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Today's News

  • Williston to play Monday in tourney

    The Williston Red Devils will travel to Ocala Monday

    for tournament action in the Kingdom of the Sun Holiday tournament.

    The Red Devils take on North Marion at 6:30 p.m. at Vanguard High School. The finals of the tournament conclude with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

  • 40 years of cooking

    Since 1969 Ethel Penny has been feeding the patients and staff at Nature Coast Hospital.

    Last week the tables turned and someone provided refreshments for her to honor her 40 years of service and dedication.

    Penny, a Raleigh resident, heard of the job opening from a friend, and since she had some restaurant experience, she applied.

    The rest is, as they say, history, as she worked her way up from an aide to a cook and even a manager–a position she held for 10 years.

  • Baskets on Parade now at Williston Library

    The Williston Public Library is now splendidly arrayed with beautiful Christmas Baskets parading on every available surface to encourage silent bidding for them and their contents.

    Friends of the Williston Public Library set out 29 baskets Monday and they will stay on display until Saturday, Dec. 12, the day of the annual Christmas Open House. The silent bids will be opened at 2 p.m. that day and the baskets will be awarded to the highest bidder.

  • What was your most memorable Christmas?

    The Williston Pioneer wants you to share with our readers the most memorable Christmas you’ve had. In 100 words or less, tell us about a Christmas that you will never forget.

    Send your Christmas story by e-mail to editor@willistonpioneer.com or you can mail it or b ring it to our office at 37 South Main St., Suite F Williston, FLee^32696. Include a photo if you like.

    No submissions will be accepted after 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

  • New bridges were never meant to be

     A mistake by the Florida Department of Transportation Disctrict 2 office means Cedar Key will not get three promised bridge replacements.

    The October announcement that four bridges would be replaced be the Florida DOT was a mistake, said Gina Busscher, Public Information Director for DOT district 2.

  • Red Devils win in OT

    After holding on Friday night at Santa Fe for a 10-point district win, the Williston Red Devils were matched against a very good Ridgewood team from New Port Richey at the 9th Annual Tim Binkley Basketball Classic hosted by North Marion High School Saturday afternoon Dec. 12.

    Coach Steve Faulkner said before the game, "I hope our players’ legs hold up for this one."

  • Lady Red Devils win in thriller

    The Suwannee Lady Bulldogs and the Williston Lady Red Devils, both 3-0 in the district, fought it out Friday for the district lead.

    The Lady Bulldogs were 3-0 in District play and the Lady Red Devils escaped a thrilling 1 point win at Santa Fe just three nights earlier to remain 3-0.

    Each team had beaten Santa Fe, Newberry and Ft. White as they met to end the first round of the home and away regular season district play.

  • Breaking News--New judge named

    Assistant State Attorney Tim Browning, 53, of Archer, has been named to replace Levy County Judge Joseph Smith on the bench.

    He has prosecuted sex crimes while serving in State Attorney Bill Cervone's office in Gainesville, In April, Browning and and James Colaw were designated to staff the Special Prosecutions Unit, focusing on cases and defendants

    who are considered to be of significance to the community.

    Browning was also responsible for such cases in Gilchrist and Levy Counties, while Colaw had responsibil-

  • Permitting process delays King Road Mine one year

    Levy County’s hopes for growing business in the county has been dealt a second setback with the announcement that Tarmac America is moving the start date for construction of the King Road Mine from 2010 to 2011.

    The company said the delay is due to a longer than anticipated permitting and review schedule for the limerock mine in south Levy County. Company officials had planned on a four-year process but now expect it could take five years.

  • Unmentionables and other clothing, Part Two

    Last month you read my complaints about drawers—the wearable kind—that won’t droop the way I like and the fact that this nation now imports 95 per cent of all clothing available in our stores. I closed with this:

    We are a nation of consumers—but we are not rational about how and what we buy. When we started importing goods with the excuse that they’re more “affordable,” we also started the death process of everything “made in the U.S.A.”