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Today's News

  • Ken Griner chosen rancher/farmer of the year

     Ken Griner is one busy man. 

  • Under The Oak Trees

    No one knows exactly when it began or even how it began, but Big Papa speculates it was around 1995 or 1996.

    And so for the last 20 years or so, almost every morning between 10-11, every week, every month, they come to sit under the shade of the oak trees where they solve Williston's problems and talk about what's going on around town. But mostly they just play dominoes – game after game of the ancient Chinese game that dates back to at least the 14th century.

  • History of Levy County available

    In 1976, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners called for persons interested in compiling a history of Levy County to commemorate America’s Bicentennial.

    The effort was led by Bronson teacher, Sydney Gunnell. The first issue, entitled Search for Yesterday was so successful that the group of historians, the Levy County Archives Committee, went on to produce 27 more volumes.

  • Williston considers program to assist with engery efficiency

    Countless people lack the financial means to either repair or install products that cut down on energy costs and would be money savers in the long run.

    Now there's a program that can help homeowners manage those costs without breaking the bank.

    PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) was discussed at the Nov. 1 Williston City Council meeting, and again this week as a means of helping homeowners attain energy saving upgrades, such as roofing, HVAC and insulation.

  • 'Don't pass up an opportunity'

    Social media was set ablaze last week after news that Williston City Council appointed 29-year-old Jakorian "Kori" Lamb to its vacant seat.

    Less than 24 hours after the news was posted on the Williston Pioneer's Facebook page, it had reached 5,900 views.

  • Booyah
  • You can dig this: Museum needs volunteers for excavation project

     By Elizabeth Brown

     Florida Museum of Natural History paleontologists are recruiting volunteers to help excavate a recently discovered site in eastern Levy County that has produced thousands of fossils, including more than 55 vertebrate species.

    Researchers are enthusiastic about the 5- to 5.5 million-year-old fossils being recovered and say it is the first site of this particular age found in North Central Florida.

  • Get ready to Relay

    Williston's annual all-day party got off to a magical kickstart Monday when organizers of Relay for Life gathered at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    The fundraiser, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, culminates each year with the Relay for Life, scheduled this coming year for April 1 – and that's no joke.

    Missy Maguire, this year's local chairwoman, said the Relay will be from 4 p.m. until midnight at a new venue – Williston Elementary School.

  • City hall top priority for council

     By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    After months of discussions and two extended workshops where residents were encouraged to add their ideas, the report for the future of Williston was unveiled last week to the city council.

    Professional facilitator Marilyn Crotty summarized what both council and residents brainstormed and put it into a report listing goals and objectives.

    Topping that list is the goal to develop a new city hall.

  • Summary of the city's strategic plan

    This is Williston's plan for the future. Questions or comments should be directed to city hall at (352) 528-3060.