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Today's News

  • New rules

    Williston City Councilor Jason Cason is a happy man.

    That’s because a month after being shot down on a motion on how to conduct council meetings, his peers agreed last week that maybe his idea wasn’t such a bad one.

  • Wendells celebrate 60th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wendell will celebrate 60 years together Sunday. See the story under Family.

  • Wendells celebrate 60th anniversary

    Ronald and Donna Wendell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary  Sunday, May 27 at noon in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. The potluck luncheon is hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandson.
    Friends of the couple are invited to attend.
    For more information, call  Debi at 529-0450.
    Donna Marie Gleasman and Ronald Borden Wendell were married May 17, 1952 in New Hartford, N.Y.

  • Rea Samuels signs with McPherson

    Williston senior Rea Samuels has been considering her many options for the last several months leading up to her graduation from Williston High School.
    A four year track and field star who has dominated her competition, Samuels has chosen to accept a four-year scholarship to attend McPherson College in McPherson, Kan.
    Her father, Hector Samuels, spoke to the large crowd of family and friends who attended her signing  May 15, in the school cafeteria.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report May 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    May 14, Jess Thomas Adams, 31, Yankeetown, out of county warrant. Bond $513.
    May 20, Melba Paige Alexander, 21, Morriston, DWLSR.
    May 19, Shellie Renee Bailey, 36, Chiefland, Driving while license expired for more than four months.
    May 19, Lowell Timothy Baker, 62, St. Petersburg, DUI, DWLSR, refusal to submit to DUI test, refusal to accept, sign citation or post bond. $50,000.
    May 19, Maurice Antwain Brown, 20, Chiefland, aggravated battery. Bond $25,000.

  • Danny Shipps seeks re-election as clerk of court

    Danny Shipp announced his intention to seek re-election as the Levy County Clerk of Court. His letter stated,
    “Hi, I’m Danny Shipp, your Clerk of Court.
    “I reside in Bronson with my wife of 37 years, Donna Wilkerson Shipp. We have two daughters, DeeJay, married to Chris Woods and Dana, married to Travis Lamb. We have four grandchildren, Kyle and Skylar Lamb, and Sarah and Emma Woods. My wife and I feel very blessed to have raised our family with the foundation of values only a community such as ours can provide.

  • McQueen, Bell at odds over tourism council

    Normally the business of the county's tourism director is non-controversial, but such was not the case at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting when Visitor Bureau Director Carol McQueen and Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4)  had a kerfuffle over tourism council appointments.

  • Bryan Hoopaugh joins Williston Pioneer family

    Home-grown son Bryan Hoopaugh has joined the Williston Pioneer staff as the advertising sales representative, serving customers in Williston, Morriston, Archer and Gainesville.
    Hoopaugh, a 1989 graduate of Williston High School, attended Greenville (S.C.) Technical Institute and was most recently the branch manager for Action Labor Management of Florida in Gainesville.

  • WHS Graduation, Tuesday, June 5 7 p.m. Phillips Center
  • Bronson residents should boil water

    The town of Bronson experienced the shut down of its Number 2 main pump in the early hours of May 23. By 5:20 a.m., well #3 was online and operational.
    Upon return of the water service the town is advising that all water used for drinking and cooking be boiled, about one minute.
    This notice is in effect until a bacteriological survey shows the water is safe to drink.
    If you have questions, call Kelli Brettel at 352-486-2354.