Local News

  • Crime drops in Williston

    If Williston Police Chief Dennise Strow looks a little happier these days, maybe it’s because during 2013 he saw a huge reduction in crime in the city he watches over.

  • County asked to declare ‘newspaper of record’

    It’s that time of year when the Levy County Tax Collector’s Office starts pulling together the delinquent tax rolls that will be published in late spring. 

  • No election needed

     The residents of Williston will save money this quarter since the need for the March election is now moot.

    Last week, all incumbents–Jason Cason, Matt Brooks, Charles Goodman and Gerald Hethcoat–qualified unopposed and were therefore returned to office for the next two years.

    The four men will be sworn in to their new terms during an investiture service April 8 at 7 p.m.

  • As tradition meets future growth, descendants divide over moving graves

    By Toni C. Collins

    Special to the Pioneer

     Tucked away under a stand of oak trees about 3/8 of a mile east of a highly traveled highway south of Williston can be found a small reminder of days gone by, the Limbaugh Family Cemetery. The cemetery of five marked graves surrounded by a fieldstone wall is no larger than 20 feet by 30 feet but its existence is virtually unknown to all but the descendants of the Limbaugh and related families.

  • It’s another round of beer in Williston

    It took nearly 90 minutes Tuesday night for the Williston City Council to get on the same page and reject a proposed ordinance aimed at selling beer and wine near churches.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests from Jan. 6-13:

    • Jan. 13, Eric Leonard Adams, 39, Inglis, kidnapping, battery.

    • Jan. 8, Tammy D. Bell, 49, Cross City, passing/forging/altering bank bill, disorderly intoxication. Bond $1,500.

    • Jan. 12, Arthur Paul Carrozza, 33, Bronson, battery.

    • Jan. 12, Julian Michael Carrozza, 35, Bronson, battery.

  • VCA gears up for National School Choice Week

    Today perhaps more than ever, parents and guardians are examining more and more alternatives when it comes to the education of their children.

    Vision Christian Academy, located off Hwy. 41 in Raleigh, three miles north of Williston, is but one of those choices area students have.

    Its administrator, John Dulaney, wants to get the word out that the choices are there and funding options are available should parents decide to utilize the private school route.

  • Appreciate the Goodness

    Growing up in Aberdeen, Miss., Reginald Kelly wanted more than to be an athlete.

    Never mind that Kelly was blessed with a God-given talent that took him to Mississippi State and later to a successful career as a tight end in the NFL. 

    His parents were blue collar workers who toiled hard to ensure he and his brother were provided for. They passed along that work ethic and a strong sense of values that hasn’t wavered.

  • Murder-suicide puts Williston schools in secure mode

    Three of Williston’s four public schools were in secured campus mode Monday after a fatal stabbing in Alachua County.

    Casey Renee Wilsey, 37, of Bronson was stabbed sometime around 8 a.m. in the parking garage at North Florida Regional Medical Center.

    At that time law enforcement officers feared the assailant may come to Williston where Wilsey’s children attend school.

  • Appreciate the Goodness

    Growing up in Aberdeen, Miss., Reginald Kelly wanted more than to be an athlete.