http://www.willistonpioneer.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Williston may acquire WMS property http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/williston-may-acquire-wms-property <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Visions of Williston&#39;s future took center stage Tuesday night after City Manager Scott Lippmann said the School Board of Levy County wants to give the current middle school property to the city.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Lippmann said Jeff Edison had made a verbal offer to offer up the property after the school relocates to its new quarters this fall.</p> Dr. P says he's committed to keeping hospital open http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/dr-p-says-hes-committed-keeping-hospital-open <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Williston Regional General Hospital CEO Dr. Devaiah &quot;Dr. P&quot; Pagidipati told Williston City Council members Tuesday that for the last two years he has spent almost $6 million out of his own pocket to cover indigent care.</p> Williston horse to run the Preakness http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/williston-horse-run-preakness <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Nyquist may be the odds on favorite to win the second jewel in racing&#39;s triple crown, but in Williston all eyes will be on one of her own Saturday.</p> January home invasion suspect arrested http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/january-home-invasion-suspect-arrested <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> On Jan. 6 at about 3:30 a.m., a Williston resident awoke from where he was sleeping on his couch to an intruder in his home.</p> AFIA names Cathy Bandyk Member of the Year http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/afia-names-cathy-bandyk-member-year <p> &nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Adobe Caslon Pro'; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; ">The American Feed Industry Association named Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D., of Westway Feed Products LLC, and Ronny Moser, Ph.D., of JBS United, Inc., its Members of the Year during a ceremony at its Board of Directors dinner May 4, in Arlington, Va.&nbsp;</span></p> Residents tell council they want change http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/residents-tell-council-they-want-change <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_7.jpg" alt="Williston Council President Charles Goodman." title="Williston Council President Charles Goodman." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 8.0px Arial"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> <b>In reality, the reasons for the workshop hosted by the Williston City Council last Thursday night was two-fold: to review building codes and their enforcement and related matters. It was the related matters that dominated the two and one-half hour meeting.</b></p> CRA gets sneak peek of mural http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/cra-gets-sneak-peek-mural <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/peanut_panel.jpg" alt="One of the panels to be featured on the Heritage Park Pavilion." title="One of the panels to be featured on the Heritage Park Pavilion." align="left" hspace="6" width="27" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> The six smaller panels of a mural that will be featured on the Heritage Park Pavilion were unveiled Monday to members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Contract artist Judy Kemp lined up the panels, each depicting a segment of Williston&#39;s history.</p> Special Olympics held in Williston http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/special-olympics-held-williston <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webso.jpg" alt="Student athletes hold the Special Olympics banner." title="Student athletes hold the Special Olympics banner." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: right; line-height: 11.0px; font: 9.0px Palatino"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: right; line-height: 11.0px; font: 9.0px Palatino"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10px; "><b>Levy County&#39;s first Special Olympics were held last Friday when athletes from Bronson Elementary and Bronson Middle High School came to Williston to compete for honor. More pictures from the day&#39;s events are on page 7 in this week&#39;s print edition.</b></span></p>