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Today's News

  • Levy schools back in contention for $1.1 million

    The School Board of Levy County is eligible for $1.1 million over four years from the federal Race to the Top fund, according to Superintendent Bob Hastings.

    Speaking before the school board on Tuesday, Hastings said he received word from the Florida Department of Education that Levy County was still eligible for the money from the federal education program.

  • Website update

    Due the the July 4 holiday and staff vacations, the Williston Pioneer website was not updated last week.

    Regular online readers can still find copies of the July 1 edition throughout the Bronson/Williston area and at our office at 37 South Main Street, Williston.

    The website will be updated Friday, July 9.

  • $35,000 missing from economic development

    Carol McQueen, chair of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and vice chair of the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency, confirmed for the Levy County Commission what has been rumored for several months: that money is missing from the agencies’ accounts and a the director who resigned in January is under investigation.

    McQueen was not on the agenda for the Tuesday commission meeting when she spoke during the public comment portion and revealed that about $35,000 was missing.

  • The legacy will live on

    They came in droves to honor a teacher, a mentor, an outdoorsman, a sportman, a father, a leader.

    After teaching 37 years at Williston High School, Robert Philpot has decided to retire and Saturday marked a reception to honor his commitment to the students and people of Williston.

    For more than two hours, one by one–and sometimes in pairs and triples–people came forth and told the hundreds of people in attendance how much the teacher had influenced their lives.

  • Purr-fectly Catty

    People often lament that they don’t know how they’ll cope with an extra mouth to feed. Imagine having 160 mouths to feed and every one of them dependent on you for every iota of food they eat.

    That’s the daunting task the volunteers at Feisty Acres face seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

    Established in 1988 and incorporated in 1995, Feisty Acres is a cat rescue operation located between Williston and Bronson.

    Its founder, Edna Nute, lives on the property and oversees about a dozen volunteers who come to help with the kitty care.

  • Look at what's in the Williston Pioneer

    $35,000 missing from economic development

    City's audit clean

    Pioneer, Citizen win eight FPA awards

    Candidates file for office

    Williston preps for July 4 celebration

    Car chase lands man in jail

    Levy schools back in contention for $1.1 million

    School board looks for sidewalk funding in Williston

    Baseball Clinic begins June 28

    Classifieds, ads, puzzles, comics and more

  • Teen dies in single vehicle accident

    A Williston boy was killed Tuesday in a single car accident on Hwy. 121S, less than a mile from town.

    Theodore J. Radacky, 16, was traveling south on Hwy. 121 around 2:50 p.m., when for an unknown reason, he traveled onto the grassy portion of the west side shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    The front of the 2000 Chevrolet SUV hit a light pole, causing the vehicle to spin clockwise. It then struck a fence and a small tree in the fence line as it traveled into a livestock field.

  • FWC holds workshop Thursday on exotic animals

    The state agency that regulates the licensing of exotic animals held in captivity will hold a public workshop tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear public comment on proposed rule changes.

  • Levy County condones animal cruelty

    Based on Ms. Lou Elliot Jones’ article regarding the Levy county commission passing a resolution in support of the practice of fox/coyote penning, one should ask, what were they thinking. For them to support this practice of pack dogs chasing down foxes and coyotes while in a penned area regarless of size, implies that they condone animal cruelty.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, June 18

    WEee^SOARee^Fish Fry

    WE SOAR, Inc./Gospel Fest Committee will sponsor a fish fry fund-raiser Friday, June 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Allen Chapel AME Church, located at 48 NE 9th St.

    Dinners ($7 or $5) will include fish, two sides (baked beans, cole slaw or grits) and bread; extra menu items include whole smoked mullet, homemade cake and drinks.

    The proceeds from the fund-raiser will support upcoming summer youth programs and community events.

    For more information, call 352-528-2170 or 352-246-1189.