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Today's News

  • 24 apply for city manager

    The search for a Williston city manager has shifted into high gear among City Council members.

    Twenty-four resumes for the position have been received in response to an ad placed in local papers and in communications of organizations such as the Florida League of Cities.

    City Council members will rate the candidates on a numeric scale according to predetermined criteria. The top candidates will be interviewed and subject to further scrutiny.

  • Lots of activities this weekend

    This is one of those weekends in Williston where, if you can't find something to do, you aren't looking very hard.

    One of the big events is for parents to bring their children to the Masonic Lodge on State Road 121 headed toward Gainesville. It's Child Safety Day, and it runs from 10 a.m. to about 3 p.m. The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Williston fire and police departments, Ocala Shriners, AARP, which will be holding a flu shot clinic, and other agencies will be on hand to provide information and demonstrations.

  • Peanut Festival is Oct. 4

    The Central Florida Peanut Festival is coming! This is a family-friendly event sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. It features a variety of delicious foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including our famous southern peanut pie! Rides, music, crafts, vintage cars and antique tractors will also be here for your enjoyment.

  • Library Friends play host to Highwayman

    The Friends of the Williston Public Library provided an enthusiastic audience as artist Sylvester M. Wells presented the program at the library on Thursday, Sept. 18.

    Sylvester, one of the original "Highwaymen" spoke about his career and proceeded to paint a canvas which was commissioned by the library. The painting is being raffled as a fundraiser.

  • Upcoming events

    Pioneer to print

    map of 'treaters'

    The Williston Pioneer Sun News is putting together it's annual map for the Trail of Treaters on Oct. 31 in downtown Williston. Anyone who is going to participate and wants to be on the map (no charge) needs to call the paper with their name and location. Call Kathie at 528-3343, or e-mail classified@willistonpioneer.com.

    Deadline Friday for

    Peanut contests

    Calling all contestants!

  • Book Fair to be held on Oct. 4

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its October First Saturday Book Fair, Oct. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Williston City Hall Community Center.

    It is the same day as the Peanut Festival which is held on the strand along Main Street. Special events of the book fair will be the selling of both the Williston: Crossroads of Florida and the Levy County History Book at a special combination price. Drollene Brown, a faithful member of the history books projects, will be on hand to sell these bargains.

  • Chiefland sports editor Claude Lewis dies

    Claude Lewis, sports editor of the Chiefland Citizen, died Friday night while en route to a Chiefland-Hamilton County football game in Jasper.

    Details are sketchy, but the Suwannee County Sheriff's Department said a motorist saw Lewis pull to the side of the road, attempting to use an inhaler. Lewis had a history of asthma, according to his wife.

    By the time paramedics arrived, Lewis, 54, was dead on the scene.

  • Friends of the Library

    Friends of the Williston Public Library

    Calendar of Scheduled Events - 2008-2009

  • Sparr to hold open house

    Sparr Building and Farm Supply, 240 S. Main St., Williston, will hold a "Share Your Passion" Open House on Friday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Devils defeat Chiefland

    Yes, it did get a little tight in the second half, but Williston handled the pressure and the fundamentals well to ease past Chiefland, 35-21, in an intra-county football game last Friday night.

    Williston will play host to Trinity Catholic this week, with a 7:30 game Friday night. Each team is 2-0.