    September has begun to do its job in cooling the coastal waters.
    Whereas a few weeks ago the temperatures were in the mid 80s, they have begun to fall.
    This week water temperatures have ranged from 81-83 degrees. Although this is a change of just a few degrees, it is often all the fish need to start feeding more.
    As fall sets in the temperatures are sure to only cool more and more quickly. This will open far more off-shore opportunities for amberjack, red snapper, and grouper.

  • Lady Red Devils sweep Lady Indians

    By Steve Jarboe

    Contributing Writer

    It has been several years since the Williston Lady Red Devil Volleyball team has taken a match from the Chiefland Lady Indians during the regular season home and away matches.

    On Sept. 20, the losing came to an end. 

    In game one, the Lady Indians jumped ahead to a 14-10 lead and increased that lead to 20-14. The Lady Red Devils made a gallant effort as they tied the game at 22-22. The Lady Indians, behind the serving of Shyricca Bowers, took game one in the match 25-23.

  • Cooler weather will bring better fishing

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    September has begun to do its job in cooling the coastal waters. 

    Whereas a few weeks ago the temperatures were in the mid 80s, they have begun to fall. 

    This week water temperatures have ranged from 81-83 degrees. Although this is a change of just a few degrees, it is often all the fish need to start feeding more. 

  • Cooler weather will bring better fishing

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    September has begun to do its job in cooling the coastal waters. 

    Whereas a few weeks ago the temperatures were in the mid 80s, they have begun to fall. 

    This week water temperatures have ranged from 81-83 degrees. Although this is a change of just a few degrees, it is often all the fish need to start feeding more. 

  • Embrace the change

    Over 132 years ago when Williston residents needed a news source, someone stepped up to the printing press and rolled off the first edition of what would one day become the Williston Pioneer.
    Through the years, the paper that was founded as the Levy County Times has undergone many changes: owners, editors, names, staff and sizes.
    But what hasn’t changed in 132 years is the newspaper’s position that it will be the best news source for Williston and the surrounding area.

  • Invisible Children

    For more than 26 years in Northern Africa, parents have lived in fear and dread–not knowing if when they awaken their children would be safe in their beds.

    And if they weren’t, chances are those children were suffering the same plight as more than 30,000 other African children–kidnapped from their homes, often their beds, and forced to become soldiers in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    Sept. 23, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 50, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, possession of marijuana.
    Sept. 23, Tanjua Carolina Alston, 36, Chiefland, DUI. Bond $2,500.
    Sept. 18, Brandy Enjoli Brady, 29, Spring Hill, disorderly intoxication, obstruction W/OV. Bond $6,000.
    Sept. 19, Shea Jacob Colson, 22, Gulf Hammock, two counts VOP.
    Sept. 18, Jonathan Thomas Cooper, 25, Homasassa, disorderly intoxication, obstruction W/OV, out of county warrants. Bond $6,000.
    Sept. 17, Frank Daly, 42, Kansas City, Mo., out of county warrant.

  • 24th Annual Peanut Festival is Oct. 6

    It’s time to celebrate the harvest, as thousands of people flock to Williston’s Heritage Park Oct. 6  for the 24th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival, sponsored by the Williston Chamber of Commerce. 

     The festival, which annually draws more than 9,000 people from as far south as Key West to Georgia and Alabama,  is a family-oriented event.

  • Millage stands at 5.9025

    It’s official. 

    Williston City Council voted Tuesday night to reduce the general fund by some 12 percent and set the 2012 millage rate at 5.9025 mills.

    President Jason Cason informed those in attendance that the fund reduction was made possible, in part, by the eliminations of the employee bonus allocation and the ellimination of seven employees.

    But, Cason stressed,  those were actually seven unfilled positions and no layoffs were needed.