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Today's News

  • Meeks remains chairman

    The Levy County Commission voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks of Chiefland, R-District 2.

    At the same time the commissioners also decided on which departments and appointments each wanted. 

  • City urged to act on parking lot

    Work may have come to a temporary halt on the new parking lot on Block 12, but that doesn't mean motorists aren't parking there.

    Tuesday night, Marvin Johnson who operates a barber shop on that block, told Williston City Council that people's vehicles are being ruined by mammoth potholes, nails and other debris.

    Johnson said he feared lawsuits would occur if something isn't done to rectify the situation.

  • History of Levy County available

    In 1976, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners called for persons interested in compiling a history of Levy County to commemorate America’s Bicentennial.

    The effort was led by Bronson teacher, Sydney Gunnell. The first issue, entitled Search for Yesterday was so successful that the group of historians, the Levy County Archives Committee, went on to produce 27 more volumes.

  • Man charged with sexual battery on a 5-year-old

     A Trenton man has been charged with sexual battery  on a person under 12 years old after he was accused by the mother of a five-year-old child.

    James Thomas Crowe, 53, was arrested Sunday after the child's mother filed a complaint with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Goal: Boost teacher morale

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy County school district has made it a goal to reduce the achievement gap for students in poverty at Bronson Middle High School, while also focusing on improving teacher morale and mentoring in the county. 

  • Sabal opponents share concerns

    By Mike Wright

    Special to the Pioneer

    These are folks who don’t trust the government to protect them.

    So when federal agencies sign off on the 515-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia and Florida, people like 30-year Dunnellon resident Janet Barrow don’t sit back and take their word for it.

    “I’ve been watching this project for three years plus,” Barrow said. “I open my mouth and tell as many people as I can.”

  • Danny Stevens honored for 16 years service

    Levy County Commissioner Danny Stevens of Williston, (R-District 5), left office on Tuesday, Nov. 22. But before that, on Nov. 8, his fellow commissioners honored him for his 16 years of service on the board, which included serving as chairman. He was presented with a plaque of appreciation with a gavel. Commissioner Michael Joyner of Morriston said, “There’s a lot of wood in gulf hammock to roast you. You don't know how much I appreciate you — in your guidance and in the Bible.”

  • Williston considers program to assist with engery efficiency

    Countless people lack the financial means to either repair or install products that cut down on energy costs and would be money savers in the long run.

    Now there's a program that can help homeowners manage those costs without breaking the bank.

    PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) was discussed at the Nov. 1 Williston City Council meeting, and again this week as a means of helping homeowners attain energy saving upgrades, such as roofing, HVAC and insulation.

  • Students get an up close look at Old Florida

     Special to the Pioneer

    A Land Remembered Field Day was held Nov. 9 at Williston Middle High School’s agriscience department. 

    The living literature celebration included over 300 students schoolwide. It was an interactive event where students took a trip back in time exploring Florida’s agricultural history. 

  • Would-be burglar breaks in with homeowner present

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who forcibly entered a home at NE 167 Terrace, Williston Sunday morning.

    The sheriff's office reports it was dispatched to the residence around 11: 30 a.m. when the homeowner called in a burglary.

    At the scene, the homeowner was visibly shaken as he told the deputies what had just occurred. 

    According to a press release, the man was working in his backwayrd when he heard a crash from the front of his home.