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Today's News

  • Red Devils fall 14-7 in pre-season Classic

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils opened up their 2014-2015 season last Friday night as they were defeated 14-7 in a tight game against the Central High School Bears. The game consisted of just one half of football with no live special teams but was still a spirited contest nonetheless.

  • Season of Discovery

    If Williston Head Football Coach Cliff Lohrey has any apprehension, fear or dread about the 2014 season, he’s not letting it show.

    In his first year as the Red Devils’ gridiron leader, Lohrey is all smiles heading into tomorrow night’s season opener against P.K. Yonge on the opponents’ home field.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 18, Daniel Lee Bennett, 25, Floral City, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 21, Shannon April Brown, 36, Old Town, petit theft. Bond $500.

    • Aug. 23, Joshua Zachary Clemons, 21, Trenton, VOP.

    • Aug. 19, Richard Cooke, 19, Tampa, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000.

    • Aug. 18, Bobby Duffy Jr., 33, Chiefland, non support of children or spouse.

  • Miss Moody to marry Mr. Beasley Oct. 11

    The engagement of Adrienne Victoria Moody to Allen Martin Beasley is announced by her parents, Mrs. Owen Baynard, and Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Moody of Destin.

    She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Pansy Robinson of Bronson.

    The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Chiefland High School.

    She is a graduate of Santa Fe College with associate degrees in arts and science. She is employed by Edmiston and Edmiston PA in St. Augustine.

    The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Beasley of Ethel, La.

  • Deans celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

     Mr. and Mrs. James G. Dean celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 28. 

    The couple was married in Ft. Lauderdale Aug. 28, 1944 after James, a member of the U. S. Marine Corps, returned from the South Pacific, where he participated in the invasions of Guadalcanal and New Guinea.

    After the end of WWII, the couple resided in Miami until 1959, when they moved to Williston.  He spent his early years in Levy County and the return brought them closer to family.

  • Landon Oaks kickstarts subdivision

    By Ashley Thornton

    Special to the Pioneer

    There’s a new subdivision in town.

    Landon Oaks, developed by Coldwell Banker’s Marilyn Deas, it is located off of SW 7th Avenue, just down past the police station.

    “I really am excited,” said Coldwell Real Estate Agent Rhonda Sweat, “I’m also proud of the product, incredibly proud of the house that we did.”

    The eight-lot subdivision features one model home and they already have contracts for two more to be built.

  • Williston cracks down on drugs, noise

    Don't think you're going to get stoned on "Spice" or "bath salts" and then play your stereo as loud as you want in Williston.

    If that's on your agenda, you may want to think again because Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow has two ordinances in the works aimed at you.

    At last week's city council meeting, members heard the first reading of an ordinance that strengthens the ban on the sale of synthetic substances–known by a variety of street names including Spice, K2, Black Mamba and Bombay Blue.

  • FHP needs your help in hit and run

    The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit-and run-crash on County Road 337 and S.E. 40th Street in Levy County on Aug. 24 Information obtained during this investigation revealed the crash occurred on Aug. 23 at approximately 11 p.m.

    James T. Lowman, 69, of Morriston was walking near the center of the roadway as a vehicle was traveling southbound on County Road 337. The vehicle struck Lowman propelling him onto the east shoulder of the roadway where he died due to his injuries. The vehicle then left the scene.

  • Bo Dallas dies at 107

    Bo Dallas never took credit for his long life.

    Three years ago he said without doubt all his blessings–including his 100-plus years on this earth– came from above.

    On Aug. 18, Dallas– born Theodore R.–died two weeks short of his 108th birthday.

    The oldest of four children born to Miller Dallas and Mable Banks, Dallas was born Sept. 2, 1906.

    Nicknamed Bo by his uncle after a boar hog, he migrated with his grandparents who reared him in the Romeo community.

  • Incumbents defeated in GOP primary

    By Ashley Thornton

    and Lou Elliott Jones

    If one thing is clear in the results of Tuesday's elections it's that Levy County is divided over the direction it wants to go.

    The results are unofficial but with all 13 precincts reporting, former County Commissioner Lilly Rooks defeated incumbent Commissioner Ryan Bell by five votes in the District 4 race for the Republican nomination and Rock Meeks defeated incumbent Commissioner Chad Johnson by 39 votes to win the Republican nomination for District 2.