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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report 7-5

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    June 27, Basil Jamaal Buie, 29, Chiefland, two counts FTA.
    June 29, Antonio Martinez-Calero, 29, Williston, no DL. Bond $1,000.
    June 29, Boyd Wayne Chandler, 35, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $2,500.
    June 28, Gerald Edward Cook, 48, Williston, possession of drug equipment, disorderly intoxication, obstruction W/OV.
    June 25, Bryan Jacob Crosby, 20, Bronson, two counts grand theft, two counts dealing in stolen property. Bond $60,000.

  • Holy Scallops! You can keep the Gag

     By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    July 1 Scallop and Gag Grouper seasons opened. The inshore waters are still feeling the wake of Tropical Storm Debby. leaving many of the bays stirred up and murky in places.
     Hagen’s Cove, between Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach is one such bay.
     Although the waters weren’t favorable close in shore many scallopers found success 400-500 yards off shore.

  • Biscuits–A Southern Staple

    My Grandma Nora made the best biscuits I’ve ever tasted.
    They were light, flaky and had a unique extra something that made them stand apart from other biscuits.
    My mother made a good biscuit too–hers were of the cat head variety: big, golden brown and crusty on top and bottom and tender and fluffy on the inside.
    It’s no wonder that I spent the next four decades trying to emulate the Queens of Biscuit–and each time, coming up sadly short.

  • We protect victims

    Newspapers have established policies on what they will or will not print.
    Each newspaper is different based on its editorial management practices.
    Typically, those practices can vary from one editor to another even at the same newspaper, unless a managing editor or publisher has established set policies.
    The Williston Pioneer believes in protecting victims.

  • Be safe: Mosquito-proof your home

    With all the recent rain, mosquitoes are going to be hatching out and we all need to remember a few tips to avoid being bitten.
    The five Ds are:
    Dusk & Dawn are when mosquitoes are most active so you should avoid being outside at those times. And if you must be outdoors then--
    Dress so your skin is covered with clothing. Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt.
    Drain any empty containers and stagnant water so mosquito wrigglers can’t grow up to become biters.

  • Casons will celebrate 50th Anniversary

    James W. “Jake” Cason and Marion L. Geiger Cason were married at Anthony Baptist Church in Anthony July 14, 1962.  The Rev. H.W. Markham performed the double-ring ceremony by candlelight.
    The couple moved to Williston from Ocala in 1971.  
    Mr. Cason retired from Sprint in 2004 after 39 years of service.  
    Mrs. Cason has worked at Perkins State Bank in Williston for 33 years.

  • Familiar face returns to city hall

    A year after losing the Williston City Manager job, Oel Wingo is back at city hall doing just that.
    Wingo was officially hired June 27 to fill the void left by the termination of Pat Miller’s contract.
    As the interim city manager, a post she held from May 24, 2011 until Miller came on board a couple months later.

  • 'The issue' is sexual harassment

    Though suspected for over a month, and hinted about by some, it only became public last Friday.
    ‘The issue’ that landed City Manager Patrick Miller on paid administrative leave May 24 was sexual harassment following allegations by two female city employees.

  • Chinese delegation visits where their planes are made

    A ceremony to mark Team Tango’s partnership with the THXH Hubei Aviation Co. for the production of general aviation aircraft was held last Friday at Williston Airport.
    Local dignataries joined Phil Gardner, general manager of Revolutin Aviation d/b/a Team Tango and a Chinese delegation that included  Dezhang Li, Xiuquan Ge, Bo Chen, Huimin Song, Abrahahm Liang and Hong Ren for a tour of the airport and the plant where the Rapier, a four-seat aircraft and the Tango 2, a two-seat aircraft, are manufactured.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports June 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    June 19, Carrie Megan Berger, 29, Williston, aggravated battery. Bond $2,000.
    June 20, Boyd Iris Chisolm, 52, Chiefland, assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $30,000.
    June 22, Peggy Congley, 43, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. Bond $1,000.
    June 23, Samuel Joseph Debolt, 27, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $2,000.
    June 21, Frantisca Ebeth Delpapa, 26, North Vernin, Ind., disorderly intoxication.
    June 22, Kelly Lynn Dyals, 46, out of county warrant.