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Today's News

  • It's Peanut Festival time

    The 26th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 in Williston's Heritage Park.

    The festival features a variety of foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including our famous (while they last) grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Rides, music, crafts, and antique tractors, car clubs and motorcycles will also be here for your enjoyment. The festival also has a Little Peanut King & Queen and a Baby Peanut Contest.

  • Robbery suspects sought

    On Saturday, Sept. 20 Williston Police responded to the La Esperanza store located at 114 N.E. 6 Ave. in Williston in reference to an armed robbery.

    As the proprietor was preparing to close for the day, three armed males wearing masks entered the store and demanded money. The proprietor complied and the culprits fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

    The men fled the area in what is described as a full size sports utility vehicle. The SUV was white with both front fenders painted black primer.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

    • Sept. 12, Jospeph Ray Ainsworth, 20, Orange City, VOP.

    • Sept. 9, Raheal Andres, 32, Bronson, no valid drivers license, $500 bond.

  • Devils score a win against North Marion

     By Max Yavel

    The Lady Red Devils were able to get their first victory of the season last Wednesday, as they defeated North Marion High School in a thrilling comeback at home. Williston had trailed two games to one but were able to rally back and win 3 - 2. 

  • Bradenton flagman killed at Speedway

     

    A 49-year-old race worker was killed Sunday at the Bronson Speedway when a vehicle lost control and wound up in the infield.

  • Courts hand down sentences

     

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts during March:

    Paul Lavell Alexander Jr., VOP on 2 counts of cocaine possession, probation reinstated and modified to have curfew from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Must pay probation and VOP costs.

  • Levy County Sherrifs Report

     

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

    • Sept. 1, Ranie Ronald Baker, 55, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

  • We Will Never Forget

    Sept. 11, 2001–a day that changed our country forever–is remembered annually by the Williston Fire Department with signs erected on the lawn. The Williston Pioneer remembers this day and salutes the men and women who lost their lives during that time. God bless America!

  • Chiefland commissioners question fire department motives

     

    Some say it started more than a year ago: another heated drama fanned to life at the very home of heated dramas, Chiefland Fire Rescue.

  • Suspects caught in the act of burglary

     

    Two people were arrested after they were allegedly caught in the middle of a burglary.

    According to a press release, Levy County Deputies Cpl. L. Prine and K. Weatherford’s rapid response to a 12-year-old’s panicked phone call for help resulted in the capture of two suspects.