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Today's News

  • Man charged on six counts after high speed chase

    A Williston man was charged with six different offenses Friday night after police officers responded to a domestic battery call where the victim reported her boyfriend, Vincent Donnell Peterson, 49, had pulled her from the car, threw her to the ground and sped off toward East Williston in her vehicle.

    Officers went to the “Gambling House”, located in East Williston but Peterson left at a high rate of speed.

  • Red Devils fall in Final Four; but left fans with memories

    The 2010 Williston Red Devils Boys Basketball Team will long be remembered as the District Champions and Regional Champions. This season was the best season in Williston basketball history.

    A state championship title still remains unattained for Williston High School, but this 2010 boys basketball team is more than state champions after a semi-final game played against Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest March 3 at the Lakeland Center.

  • Observations from a tournament attending pro

    For Williston’s basketball team, there was no giving up. At the end, the players were still diving after loose balls, trying to make plays, and actually made the score respectable in the 77-63 loss to Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest in the state Class 3A semifinal at Lakeland last week.

    All you heard about going into the tournament was that the reigning Florida Mr. Basketball, Brandon Knight of Pine Crest, was the top recruit in the country and that he had not committed to any college yet (he’s a senior).

    Frankly, he wasn’t that impressive.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    The strength of any community lays with its residents and businesses. For the past 25 years, the Williston Chamber of Commerce has supported local business and promoted “Shop at Home.” That’s because every dollar spent in Williston turns over and over and over.

    This year marks the Chamber’s Silver Anniversary and last Friday it threw itself a party to salute the people who work tirelessly, selflessly to ensure the economy of Williston stays strong.

  • Williston Rehab, Pioneer team to raise funds for Fisher House

    Williston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and the Williston Pioneer Sun will host Spring Fling 2010, a Community Fund-raiser for the Fisher House Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Individuals and groups that are interested in a fund-raising event or who want to help with the event will meet Saturday, Feb, 27 at 2 p.m. at Williston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 300 NW 1st Ave., Williston.

  • Sheriff

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

    William Scott Grams, 53, of Trenton was arrested Feb. 16 with aggravated battery, domestic violence by strangulation. Bond was $50,000.

    Alexander Matthew Shiver, 21, and Raymond S. Shiver, 24, both of Williston were charged with burglary of a structure and grand theft Feb. 17 after they were accused of taking chainsaws from a shed at the Andrews Wildlife Management Area. Bond was $7,500. Raymond Shiver was also charged with dealing in stolen property. Bond on that charge was $5,000.

  • Relay yard sale planned

    The Joyce Bullock Elementary School will hold a yard sale Saturday morning, March 6, in the loop at the school.

    Spaces measuring 10X10 are available for $10.  Craft vendors, food vendors, individuals or groups are welcomed.  Bring your items and supplies, and keep your profits

    All proceeds from space rental will benefit the school’s Relay for Life team, which will participate in the April 17-18 Relay at the Williston High School.

  • Breaking News

    With only 17 seconds remaining on the clock, it appears that Williston's Red Devils have lost in the semi-final round of the state tournament.

    The Red Devils trail Pine Crest 76-61.

    Details tomorrow on our  Web site.

  • Planning board appointment hits unplanned snag

    A proposal to reappoint two members of the county planning board without advertising the positions ran into public opposition and a tempest of words at the usually calm Levy County Board of County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    Shenley Neeley, head of planning for the county, informed the commission that the four-year terms Thadus Barber from Commission District 3 — represented by Marsha Drew of Yankeetown, and Ron Grant from District 5 — represented by Danny Stevens of Williston, will expire on April 30.

  • Residents don’t want zoning change

    Residents opposed to a zoning change spoke out Tuesday when the Williston City Council met.

    The CRA has been working for months on the areas immediately around the center of town to determine whether changes in zoning from Residential to Residential Business would serve to encourage improving the appearance of the neighborhood and make logical use of the properties which lie so close to the commercial centers of town.