Local News

  • Game on! Relay for Life is 17 days away

    Things are winding down to the biggest party of the year in Williston–the annual Relay for Life.
    As the American Cancer Society’s principle fund-raiser, teams in and around Williston have been holding bake sales, raffles and dinners  for a year to raise money.
    On April 16 and April 17, the culmination of those efforts will be celebrated when the teams and their supporters gather at the track at Williston High School to rejoice in a job well done. For about 18 hours, revelry will abound with food, entertainment, games and more.

  • New sign for the Lodge

  • TDC will get free advice

    By Ada Lang

  • County budget over $700K in the hole

    It went almost unnoticed at last week’s Levy County Commission meeting when Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said the county budget is running a $732,358 deficit in the first three months of the year.
    Sullivan made the comment while announcing Sheriff Johnny Smith will not charge county and city agencies for dispatch services starting this fall as had been previously announced.
    “We know there’s an issue,” Sullivan said, referring to the money crunch.

  • Morriston author will be at FOL book sale Saturday

     By Drollene Brown
    Special to the Pioneer

    Morriston resident Butch Mayes, author of The Ultimate Metal Detector Book: A Treasure Hunter’s Guide, will appear at the Friends of the Williston Public Library book fair Saturday, April 1. The monthly event is held at the Williston Community Center, next door to Williston City Hall (behind Walgreen's).

  • Judge’s son likely new city attorney

    To judge by the comments after the Williston City Council interviewed three candidates for the City Attorney job Frederick J Koberlein Jr., son of a Dixie County judge, is the preferred choice for the position.
    The council interviewed three candidates on Thursday, March 24, and when they were done, some members were ready to vote on their choice among attorneys Koberlein of Lake City, Heather Christman of Winter Haven, and James T. “Ted” Schatt of Ocala.  

  • LARC lobbies for funding:

    Betty Walker was the last to step on the bus leaving for Tallahassee. The faces of the passengers, clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, lit up when they saw her short frame come in to view.
    “Does anybody know why we’re going to Tallahassee?” Walker asked.
    “Yeah, for support!” replied a voice from the back. “We don’t want our services cut at all. We want funding.”

  • Levy unemployment drops to 11.4%

    Unemployment in Levy County dropped to 11.4 percent in February, a figure not seen for at least two years.

  • Coyotes on the prowl

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wily Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Roadrunner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.
    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the southeastern part of the country.

  • Homemakers protest drug testing

    A homemakers group — with most members over age 55 — took the Levy County Commission to task for requiring they provide urine samples for drug tests in order to do volunteer work in the county’s libraries.