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Today's News

  • Hats off

    Scores of people celebrated the men and women who keep Williston safe, while saying goodbye to their leader who has mentored, instructed and trained them for 12 years.
    Daniel Davis and the officers and staff of the Williston Police Department were honored last week at the 11th Annual Police Awards Banquet, held at Williston Crossings.
    “Dan Davis surrounds himself with good people,” Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat said, adding that Davis’ retired was “earned the hard way.”

  • Ed Philman prepares for role as Rotary’s District Governor

    He’s a governor in training and he’s wasting no time learning the ins and outs of his new position 18 months before he takes office.
    Ed Philman, a 30-year Rotarian from Bell, and an often guest at Williston Rotary Club is the organization’s governor-elect.
    Quiet and unassuming, Philman spoke with passion to the Williston club last week about the position,  his training and his goals for Rotary under his leadership.

  • End of the Road

    The Williston Red Devils sent The Villages packing in the regional quarterfinal, then the Santa Fe Raiders in the semifinals after having the game moved to Bronson, then came the regional finals, again moved to Bronson.
    But it was there the  Red Devils  came up short, losing to Orlando Jones Saturday night  in the last 22 seconds.

  • Get ready to rodeo this weekend

    It’s RODEO time again at the Williston Horseman’s arena this week. Come out for the 17th Annual Johnny Hodge Memorial High School Rodeo this Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the Williston Horseman's Association arena.
    High school contestants from all over our great State of Florida will be on hand this weekend participating in boys events such roping, steer wrestling, bareback and saddle bronc riding, and of course the exciting bull riding too! Girls will participate in the barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and roping events as well.

  • ‘Mandate of the people’

    They stood about 30 feet apart with more than a dozen people separating them, and yet when they were asked their reaction to the election results, newly elected councilmen Jerry Robinson and Norm Fugate parroted each other’s words.
    “I am relieved,” said Robinson, who defeated longtime incumbent Debra French Jones 278-159.
    “The people have spoken. They’ve issued a mandate for change.”
    Former City Attorney Norm Fugate handed incumbent Steve Holcomb an almost 2-1 defeat 293-155.

  • Fugate, Robinson unseat incumbents

    With all votes counted and the Williston City Council certifying the election right now, unofficial results show that challengers Norm Fugate and Jerry Robinson have unseated longtime incumbents Steve Holcomb and Debra Jones.
    Read the entire story in Thursday's Williston Pioneer.

  • Fugate, Robinson unseat incumbents
  • Williston residents, get out and vote

    Williston voters will fill two council seats today.
    The poll, at the community center, is open until 7 p.m.
    Bring a picture ID and vote!
     

  • Zumba

    Eleven months ago, Lisa Berrios was on medications for both diabetes and high blood pressure.
    Her weight had topped at 287 pounds, and as a nurse at the VA hospital in Gainesville, she knew something had to give soon.
    Because in addition to the physical complications that accompany obesity, the usually upbeat Lisa found herself combatting depression,
    “Let’s go to Zumba,” someone recommended.
    It was the beginning of a new life for her–one that is healthy and fun.

  • Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 14, Heather Leigh Bartholomew, 20, Crystal  River, holding for Gilchrist County, RWOV. Bond $37,000.
    Feb. 14, Gregory Alan Bennett, 22, Old Town, holding for Gilchrist County, RWOV. Bond $55,000.
    Feb. 18, Jose Trini-Chavez, 30, Gainesville, no driver’s license.
    Feb. 18, Marvin Laquan Dunmore, 24, Chiefland, lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of an elderly or disabled adult, battery. Bond $15,000.