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Today's News

  • Man charged with manslaughter in death of Cedar Key woman

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.

    But Helen Bishop's story was not yet finished.

    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County's Sheriff's investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney's Office to write the final chapters.

  • Bronson officials: Email decisions are no big deal

    "Don’t kill the messenger,” wasn’t a saying expressed by some on the Bronson Town Council Monday night regarding a story written weeks ago by an area blogger about what some have called a secret vote.

    “You always come out with something that’s one sided,” Mayor Franklin Schuler said to blogger Jeff Hardison about the story, which centered around emails sent out to council members Sept. 30.

  • Williston veterans memorial kicks off Tuesday

    It's been talked about for a long time and finally Tuesday on Veterans Day, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will launch its public fundraising campaign to erect a war memorial in Heritage Park.

    Dr. Kenneth Schweibert, chairman of the CRA, said last week that some money has already been committed for the memorial, but more money is needed.

    Plans call for the memorial, and its surroundings, to be constructed in the west end of the park close to Noble Avenue.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • Levy stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • Two injured in Hwy. 27 crash

    Emergency personnel got to use their extrication skills when a two vehicle accident on Tuesday, Oct. 21, shortly after 12:30 p.m. at U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 335A trapped the occupants in the vehicles.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 21, Galdino De Jesus Araisa-Madera, 21, Morriston, public order crimes violation non-resident exemption driver’s license. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 21, Christopher Barron, 31, Chiefland, possession of marijuana.

    • Oct. 23, Kyle Bryan Bell, 19, Archer, burglary, grand larceny. Bond $150,000.

    • Oct. 26, Elbert Scott Bullard, 42, Cedar Key, battery.

    • Oct. 24, Robert James Carter, 22, Williston, burglary, grand theft. Bond $105,000.

  • New Miss Willistons

     New representatives were crowned this past weekend. From left, Little Miss Williston 2014-2015 Alexcia Dubois, niece of Michael Mulkey and Rene Slaughter and sponsored by The Kirby Farm; Miss Williston 2014-2015 Kaylee Nicholson, daughter of Emmett and Billie Jo Whitehurst and sponsored by Fugate Forestry., Jr. Miss Williston 2014-2015 Sarah Dykstra, daughter of Duane and Tina Dykstra and sponsored by her parents.

  • WMS football falls in championship game

    Special to the Pioneer

    In heartbreaking fashion the undefeated Red Devils dropped their final game 22-20 to Lake Butler. The Bulldogs stopped the Red Devils on the one yard line on the extra two point conversion attempt for the tie with 13 seconds left in the game to preserve the victory. The Red Devils were in the Championship game for the third year in a row, defeating Bradford in 2012 and losing to Bradford in 2013.

  • WMS football falls in championship game

    Special to the Pioneer

    In heartbreaking fashion the undefeated Red Devils dropped their final game 22-20 to Lake Butler. The Bulldogs stopped the Red Devils on the one yard line on the extra two point conversion attempt for the tie with 13 seconds left in the game to preserve the victory. The Red Devils were in the Championship game for the third year in a row, defeating Bradford in 2012 and losing to Bradford in 2013.