.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Council honors Students of the Month

    At it regular meeting May 8, Williston City Council honored the Students of the Month for May.
    Trey Battle, son of Troy and Dena Battle, was chosen from Joyce Bullock Elementary.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:
    My name is Betty Smith Douglas and my late husband, Pete Smith, was the chief of police in Williston for five years and served as the chief deputy sheriff of Levy County for  27 years.
    The young men of our family have made their careers in law enforcement following in Pete’s shoes; in honor of him and to continue his work and love for the counties in which they have served.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dedee McLeod has it right

    Dedee McLeod’s long-standing mantra has been “I hate cancer.”
    Well, so do I and this year with more passion than I’ve had in a long time.
    Cancer devastates, cripples and paralyzes those it comes in contact with. Whether you are the one who has it, or the one who cares for the patient or the one who loves the patient, you can never be the same once cancer invades your life.
    My hatred began first with my mother’s bout with uterine cancer when I was 11 years old, and really too young to appreciate what she was going through.

  • Fire, police departments say ‘thanks’

    To the editor:
    The Williston Police and Fire Awards Banquet was held April 13 at the Williston Crossings RV Resort. It was a superb event. We would like to thank the following businesses and groups for contributing time, effort and money in order to ensure its success:

  • Heaven Sent

    By Susan Howell

  • Letters to the Editor–March 15

    Agrees with changing school mascot

    To the editor:
     Reading the letters to the editor regarding the time to change the school mascot,  I  totally agree  with  sign man Steve. 
     I  always thought the same–why a devil? We try to instill in our children to choose the right path and the devil, well, is just thde devil. We really need to find a new mascot for our children.