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Today's News

  • Lady Red Devils start even

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Lady Red Devil varsity basketball team has begun 2-2 on the young season. The slate of games, all played in the course of a week, consisted of two back-to-backs, with one day, Wednesday, separating the sets. Coach Calvin Edwards has the team off to a promising start coming off a district championship a year earlier. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 18, Francisco Calvillo, 22, Williston, hinder/delay communication to a LEO or judge, offender knew/should have known victim was pregnant, assault with a deadly weapon. 

    • Nov. 20, Monica Lynn Cannon, 44, Fanning Springs, DUI. Bond $7,500.

    • Nov. 19, James Waylon Cruce, 32, Cross City, burglary of a structure/conveyance, petit theft.

    • Nov. 16, Maddie Lynette Cryer, 29, Inglis, VOP.

  • Counting my blessings

     A week from the time I am writing this, many of you will have overdosed on tryptophan, the amino acid in turkey that allegedly makes you sleepy or you've maxed out your credit cards or bank account on Black Friday deals.

    Either way, you've probably taken a minute – or 10 – to think about all those things that make you grateful.

    Last year, I told you what a difficult year it was and that I knew this year would be better.

  • Students get an up close look at Old Florida

     Special to the Pioneer

    A Land Remembered Field Day was held Nov. 9 at Williston Middle High School’s agriscience department. 

    The living literature celebration included over 300 students schoolwide. It was an interactive event where students took a trip back in time exploring Florida’s agricultural history. 

  • Williston Christmas Parade Saturday 6 p.m.
  • Danny Stevens honored for 16 years service

    Levy County Commissioner Danny Stevens of Williston, (R-District 5), left office on Tuesday, Nov. 22. But before that, on Nov. 8, his fellow commissioners honored him for his 16 years of service on the board, which included serving as chairman. He was presented with a plaque of appreciation with a gavel. Commissioner Michael Joyner of Morriston said, “There’s a lot of wood in gulf hammock to roast you. You don't know how much I appreciate you — in your guidance and in the Bible.”

  • Tiffany Miles joins Pioneer staff

    Williston businesses have been greeted for the past three weeks by Tiffany Miles, who has joined the Pioneer staff as the advertising sales representative.

    A Chiefland native, and graduate of Chiefland High School, Miles entered the work force straight out of high school. 

    After working at LifeSouth, she became a corrections officer with the Department of Corrections in Lake City.

    Her husband, Bradley, is a detention officer in Alachua County and the couple has a son, Jacob, 6.

  • Christmas Happenings

     Light Up Williston

    Williston will officially welcome the Christmas season Saturday, Dec. 3 with a parade down Noble Avenue beginning at 6 p.m.

    Sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, the theme this year is "Christmas Past".  Trophies will be awarded for the best floats that carry out the theme.

    After the parade, walk to the Heritage Park Pavilion where the festivities continue.

  • Happenings

    November

     

    CEE Meeting

    State and national election results will be the first topic of discussion when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center. 

  • Foundation receives matching grant

    The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded the Levy County Schools Foundation $17,282.65 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

    The Foundation’s project “Full STEAM Ahead” will focus on Career & Technical Education; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education and Teaching Quality throughout the school district.