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Today's News

  • Special early duck season opens Saturday

          Florida waterfowl hunters take note.  The special early duck season for wood ducks and teal is Sept. 25-29.
                The bag limit is four ducks per day, but only two of the birds can be wood ducks.  The bag limits apply for the early season only.

  • Welcome to our new website

    This past weekend the Williston Pioneer will debut its new website and we hope you’ll take time to look at all the new additions.
    In months ahead, there will be more features, more photographs, more content and new segments that will allow greater reader interaction.
    In addition to news, sports, opinion and features–the articles that are customarily on our website, look for our Pet of the Week segment where you can showcase your favorite pet for the world to see.
    Got something you want to share? We now host reader blogs.

  • Time to resurrect the dots

    Thursdays were special days when I was growing up. That was the day our county paper, then the Pike County News, was on the street. After my parents thumbed through it, it was passed to me and I read it–cover to cover–even as a youngster.
    One of my favorite regular pieces each week was a column called “The Personal Touch”, written by Lucille Sadd Smith.
    In “The Personal Touch”, Mrs. Smith wrote short paragraphs about the social scene in our county seat.

  • Cooking with Caro

    I like peanuts, but to be more accurate, I love peanut butter. To date, I have found nothing that contains peanut butter that I haven’t taken to like a moth is attracted to light.
    Being a finicky eater since childhood, the peanut butter sandwich was always an option when dinner was something I didn’t care for.
    My grandparents always had chunky peanut butter for when I visited. I’d get a spoonful and lick it like a lollipop as a snack or treat.

  • YWAA

    Children in the Williston/Morriston area play football, soccer, and cheerlead each Saturday at the athletic field.  Rodeo events are available at Horseman's Park

  • Community Happenings

    Sunday, Sept. 26

    WGP Clean Up
    The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP) will meet Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1-3 p.m. to do some maintenance at the Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown.  The public is invited to help keep the WGP a great place to visit. Bring your garden tools and brooms.  For additional information email Friendswgp@bellsouth.net.

    Friday, Oct. 1

  • Are you ready to grumble?

    By James Snyder

  • Eagles get revenge on Green Wave

       It was, at times, brutal. Other times, it was inspired.
       But in the end, Bronson came out of their battle with Daytona Beach Father Lopez with a narrow 8-7 victory last Friday night.
       The victory served as a revitalization for the Eagles, who now set their sights on a tough Bell program Friday.
       It was also a complete turnaround from last season, when Father Lopez topped Bronson, 27-22, in another close matchup.

  • Levy Cup stays at home

       “We have a bunch of freshman and sophomores and we just keep trying to get better every game,” said Chiefland Head Coach Jim O’Neal before the game. “We are still working on the discipline thing with the young players. We still have several players out tonight as a part of the discipline thing,” O’Neal said.
       The only bright spot in the 66-0 loss to the Williston Red Devils Friday night at Booster Stadium, was a stoppage of an extra point try by the Red Devils midway through the fourth quarter of the game.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ritter celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Harvey and Pat Ritter of Bronson will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday, Sept. 24.
    The couple was married Sept. 24, 1960 at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Havertown, Pa. in a double wedding with the bride’s sister and her husband, Carol and Don Hughes.
    Mrs. Ritter was a homemaker while her children were growing up. She later was a florist, worked as a receptionist and retired this year from the Levy County Health Department.