Today's News

  • Race to the Finish

    Fifteen Williston Cub Scouts competed in the Pinewood Derby Saturday. Who brought home the winner's trophy? See this week's Williston Pioneer for the answer.

  • Lady Red Devils Softball set to ‘chase their dream’

    The 14 Williston High School varsity softball team members will start the defense of their 2010 District and Regional Championships and hope to return to the State Final Four this season with a different result.
    For the seven seniors and several returning juniors, this is the season to complete the long awaited journey to a state championship victory.

  • Red Devils even regular season district; down SF

    The game started and continued Thursday evening Jan. 27, for the Santa Fe Raiders as the CJ Wakeley and Ashton Lee show.
    But the end result was a Williston team effort that lifted the Red Devils to a smashing 82-63 district win.
    Wakeley’s 27 points and Lee’s 23 points accounted for all but 13 points for the Raiders on the night.
    The Red Devils on the other hand were putting 4 players in double figures and crashing the boards, while dropping in 3-point baskets the entire game at key times.

  • Diamond Red Devils look for standard of excellence

    The 2011 Red Devil Varsity Baseball team “is a young team with a very sour taste in their mouths from last season,” said Head Coach Jim Smith. “We just are not used to sitting at home when the state playoffs are going on.”
    Smith was referring to the 2010 Red Devil team that failed to make the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.
    This is the motivation tool for the seven returning varsity players that have a ton of talent and gained a lot of valuable experience last season.

  • Three charged in December Williston break-in

    Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Department press release.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:
    Shawn A. Richey, 22, Bronson, arrested Jan. 31, conditional release violation. No bond.
    Bryan W. Cobbs, 25, Morriston, arrested Jan. 31, carrying a concealed weapon.
    Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, arrested Jan. 31, burglary. Bond $50,000.

  • ‘Bath salts’ now illegal

    Florida’s Attorney General, am Biondi has taken emergency measures to halt the sale of psychoactive substances known a “bath salts” under authority granted in Florida Statutes 893.035(7)(a).

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Jan. 28–Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.
    Jan. 25–Raymond Earl Brown, 38, Cross City, dealing in stolen property. Bond $25,000.
    Jan. 31–David Hershel Darling, 22, Old Town, VOP burglary of a dwelling.
    Jan. 30–Carlos Roberto Diaz, 27, Bell, no driver’s license. Bond $500.

  • Community Happenings I

    Friday, Feb. 4

    Dudley Farm
    Dudley Farm Old-Fashioned Plow Days will showcase agricultural practices before the tractor and mechanization as highly skilled draft horse and mule teams plow the crop fields in preparation for spring planting Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    There will be traditional skills demonstrations, wagon rides and music. Come look at these big beautiful and powerful creatures and the hard work we once depended upon them for.

  • STARS Gala slated for Feb. 12

    The 2011 STARS (Students, Teachers, And Respective Supporters) Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Williston Middle School
    The evening will include:
     • Dinner
     • Student Entertainment
    • Recognition of Gala patrons  and special guests
     • Door Prizes  
     • Silent Auction
    Contribution Levels are:
    Gold Table Patron:    Contribution of $1,000
    Silver Table Patron:    Contribution of $500