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Today's News

  • Five apply for county commissioner seat

    Five people have submitted applications to the Governor’s Office seeking appointment to the vacant District 1 County Commission seat.
    But no appointment will be made until Rick Scott takes office as governor on Jan. 4, says a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Crist.
    Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for Crist, said the governor would like to see more people apply for the position. “He likes to have eight to 10 applicants,” Ivey said.

  • City backs down on charter change

    Williston voters will not be deciding on city charter changes during the March 2011 elections.
    The decision came Tuesday night after a third discussion by council members on a proposed ordinance fell flat.
    The new ordinance called for the mayoral position to be elected by the voters and gave the mayor authority to preside over council members as one of the five councillors.

  • Tour of Homes

    The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas come alive this Sunday as the Williston Woman’s Club presents the Christmas Tour of Homes featuring four magnificent houses, their decor and their generous owners.
    A tradition that dates back almost 20 years has been resurrected by the club as a fund-raiser with monies earmarked for a covered pavilion at Williston Elementary School.

  • The basics of wisdom

    “The Basics of Wisdom”
    James 2:13-18

    The Book of Proverbs is considered to be one of the five wisdom and poetry books of the Bible. The other four are Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. I would like to begin with a couple of Scripture quotes from the Book of Proverbs. There is a certain madness to the order of which I placed each verse:

  • Send us pictures of baby’s first Christmas

    Christmas is a special time for many but none more so than parents and grandparents celebrating the holiday with new additions to their families.
    On Dec. 23, the Williston Pioneer will publish photographs of Baby’s First Christmas.
    Photographs must be snapshots–no professional pictures will be printed. Photos can be from any year–even “back in the day.”

  • Legislative delegation meeting set for Dec. 15

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) has announced the Levy County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Levy County Commission Chambers at the Levy County Courthouse, located at 355 South Court Street in Bronson.
    “This is a prime opportunity for the citizens and public officials of Levy County to meet with their Legislators and inform them of what is important to their community,”  Bembry said.

  • Have a holly jolly time in Williston

    Christmas may be two weeks away but visitors to Williston this weekend can bolster their holiday spirit with three days packed with color, cheer and festivity that should carry them through to Dec. 25.
    The whirlwind of holiday cheer kicks off Friday night as the Williston Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Christmas parade down Noble Avenue beginning at 6 p.m.
    A host of floats, motorized vehicles, music and color will center around this year’s theme “Wild West Christmas.”

  • Thomas Speck:

    Thomas Speck is someone who would have been called, in the language of yesteryear, “a man of parts.” 

    Or you might think of him as a cat with nine lives, or a novel in several volumes, each set in a different time or place.

  • JV off to good start: beats Hawthorne in first game

         Just like last season when the Williston Junior Varsity Basketball team recorded a 12-1 season record, the 2010-2011 JV team is a well balanced scoring machine.

    The Red Devil JV team opened its season Tuesday, Nov. 23, beating the Hawthorne Hornets 64-50.

    Building a small lead of 12-8 to start the second quarter, the Red Devils pulled the lead to 25-18 at the half.

  • Nugent helped change nation

    Daniel Vance

    For more than 60 years, 88-year-old Tim Nugent of Champaign, Ill. has been by far the nation’s most effective advocate in terms of creating educational and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. After reading my column the next two weeks, perhaps you will agree