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Today's News

  • Williston cracks down on drugs, noise

    Don't think you're going to get stoned on "Spice" or "bath salts" and then play your stereo as loud as you want in Williston.

    If that's on your agenda, you may want to think again because Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow has two ordinances in the works aimed at you.

    At last week's city council meeting, members heard the first reading of an ordinance that strengthens the ban on the sale of synthetic substances–known by a variety of street names including Spice, K2, Black Mamba and Bombay Blue.

  • Bo Dallas dies at 107

    Bo Dallas never took credit for his long life.

    Three years ago he said without doubt all his blessings–including his 100-plus years on this earth– came from above.

    On Aug. 18, Dallas– born Theodore R.–died two weeks short of his 108th birthday.

    The oldest of four children born to Miller Dallas and Mable Banks, Dallas was born Sept. 2, 1906.

    Nicknamed Bo by his uncle after a boar hog, he migrated with his grandparents who reared him in the Romeo community.

  • More code violators found guilty

     

    Four more Williston property owners were found to be non-compliant with the city's codes Monday night, and this could just be the tip of the iceberg.

    Monday night, the Board of Adjustment found all four cases presented guilty of violations and issued sentences.

  • Jerry Mills III wins State Star Discovery Award

     

    For the second consecutive year, a Williston Middle School FFA student has won the coveted State Star Discovery Award.

  • Ground broken for new school

     

    If the walls could talk, they would tell stories of romance, tales of adventure, fears of the unknown, unspeakable sorrows and dreams of the future.

    For more than 80 years, the walls of Williston High School have heard just about everything–most things repeated many times over.

  • Mustang owners, lovers wanted

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Ford Mustang, the Williston Pioneer is seeking individuals in the greater Williston area who own a Mustang at least 20 years or older, or who have owned Mustangs during their life.

    Ford unveiled the Mustang in April 1964. If you have a story to share and pictures and you would be willing to share your love of Mustangs, email editor@willistonpioneer.com with your contact information.

  • Move over, boys Granny's at the wheel

     

    When Alma Fuller’s husband first taught her to drive an 18-wheeler back in the 70s, she had no idea that it would shape her future.

  • Williston man fatally shot; sheriff turns to public for info

    A shooting that left a Williston man dead last Saturday is still under investigation as authorities look to the public for information on who pulled the trigger that killed Leo Rives, 31.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call came in around 10:20 p.m. July 5. The caller reported a suspicious vehicle and a possible shooting.

    Deputies and officers from the Williston Police Department responded to the scene at the intersection of NE 218 Avenue and NE 35 Street, east of the city.

  • Cal Byrd is Citizen of the Year

    Longtime Williston resident and city councilman Cal Byrd was named Citizen of the Year by the Junior Woman’s Club during the Independence Day celebration last weekend.

    The text from the announcement is as follows:

    "The Citizen of the Year is a man who has always been around supporting our community in a most steadfast but quiet manner.

    "He has never been one to hog the spotlight but now is the time to give this man the very public recognition that he so rightly deserves. Williston’s 2014 Citizen of the Year is Cal Byrd.

  • Feisty Acres, Williston's no-kill cat rescue, looks to revamp, rebuild

     

    By Carolyn 

    Ten Broeck

    Editor

    Edna Nute never had children of her own, but the former teacher nurtured the students who passed through her classroom.