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Today's News

  • Leveling the playing field

    By Lynetta Griner

    Working forests work for our communities and economy.

  • UF finds water district data on rivers lacking

    State officials have pushed back dates for setting guidelines meant to protect the quantity of water in places such as the Suwannee River.

    The Suwannee River Water Management District governing board voted unanimously Thursday at a meeting in Cedar Key in favor of allowing the establishment of minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for portions of the upper Suwannee to be held off until later next year. Middle portions of the river are still scheduled for 2015.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

  • Red Devils vs. Indians Friday

    The excitement has been building and tomorrow it all culminates in a showdown between Williston’s Red Devils and the Chiefland Indians.

    Leading up to Friday’s game, students at Williston High School have been sharing their team spirit.

    This afternoon (Thursday) the Homecoming Parade will make its way down Noble Avenue at 5 p.m.

  • Beast Feast set for Oct. 26

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will  hosts its  4th Annual Beast Feast Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Etheridge Cracker House-on NE 140th Ave, Williston.

    Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m.  

    Adult tickets are $20 each in advance, or $25 at the gate.  Student tickets are $10 for children 8 to 17 years old- available at the gate only, and children 7 years and under, no charge. 

  • End of Watch for canine deputy

    Known for hurling himself into harm’s way and showing off his training for the county’s children, K-9 Deputy Taz served with honor and distinction.

    Last week, after more than nine years of service with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Taz died after a brief illness.

    Taz was a dual certified K-9 deputy, assisting in both apprehension and narcotic detection.

  • Lady Red Devils tied for first

        By Bryan Hoopaugh

    bhoopaugh@willistonpioneer.com

  • Red Devils look for win

    By Bryan Hoopaugh

    bhoopaugh@willistonpioneer.com

    Williston comes off a hard fought loss to Newberry to host Eagles View Academy of Jacksonville tomorrow  at 7:30 p.m. 

    Williston enters the contest with a record of 4-2 and the Eagles’ coming into the game with a record of 0-4.

  • Levy County Sheriff Reports

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

    Oct. 3, Adilaida Arias, 37, Trenton, two out of county warrants.

    Oct. 6, James Devon Baker, 47, Bronson, battery on officer, firefighter or EMT. Bond $5,000.

    Oct. 6, Diana Yvonne Bible, 30, Cedar Key, DUI.

    Oct. 2, Deborah Maggeline Booker, 22, Ocala, two VOP.

    Oct. 1, Edward Terrence Bove, 52, Morriston, DUI.

  • Robbery solved

    Two people have been arrested in conjunction with a burglary that occurred at Pesso’s Pawn Shop April 12.

    Raymond E. Godwin, 42 and Kimberly S. Soverins, 30, both of Williston were charged last Wednesday with the crime, according to Police Chief Dennis Strow.

    In a press release, Strow reported that during the burglary, several items were taken, including two long guns. The guns were located by employees of Williston High School on the school campus.