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Today's News

  • Good News!

    Hard work has paid off.

    Williston Fire Rescue and the city of Williston announced Tuesday the new ISO (Insurance Services Organization) fire rating for the city of Williston and its county protection fire zone.

    The new rating is 4 for the city and 4Y outside the city. The previous rating was 6 city and 8B outside Williston.

    Williston Fire Rescue was contacted by the ISO evaluation team in September 2013 and advised that they would be conducting a five year assessment in early January 2014.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Sept. 29. McRobert Conrad Alphonse, 47, Archer, abandonment of an animal. ROR

    • Oct. 4, Kim Marie Bouterie, 47, Brooksville, burglary with assault or battery. Bond $15,000.

    • Sept. 29, Ehren Michael Brown, 36, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $2,160.

    • Oct. 1, Leland Donald Deighton, 20, Old Town, failure to register motor vehicle. ROR.

    • Oct. 3, Margaret Marie Draper, 52, Old Town, petit theft, fraud. Bond $3,500.

  • Woman's Club buffet is Sunday

    The GFWC Williston Woman’s Club and the GFWC Williston Junior Woman’s Club will hold their annual Country Style Buffet Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the clubhouse located at 1049 NE 6th Blvd. in Williston (on Hwy 121 going toward Gainesville and just before crossing the railroad tracks).

    Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or until it is all gone.

  • WMS No. 1 seed in tournament

    For the second time in three years, Williston Middle School will be the #1 seed and will host the SMAC Football Championship Game Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

    Last season Williston was in the championship but was the #2 seed and had to play at Bradford. Defeating Lake Butler on their home field 28-14 has the Red Devils 3-0 in the SMAC (4-0 overall) with only Fort White left on their conference schedule.

  • Lady Indians take down Lady Red Devils 3-1

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Lady Red Devils hosted their rivals, Chiefland, last week and gave them a great match as both teams played extremely hard. Williston wasn’t able to come on top in this one but the games were competitive and close the whole way. The Lady Red Devils showed incredible resolve -- fighting their way back time and time again.

  • Williston Middle School football team rolls 50-20

    By Greg Hamilton

    Special to the Pioneer

  • Red Devils claim big first win

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    Williston was finally able to get its first win of the season last week as they took on Wildwood High School at home. The stands at Booster Stadium were buzzing with energy as the Red Devils put up touchdown after touchdown en route to a 63-12 victory.

  • Saturday is Peanut Festival Time

    Get ready for everything peanut this Saturday when the 26th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival takes over Williston's Heritage Park.

    The festival features a variety of foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including our famous (while they last) grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Rides, music, crafts, and antique tractors, car clubs and motorcycles will also be here for your enjoyment. The festival also has a Little Peanut King & Queen and a Baby Peanut Contest.

  • Red Devils suffer big loss on the road

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils traveled to take on Dixie County School last Friday, in interim head coach, Scott Hall’s first game on the sidelines for Williston. The game didn’t go as planned as Williston lost 37-7, but the Red Devils showed admirable determination and spirit as the game progressed to its conclusion.

  • Lady Red Devils lose tough game

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Lady Red Devils were on the road last Thursday as they traveled to take on the Chiefland Indians. Williston put together three competitive games but were unable to take home a victory against their rivals.

    The opening match started out sluggishly for Williston as they trailed 16-5 early in the game, but they would soon get their legs under them and play up to their potential.