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Today's News

  • County upgrading animal shelter

    It was a busy day at the Levy County Animal Shelter on Tuesday. Many of the pens held pups, kittens, cats and dogs up for adoption and an animal officer was on his way in from Inglis with nine dogs while a resident walked in with two howling kitties.

  • Pinkstons help restore Atsena Otie cemetery

    The early morning sun was still casting a thin line of light along the contours  of the bodies of the eight men and women who had gathered on the small, wind-swept island of Atsena Otie last week.

  • Pavilion may be ready by July

    Despite a minor setback a couple weeks ago due to a storm water issue, progress continues with the improvements to the pavilion in the middle of Heritage Park.

  • More Crabfest arrests made

    After reviewing videos and photographs taken at Williston’s Crabfest April 27, Levy County law enforcement agents discovered that at least one more incident was occurring simultaneously with the shooting that left one man dead.

  • The mechanic had hot pink nails

    Approaching the truck with the raised hood, all that’s visible is a slim figure laboriously clanging away at a motor.

  • Red Devils Advance

    By Bryan Hoopaugh

    bhopaugh@willistonpioneer.com

    May 1 in swirling wind and light rain, the Williston Red Devils varsity baseball team hosted the South Sumter Raiders in the FHSAA Regional Quarter Finals.

    The weather played a large part in a tough fought game but Williston’s base running gave them the edge it took to move forward to the semi-finals.

    Trent Johnson took the mound for the Red Devils and South Sumter’s ace Garrett Cave took the mound for the Raiders.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    May 1, Debra Ann Blair, 55, Inglis, violating a domestic order of protection. Bond $10,000.

    May 2, Brett Byers, 41, St. Petersburg, DWLSR. Bond $500.

    April 20, Armand R. Campanile, 53, Sanford, out of county warrant. Bond $500.

    May 5, Franklin D. Clark, 75, Tampa, DWLSR.

    April 29, Larry Joe Colson, 39, Suwannee, out of county warrant. Bond $3,500.

    May 5, Nichole Michelle Fain, 36, Inglis, grand theft.

  • Williston prays for America

    Over 75 people braved threatening skies to attend Williston's National Day of Prayer ceremony at noon last Thursday.

    Speakers, representing more than a half dozen churches, took turns praying for the country, state, leaders and families during the hour-long service held at the gazebo in Heritage Park.

    The ceremony marks the 62nd year for the National Day of Prayer, said Williston organizer Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Pray for America” , Hethcoat said.

  • Music: It’s in his blood

     

    Donald Moore Jr. doesn’t remember a time when music wasn’t an integral part of his life.

    Born into a musical family that included his father and brother, it was only natural that like a moth to flame he would migrate to music.

    And for the last 40 plus years, he’s stayed there.

    Inspired by Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and so many who are now considered classic artists, Moore picked up the 

       guitar in one hand and pen in the other and proceeded   

  • Music: It’s in his blood

    Story and Photo By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    Editor

    Donald Moore Jr. doesn’t remember a time when music wasn’t an integral part of his life.

    Born into a musical family that included his father and brother, it was only natural that like a moth to flame he would migrate to music.

    And for the last 40 plus years, he’s stayed there.