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Today's News

  • Williston Pioneer Editorial

    The nation will observe Veterans Day next week, amid what seems to be an increasing movement to honor and respect those who serve and have served in America’s military.

    With Central Florida being home to many veterans, in many communities we have the opportunity to get together with other residents to honor these veterans Wednesday, Nov. 11 at various events.

  • The Progressive View

    We are the source of all their wealth. They are the corporate elite, the collective proprietors of the company store who have raised themselves, by the sweat of our toil, to a position of unimaginable power and prosperity. They are the plunderers of resources, of lives and of dreams. While only one percent of the population, they have amassed 90 percent of the loot.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Nov. 6

    Yard Sale

    Ode de Joy, a non-profit group will hold a yard sale at the Williston Lions Club Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 pm.

    Saturday, Nov. 7

    Pistol Class is Fund-raiser

    A basic pistol class will be held Nov. 7 in the Levy County Sheriff’s Office classroom, 9150 NE 80th Ave Bronson.

    The class, hosted by the sheriff’s office, will qualify participants for a Florida concealed weapons permit.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jose Anival Alva, 26, of Fanning Springs, charged with indecent exposure, disorderly/intoxication. Bail was $5,000.

    Kyle Jason Arsenault, 23, of Cedar Key, charged with DUI (driving under the influence). He was released.

    William C. Cobb, 63, of Bronson, charged with two counts of domestic battery, No bond.

  • Pregnancy Center wants to place Ten Commandments at County Courthouse

    The Levy County Commission is on its way to accepting the gift of a 6-foot-by 4-foot-by-3-foot black granite monument detailing the Ten Commandments and what could be an 11th one: “Love God and Keep His Commandments.”

    An application by the Tri County Pregnancy Center of Williston was presented by County Coordinator Fred Moody after being brought to the commission’s meeting on Tuesday by Sheriff Johnny Smith.

    Moody announced the application to the board which received the news without comment.

  • Late gust puts Hurricanes over Red Devils

    There are a lot of “ifs” remaining for the Williston Red Devils’ chances to make the playoffs after they fell short Friday night 16-13, to the Mt. Dora Hurricanes.

    “If” the Red Devils can go to Newberry Friday night Nov. 6, and defeat the Panthers, (something they have failed to do the last three seasons) and “if” Mt. Dora loses to Trinity Catholic as every other District 4 team has experienced, there will be a three-way tie for the runner-up spot.

  • City to honor vets Nov. 11

    The city of Williston will honor veterans next Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. with a special program at the pavilion in Heritage Park.

    Rep. Leonard Bembry will be the guest speaker.

    Music and remembrances will be included in the program.

  • Breaking News

    Less than two weeks ago Felicia Fine, 22, married Charles Edwin Duke, 23.

    Wednesday night they argued at their home in Cedar Key.

    It ended when he shot her several times, dumped her body at a hunting camp, and took their roommate hostage for more than six hours in a standoff with deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    On Friday, his bond was set at $2 million.

  • Williston dismantles Newberry in second half

    Trailing the Newberry Panthers 14-7 at halftime, the Red Devils played a third quarter that totally took the Panthers out of their game on senior night for the Panthers.

    The Red Devils defense had back to back interceptions by Desmond Holmes and Kalen Penny and the Red Devil offense churned out one long run after another by Deonte Welch and DJ King, on their way to a 21 point third quarter and a 28-14 lead.

    Welch put the game out of reach for the Red Devils with his third touchdown of the night on a 2 yard run for a 35-21 Red Devil win.

  • Burial Monday for shooting victim

    Less than two weeks ago Felicia Ann "Red" Fine, 22, married Charles Edwin Duke, 23.

    Wednesday night they argued at their home near Southwest 95th Avenue.

    It ended when he shot her several times, dumped her body at a hunting camp, and took their roommate hostage for more than six hours in a standoff with deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    On Monday at 2 p.m. she will be buried at Cedar Key Cemetery in Cedar Key in a service officiated by Brother Billy Philmon.