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Today's News

  • Williston ready for Amendment 2

    The city of Williston, at the urging of Police Chief Dennis Strow, took an initial step Tuesday night to get the city where it wants to be should Amendment 2 pass Nov. 4.

    Amendment 2, on the general election ballot, ask voters if medical marijuana should be legalized in the state of Florida.

    Tuesday night, the council heard the first reading of Ordinance 645, which dictates where medical marijuana dispensaries and treatment facilities can be located in the city limits.

  • 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.

  • Sisters earn titles at Miss Heart of USA pageant

    Three local sisters were recently award the titles at the 2014 Miss Heart of the USA North Florida State Pageant in Jacksonville,.

    Courtney Rodgers, 18, was crowned North Florida's Miss Heart of the USA. Rebecca Rodgers, 14, was crowned North Florida's Junior Miss Heart of the USA. Madison Rodgers was crowned North Florida's Community Service Queen.

  • That Championship Season

    The pride was just as intense Friday night as when the Williston High School state-winning baseball team motorcaded down Noble Avenue in May. The reason? The team was presented its championship rings at halftime of last week's game, which saw the gridiron Red Devils wreaking havoc over Wildwood.

  • Robbery suspects arrested

    The three suspects wanted for the Sept. 20 robbery of the La Esperanza store at 114 NE 6 Ave., Williston, have been arrested.

    Charged in the incident are Guillermo Centeno-Marroquin, 22, of Ocala, Jordan Cruz, 22, of Belleview and Jayr Joseph Dinsen, 26, of Belleview.

    Centeno-Marroquin was the first to be arrested on Sept. 23 and after a confession, officers collected evidence used in the robbery, including the identity of the others.

  • 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.