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Today's News

  • The basics of favoritism and mercy

    James 2:1-13

    How do you act when someone of poverty comes into the church? What are your first thoughts? Is it, “They’re only here because they want something?” Is it, “All they want is a hand out and then you will never see them again?” I know that there are people out there looking for sympathy hoping they may be able to use the church as a welfare system. But I am not speaking about those people. I am speaking about those who are genuinely in need of help.

  • WHS grad ‘Teacher of the Year’ in Duval Co.

    Sadie Tillis Elementary School is in Duval County. Williston High School graduate (Class of 1987) Pamela White Penny has taught there for 10 years. Now she has been named Teacher of the Year for 2011-12 by her peers.
     Penny is the daughter of Sammie and Ruthena (Edwards) White, long-time employees of the School Board of Levy County and now retired. She is married to Larry Penny of Raleigh,. They and their two sons, Jalen and Jared, attend Potter’s House Church in Jacksonville.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Charles Theodor Blumenberg, 24, Chiefland, arrested Oct. 18, DWLSR.
    Walter Alexander Burns, 39, Chiefland, arrested Oct. 22, retail theft. Bond $500.
    Richard Lee Cantleberry, 46, Cedar Key, arrested Oct. 19, maintaining a drug dwelling and sale of controlled substance. Bond $30,000.
    Kelly Michelle Colson, 26, Trenton, arrested Oct. 20, housing for Gilchrist County.
    Coreal Toetos Dixon, 29, arrested Oct. 18, no valid driver’s license.

  • Search comes up dry

    Local authorities became suspicious last week when an Illinois tractor trailer with Texas license plates sped through a Williston school zone on SE 7th Street.
    Investigator James Bond from the Williston Police Department said the driver’s log book didn’t match up and reflected he had driven from El Paso, Texas to Miami and was on the way back to Texas.
    Drug dogs were called to the scene and alerted right away, Bond said.

  • State suggests airport for new industry

    Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development agency, has asked Williston officials to be one of three sites that pitch their airport and industrial land as the perfect location for a new jet trainer assembly facility.

  • Debbie Murphy joins Pioneer

    Debbie Murphy has joined the Williston Pioneer Sun-News as its advertising representative serving Williston, Morriston Gainesville and part of Marion County.

    Murphy is no stranger to the area–in 2008 she worked at the Chiefland Citizen and most recently has worked at our sister papers in Ocala.

  • The worst of times, and worster

    The Rev. James Snyder

     

    Whenever anybody says things can’t get any worse, they usually do. No matter how bad something is, there is always a good chance it will get worse. Experience may not be my best teacher, but sometimes it’s the only teacher on duty.

  • Williston Police Reports Oct. 21, 2010

    An Archer man whose license has been suspended 26 times was placed under arrest by the Williston Police Department.

    Shaun Lenly Standridge, 36, of Archer, was accused of felony driving while license was suspended or revoked after he was stopped for allegedly running a stop sign and turning without a signal. According to the report, his license was suspended 26 times, revoked four times, cancelled once and he was declared a habitual traffic offender twice.

  • Community Happenings

     

  • Church Briefs Oct. 21, 2010

    Archer First Baptist

    First Baptist Church of Archer will celebrate 90 years of service Sunday, Nov. 7.

    Registration begins at 10 a.m. and service will be conducted by guest speakers the Rev. Jim Johnson from Just a Preacher Ministries and the Rev. Andy Cook from Bronson Road Baptist Church.

    Bring your favorite dish for a covered dish lunch following the services.

    For more information, call 495-2225.

     

    Judgment House