Today's News

  • Tracy Powers joins Pioneer staff

     Tracy Powers has joined the Williston Pioneer as its advertising sales representative.

    Powers, who lives in Trenton, will be calling on area businesses to help with their advertising needs.

  • Williston Clean Up Day is April 23

     The city of Williston is looking for volunteers to join together to make another clean-up day a big success for our town. 

  • CRA meeting takes a nose dive


    As the clock hands in the back of the city council chambers inched toward 5:30 p.m., Ken Schweibert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) glanced toward it, shaking his head.

    "This is embarassing," he said to no one in particular as 5:30 – the appointed time for the CRA meeting – came and went.

  • Tara's Tale

    Tara Holcomb's bucket list is small.

    She wants to travel and she wants to beat cancer. That is all.

  • 'Williston can do it'


    They came with deep pockets and generous hearts and when it was all over, the new Williston Middle-High School was the victor.

    Bakers, young and old, put their best efforts on the auction block last Thursday in order to raise funds to provide some much needed amenities at the new high school, including landscaping.

  • Are you proud of your city?

    Trash. It's everywhere. From once pristine waters and forested lands to rural roads and city streets, it blights what once were beautiful places.
    This past weekend, as I made my way back from grandbaby-time in North Georgia, I spied bright yellow objects from miles away along a narrow stretch of road in Putnam County.
    As I got closer, I realized what I had seen were 32-gallon trash bags. Since they weren't there when I went up Friday, I surmised there had been a cleanup Saturday and thought, "How nice this community has come together to take care of where they live."

  • Levy County Sheriff"s Report

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

    •March 28, Jerome Brown, 64, Williston, battery. Bond $2,000.

    •April 2, Jeffrey Brian Cooper, 32, Bronson, non support of children or spouse. Bond $2,000.

    •April 1, Contrail Antonio Davis, 22, Archer, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of designated area, possession of cocaine W/ intent to sell. Bond $70,000.

    •March 30, Christopher Derosa, 55, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

  • Red Devils pull out three big wins

    By Tyler Hass

    Contrbuting Writer

    The Red Devils entered this past week with a record of eight wins and eight losses but their record looked very different come April 1. 

    Big Red had three home games – two in conference and one out of conference and all ended with needed wins for the home team.  At the end of the week Williston’s record was 11-8 with a conference best record of 8-1.

  • Neti pot? I must decline, thank you

    Did your mother ever tell you to put nothing in your ear smaller than your elbow? Mine did. Of course it didn't make much sense as a child because obviously an elbow is a pretty big thing to try to get into the tiny ear canal. But as I aged, I got it. Keep objects out of your ear. Period.

    The same goes for your nose. Who doesn't have a story to tell about someone they know (maybe even yourself) who wedged a crayon, or if you were my late Aunt Irene, a bean, up in a nostril?

  • Walk down memory lane

    Williston High School Alumni will meet Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. to tour the high school before it closes and relocates to the new property this fall.