• Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Once in a while, you come across a person you know is so amazing and wonderful that you must acknowledge and recognize them.

    This person for my husband and me is a young lady who is a banker at Drummond Bank in Williston by the name of Keisha Richardson.

  • Rotary says 'thanks'

    To the editor:

    The Rotary Club of Williston would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and sponsors of the 5th Annual Purple Pinkie Peanut Run Saturday, October 7th. The event included a 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk open to all ages. Proceeds from the run go toward the Rotary Club of Williston’s service projects, Levy County Youth programs and the Rotary International Purple Pinkie project.

    A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors:

    Marquee Sponsor – Health Department of Levy County

  • Town hall meeting is set for May 6

    To the editor:

    Open Letter to Citizens:

    Democracy doesn’t work when citizens don’t participate. One of the tools for participation is the town hall. Citizens for an Engaged Electorate (CEE) is calling on folks to exercise their right to have a say in their government.

  • Wake up, America

    To the editor:

    The Democrats say that Mr. Donald Trump does not pay federal income tax. Mr. Trump says that he filed his tax form every year in accordance with the IRS requirements.

  • Questions meaning of councilman's opposition

    To the editor,

      Last week’s newspaper reported, (in the story headlined “Old middle school, new city hall again take lead at council meeting,” page 1) that council member Danny Etheridge said of a proposal “It’s a bad idea. I’m not in favor of taking it for free and selling it.” 

  • Grocery store employee's honesty is impressive

    To the editor :

    I would like to give a young man public thanks.

    When I left the Williston Winn Dixie Wednesday, I left my wallet and smartphone in the cart. By the time I realized it and got back, the cart was there, but no stuff in it. 

    I saw a Winn Dixie employee in the lot and told him what I had done. He said “They are in customer service.”

     I asked “Someone turned them in?” 

  • Local coverage is ample

     To the editor:

    I’d like to thank the Williston Pioneer for providing such a wealth of information about local candidates to help voters make their decisions in the upcoming election.  

    This service is particularly valuable in the aftermath of  last year’s Florida Supreme Court ruling, which found legislative Republicans guilty of violating the state constitution when they illegally  manipulated this district to rig elections in their favor.  

  • Superintendent is appreciative

     To the editor: 

    Aug. 10 was a wonderful start to another great school year in Levy County. The sun was shining, students were excited and teachers were prepared to open the school house doors to 5,500 students.

  • School traffic concerns are real; action needed

    To the editor:

    As the class of WHS graduates heads off to new endeavors, let us consider the future graduates of our growing community. 

    Living in Williston since 1979, I have seen this sleepy rural town grow into a thoroughfare for traffic moving at a rapid clip through our town. 

    My current concern is the issue of CR316 from Alt27 to SR41. Our two newest schools are located on this crossroad. 

  • Category was missing

     To the editor: 

    Enjoyed reading the special section last week announcing the Readers’ Choice Awards. But there was one serious omission: No award for Best Newspaper.

    I’d like to nominate the Williston Pioneer.

    Perhaps nobody knows as well as I how hard Pioneer editor, Carolyn Ten Broeck, must work to get out the news every week. We should all appreciate what she does for the Williston community.