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Today's News

  • Fair checks will come despite theft

    They took the kids’ money, but, the Suwannee River Fair with the help of Perkins State Bank will see to it the 347 kids who sold animals at the March show get their checks later this week.
    “They’re going to get their money,” said Loran Brookings, president of the Suwannee River Fair Association which puts on the annual youth livestock show and sale.

  • Why we Relay

    Justin Fairbanks. Courtney Holcomb. Michael Beach.
    These are the faces of cancer.
    They are three children sidelined by an assailant that crept quietly into their lives, through no fault of their own, and within a short time wreaked havoc on the life they once  knew.
    Justin, the son of Matt and Kymber Wilkinson, loves baseball, football and fishing. It all came to a screeching halt last April 12, 2011 when he was diagnosed with Leukemia of Ambiguous Lineage.

  • Joe Cino will run for County Commissioner, District 3

    Joe Cino has announced his intention to run for Levy County Commissioner, District 3. The following is his letter of introduction:

  • Marissa DeHaven seeks School Board post, District 2

    Marissa DeHaven has announced her intent to run for the Levy County School Board, District 2 position.
    In her announcement, she wrote:
    “My name is Marissa (Haldeman) DeHaven and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.  I am a life-long resident of Levy County.  I reside in Cedar Key with my husband, Mark, and our four children; Micah, 5, and Maya, Max and Marina, our 2-year- old triplets.

  • Banned because of truth

    Today I learned that history is offensive.
    For a couple years now, the Williston Pioneer has been active in the world of social media with both Twitter and Facebook. It’s a good way to get the word out quickly and keep mobile folks informed while they wait on their printed word.
    For the last several months, I’ve not only wished our  “friends” happy birthday and anniversary, but I’ve started posting a Today in History segment, that is most of the time gleaned from history.com.

  • Red Devils take District title

    By Lori Jones
    Special to the Pioneer

  • Red Devils take District title

    By Lori Jones
    Special to the Pioneer

  • Safety Expo Saturday, May 19–Williston Airport
  • Red Devils claim victory on Senior Night

    Nine seniors were honored April 19 when the Williston Red Devils baseball team took on Chiefland Indians during the last regular season home game.
    Holding a 6-3 lead after  four complete innings of play, Head Coach Scott Hall began to pull the senior players following every out by the defense. The seniors were replaced by rarely used varsity players and junior varsity players that were brought up to the varsity squad following the end of the junior varsity season two weeks ago.

  • Sheriff's Arrests 4-26

    April 21, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, burglary. Bond $25,000.
    April 16, Elizabeth Kelly Coley, 18, Chiefland, loitering. Bond $5,000.
    April 21, Dale Derber, 58, Newberry, criminal damage to property. Bond $2,000.
    April 18, Travis Donald, 23, Chiefland, selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, cocaine distribution within 1,000 feet of a place of worship. Bond $110,000.
    April 19, Dana Marie Duff, 25, Zolfo Springs, three VOP.