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Today's News

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Chris, Debbie and Carolyn–your newspaper team at the Williston Pioneer–extend Thanksgiving blessings to our loyal readers. Have a wonderful holiday and know how much we appreciate you!

  • Community Happenings

    Tuesday, Nov. 30
    Jazz Concert

    The Gainesville Friends of Jazz will present “An Evening of Latin Jazz” featuring pianist Chuchito Valdes Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 4225 NW 34th Street in Gainesville.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $20 general admission, $15 GFOJ members and $10 Students.
    For more information, call 352-379-0300 or visit gnvfriendsofjazz.org.

    Friday, Dec. 3
    FOL Open House/Auction

  • Lady Red Devils have new coach

    The 2010-2011 Williston Lady Red Devil Basketball team kicked off its season Tuesday under new first year Varsity Coach Denise Lahusky.

    Lahusky comes to Williston along with her husband Jon.

    She teaches Earth Space Science at Williston High School after relocating from Utah.

    Lahusky is moving up to take the helm of the Lady Red Devils Basketball program from a track and field coaching position in the State of Utah.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    • William Brazelton, 61, arrested Nov. 14, DUI.

    • Thomas Patrick Chambers, 39, Chiefland, arrested Nov. 13, domestic battery.

    • Danny Ray Clark, 58, Trenton, arrested Nov. 8, aggravated domestic battery with weapon. Bond $100,000.

    • Stephanie Lorrine Fine, 32, Cedar Key, arrested Nov. 9, tampering with a witness/informant. Bond $100,000.

  • Red Devils go flat at Union County

    The Williston Red Devil football team ran into a group of fired up Tigers Friday night in Lake Butler. This Tiger’s name was Union County, and you could certainly say a defensive juggernaut.   
    The Red Devils were held to a mere 150 total yards of offense and just one touchdown in the 28-7 loss to the Tigers.
    The Tigers were coming off four straight losses, but you would never have guessed it by the way they simply dominated the entire game from start to finish.

  • WES picks Golden Apples

    Good citizenship and acceptance of responsibilities are characteristics worthy of cultivation. Williston Elementary School salutes those students who have been recognized by their teachers, counselors, adminis-trators and other school personnel for these exemplary qualities.
    Golden Apples for the first nine weeks are:
    Bobby Shinn, Blaine Isaacs, J. D. Dillard, Sarah Proctor, Joyce Jimenez, Alexis Sauls, Lamonte Terrell, Aujunae Mincey, Blake Stacey, Hannah Johnson.

     

  • FFA poinsettia sale under way through Dec. 10

    The Williston FFA will be selling poinsettias for the holiday season. This year, the red and white poinsettias are $7.50 and the decorated poinsettias will be $10. All profits go to Williston FFA. The sale will take place from Nov. 18- Dec. 10. To place an order, call the Ag shop at (352) 528-2153 or e-mail  Mr. Wilder at wilderc@levy.k12.fl.us.

  • Our View

    If  you thought that Mayberry was a meandering dream that lives only on TV Land, guess again. Last Thursday, for the 11th year, the city of Williston paid homage to our military veterans in its annual celebration at the pavilion in Heritage Park.
    Patriotic music, moving speeches and the sight of  our nation’s true heroes sitting in a row moved many to tears in the stirring 90-minute event.
    Rep. Larry Cretul summed it up best when he described the annual event as a picture of Norman Rockwell’s
    America.

  • City studies change to government

    The city of Williston is inching closer to drafting a referendum for the March 2011 ballot that could change the way city government is run.
    For the last couple months, council members have met pondering changes they would like to see in the city charter.
    A n y changes to the charter must be approved by the voters.
    The specific ordinance change and ballot question–limited to 75 words–must be approved and in place by
    early January in order to appear on the March ballot.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Winnelle Horne
    Special to the Pioneer

     The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Nov 4 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was a very busy day as several of the quilters are beginning to put up quilts for the Show.  There is much to be done and it takes time.
     First we have our Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 18 and after that we can finish and get ready for the Show (Nov. 26 – Dec. 5).  Then it’s time to get ready for the State Fair in Tampa.