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Today's News

  • Funeral director fears for life

    By Tracy Lee

    Special to the Pioneer

  • Tax-free weekend starts Saturday

    Florida's tax-free holiday can help families save a lot of money when getting their children ready to go back to school.

    Gov. Rick Scott reminds families of the 2014 sales tax-free holiday beginning Aug. 1.

    With the new school year approaching, parents and students can save money on their back to school shopping with the sales tax-free holiday from Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.

  • Williston weighs three options on sinking building

    The building that houses the Williston Fire and Police departments is showing visible unsettling almost daily and now the city has to decide which option to correct it is most viable.

    Last week, City Manager Scott Lippmann said that discussion with the city’s insurer led to three possible solutions.

    The first–and the insurance company’s recommendation–is to fill the low spots with grout.

  • State Winner

    Williston Pioneer editor Carolyn Ten Broeck won two awards in the Florida Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ten Broeck earned a first place finish for Best Headline with "The mechanic had hot pink nails" and took second place in General News Story for "Thanksgiving behind bars", the story of the Patas monkey that ran amok in Williston.

    Judges wrote about the first place finish: "Very creative and engaging-it almost has a noir sound to it. Not only is it clever, it captures the essence of the story. Well done!"

  • Resident blames appointments for committee suspension

    A Williston businessman claims personality clashes are the real reason the city council wants to dissolve the inactive Airport Committee.

    Last week, Dave Bibby, owner of Pyper Kub restaurant near the airport, was the only person who opposed the council’s decision to enact an ordinance to disband the committee.

    The first reading of the ordinance happened last week, following a discussion earlier in July to dissolve the group that hasn’t met in more than 18 months.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

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

    • July 19, Pavel Beno, 48, Williston, four counts aggravated assault. Bond $100,000.

  • Street to be named for David Moss

     

    Williston Police Cpl. David Moss will be memorialized July 30 at 10 a.m. when a portion of a Williston street is dedicated to him. 

    On July 30, 1988 at 2:09 a.m., Moss was working the night shift when he reported that he would be out of his car investigating  a suspicious vehicle that he discovered. 

  • Red Devils' fan Bruce Smith dies at 77

     

    Bruce Smith was a familiar sight around Williston–from working in the town's theater to janitorial duties for several local businesses, and perhaps more familiar the ever-present sports fan of the Williston Red Devils, where he could often be seen keeping the time clock and scoreboard at home games.

  • Rollback time

     

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year's 8.3307 to 8.2741 mils.

  • Williston opts for lower millage

     

    In a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, the Williston City Council elected to go with a tentative lower millage rate, despite concerns from the manager and finance officer who both asked for some "wiggle room."