Today's News

  • 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

  • Teachers blast salary step decision

    In a quick decision Tuesday, the School Board of Levy County passed an addition to the contract between the district and the teachers union that made salary steps for teachers a negotiated item effective July 1, 2011.

    Previously, the step increases in pay were automatic. Now they must be negotiated annually starting in 2011. During an Sept. 14 impasse hearing, the board voted unanimously to make the steps negotiable. The decision was officially added to the current contract Tuesday.

  • Ribbon cutting

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at That & That Home Furnishings, 10 S.W. 7th St., Williston. The family owned and operated store features new and used quality furniture, antiques, collectibles, appliances and more. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at 528-0320.  

  • Summer Farewell

    I think it is safe to say that by this time of year most of us Floridians are ready to let summer go. Cooler days and nights are almost within reach and the change of season for me is always anticipated.

  • Chiefland rallies to beat Williston in volleyball

    The volleyball match was about two very different teams showing up for each game Monday night at the Red Devil gym.

    The Lady Indians of Chiefland started game 1 having trouble with their serves, and they seemed to be moving in slow motion. But, by the end of the match, after falling behind two games to none, these same Lady Indians seemed to find a new gear. 

  • Learn to work through your difficulties

    Gary Miller

    The last two deer seasons are illustrations in extremes. 

    There was only one other year that I can remember an acorn drought as bad as last year’s was. And this year’s abundance of acorns is equally as uncommon. The deer are not having to move very much or very far in order to get to ample food. As a result, seeing fields full of bucks and does has been and will be, rare. Last year, sightings were almost a daily occurrence.