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Local News

  • New rules

    Williston City Councilor Jason Cason is a happy man.

    That’s because a month after being shot down on a motion on how to conduct council meetings, his peers agreed last week that maybe his idea wasn’t such a bad one.

  • Wendells celebrate 60th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wendell will celebrate 60 years together Sunday. See the story under Family.

  • Danny Shipps seeks re-election as clerk of court

    Danny Shipp announced his intention to seek re-election as the Levy County Clerk of Court. His letter stated,
    “Hi, I’m Danny Shipp, your Clerk of Court.
    “I reside in Bronson with my wife of 37 years, Donna Wilkerson Shipp. We have two daughters, DeeJay, married to Chris Woods and Dana, married to Travis Lamb. We have four grandchildren, Kyle and Skylar Lamb, and Sarah and Emma Woods. My wife and I feel very blessed to have raised our family with the foundation of values only a community such as ours can provide.

  • McQueen, Bell at odds over tourism council

    Normally the business of the county's tourism director is non-controversial, but such was not the case at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting when Visitor Bureau Director Carol McQueen and Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4)  had a kerfuffle over tourism council appointments.

  • 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