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Today's News

  • Roster-light Red Devils drop second game at PK

    With the full roster of players still not reporting to the Red Devil basketball team, the team is struggling on the boards.
    At times in the contest at PK Yonge on Friday night Nov. 19, the Red Devils had five players well under six foot tall on the floor in their 71-56 loss to the Blue Wave.
    The entire night, despite three-point baskets by Paul King, Jacques Edwards, and James Monroe, it was one shot a trip down the floor for the Red Devils.

  • Rebounding will be key to winning season

    After leading a very talented 2009-2010 Red Devil basketball team to the State Final Four in his first season as the Head Coach of the Williston Red Devils, Steve Faulkner is again ready to take the helm of the 2010-2011 Red Devils.
    Gone are the likes of Deonte Welch, Isaac Floyd, and Kelsey Coleman who played a big role in the Red Devils attack last season.
    “These were three quality players and each had leadership qualities that is hard to replace,” said Faulkner.

  • Red Devils fall in Gainesville Classic

    It was a run and gun, basket trading, wide open game between 5A defending State Champion Gainesville High School and the 3A Williston Red Devils coming off a trip to the Final Four last season.
    With several Gainesville players still on the football team going to the playoffs against Tarpon Springs, and four Williston players playing in a football Bowl Game at West Nassau one would not expect both teams to score in the 80s. But that is just what happened on Thursday night, Nov. 18, at the Gainesville Gym when the Hurricanes won 88-83.

  • Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Anastasia Jane Blaschka, 44, Archer, arrested Nov. 19, Violation of Probation (VOP) possession of paraphernalia. Bond $535.
    • David Charles Bliss Jr., 26, Bronson, arrested Nov. 16, sale of controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, resisting arrest without violence. Bond $35,000.

  • Outreach Team coming to Williston Dec. 11

    The Levy County Community Outreach Team will be conducting two more in a series of monthly community outreach events focused on connecting citizens with local health, nutrition and other resources on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Team, which includes representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Levy County Health Department, The Children’s Table and Elder Options, has scheduled the events for the following locations and times:
     Casa de Restauracion Shalom Church, 239 South Main St., Williston from 9-11 a.m. 

  • It's the people who matter

    Tom and I decided this summer that we have finally reached an age where we don’t need “stuff” so we made a pact not to buy expensive gifts (over $50) for each other.
    We have most everything we need–and a lot of what we want. Anything we might consider as a gift, we can buy for ourselves. With those thoughts in mind, we decided to channel any extra money we have into traveling.
    “We’re making memories,” he told someone recently.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Chris, Debbie and Carolyn–your newspaper team at the Williston Pioneer–extend Thanksgiving blessings to our loyal readers. Have a wonderful holiday and know how much we appreciate you!

  • Community Happenings

    Tuesday, Nov. 30
    Jazz Concert

    The Gainesville Friends of Jazz will present “An Evening of Latin Jazz” featuring pianist Chuchito Valdes Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 4225 NW 34th Street in Gainesville.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $20 general admission, $15 GFOJ members and $10 Students.
    For more information, call 352-379-0300 or visit gnvfriendsofjazz.org.

    Friday, Dec. 3
    FOL Open House/Auction

  • Lady Red Devils have new coach

    The 2010-2011 Williston Lady Red Devil Basketball team kicked off its season Tuesday under new first year Varsity Coach Denise Lahusky.

    Lahusky comes to Williston along with her husband Jon.

    She teaches Earth Space Science at Williston High School after relocating from Utah.

    Lahusky is moving up to take the helm of the Lady Red Devils Basketball program from a track and field coaching position in the State of Utah.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    • William Brazelton, 61, arrested Nov. 14, DUI.

    • Thomas Patrick Chambers, 39, Chiefland, arrested Nov. 13, domestic battery.

    • Danny Ray Clark, 58, Trenton, arrested Nov. 8, aggravated domestic battery with weapon. Bond $100,000.

    • Stephanie Lorrine Fine, 32, Cedar Key, arrested Nov. 9, tampering with a witness/informant. Bond $100,000.