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Today's News

  • Explorers are back

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is restarting its Law Enforcement Explorer Program.

    The Explorer program was established in the 1960s as a way to attract young motivated individuals with an interest for a career in Law Enforcement, Corrections or Telecommunications/Dispatch. Through Sheriffs’ Explorer Association programs, young adults ages 14 to 21 can be associated with a Sheriff’s Office, train and learn about the profession to determine if it’s the right career track for them.

  • Bad News Bears

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

     Last Friday, the Williston Red Devil Varsity football team took on the Dixie County Bears at Booster Stadium. The end result was not pretty however, as the Bears took home a 49-9 win in what was a dominant performance by the visiting team. The Devils have nothing to be ashamed about; the Bears have been doing this all year and will go into the state playoffs undefeated at 10-0.

  • Lady Red Devils advance to regional finals

    By Dylan Robertson

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Varsity Volleyball team went for the kill last week in the semifinals against Fort Meade. The Red Devils hosted the game against the Miners, winning the first three matches and leading the Red Devils to take on the Trenton Tigers in this week’s Volleyball State Championships, in the Regional Finals.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 16, David Ryan Bair, 30, Trenton, VOP.

    • Oct. 18, Devin Lamor Bennett, 29, Archer, fleeing, DWLS.

    • Oct. 20, Chuck Emerson Best, Old Town, FTA, VOP.

    • Oct. 16, Leondre Marquis Boykin Jr., 21, Wimauma, possession of marijuana over 20 grams. Bond $10,000.

    • Oct. 16, Cody Brunner, 25, Inglis, grand theft of motor vehicle. ROR.

  • Happenings

    October

    Cattlemen Meeting

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will host its Fall Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Whitehurst Lodge, located at 9820 SW CR 346, Archer, FL 32618.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. You do not need to own cattle to become a member

    For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 352-486-5131 or Devin Whitehurst at 352-528-4724.

    Cancer Support Group

  • Johnson honored by AARP

    By

    Drollene Brown

    Special to the Pioneer

    At the Oct. 9 meeting of Chapter 19 of AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons), Alphonso Johnson received a certificate of recognition from the national Andrus Award committee.

    The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who embody the spirit of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who believed in the power of individuals to spark change and improve their communities, one act at a time.

  • Lady Red Devils roll to first district championship since 2013

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston volleyball team blanked both their district tournament opponents in straight sets last week in Branford to capture their first district title since 2013.

    The Lady Red Devils play host to Fort Meade Oct. 26 (tonight) to open the regional tournament.

    WMHS survived a closely-fought opening set against No. 4 seed Chiefland in the District 1A-7 semifinals 26-24, before going on to prevail 25-20 and 25-18 in the latter two sets for a 3-0.

  • Williston woman dies in car accident

    A single car accident Oct. 19 claimed the life of a Williston woman.

    Tina Munden, 48, was traveling on US 27, east of NE 112 Terrace around 7:10 p.m. when she left the road and went onto the south shoulder.

    The undercarriage struck a culvert and the vehicle became airborne. The front of the 2013 Chevy struck a utility pole, causing it to split in half. The front of the vehicle then hit the ground and ejected Munden.

  • 12-year-old arrested Friday

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Division arrested a 12-year-old Williston Middle School student last Friday.

     The LCSO SRO was contacted by school officials and told that at approximately 2:40 p.m. an altercation between students occurred.

    The SRO’s investigation revealed the 12-year-old student was offended by another student’s question.

    During the disagreement between these students, one child picked up a pair of scissors and chased the other student around the room while threatening to stab him.

  • BOCC looks to extend pot moratorium

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy Board of County Commissioners is seeking to extend its moratorium on marijuana dispensaries until April.

    But first it must hold a couple of public hearings in November before the new ordinance can pass.

    Commissioner Lilly Rooks cast a dissenting vote at the commission meeting Oct. 17 to guarantee one of those hearings – Nov. 7 – will take place at 5:01 p.m., while the other will come on Nov. 21, coinciding with the regular commission meeting, which starts at 9 a.m.