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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Jeff Edison wants to be school superintendent

     

    I have been in prayer for a long time seeking God’s will for my professional life. Through this process I truly believe that He has led me to seek the office of Superintendent of Schools.

  • McCallum seeks re-election as sheriff

     Sheriff Bobby McCallum announces his bid for re-election as Sheriff of Levy County. McCallum, completing his first term as sheriff, has over 33 years of law enforcement experience. He has served with the Florida Highway Patrol, the Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office and the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Chetley Breeden announces county commission candidacy

     I am excited to announce my candidacy for Levy County Commissioner, District 3. This has been a long time dream of mine, and I look forward to the possibility of serving this great county. I am a fifth generation Levy County native, raised and educated in the Levy County school system. I have a vested interest in not only sustaining the greatness here but also ensuring a clear and positive future for generations to come.