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Today's News

  • Boys of Summer

     

    BY KEITH CHARTRAND

    Contributing Writer

    In all the years that Max White played baseball there was always one constant: when the game was over he went back to his parents’ Williston home on NE Route 121. 

  • STATE CHAMPS

     

        There are some avid Red Devil Sports fans who say it's been 91 years, and some say 92 years, since a Williston Red Devil Sports team has won a State Championship in any sport.

    So checking my math that goes back to 1922 or 1923 when the Red Devil Baseball team brought home the title of State Champions.

  • You are not alone

    It’s a sad fact: many people have hurting hearts.

    Sometimes that pain comes from addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, food. Sometimes it’s caused by loss: death, divorce, poor communications.

    Another sad fact is many people who are suffering from broken hearts think they are the only ones and that they have no where to turn to find healing and restoration.

    And that’s where they are wrong.

    Kelly Stevens and Jacquie Goss Potter know there is help for the broken hearted and they want to help.

  • Use of food stamps rises in Levy County

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema

    Special to the Pioneer

    The use of food stamps in Levy County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

  • Quilting with purpose

    Sitting against the wall, Estra Boyd is barely aware of the flurry of activity around her as she watches a skein of yarn morph into yet another crocheted project in her hands.

    Connie Dolloff is busy on the floor, sandwiching three large pieces of fabric into what will soon be a delightful homemade craft.

    Linda Hall is enthusiastically showing off multi-colored quilt tops, all ready to become table runners, casserole covers or baby quilts.

  • Thanksgiving behind bars

    The streets of Williston are safer this week thanks to the dogged pursuit of Police Chief Dennis Strow and his officers in an investigation that culminated Friday with the capture of a three-year fugitive.

  • Darby Battle is 2014 valedictorian

    When Darby Battle makes her valedictory address Tuesday night, it just won’t be her parents who are bursting with pride.

    Her grandmother–“Nana”–may be the one applauding the loudest.

    That’s because for a time, while everyone was waiting to see the 2014 class standings, Nana, a/k/a Cindy Battle, had a big dream for her granddaughter: she wanted her to follow in her father’s footsteps since he was also a valedictorian of Williston High School.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 13, Tamara Brown, 52, Old Town, VOP, petit theft, two counts dealing in stolen property.

    • Oct. 11, Kimberly Delores Downing, 25, Cross City, VOP.

    • Oct. 7, John Hennessey, 23, Newberry, producing marijuana, arson, aggravated battery, two counts selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.

    • Oct. 11, Eric Len Henry, 24, Williston, out of county warrant.

    • Oct. 10, Matthew Carl Huston, 26, Chiefland, DWLS.

  • Red Devils take their lumps in homecoming game

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils were back in action last week as they squared off against Lakeland Christian inside Booster Stadium. The energy in the stands was buzzing with excitement for this year’s homecoming game as prior and current generations got together to support Williston football.

    The game didn’t go as planned on the field as Williston lost 38-7, but the homecoming spirit shone through on what was a special night for the students involved.

  • County budget has vet, pay raises

    In the computer world they are called “Easter eggs,” little surprises included in software that are unlocked by the curious user.

    It is just the same for the Levy County budget which holds some good surprises for county workers and residents.

    Chief among them:

    • a newly created position of grants coordinator to hunt out more money for the county,

    • a veterinarian for the county Animal Control Department and

    • a 3 percent pay increase for county workers.