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Today's News

  • PETA adds $2,500 to reward money

    A 10-day-old puppy was buried alive and found on Sept. "Animal abusers are cowards," says PETA Manager Martin Mersereau. "They take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them. Area residents have good reason to be concerned when a helpless, days-old animal is buried alive.
    According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals—including humans."

  • Red Devils take on Fort White Friday at home
  • Reward Offered

    The Williston Police Department calls it an act of cowardice.

    Thursday while destroying evidence, per a judge’s order, police officers and personnel heard a whimpering sound.

    Following the noise, they soon discovered a puppy, whose eyes are not yet open, buried alive in a shallow grave.

    The officers immediately took the puppy to a local veterinarian where it was examined, cleaned up and adopted.

  • Community Happenings

    Tuesday, Oct. 2

    Benefit Dinner
    Melanie’s Restaurant will host a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 2 for Bill Brittan, who needs a liver transplant.

    Thursday, Oct. 4

    HOPE for PAWS Concert

  • Panthers maul the Devils

    By Steve Jarboe

    Contributing Writer

    It was total domination Friday as  the Newberry Panthers spanked the Williston Red Devils 26-0.

  • Cooler weather will bring better fishing

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    September has begun to do its job in cooling the coastal waters.
    Whereas a few weeks ago the temperatures were in the mid 80s, they have begun to fall.
    This week water temperatures have ranged from 81-83 degrees. Although this is a change of just a few degrees, it is often all the fish need to start feeding more.
    As fall sets in the temperatures are sure to only cool more and more quickly. This will open far more off-shore opportunities for amberjack, red snapper, and grouper.

  • Lady Red Devils sweep Lady Indians

    By Steve Jarboe

    Contributing Writer

    It has been several years since the Williston Lady Red Devil Volleyball team has taken a match from the Chiefland Lady Indians during the regular season home and away matches.

    On Sept. 20, the losing came to an end. 

    In game one, the Lady Indians jumped ahead to a 14-10 lead and increased that lead to 20-14. The Lady Red Devils made a gallant effort as they tied the game at 22-22. The Lady Indians, behind the serving of Shyricca Bowers, took game one in the match 25-23.

  • Cooler weather will bring better fishing

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    September has begun to do its job in cooling the coastal waters. 

    Whereas a few weeks ago the temperatures were in the mid 80s, they have begun to fall. 

    This week water temperatures have ranged from 81-83 degrees. Although this is a change of just a few degrees, it is often all the fish need to start feeding more. 

  • Cooler weather will bring better fishing

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    September has begun to do its job in cooling the coastal waters. 

    Whereas a few weeks ago the temperatures were in the mid 80s, they have begun to fall. 

    This week water temperatures have ranged from 81-83 degrees. Although this is a change of just a few degrees, it is often all the fish need to start feeding more. 

  • Embrace the change

    Over 132 years ago when Williston residents needed a news source, someone stepped up to the printing press and rolled off the first edition of what would one day become the Williston Pioneer.
    Through the years, the paper that was founded as the Levy County Times has undergone many changes: owners, editors, names, staff and sizes.
    But what hasn’t changed in 132 years is the newspaper’s position that it will be the best news source for Williston and the surrounding area.