Today's News

  • The Drowsy Chaperone to debut

    Suwannee Valley Players will present The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical within a comedy that is swooping into town with tons of laughs.  Music and lyrics  are by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and is based on a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellarson.

  • Cruzin’ for Kidz raises almost $9,000

    A beautiful spring Saturday morning and the sound of 70 motorcycles wheeling into the bus loop made for a very happy group of fifth graders, all members of the Williston Elementary School Safety Patrol. The organization’s Third annual “Cruzin’ for Kidz” motorcycle ride, held  March 5, was a success!
     Sponsors, t-shirt and lunch sales as well as donations brought in close to $9,000, almost as much as last year. The fund-raiser helps defray the cost of the 64 patrols who will make the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., in June.

  • Hurricanes flattened by Lady Red Devils

     On  March 11, the Lady Red Devils traveled to Gainesville to play the Lady Hurricanes. The Lady Devils had little trouble with the Canes as they took a 14-0 win in five innings on the 10-run rule.
    The win, however, was costly for the Lady Devils as starting pitcher Tori Stamper injured her pitching hand on a slide into second base. The injury was mainly to the middle finger of her pitching hand. Still showing some bruising and slight swelling on Monday night, Stamper said her hand was much better.

  • Red Devils take bite out of Bulldogs

    On Friday evening the Williston Red Devils hosted and defeated  the Suwannee Bulldogs 3-1 at City Field.
    The Bulldogs got out to a fast start as they had their first two batters reach base. They continued to move the base runners around but, could manage just one run as the Red Devil defense took over and ended the inning with a double play.

  • Website moves behind the wall March 17

    Beginning tomorrow, March 17, the Williston Pioneer website will only be available to those who subscribe–either to the newspaper or the online edition.
    Some features, like the Calendar, will still remain visible and usable for everyone to see.
    But news stories and photos will be limited unless you are a subscriber.
    If you aren't sure you want to subscribe, there is a free 30-day limited use way to see the newspaper online.
    We hope you like what you see and will patronize the advertisers who make our work possible.

  • Football game ends after altercation

    By Mike Capshaw

  • Red Devils even record at 3-3

    The Williston Red Devil Baseball team traveled to Ft. White on Friday evening March 4 to take on District foe Ft. White.
    The Red Devils won the game in 9 innings 4-3.
    This win moved the Red Devils to 2-1 in district play and 3-3 over all for the young season.
    Connor Clayton got the win for the Red Devils as he came in to relieve starting pitcher Justin Baker after seven innings.
    Baker recorded  12 strike outs in his seven innings on the mound.

  • Red Devil Challenge starts Monday

    The Williston 7th Annual Red Devil Baseball Challenge is just around the corner.
    The tournament will be held March 14-16 at the Williston City Field.
    Monday, March 14
    Game 1- Trinity Catholic vs. West Port       1 p.m.
    Game 2-  Citrus     vs. Ocala Forest        4 p.m.
    Game 3- Williston     vs. Ocala Forest      7 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 15

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-March 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    March 1, Ronnie Mac Brooks, 62, Williston, DUI and DWLSR. Bond $25,000.
    March 6, James Brian Brunelle, 24, Bronson, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts worthless checks and RWOV. Bond $14,000.
    March 5, Walter Alexander Burns, 39, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, RWOV, assault on a law enforcement officer. Bond $45,000.
    March 2, Michael Allan Craig, 49, Archer, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.

  • Sentences handed down

    The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros –dropped–in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records.

    Deana M. Anderson, VOP on forgery, passing a forged bill or note, larceny by theft between #300 and $5,000, reinstate probation, jailed until bed becomes available in treatment center and successfully complete program.