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  • 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.

  • City qualifying continues through Friday

     Qualifying for three Williston City Council posts and the mayoral seat continues through noon Friday, Jan. 17.

  • 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.

  • Williston schools operating in secured campus mode

     Lt. Scott Tummond from the Levy County Sheriff's Office just told the Williston Pioneer that the schools are in "secured campus" mode. Additional personnel are on the scene and schools are "functioning as normal" and will dismiss at the regular time. The secured campus mode was enacted after a violent act in Alachua County this morning and officers in Williston have ensured that both schools and students are safe.

  • County workers will get second raise in seven months

    Levy County employees will have a little something extra in their paychecks shortly: a 2 percent pay increase that the County Commission approved dating back to Oct. 1, 2013. That is on top of the 3 percent pay increase approved in June.

  • Bronson fire chief resigns

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, according to the age-old adage.