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  • Fourth meth lab busted

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is working a chain of information to shut methamphetamine (meth) manufacturing with the bust of a fourth lab ― this latest rolling among U.S. Highway 27A, and a meth lab dump site in the past month.

    The drive to make Levy County started April 27 when a theft investigation led to the discovery of an active meth lab at a Chiefland residence. An man and a woman were arrested in that operation.

    Three days later deputies arrested a man at his Chiefland residence where he admitted having an active meth lab.

  • Darby Battle is 2014 valedictorian

    When Darby Battle makes her valedictory address Tuesday night, it just won’t be her parents who are bursting with pride.

    Her grandmother–“Nana”–may be the one applauding the loudest.

    That’s because for a time, while everyone was waiting to see the 2014 class standings, Nana, a/k/a Cindy Battle, had a big dream for her granddaughter: she wanted her to follow in her father’s footsteps since he was also a valedictorian of Williston High School.

  • Dick Williams wants to return to the place that shaped his life

     

    Dick Williams was 24 years old when he first set foot on the beaches of Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion.

    A medic, Williams saw the horror of war first hand–images he never forgot and in 2012 published his memoir "Men of Iron: A Tribute to Courage."

  • Williston gets good audit news

     

    The news from Williston's independent auditor for the past two years has been a welcomed change from years past.

    Instead of long lists of recommendations on what needs to be improved, recent audits are what's done right.

  • STATE CHAMPS

     

        There are some avid Red Devil Sports fans who say it's been 91 years, and some say 92 years, since a Williston Red Devil Sports team has won a State Championship in any sport.

    So checking my math that goes back to 1922 or 1923 when the Red Devil Baseball team brought home the title of State Champions.

  • Red Devils are state champs

    The 91-year-old drought is over.

    The Williston Red Devils defeated Chipley tonight 4-0 for the state 1A championship at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.

    Read the story in this week's Williston Pioneer.

  • You are not alone

    It’s a sad fact: many people have hurting hearts.

    Sometimes that pain comes from addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, food. Sometimes it’s caused by loss: death, divorce, poor communications.

    Another sad fact is many people who are suffering from broken hearts think they are the only ones and that they have no where to turn to find healing and restoration.

    And that’s where they are wrong.

    Kelly Stevens and Jacquie Goss Potter know there is help for the broken hearted and they want to help.

  • Use of food stamps rises in Levy County

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema

    Special to the Pioneer

    The use of food stamps in Levy County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

  • National exhibit coming to Levy

    In a few months, Cedar Key will be one of six cities in the state to host a traveling exhibit from the nation's premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution.

    "The Way We Worked," part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, will be in Cedar Key from September through October.

    "It's just fabulous," said Cedar Key Historical Society President Ken Young, adding that the historical society, in conjunction with other groups, has been trying to get the exhibit in the area for a couple of years.

  • 100 Years of Service

    Everyone loves a birthday party, especially if there's cake and ice cream, and this week the Williston Woman's Club threw itself a Centennial Celebration that drew laughter, tears and 100 years of memories.

    A full house was treated to words of inspiration from Ann Burch, a catered luncheon and a fashion show that featured vintage clothing from 1914 to 1980, presented by Johanna Krohn and the Taylor Girls Fashion Shows.