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Today's News

  • Grocery Depot robbed; suspect arrested

     A Williston man was arrested following last Thursday night’s robbery of the Grocery Depot (formerly Hitchcock’s).

     Brian Hernandez of Williston was charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and burglary of a structure, according to Deputy Police Chief Clay Connolly.

  • Big win last week pumps Red Devils for Hawthorne game

    By Bryan Hoopaugh

    bhoopaugh@willistonpioneer.com

    The Williston Red Devils, coming off a big come-from-behind-win over Taylor County last week sets the stage to face the Hawthorne Hornets tomorrow night at 7:30. Hawthorne will enter the game 0-1 having lost last week to Interlachen in a close fought one point loss 6-7.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    Sept. 8, Paul Berbard Belbin, 55, St. Petersburg, FTA DWLSR. Bond $500.

    Sept. 5, Amy Bolin, 37, trespassing. Bond $2,000.

    Sept. 2, Demtrius Kenard Christia, 20, Orlando, writ of non support.

    Sept. 8, Shedrick Andron Cooper, 30, Gainesville, FTA DWLSR. Bond $50,000.

    Sept. 8, Tracy Lynn Dolliver, 41, Bronson, battery.

  • Chiefland hospital plans fall through

    The proposed Tri-County Hospital is dead in its tracks.

    Plans to build the Chiefland hospital have been limping along for more than seven years, but all that stopped Tuesday when representatives from the company trying to build it, Ameris Health Systems, relinquished a state-issued Certificate of Need.

  • Man with a big heart

    Karon Johnson’s smile is the first thing that greets you when he enters a room and it never leaves his face, even when sharing the adversity that plagues his life.

    While he is an imposing figure of a man, his voice is soft much like his demeanor. However, it is that smile that speaks loudly and proudly of who he is. 

    Reared in Dunnellon,  Johnson graduated with honors in 1997 and set out to work in his chosen career of juvenile corrections.

  • Bronson incumbents win

    Incumbents Aron Edmondson and Beatrice Roberts have been relected to four-year terms on the Bronson Town Council. 

    Edmondson defeated newcomer Paul T. Phillips, while Roberts beat back challenges from Sandy Moseley and former Bronson Mayor Jamie Griffin. Councilman Jason Kennedy who was also up for election this year switched races to oppose Roberts, then resigned from the race three weeks ago. 

  • Williston millage stays same

    It was a no muss, no fuss, no fanfare night Tuesday when the Williston City Council held its first public hearing on the 2013-2014 millage rate and budget.

    With no one from the public speaking on the issue, the council approved a final millage rate of 5.9025 mills.

    Council President Jason Cason explained the tax rate was the same as this year and property owners’ taxes would be about the same because property values have decreased.

  • Hip Hop concert nixed by judge

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office does not know how much it spent on overtime this Labor Day weekend, but one thing it does know is that it prevented a hip hop extravaganza planned for 2.4 acres at 21151 N.E. U.S. Highway 27 outside Williston. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • Mark Long’s hobby pays off

    If getting published in National Geographic Magazine is the Holy Grail for photographers, then underwater picture taker and explorer Mark Long is Chiefland’s version of Indiana Jones.