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Today's News

  • Restaurant worker charged with grand theft

    Another BubbaQue’s employee has been arrested and charged with grand theft and scheme to defraud.

    In April, restaurant manager Wister Reid Whitesides was arrested for grand theft. That arrest spurred an investigation and susbsequently led to the arrest of Gregory Provett on May 14,

    Provett, 26, of Chiefland admitted to investigators that he had taken money from both the Bronson and Chiefland restaurants.

    He was taken to the Levy County Jail and bond was set at $5,000.

     

  • Ranch Rodeo is Friday, Saturday

    A Ranch Rodeo, with proceeds earmarked for the Williston High School football team saddles up this Friday and Saturday, May 22 and May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Horseman’s Park. Tickets are $10 at the gate.

  • Bracken strikes oil

    Lylia Jean Bracken is a happy woman indeed.

    She fell in love with the Highwayman-style picture on display at the library, frequently bought tickets for the raffle, and, at the last meeting of the Friends of the Williston Library, her name was chosen as the winner.

    The oil-based work was painted by Sylvester M. Wells, who executed it with an associate at a fall presentation at the library.

  • Rep. Bembry concerned about Florida’s budget

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, told people on Cedar Key last week that he finds Florida’s finances “worrisome.”

    “What concerns me with the whole budget is taking $3.5 billion of stimulus money to balance the budget,” Bembry said. “Taking one-time money to borrow your way out of debt doesn’t work.”

    “Our debt has doubled since 2002 – the amount of bonding has doubled,” Bembry said. “And our revenue has decreased by 25 percent.”

  • School Menu

    Friday, May 22

    Sloppy joe on bun or chicken fingers, corn/french fries, orange

    Monday, May 25

    No School

    Tuesday, May 26

    Pizza or ribacue on bun, tater tots, green beans, chilled applesauce

    Wednesday, May 27

    Chicken patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, mustard greens, chilled mix fruit, cornbread

    Thursday, May 28

    Spaghetti with meatballs or pizza, green salad, buttered corn, fruited Jell-o, homemade garlic rolls

    Friday, May 29

  • Williston baseball celebrates accomplishments

    The Williston High School Varsity Baseball team held their awards banquet at the Williston Golf and Country Club on Monday evening May 18.

    The team celebrated their third straight 3A District Championship as they paid special tribute to the eight departing seniors.

    The guest speaker for the event was St. Johns River Community College Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones.

    Jones, who recently recruited two of the Red Devil seniors, Brandon Scott and Derek Milam, gave a remarkable speech to all those friends, family and team members in attendance.

  • Sowing my seed to the birds... or is it the turkeys

    It was the middle of the night and I could not go to sleep. I looked at the clock and it said 2:37 AM. I tossed and turned but nothing seemed to work. The Sandman, usually a faithful worker at our house, was nowhere to be found. I read somewhere that if you cannot go to sleep in the middle of the night, get up go out and watched a little TV and soon you will get sleepy. I am not sure who wrote that and I am not even sure if I actually read it or if it was some delusion of my mind at the time.

  • Have a safe and happy Memorial Day

    The Williston Pioneer Sun News will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Our news deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

  • CRA to concentrate on new commercial construction, renovations

    The principal subject for the Community Redevelopment Agency at its Monday night meeting was not on the agenda, but it elicited a spirited discussion toward the end of the meeting.

    Earl Ogle, a member of the CRA, once again introduced the question of expanding the CRA district. He noted that the group had asked for numbers to support the city’s objection to expanding the district. Vice chair Nick Williams said he’d spoken to city manager Marcus Collins several weeks ago and didn’t feel that he’d received a satisfactory answer.

  • Breaking News

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School was placed in lock down Tuesday afternoon after two students were lured into a vehicle and driven 100 yards across the front entrance of the school’s campus.

    The male students were on the playground, according to press releases from the sheriff’s office and the school district, when they were approached by a white or Hispanic male. The man was described as having black hair and possibly wearing a brown shirt, blue pants and black boots. He may have a silver tooth and a dark spot or mole on his face.