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Today's News

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Richard Alan Williams, 50, of SE 3rd Street, was charged with domestic battery and domestic assault July 25.

    • Lorenza Haynes Jr., 35, of SE 2nd Avenue, was charged with domestic battery Aug 21.

    • Ledrick L. Ferguson, 35, of NE 3rd Street, was charged with domestic battery Aug. 19.

    • Keneisha Frasier Haynes, 21, of NE 1st Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery Aug. 24.

  • WAGee^will host adopt-a-thon Sept. 12

    The Williston Animal Group (WAG) will hold its first monthly adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 12 under the trees at the Winn Dixie parking lot, beginning at 10 a.m.

    Volunteers and foster parents will bring dogs that are ready to be adopted for you to play with and perhaps take home with you.

  • Williston defense dominates Fall Classic

    The Williston Red Devils traveled to Bradford for their long awaited first action of the season. The field that awaited both teams was water soaked and the sidelines left water over everyone’s shoe tops. Six players were not suited up for action for various reasons on the Red Devil varsity squad, and it was the defense that took control for both the junior varsity and the varsity halves of football.

  • Lady Red Devils win tourney

    The Williston Lady Red Devils are off to a trail blazing start, claiming the victor’s seat in the season opening tournament held in Bronson Aug. 27.

    Four teams, Williston, Chiefland, Newberry and Bronson competed.

    The results were as follows:

    GAME 1

    Williston 22 25 17

    Chiefland 25 19 15

    GAME 2

    Bronson 23 17

    Newberry 25 25

    GAME 3

    Chiefland 25 25

    Bronson 19 14

    CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

    Williston 25 26

  • Bronson, Oliver take down Oak Hall

    Sophomore halfback Eric Oliver ran for 239 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bronson Eagles to a runaway 31-7 victory over Oak Hall in a preseason game at Bronson Friday night.

    Despite the large margin of victory, the game was close for most of the contest with Bronson leading only by a score of 12-7 after three quarters.

  • Miracle Vision wants men to be men

    Lavoisier Denson is on a mission from God. The 28-year-old, whose roots are tied to the Williston area, wants to see other men, black, white and all colors in between, step up, be accountable, take responsibility and be men-real men, as dictated by the Holy Scriptures.

    Starting today (Thursday) and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 5, Denson’s church, Miracle Vision, will host a men’s conference focusing on the theme “Men Unified in One Spirit”.

  • Church Briefs

    .North Chiefland Church of God

    Attention all area pastors, youth groups, bands and drama teams. You are invited to be a part of ENCOUNTERFEST 2009: Sept. 3-5 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the North Chiefland Church of God.

    More than your average “Youth Revival”, this event will be an area wide, multi-church meeting. Youth groups from around the area will be performing skits, mimes, and drama shorts each night.

    The music will be up-beat and fresh featuring our live band, “Radio Emprise” from Priscilla Baptist Church in Bell.

  • Hospital changes management

    Nature Coast Hospital is under new management and change is already taking place.

    Partners Healthcare Development Inc. (PHD) out of Overland Park, Kan. became the new management group for the hospital Sept. 1, according to spokesman Nathan Adams, vice president of communication and government affairs.

    Read the story in this week's Pioneer.

  • Red Devils scorch PK Yonge

    The Williston Red Devils traveled to PK Yonge and after a 14-14 tie at the end of the first half, the offense began to gel.

    Red Devils' Deonte Welch took the game under his belt and led the Red Devils to a 33-14 win.

    Welch had a total of 179 rushing yards and 71 in the fourth quarter alone while scoring two touchdowns. DJ King also had two touchdowns for the Red Devils in the win.

     

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Aug. 21

    Head Start Open House

    Childhood Development Services, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start will hold Open House Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at All Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms

    Staff will be there to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Come and meet your child’s teachers.

    Meet JBE Teachers

    Class lists were available on Monday, Aug. 3 for parents of students at Joyce Bullock Elementary.