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Today's News

  • Taking the Oath

     

    Judge Tim Browning, right, administers the oath of office to City Councilman Charles Goodman and Councilwoman Nancy Wininger and Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat. Goodman was re-elected council president and Wininger is the new vice president.

  • Burglaries on the rise

    Levy County homeowners are being asked to use extra caution with their property in the wake of a recent rash of daytime burglaries.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, homes here and in adjacent counties are being entered forcibly and ransacked.

    The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash, as well as other valuables.

  • FFA teams win state

     Staff Report

    Two Williston Senior FFA teams will be recognized at the state convention in June as state champions.

    Williston High School's Nursery and Landscape team took first place at a competition held March 5 in Apopka.

    The top five teams received awards sponsored by Shade Tree Nursery and J&R Nursery, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

  • Man charged after baby found in locked car

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • Voters will decide on tax abatements

    Whether or not Williston businesses will be given certain tax incentives will be decided by city voters this fall in a special referendum.

    Two weeks ago, City Manager Scott Lippmann informed council that an abatement or incentives the city once had have now expired and before they can be offered again, the voters will have to choose.

    Tuesday night, Lippmann said the cost to put the question on the August Primary ballot or the November General Election ballot is $270.

  • Bond, Maddox named Best of the Year

     

    At the annual Williston Policeman/Firefighter Banquet held last Friday, Sgt. James Bond, left, was pre- sented the Police Officer of the Year award by Capt. Clay Connolly. Kenny Maddox, right center, was named Firefighter of the Year and received his award from Capt. Lake Raymond, Assistant Fire Chief Danny Wallace and Fire Chief Lamar Stegall. More honors in next week's edition of the Pioneer.

  • BACE chairman calls for code changes

    Telling the Williston City Council that the look of the city from its four corners is not appealing, or inviting, Sharon Brannan, implored the leadership to put some teeth into its ordinances.

    Brannan, Williston businesswoman and resident, is also the chairman of the city's Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BACE).

  • Williston Chamber picks Best of . . .

    The highlights of the annual Williston Chamber Installation Banquet was the naming of the Business of the Year (Drummond Community Bank), the New Business of the Year (Kirby Family Farms) and Director of the Year (Paul Jones).

  • 7,494 miles from Beijing

     

    There was no way of knowing 25 years ago that the first lap toddler Gemma Spofforth took in an English swimming pool would launch a career that would bring her to Williston.

  • VCA worker arrested on sex charge

     

    A 26-year-old man who was a bus driver for Vision Christian Academy in Raleigh was arrested on Jan. 27 and faces charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a seventh grade student.