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Today's News

  • Williston gets good audit news

     

    The news from Williston's independent auditor for the past two years has been a welcomed change from years past.

    Instead of long lists of recommendations on what needs to be improved, recent audits are what's done right.

  • STATE CHAMPS

     

        There are some avid Red Devil Sports fans who say it's been 91 years, and some say 92 years, since a Williston Red Devil Sports team has won a State Championship in any sport.

    So checking my math that goes back to 1922 or 1923 when the Red Devil Baseball team brought home the title of State Champions.

  • Red Devils are state champs

    The 91-year-old drought is over.

    The Williston Red Devils defeated Chipley tonight 4-0 for the state 1A championship at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.

    Read the story in this week's Williston Pioneer.

  • Red Devils in state championship Tuesday

     For the first time since 1923, the Williston Red Devils are in the finals of the state baseball tournament.

    The home team will play Chipley tonight at 7:30 p.m. at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.

    The Red Devils defeated Paxton 4-0 Monday night for the right to play in the finals.

    Can't make it to the game? No worries. Login on your computer to  http://www.bhsnlive.com/ and watch it live.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • May 5, Tonya Andrews, 39, Chiefland, petit theft. Bond $10,000.

    • May 11, Ronald Allen Bouchard, 21, Williston, domestic battery by strangulation. Bond $100,000.

    • May 5, Jeremiah Mitchell Branch, 32, Old Town, DWLSR, FTA. Bond $10,000.

    • May 5, Keegan Campbell, 24, Gainesville, DWLS.

    • May 7, Shelby Cooper, 19, Beverly Hills, disorderly intoxication. Bond $500.

  • Football? You bet

    It's springtime in Williston, and officially summertime is just six weeks away. Those pleasant daytime temperatures and cool sleeping nights are a thing of the past. The thermometer has started to creep up to 90 degrees plus and the humidity is just around the corner.

    At Williston High School, this means the start of spring football practice.

    The Red Devils have started this 2014 spring practice with a new outlook on the upcoming sessions.

  • On to the regional final

    The Williston Varsity Baseball team crushed the Wildwood Wildcats 15-0 May 6 at the Devils Den.

    Leading 8-0 after three complete innings of play, the Wildcats were held in check by Red Devil pitcher Trent Johnson.

    Emptying their bench in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Red Devils exploded for seven runs on nine base hits to take the commanding 15-0 lead.

    The Red Devils advance to the Regional Championship game to face either Taylor County or Union County.

  • Use of food stamps rises in Levy County

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema

    Special to the Pioneer

    The use of food stamps in Levy County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

  • National exhibit coming to Levy

    In a few months, Cedar Key will be one of six cities in the state to host a traveling exhibit from the nation's premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution.

    "The Way We Worked," part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, will be in Cedar Key from September through October.

    "It's just fabulous," said Cedar Key Historical Society President Ken Young, adding that the historical society, in conjunction with other groups, has been trying to get the exhibit in the area for a couple of years.

  • WHS Graduation 7 p.m. Tuesday Phillips Center