• Honoring those who served


    The nation will observe Veterans Day this week, amid what seems to be an increasing movement to honor and respect those who serve and have served in America’s military.

  • Sean Mullins is an everyday hero

     For almost a dozen years – 11 in fact – the mentally challenged in our county have been able to rely on the resources they need, thanks in part to the Ride to Provide, a motorcycle ride with its funds going to Levy ARC, located in Otter Creek.

  • Enveloped in mystery, changed by magic


    The change was instantaneous and if it hadn't happened to me, I would have never believed it.

  • Shouldn't the punishment fit the crime?


    It's encouraging to know that after years of doing nothing, absolutely nothing, to enforce the codes it has on the  books regarding buildings and property, the city of Williston is finally taking a step in the right direction and taking some action to correct wrongs.

  • Your newspaper, your community, your life

     By Jim Zachary

  • Williston does it right

    For a year Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat has led the effort that would bring this year’s Levy County Veterans Day parade to our city.
    Phone calls, e-mails, face-to-face conversations and a lot of work–and probably prayer and sleepless nights–paid off Monday when hundreds came to Williston to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces.

  • We protect victims

    Newspapers have established policies on what they will or will not print.
    Each newspaper is different based on its editorial management practices.
    Typically, those practices can vary from one editor to another even at the same newspaper, unless a managing editor or publisher has established set policies.
    The Williston Pioneer believes in protecting victims.

  • Relay a success

    In 2011 more than 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with some type of cancer and more than half million people lost their lives to the horrific disease. Those staggering figures do not include skin cancers, which do not have to be reported to cancer registries.
    The American Cancer Society–and thousands of people across this county think that’s too many lives lost and each year spends time, sweat and tears organizing its largest fund-raiser, Relay for Life.

  • Don’t mess with tradition

    If we only learned one thing this week it is that Williston residents are passionate about their school, their teams and their mascot.
    When we posted a seemingly innocuous question on Facebook whether it was time the Red Devil mascot be changed, as suggested last week in a letter to the editor, we had no idea the maelstrom it would elicit.
    Now a week later, people are still sounding off and the sentiment is clear–don’t mess with tradition.

  • We believe in words

    For more than half dozen years, the Williston Pioneer has committed to bringing the children of Bronson and Williston Elementary Schools the power of words through the nationally acclaimed The Dictionary Project.
    Each year, money and time are set aside to present every third grade student in the two schools with their own dictionary. The students are challenged to become lifelong learners and told the book they hold in their hands wields power.