Today's News

  • WMS football falls in championship game

    Special to the Pioneer

    In heartbreaking fashion the undefeated Red Devils dropped their final game 22-20 to Lake Butler. The Bulldogs stopped the Red Devils on the one yard line on the extra two point conversion attempt for the tie with 13 seconds left in the game to preserve the victory. The Red Devils were in the Championship game for the third year in a row, defeating Bradford in 2012 and losing to Bradford in 2013.

  • Need a ride to vote

    Now through Tuesday, Nov. 4, any Levy County resident who needs transportation to the polls has access to free transportation.

    Tammy Jones, supervisor of elections, has partnered with Levy County Transit to make sure anyone who wants to vote has a ride to the voting booth.

    Early voting takes place at the supervisor’s office in Bronson through Saturday, Nov. 1. On Tuesday, you must vote in your home precinct. Call Levy County Transit at 352-486-3485 to make your reservation.

  • Weeks resigns from Bronson Council

    Bronson Town Council Member Berlon Weeks resigned his seat on the council Tuesday through a letter sent to town officials.

  • The Muttman Cometh

    Sometimes training your dog to be obedient requires first training yourself.

    Stacy Moore, the Muttman, has taken a centuries’ old method of animal obedience and honed it into something that can be applied to dogs – and their masters–everywhere.

    Animal training is in Moore’s blood.

    As far back as 1932, his family has been involved in the entertainment industry with animal shows. He trained his first dog, Opie, when he was six years old and has produced shows for Disneyland, Disney World, Sea World, Six Flags and Busch Gardens.

  • Don't forget to vote

    With two county commission races on the ballot, a hotly contested governor's race, a constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana and a local referendum to allow the Levy County Commission to grant tax breaks to new and expanding businesses, voters are casting ballots in high numbers.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 13, Tonya Michelle Andrews, 40, St. Cloud, petit theft, retail theft.

    • Oct. 23, Tamara Askew Brown, 52, Old Town, petit theft, VOP, dealing in stolen property.

    • Oct. 13, Paula Alejandra Clairmont, 35, Chiefland, battery. ROR.

    • Oct. 19, Michael Defilippo, 38, Williston, domestic battery.

    • Oct. 15, Karen Edwards, 42, Chiefland, DWLSR, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond $12,000.

  • Indians keep Levy Cup as Red Devils go down 34-24

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils hit the road last Thursday to take on Chiefland as the two teams played for the coveted Levy Cup. Despite a strong effort by the team’s offense, Williston fell short by a score of 34-24 as Chiefland racked up five touchdowns.

  • Miss Sandlin, Mr. Masseo plan Christmas Eve vows

      Mr. and Ms. Damon Sandlin of Williston announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Hope, to Andrew J. Masseo, son of Marisol Masseo of Williston and the late Mr. Andrew S. Masseo.

    Ms. Sandlin graduated from Williston High School and will graduate from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida in December.

    Mr. Masseo graduated from Williston High School and is currently stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga. serving in the United States Army.

    The Christmas Eve wedding will be held in Williston.

  • County votes against rebidding project

    Never let it be said that Levy County won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    D.A.B. Constructors Inc., owner Bill Bachschmidt, asked to change the way his company would repave and widen County Road 40 in a way that would take care of a problem with cracks in the road, would cost $6,000 less than his low bid of $1,232,222.22 and would mean the county would get surplus material valued at $175,000.

  • Non-compliant property owners fined

    Finding that conditions were unsafe, and a serious threat to public health, the Williston Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BOA), fined two property owners heavily and recommended that city administration bring the property into compliance with the owner assessed the cost of the work.

    Property owned by Toby and Lisa Donnel at 412 SE Dr., Williston was found to be in non-compliance in July, and as of Oct. 20, the couple had not responded to the city.