Today's News

  • Star Gazing

    by Lisa Statham Posteraro

    Special to the Pioneer

  • Airport changes could bring in more revenues

    The design phase of airport enhancements is happening at no cost to the city of Williston. Once complete, if funding can be found to bring the design to fruition,  the improvements could help bring additional revenues to the airport.

    At last week’s meeting, Williston City Council members heard from Don Ramdass who is overseeing the preliminary designs for a taxiway, a new corporate hangar area and new aprons.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 2-9-2012

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

    Feb. 3 Sean Aaron Aucker, 38, Williston, battery. Bond $15,000

    Feb. 1, James Gordon Ballengee, 46, Chiefland, Bond $1,000

    Feb, 3, David Lee Beech, 34, Chiefland, operate motor vehicle WO valid license. Bond $1,000

    Jan. 30, Jay Carlton, 58, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $2,000

    Feb. 1, Amanda Marie Crespo, 25, Williston, battery. Violation of injunction protection domestic violence. Bond $5,500

  • Avis Seabrook

    Everything Avis Carnegie Seabrook is came from the very core of her foundation–her parents.

    One of seven children born and reared in Williston, Seabrook learned at her mother’s knee the importance of kindness, loving and sharing.

    By example the five girls and two boys were taught how to love, how to give and how to care.

    They were traits Seabrook took to heart and ones that got her through both the turbulent times of segregation and integration.

  • Drought not yet critical to area



    While the effects of little to no rain are obvious in the flow of area springs and rivers, farm experts agree that the record-breaking drought is still too early in its development to cause much worry for farmers in the tri-county area.

  • ‘Ain’t no sunshine’ in Williston

    For almost two years Williston residents have waited for an alternative to high electric bills. 

    They’re going to have to wait a little longer.

    After a presentation Tuesday night by a Gainesville firm that specializes in solar energy, the Williston City Council agreed that there is no funding to develop a system and the city will have to pass–for now–on the venture.

  • Red Devils claim regular season district title

    By Steve Jarboe
    Contributing Writer
    The Williston Red Devils won the class 4A regular season District Jan. 27,  as they defeated the Bradford Tornadoes 69-58.
    The Red Devils will host the district playoffs for the third straight year winning the regular season district.
    The Red Devils jumped out to a quick lead as they held the 6'10” Bradford center Justin McBride to just seven first half points.

  • Saturday deadline to register for WYAA

    This is the last week to register for WYAA spring sports.
    Register at the field Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Soccer Pups- $40
    Soccer- $50 for returning players with uniforms, $65 for new players
    Tee Ball- $75
    Baseball- $75
    Softball- $75

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Family Catholic Church

    Yard Sale
    Holy Family  will hold its monthly yard sale Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m.  
    Space rental is $5 each for table, space or tent.  You can bring your own table/tent. Vendors are welcome.

    Angel House Thrift
    Angel House Thrift Store at Holy Family Catholic Church, located three miles north of Williston on Hwy 27A is open Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 1 p.m. every weekend.

    Fish Dinner

  • Sheriff's Report 2-2

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Jan. 28, Walter Reed Avery, 71, Chiefland, trespassing. Bond $15,000.
    Jan. 29, Jennifer Lynn Boymer, 29, Morriston, battery.
    Jan. 28, Jeffrey Broederdorf, 31, out of county warrant, OWV. Bond $25,000.
    Jan. 27, Daries Cody Carter, 25, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $1,300.
    Jan. 27, Jessica Ann Carver, 31, Morriston, DUI. Bond $10,000.
    Jan. 24, Montrez Lamont Charles, 23, Ocala, VOP. Bond $5,000.