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Today's News

  • Cooler weather will bring better fishing

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    Sept. 21 marks the last day of summer. The cooler air and subtle weather changes will start to become more and more noticeable and with the hot summer we have had, they are much welcome.

     The Florida sun will start to entertain us less and less as autumn continues creating cooler waters and better fishing. 

    Both off-shore and in-shore production should increase as this happens.

  • Levy courts hand down sentences

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts in April and May 2012:

    Claytin Ezrha Adams, larceny between $300-$5,000 and trespassing, 270 days with credit for 2 days served, on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 9-20

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

    Sept. 11, Gary Patrick Chung, 58, Dunnellon, two VOP. Bond $30,000.

    Sept. 11, Heather Corbett, 20, Trenton, battery on officer, firefighter or EMT w/v, carrying an electric weapon. Bond $65,000.

    Sept. 9, Angela Renee Delafe, 44, Inglis, possession of controlled substance w/o prescription. Bond $25,000.

    Sept. 14, Melissa Corinne Fellhauer, 29, Inglis, VOP. Bond $2,000.

  • Qualifying ends

    Qualifying for the empty seat on Williston City Council ended today at noon with only Cal Byrd qualifying for the position.

    Because Byrd is the lone qualifier, there will NOT be a city election and Byrd will be sworn into office Tuesday, Sept. 25 during the regular council meeting.

    Byrd fills the seat left vacant by Jerry Robinson's resignation in July.

  • Red Devils take on Newberry at home Friday
  • Rough seas make off shore fishing difficult

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    Afternoon thunderstorms and rough seas have made off shore fishing next to impossible these past few weeks.

    If you can find a day that weather is favorable long enough for an offshore trip, you will find the fish are out there. The question is–can you make it out there and back safely? 

    With the weather being as it is, inshore fishing will be easier to find times that will allow you to fish. Red fish and trout are hitting well on live shrimp, pin fish and jigs.

  • Hijacked

    It was a steamy night in Pirate Country as the Red Devils traveled to Crystal River following their season opening win over PK Yonge. 

    The Pirates wasted little time getting on the score board Sept. 7, as they returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown. The PAT was good, giving the Pirates a 7-0 lead, on their way to a 48-21 win. 

    The Red Devils did little to help themselves following a quick turnover deep in Pirate territory, as they fumbled the second play from scrimmage giving the football back to the Pirates.

  • Lady Red Devils fall in home opener

    Following a great performance in the Slam Jam Tournament and two district road games the Lady Red Devils opened their first home game of the season. The Lady Red Devils hosted the Keystone Lady Indians Sept. 6 in the newly renovated Williston Gym. 

    The Lady Red Devils entered the game at 1-1 with a district win over Dixie County and a district loss at Santa Fe. 

    Coming in to this district match the Lady Indians were 1-0. 

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Sept. 15

    Bronson FOL
    The Friends of the Bronson Library  will have their Fall Book Sale at the Bronson Library Saturday, Sept. 15  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Books will be priced as follows:  Hardbacks $1each or 6/$5 and paperbacks will be 10 cents each or 12/$1
    For more information or to bring by donations, call 486-2015.

    Levy Democratic Meeting
    The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

  • Some compromise on assessment

    Property owners will be billed higher assessments for fire and emergency medical services in their 2012 tax bills.
    On Tuesday evening, before a full room the Levy County Commission approved a $90 residential assessment for fire services by a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston (R-District 1) dissenting and $119 residential assessment for EMS by a unanimous vote.
    The fire assessment was a compromise by the commission after eight people spoke against the proposed hike from $40 to $100 in the fire fee. The EMS fee will rise from $76.