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Today's News

  • City picks Waste Pro

    Come June 1 Williston residents and businesses will have a new waste provider.
    During an almost four-hour meeting Tuesday night, the city council chose Waste Pro over four other bidders, including current provider WCA.
    Cost and services offered were the determining factors in the selection, with Councilor Jason Cason getting to the point quickly–the two were cost comparable but Waste Pro offered an extra man on the truck compared to WCA’s automated pickup.

  • Red Devils win

    Maybe now the Santa Fe baseball team will join ranks with the Santa Fe boys basketball team and understand they just can't beat the Williston Red Devils, at least this year.
    The teams met twice during the regular season and the Red Devils took both games. When the district playoff rolled around, the two best teams in the district met for the championship game.  Again the Red Devils won this meeting for the championship.

  • Williston custodian arrested

    A Williston Elementary School custodian was arrested Thursday after a school resource deputy discovered firearms in his vehicle.

    Dennis W. Solowski, was arrested after Deputy Grant Sandlin, acting on a tip, found an AR-15 style rifle and a 30-30 lever action rifle in the trunk. In addition to the rifles, a semi-automatic handgun was found under the front seat of the vehicle.

    The Levy County School Board requires all employees to review and sign policy prior to employment. Levy County School Board has a "ZERO" tolerance for weapons on school campuses.

  • Sheriff's Reports 5-3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    April 25, Summer Addison, 19, battery.
    April 26, Jeremy Lee Astrologo, 33, Williston, VOP.
    April 26, Craig Alfonza Brown Jr., 19, Williston, possession of marijuana, drug equipment. Bond $6,000.
    April 27, Kevin Ray Corbett, 54, Tampa, trespassing.
    April 23, Marshall Ray Daughtery, 26, three FTA. Bond $150,000.
    April 25, Deonte Lavar Davis, 22, Ft. White, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.
    April 25, Stacey Lynn Deer, 40, Chiefland, petit theft. Bond $1,000.

  • Fair checks will come despite theft

    They took the kids’ money, but, the Suwannee River Fair with the help of Perkins State Bank will see to it the 347 kids who sold animals at the March show get their checks later this week.
    “They’re going to get their money,” said Loran Brookings, president of the Suwannee River Fair Association which puts on the annual youth livestock show and sale.

  • Why we Relay

    Justin Fairbanks. Courtney Holcomb. Michael Beach.
    These are the faces of cancer.
    They are three children sidelined by an assailant that crept quietly into their lives, through no fault of their own, and within a short time wreaked havoc on the life they once  knew.
    Justin, the son of Matt and Kymber Wilkinson, loves baseball, football and fishing. It all came to a screeching halt last April 12, 2011 when he was diagnosed with Leukemia of Ambiguous Lineage.

  • Joe Cino will run for County Commissioner, District 3

    Joe Cino has announced his intention to run for Levy County Commissioner, District 3. The following is his letter of introduction:

  • Marissa DeHaven seeks School Board post, District 2

    Marissa DeHaven has announced her intent to run for the Levy County School Board, District 2 position.
    In her announcement, she wrote:
    “My name is Marissa (Haldeman) DeHaven and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.  I am a life-long resident of Levy County.  I reside in Cedar Key with my husband, Mark, and our four children; Micah, 5, and Maya, Max and Marina, our 2-year- old triplets.

  • Banned because of truth

    Today I learned that history is offensive.
    For a couple years now, the Williston Pioneer has been active in the world of social media with both Twitter and Facebook. It’s a good way to get the word out quickly and keep mobile folks informed while they wait on their printed word.
    For the last several months, I’ve not only wished our  “friends” happy birthday and anniversary, but I’ve started posting a Today in History segment, that is most of the time gleaned from history.com.

  • Red Devils take District title

    By Lori Jones
    Special to the Pioneer