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Today's News

  • Wishing you a Merry Christmas

    We three Pioneers--Debbie, Chris and Carolyn--wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons. Merry Christmas!

  • Fugate resigns

    During a lengthy city council meeting Tuesday night, Norm Fugate resigned as the Williston City Attorney. See the story in Thursday's Williston Pioneer.

  • JV hands Ft. White 50-48 win

    The Williston JV basketball team held a 25-14 halftime lead over the JV Ft. White Indians.
    During the second half, the Indians Billy Whitney with 12 points, and Nick Butler  with 14 points, along with a tightened pressure defense, pulled the Indians even at 40-40 with just over three minutes remaining in the game.
    The Indians then exploded for 8 straight points off of Red Devil turnovers. The Red Devils then made a come back of their own pulling within 2 points at 50-48.

  • Rusty Red Devils pull away from Ft. White 64-44

    The Williston Red Devils didn’t appear to be on their game when they took on the Ft. White Indians Dec. 8 to defend their district championship.
    The Red Devils held on and they pulled away late for a 64-44 win.
    “We have a lot of work to do,” said head coach Steve Faulkner following the game. “I hope we were just rusty from our two week layoff,” Faulkner continued.
    “We didn’t look very good tonight, but when you get a district win on the road, that’s good,” Faulkner said.

  • Red Devils take down Lake Weir

    The game was between two teams that wanted to run up and down the court.  The Williston Red Devils were hosting the 4A Lake Weir Hurricanes with a 5-1 season record.
    Red Devil Jacques Edwards led the Red Devils in the first quarter as he dropped in 5 points in the first minutes of the game.
    The Red Devils, after taking a 25-12 first quarter lead, appeared to be unable to rebound  in the second quarter, as the Hurricanes made a constant run at the Red Devils getting third and fourth attempts off the offensive boards.

  • Wow! Council meeting was eye-opening

    By Jerry Robinson

    Guest Columnist

  • Levy teachers earn top honors

    By Mike Capshaw
    Four teachers from the Levy County School District were honored during Tuesday’s School Board of Levy County meeting in Bronson.
    The meeting kicked off with the Levy Soil and Water Conservation Teacher Awards Presentation. Chiefland’s Lita Weingart, Bronson’s Jennifer Bray and Marcia Smith all received plaques and $1,000 for their class projects. Chiefland’s Katie Jones also was honored, but not present for the presentation.

  • Donation sponsors eight ballet students

    Williston School of Dance recently received a  $1,600 donation from Plum Creek Foundation.
     Plum Creek, based in Seattle, Wash. is the largest private landowner in the United States. The company owns an estimated 145,000 acres in Levy County.
    The contribution by Plum Creek served as a sponsorship for eight ballet students of the School of Dance.

  • Hung jury for Blair

    Pamela Williams Blair's trial on a federal charge of lying to an FBI agent during an interview ended with a hung jury on Wednesday breaking a string of convictions for federal prosecutors.
    Blair was arrested in December 2008 in connection with an FBI investigation into public corruption in Dixie and Levy counties. An undercover FBI agent posed as a New Jersey-based developer looking to bribe officials in return for favorable treatment of his projects.

  • Council looks at attorney options-again

    For the second time in less than three months, some Williston council members are disenchanted with City Attorney Norm Fugate and want to explore options to possibly replace him.
    At the conclusion of last week’s meeting, Councilor Brooks Holloway suggested that since the council was trimming costs, now could be “the time to cut more.”