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Today's News

  • Bryan Hoopaugh joins Williston Pioneer family

    Home-grown son Bryan Hoopaugh has joined the Williston Pioneer staff as the advertising sales representative, serving customers in Williston, Morriston, Archer and Gainesville.
    Hoopaugh, a 1989 graduate of Williston High School, attended Greenville (S.C.) Technical Institute and was most recently the branch manager for Action Labor Management of Florida in Gainesville.

  • WHS Graduation, Tuesday, June 5 7 p.m. Phillips Center
  • Bronson residents should boil water

    The town of Bronson experienced the shut down of its Number 2 main pump in the early hours of May 23. By 5:20 a.m., well #3 was online and operational.
    Upon return of the water service the town is advising that all water used for drinking and cooking be boiled, about one minute.
    This notice is in effect until a bacteriological survey shows the water is safe to drink.
    If you have questions, call Kelli Brettel at 352-486-2354.

  • Inked

    By Bryan Hoopaugh
    Staff Writer

    For 36 hours Sunday and Monday, Stewart Snyder kept the ink flowing, all in the name of a good cause–eliminating cancer.
    Snyder, of Addiction Tattoo on E. Noble Avenue, offered cancer ribbon tattoos for a donation of $20 or more. Ink and needles were donated to the cause and all  proceeds went to Relay for Life, to help in their fight against cancer.

  • Tax collector looks at new location on South Main

    Two years ago Williston’s CRA told the city council the trailer that houses the Levy County Tax Collector had to go.
    Located on Block 0 across from Ace Hardware, the older unit did not fit into the new plan that the CRA has for the property.
    Since then, both city leaders and Linda Fugate, tax collector, have been searching for new quarters without much success.

  • Tri County Hospital protest
  • Season comes to an end for the Diamond Red Devils

    The outstanding season for the Williston Red Devil Baseball team came to an end  May 11, as the Red Devils fell to Bishop Moore 9-3 before a super large crowd of Williston Red Devil fans.
    As the Red Devils were unable to pull off a come-from-behind win. the crowd rose to itsfeet in true appreciation for the young men who wore the Williston uniform and played with sportsmanship and pride all season long.
    This season proved to be the best season for a Red Devil baseball team ending with a 25-4 season record, and two playoff wins, a first in nearly 90 years.

  • Football? Spring practice paves way for the season

    It is called spring football practice at high schools all over the state of Florida. The Williston Red Devils are no different than other high schools as they begin to work out the kinks, get unused muscles tightened and begin to work on skills needed for the athletes come next fall.
    Not all of the Red Devil team members are taking advantage of the spring practice that started May 1 and ends with the annual spring game to be played May 24.
    Several potential team members are involved in AAU basketball and are not available for spring football practice.

  • Sheriff's report May 17

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    May 8, Gary David Bamberger, 54, Williston,  FTA. Bond $2,000.
    May 7, Philip Jay Bascone, 32, Chiefland, selling synthetic narcotic, selling Schedule III or IV drug. Bond $30,000.
    May 12, Bruan Robert Bible, 26, Cedar Key, two counts possession of marijuana, two counts selling marijuana. Bond $120,000.
    May 10, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 32, Bronson, battery, VOP. Bond $50,000.

  • Holder named FFA Star Finalist

    The Florida FFA Association recently selected twenty-two (22) student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program, among them Michael Holder, (Star Farmer) from Williston High School and Landon Smith and John Robert Trimm Jr.,  (Star Greenhand) from Bronson High School.