Today's News

  • WHS open house tonight (Thursday)

    On Thursday, Aug. 18, WHS will be having an Open House from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  This will be a chance for students and parents to meet both new and returning staff members and visit classrooms.
    A few changes this year include dress code rules, food and drink rules, and some changes in the attendance policy.  Students will find a more controlled campus with more student accountability.  All students will be given a Student Planner/Agenda to assist with organization.

  • Rotary district governor visits Williston club

    Rotary’s new District Governor Jeannie Quave has found new meaning in this year’s motto “Reach from within to embrace humanity” and plans to spend her term putting actions behind the words.
    Quave, a native of Chicago who now lives in Panama Beach, was the guest of the Williston Rotary Club Tuesday and spoke of her own goals and plans to help achieve the motto of Rotary International President Kalvan Banerjee.

  • Stuff the bus Saturday

    It’s time to Stuff the Bus for Levy County Schools. On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting the annual STUFF the BUS event to collect school supplies for the students, teachers and schools across the county.
    LCSF board members, SBLC board members, parents, teachers, and student volunteers will be manning the Levy County school buses parked at the donation sites in each community.

  • Levy County Sheriff

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:
    Aug. 11, Terry Lee Anthony, 28, Satsuma, four out of county warrants.
    Aug. 10, Rebecca Ann Blackerby, 24, Chiefland, VOP, DWLSR, habitual. Bond $500.
    Aug. 9, Joseph Ray Blanco, 21, six out of county warrants. Bond $9,000.
    Aug. 10, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, burglary of property not structure. Bond $1,000.
    Aug. 10. Christina Brock, 30, Yankeetown, out of county warrant. Bond $513,

  • 25 Years Ago This Week

    Participating in the 4-H State Congress were Sarah Ahmed, Karen Branson, Rhonda Roberts, Eden McGee, Ginny Yearty, Phyllis Alexander and Robyn Hemond.
    Lonnie Blitch  received the Levy Soil and Conservation District Service Award.
    Judge W.O. Beauchamp swore in James Drew, Jack Hoy, Scott Rutland and Robert Stanley to the city council.
    Harvey and Margaret Pool announced the birth of a son, Dillon Wade, born July 28.
    Cleon Blitch, 76, and Clara Belle Kollock, 84, died.

  • Pioneer plans commemorative section of your 9/11/01 remembrances

    It was a day that shocked our country to its foundation and sent men, women, boys and girls into a tailspin. Its aftermath is still felt, still remembered.
    It was Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 and at 8:46 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower. At 9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 plowed into the South Tower. About 34 minutes later yet another plane, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon and less than half an hour later, United Airlines Flight 93 went down in a field near Shanksville, Pa.

  • Do you love your job?

    For this year’s Labor Day weekend, we would like to hear from readers who have been lucky enough to get paid to do what they love. Please e-mail your short essay (no more than 300 words) to editor@willistonpioneer. com.
    We want to know why you love your job, where you work, your full name and hometown. Please include a phone number for verification purposes.
    Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

  • Dennis Strow is Williston’s new police chief

    There’s a new police chief in town and he aims to be a hands-on leader who knows the town and its residents.
    In a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, Williston City Council approved the recommendation of the police chief committee and hired 38-year law enforcement veteran, Dennis Strow, as its new chief of police.
    Strow, 56, of Ocala retired Tuesday from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked his way up through the ranks.

  • Dennis Strow is Williston's new police chief
  • Encouragement in difficult times