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Today's News

  • Homecoming Royalty

    Emily Lowrimore and Britton Hall were crowned the Williston High School Homecoming Queen and King at half time of last Friday's football game.  Pictures of the court and more homecoming festivities will be in next week's Williston Pioneer.

  • Honoring our nation's veterans

    Veterans Day is Nov. 11 – the 11th hour of the 11th month and while it is a federal holiday Friday, saluting our nation's veterans begins tonight (Thursday) in Bronson. Events will follow over the weekend, with the highlight being the countywide parade, held this year on Bronson on the official Veterans Day.

    Turn out this week and show your support for the men and women who have fought or who are still fighting for our freedom.

    Here's what you have to look forward to:

  • Limerock mine shot down again

    A proposed limerock mine in Montbrook was denied a recommendation to receive a special exception permit by the Levy County Planning Commission, almost seven years after the first proposal faced a similar fate.

  • Red Devils return with Levy Cup

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Special performances from standout players have featured heavily in past Levy Cup tilts.

    Last Friday was no different, as junior running back Gerard Williams III put his stamp on the rivalry with a trio of touchdown runs to help propel his Red Devils to a convincing 36-7 win over Chiefland.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 29, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 33, Inglis, non support of children or spouse. Bond $900.

    • Oct. 27, Joshua Lloyd Beavers, 35, Morriston, assault with deadly weapon. Bond $50,000.

    • Oct. 27, Eric M. Berry, 47, Naples, two counts out of county warrant, non support of children or spouse.

  • Happenings

    November

     

    Tourism Council Meeting

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Ave., Bronson – Levy County Road Department Office Building.

    The meeting is open to the public.

     

    CEE Meeting

  • Schwiebert tells about life in her backyard

    “We have the rural life…others don’t,” said Heidi Schwiebert, and what we also have here is “a little slice of Heaven.” These words describe the three jewels on the north side of Alternate US 27…Devil’s Den, Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens and Two Hawk Hammock. These three local attractions were featured at a program presented by Schwiebert at the Williston Public Library on Oct. 24 hosted by the Friends of the Williston Library (FOWL).

  • Voter turnout going strong

    About 21 million voters have cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election and Levy County is also showing its enthusiasm for the election.

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, who is overseeing her first general election since taking office in  2013 after working in the elections office, said, “I think we're having a really good turnout. Things are going great.” 

  • Kori Lamb appointed to Williston council

    Citing new blood and a passion for the area's youth, Williston City Council appointed Kori Lamb to its ranks Monday night over Debra Jones, community leader and a former council member.

    Before a vote was taken, council members Danny Etheridge, Nancy Wininger and Charles Goodman pledged their support for Lamb, a Williston High School graduate, businessman and family man.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edwards celebrate 63 years of marriage

    Calvin Sr. and Ernestine Edwards celebrated 63 years of marriage Oct. 24. 

    They were joined in holy matrimony in Ocala Oct. 24, 1953. 

    They have been retired from the Levy County School System since 1987. 

    Mr. Edwards finished his tenure of 30 years as assistant principal of Williston High School.

    Mrs. Edwards finished her tenure of 30 years as a first grade teacher at Joyce Bullock Elementary School.