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Today's News

  • Celebrate 130 years with us

    Only in our print edition, a look back at our community and the newspaper that watched it evolve. A definite keepsake–buy yours today. On sale Wednesday.

  • Red Devils end season with roust by Bolles

    Take nothing away from the good season the Red Devils finished Friday night at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. They had a very good season.

    Take away the three losses to private schools and they were 7-1 against public schools.

    The Red Devils finished with a 7-4 season record, also winning the tie breaker games to finish as district runner up to private school, Trinity Catholic.

  • Man charged with lewd and lascivious molestation

    A Williston man, who deputies say is not a United States resident, has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a two-year-old while his girl friend was charged with neglect of a child.

    Alexander Merida, 32, and Christina Morales, 28, were arrested Nov. 20 after an investigator with the Department of Children and Families was called to their residents on NE 48 Street.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Dean Martin Littlefield, 38, of Silver Springs was charged on two VOP warrants for less than 20 grams of marijua-

    na and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $10,000.

    Jose Javier Ibarra-Correa, 25, of Bronson was charged with no driver’s license. Bond was $5,000.

    Chad Floyd Jeter, 30, of Atmore was charged with first degree robbery on an Alabama warrant. Bond was $250,000.

    Jeffrey Vernon Coleman, 18, of Gainesville was arrested on a VOP warrant for possession of cannabis with the intent to sell. No bond.

  • What are you thankful for?

    The latest suggested post on Facebook is for the days leading up to Thanksgiving to post something you are thankful for as your status.

    We’re not Facebook at the Williston Pioneer, but we do want to know what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving–and every day.

    We are inviting readers to submit their attitude of grateful hearts for inclusion in our Thanksgiving issue that publishes Nov. 25.

    In 50 words or less, tell us what you appreciate.

  • WMS students named to honor roll

    A/B Honor Roll 1st 9 weeks

    6th

  • Forgotten county joins Purple Heart Highway

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart in Florida wants to have Levy County join a national movement to rename U.S. Highway 27–about three years late.

    “How could they forget us,” asked Commissioner Chad Johnson, when the item came up for a vote at Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

    “Especially in three years,” County Coordinator Fred Moody said as the room broke into laughter.

  • Unmentionables and other clothing

    Back in August, I was loading up my backpack for a three-week hike along the North Country National Scenic Trail and discovered my stash of unmentionables a bit shy. So I picked up a packet of ladies’ briefs on my next shopping excursion. I brought them home, ripped open the pack, and let loose a wailing, “Oh, no!” I checked the packaging: my usual brand; my usual size; but they looked wrong. I tried on a pair only to find that they wouldn’t go all the way on without more than a little shimmy action on my part.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    We are writing this to share with Levy County what a wonderful tribute to military service personnel of all branches both past and present we had the pleasure of attending.  This took place on Monday evening, Nov. 9, at our local Williston Elementary School. 

    We were invited by our niece, Sarah Smith who attends the fifth grade at WES. 

    She and her fellow classmates performed the combination musical/drama led by the first year music teacher, Carrie Olson and assisted by various other faculty. 

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Stevie Lee Neison, 27, of Reddick, charged Nov. 7 with driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR).

    • Brandon Jeffrey Fairweather, 18, of NE SR 121, Williston, charged Nov. 7 with DUI.

    • Michael R. Hammock, 42, of SE 2nd Street, Williston, charged Nov. 6 with DWLSR.

    • Patrick D. Hughey, 18, of NE 3rd Avenue, Williston, charged Nov. 9 with disorderly intoxication and possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under age 21.