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Today's News

  • Williston-Keystone Hts. roundup

    Red Devils move to 3-0 2-0 in District
    Friday, Nov. 30, the Williston Varsity Basketball team improved its season record to 3-0 and downed the Keystone Heights Indians in district play, moving the team to 2-0 in the district.
    Coming off the road with a 10- point win over district foe Interlachen, the Red Devils were playing their season home opener against the Indians. The Red Devils scorched the Indians in the first half behind 18 first half points by Earl Brown and 4-4 3-point baskets by Damien Strange to take a 45-21 halftime lead.

  • Stable weather should excite anglers

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    December has arrived already and with cooler water temperatures and more stable weather patterns anglers should be excited. The unpredictable conditions we see every year during the Hurricane Season have come to a halt starting in November when the tropics settled down.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dec. 1, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 50, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication. Bond $2,500.
    Nov. 28, Cody Allman, 19, Chiefland, no DL. Bond $500.
    Nov. 28, Joshua Clemons, 19, possession of drug equipment, intent to purchase Schedule III drugs. Bond $1,000.
    Nov. 28, Rachael Clifford, 20, Alachua, burglary-two counts, criminal mischief-two counts, grand theft. Bond $145,000.
    Nov. 29, Timothy Lavane Cobb, 39, fraud, petit theft, dealing in stolen property. Bond $11,000.

  • Freedomfest sponsors Christmas gift giveway

    Beginning Sunday night hundreds of people are expected at the corner of E. Noble Avenue and N.E. 7th Street to participate in FreedomFest, a Christmas Celebration.
    Last week organizers appeared before the Williston City Council to bring council members up to date on the week-long event and ask for a police presence.
    “I can’t explain to tell you how big this will be,” said Daniel McGee, minister of evangelism for the River Church in Tampa, told the council.

  • Bronson picks parks and rec leader

    Bronson officials have chosen one of its own to serve as the leader of the town’s new parks and recreation department.
    Curtis Stacey, a Bronson High School graduate who studied health and human performance at the University of Florida for several years, was chosen Monday night out of four candidates for the position.

  • Sheriff will retire Dec. 31; McCallum will take office early

     Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith has asked that he be allowed to retire early on Dec. 31 and, in a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, asked that his successor, Sheriff-elect Bobby McCallum to permitted take office a week early.
    Smith said on Nov. 28 that he has filed the paperwork asking to retire at the end of the year.
    The two men, once bitter rivals for the office, have been meeting this week to ensure a smooth transition. "A lot has changed in the last few years," Smith said.

  • Stinky problem

    A group of residents who live near a horse manure/composting operation in the Morriston-Montbrook area say it is making their lives miserable with the foul odor and fly problems, poses an environmental risk and affects their property values.

  • City to negotiate with Lippmann

    Scott Lippmann, a former city manager  in Archer and a Williston resident, was chosen unanimously Tuesday night as the potential city manager for Williston.
    The position has been vacant since July and has been most recently filled by Dr. Oel Wingo, also an contender for the job.
    The initial list of applicants numbered 42 and was pared down to 11 by consultant Mark Durbin of the Range Riders.

  • Williston shuts down Newberry 79-38

    With some of there varsity basketball players still with the gridiron team in the state playoffs, the Newberry Panthers opened their 2012-13 basketball season by hosting the Williston Red Devils.
    The Red Devils wasted little time, and got off to a quick start against the under manned Panthers.
    The Red Devil offense was on display in the first half of the game as they coasted to a 46-30 half time lead even though they began to substitute early in the game.

  • CJ James to play in bowl game

    Former Red Devil Carl CJ James  has been chosen to play wide receiver in the upcoming All American Bowl in Minneapolis, Minn. Dec. 22.J
    James has been playing his college football at Livingstone College in Minneapolis.
    All players are chosen by the All American Bowl committee after being nominated by their college coach. The game will be played at the Mall of America Field at the Metredome, home of the Minnesota Vikings.