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Today's News

  • WMS football starts strong; claims two wins

    By Greg Hamilton

    Special to the Pioneer

    Williston 48 P.K. Yonge 34

    Williston Middle School football player Jonathan Davis had four TDs (45 yard fumble return, 43, 49, and 78 yard runs) and  Jeremiah James added two TDs (50, 44 yards) to jump ahead to a 48-18 lead  before P.K. Yonge scored a pair of touchdowns against reserves to bring the score to 48-34.

    Blake Hall also had a touchdown catch and quarterback C.J.  Strange added two touchdown passes. Devante Pollock, Jonathan Davis, and  

  • Sex predator moves to Williston

    On Sept. 19 Lazarus Calhoun Jr., 46, registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Calhoun is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Calhoun was convicted in 1997 in Alachua County for sexual battery. He was released from the Florida Department of Corrections and has registered his address as: 21161 NE 35 St., Williston.

  • Ride to Provide raises $100,000 for LARC; next ride is Oct. 25

    It started out as a visit by deputies to the LARC Center in Otter Creek.

    "We were asked to come out to talk to the clients," Sheriff's Lt. Sean Mullins told the Chiefland Rotary Club on Sept. 17. "I didn't know what to expect."

    He said the officers walked through the door and the adults started clapping.

    One thing he learned that day has stuck with Mullins: "They appreciate everything."

    Then came the idea of how cool it would be to ride bikes out to the center to show the clients.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Sept. 21, Reginald Ventrell Adams Sr., 52, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, battery.

    • Sept. 16, Paul Lavell Alexander, 36, Williston, two counts VOP.

    • Sept. 16, Thomas Alvarez, 44, Williston, obtaining goods or services. Bond $1,000.

    • Sept. 16, Terry Lee Arnold, 41, Inglis, DWLS-habitual. Bond $2,500.

    • Sept. 18, Brianne Brown, 29, Williston, stop pay with defraud. Bond $1,000.

  • Friends of Library will hold last book sale Oct. 4

    The Williston Friends of the Library will have its next book sale from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Community Center at city hall.

    Prices will be greatly reduced as this will be our last book sale until further notice. All items will $1 per bag or $3 a box.  

    Volunteers are always appreciated and needed on Friday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. to help set up the sale and then again day of sale at 1 p.m. to pack up books.

  • Take a step back in time

    The public is invited to take an excursion back in time to the Golden Age of Transportation at an exhibit of “RAILROADS & RIVERBOATS” at the Cedar Key Community Center, “F” and Sixth Streets, Cedar Key.

    Sponsored by the Levy County Historical Society, the exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28.

  • Nation mourns with Bell over murder/suicide that claimed eight

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    and Mark Scohier

    Sarah Lorraine Spirit and her six children were laid to rest in a private funeral service on Monday, but what may not rest are the questions of what motivated her father, Don C. Spirit, to shoot them on Thursday, then calmly call the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office to tell them what he had done and how he planned to kill himself as well.

  • WHS gears up for homecoming

    Williston High School Student Government Association is gearing up for this year's homecoming game, set for Oct. 10.

    The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Let Us Entertain You.”

    The students of WHS will have the following dress up days,

    Monday Favorite App

    Tuesday Favorite TV Show

    Wednesday Favorite Artist

    Thursday Favorite Board Game

    Friday Fired Up Friday

    The homecoming dance will follow a “Pandora Party” theme

  • It's Peanut Festival time

    The 26th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 in 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.

  • Bronson breaks ground on sewer system

    Bronson will begin construction on its $2.9 million sewer expansion project within the next few weeks.

    "It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here," Bronson Mayor Franklyn Schuler said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall.

    The sewer system, primarily aimed at increasing business development along the town's main corridor, has been in the works for years.