Today's News

  • Church News

      Holy Family Catholic Church

    Angel House Thrift
    Angel House Thrift Store at Holy Family Catholic Church, located three miles north of Williston on Hwy. 27A, is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend.

    Lite Lunch
    Holy Family Catholic Church invites the community to share a Lite Lunch Wednesday,  March  20 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall located three miles north on Hwy 27A. There is no charge or obligation of any kind.

    St. Patrick’s Dinner

  • Bronson woman killed in accident

    Staff Report
    A Bronson woman became the fifth traffic fatality for 2013 in Levy County when the car she was driving left the road and struck a tree shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
    Carolyn Jean Jones, 54, of Bronson was driving a 2012 Toyota Yaris west on U.S. Highway 27A at Northeast 112th Terrace when  the car left the road and struck a tree in a wooded area.

  • Community Happenings

      Saturday, March 9

    Tri-County Pregnancy Center  will host a talent show for middle and high school students (grades 6-12).
    Free auditions will take place Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 1045 NE 6th Blvd, Williston, next door to the Woman's Club on State Road 121.  
    This will be the only audition opportunity, so it is vital that all potential contestants attend.

  • County delays alcohol sales discussion

    The discussion on whether to extend alcohol beverage sales hours from a midnight cutoff to a 2 a.m. cutoff is being delayed until the Levy County Commission meeting on April 2.
    The decision came during Tuesday’s regular meeting where a workshop on proposed changes to the county’s alcohol ordinance had been scheduled. But that was called off after some citizens protested the timing of the meeting — 1 p.m. — would force citizens who wanted to address the issue to take time off from work.

  • Impact fees fail to make city agenda

    For more than two months, the topic of impact fees in the city of Williston has been a recurring theme at council meetings.
    It looks like the issue will continue to linger after council failed to act Tuesday night on the moratorium that is set to expire March 20.
    In a Feb. 21 workshop, the council asked the city  manager to make a recommendation this week on the state of the fees, assessed to new construction for the purpose of expanding water and sewer lines.

  • Cold weather is confusing the fish

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    Our winter has been unusually warm with very little freezing temperatures and no lengthy periods of cold weather. 

    This will create a bit of confusion for the fish and their normal patterns of habitat. When normally the fish have found deeper waters, ran up into the rivers and off the flats or just found muddy bottoms around docks or shorelines, they now are acting more like they would if it were already spring or even fall.

  • Diamond Red Devils boast 4-1 record

    By Bryan Hoopaugh


    Williston Varsity Baseball moves to 4-1 with another impressive week ending in a 6-1 rout over visiting Interlachen High School last Friday and holds on to a perfect record at home.

    The Red Devils took the field last Friday night against Interlachen for a quickly played six and a half innings that displayed a dominating performance by Williston. 

  • Farewell

    As this outstanding basketball teams season comes to an end, I too, am saying “So long.”  

    Over the last 7 1/2  years, I have had the distinct privilege to cover some of the most outstanding, well mannered young men and women participating in high school sports today. I am speaking of the young men and women in Williston, who are proud to be called Red Devils.

    From football to basketball, volleyball and softball, baseball, and the cheerleaders.  And I certainly won't forget the annual Award Banquets I have covered.

  • Road to the finals was narrow

         After the Red Devils won their Regional Quarter-final game over South Sumter and Fort White won their quarter-final game against Mount Dora last week, the two teams would meet for their fourth time in seven weeks, and three times in the last four weeks. 

    The Indians won the first regular season match up, but the Red Devils took the second match up. 

    Then the two teams met at Fort White for the District Championship and the Red Devils took this game in overtime winning the District Championship.

  • Red Devils fall in regional final

    By Steve Jarboe

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils played one of their most difficult games of the season Saturday as the Red Devils traveled to Lake Highland Prep in Orlando for the Class 4A Regional Final.

     The Red Devils could not buy a basket for the entire first half of play as they fell behind the Highlanders 37-15 at halftime.