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Today's News

  • Sexual Predator moves

    In accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County.

     Frank E. Raub, 35, was convicted in Gilchrist County for sexual battery and lewd and lascivious on a child.

  • Thousands will flock to Williston

       Get ready for some mouth-watering treats this Saturday as Williston will welcome folks to Heritage Park for the 22nd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival.
    Over 115 vendors will be on hand, as well as the elephants and petting zoo.
       Raychel Ortiz will sing the Star Spangled Banner and the Marines will raise the colors will the festival kicks off at 9 a.m.
       Entertainment follows throughout the day beginning with Amberay Molder at 9:30 a.m.

  • Special early duck season opens Saturday

          Florida waterfowl hunters take note.  The special early duck season for wood ducks and teal is Sept. 25-29.
                The bag limit is four ducks per day, but only two of the birds can be wood ducks.  The bag limits apply for the early season only.

  • Welcome to our new website

    This past weekend the Williston Pioneer will debut its new website and we hope you’ll take time to look at all the new additions.
    In months ahead, there will be more features, more photographs, more content and new segments that will allow greater reader interaction.
    In addition to news, sports, opinion and features–the articles that are customarily on our website, look for our Pet of the Week segment where you can showcase your favorite pet for the world to see.
    Got something you want to share? We now host reader blogs.

  • Time to resurrect the dots

    Thursdays were special days when I was growing up. That was the day our county paper, then the Pike County News, was on the street. After my parents thumbed through it, it was passed to me and I read it–cover to cover–even as a youngster.
    One of my favorite regular pieces each week was a column called “The Personal Touch”, written by Lucille Sadd Smith.
    In “The Personal Touch”, Mrs. Smith wrote short paragraphs about the social scene in our county seat.

  • Cooking with Caro

    I like peanuts, but to be more accurate, I love peanut butter. To date, I have found nothing that contains peanut butter that I haven’t taken to like a moth is attracted to light.
    Being a finicky eater since childhood, the peanut butter sandwich was always an option when dinner was something I didn’t care for.
    My grandparents always had chunky peanut butter for when I visited. I’d get a spoonful and lick it like a lollipop as a snack or treat.

  • YWAA

    Children in the Williston/Morriston area play football, soccer, and cheerlead each Saturday at the athletic field.  Rodeo events are available at Horseman's Park

  • Community Happenings

    Sunday, Sept. 26

    WGP Clean Up
    The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP) will meet Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1-3 p.m. to do some maintenance at the Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown.  The public is invited to help keep the WGP a great place to visit. Bring your garden tools and brooms.  For additional information email Friendswgp@bellsouth.net.

    Friday, Oct. 1

  • Are you ready to grumble?

    By James Snyder

  • Eagles get revenge on Green Wave

       It was, at times, brutal. Other times, it was inspired.
       But in the end, Bronson came out of their battle with Daytona Beach Father Lopez with a narrow 8-7 victory last Friday night.
       The victory served as a revitalization for the Eagles, who now set their sights on a tough Bell program Friday.
       It was also a complete turnaround from last season, when Father Lopez topped Bronson, 27-22, in another close matchup.