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Today's News

  • Williston residence home to five sex offenders

    Five men convicted of sex crimes–two designated as predators and three as offenders–are sharing the same residence in East Williston, although all of them are from Alachua County.
    And while it may seem coincidental, the state probation office is fully aware of the living situation and has approved the home for Christopher Caffie and Detwan Wommack, labeled sexual offenders and Robert Lewis Jr., Jeremy Astrologo and Robert J. Perry, all convicted predators.

  • Sheriff's Reports 12-8

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dec. 2, Klaytin Ezrha Adams, 32, Trenton, grand theft, trespassing.
    Dec. 2, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    Dec. 2, Thomas Bar, 36, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    Dec. 4, Sean Michael Beach, 30, Trenton, possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. Bond $10,000.
    Dec. 4, Susie Ann Bennett, 56, Chiefland, burglary, trespassing, threat to do violence. Bond $2,000.

  • Share with Pioneer readers recipes, photos, memories

    The  staff of the Williston Pioneer is committed to making this a newspaper about and for our readers.
    During the Christmas season we invite you to submit an assorted of items for inclusion in our Dec. 22 edition.
    Here’s what we are looking for:

    Most Memorable Christmas
    The Williston Pioneer wants you to share with our readers the most memorable Christmas you’ve had. In 100 words or less, tell us about a Christmas that you will never forget.

  • Bo Dallas: Secret to long life is treating people right

    While others are still trying to wake up, cook their breakfast and get their children dressed, Bo Dallas is already at the church with a song not only on his heart, but also his lips as he prepares for another day of worship.
    While that’s not too extraordinary for most people, what is unusual is that Dallas had prepared his own breakfast and gotten to Allen Chapel AME Church on his trusty scooter. That’s pretty good for someone who turned 105 years old Sept. 2.

  • Elihu Ross named to council; Robinson elected its president

    It was a meeting that began with a bang and ended quietly after Williston City Council chose a new council member and elected a new president.
    Elihu Ross was chosen to fill the vacancy left by Marc Nussel’s resignation last month.
    Ross was chosen unanimously from among other applicants, Charles Goodman and Jack Screws. He was nominated by Jerry Robinson and Brooks Holloway.
    Michael Shoemaker said any one of the men would have been an excellent choice.

  • Fire reported at the Arbours; no one injured. WFD on scene eliminating smoke
  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 12-1-2011

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

    Nov. 26, Philip Jay Bascone, 34, Chiefland, petit theft. Bond $5,000.

    Nov. 22, Larry Beasley, 56, Archer, DWLSR.

    Nov. 26, Kevin Berryhill, 19, Morrisotn, DWLSR, fail to register motor vehicle.

    Nov. 25, Charles Rowland Bray, 54,   Inglis, trespassing. Bond $2,500.

    Nov. 21, Eugene Jehue Cannon, 78, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.

    Nov. 22, William W. Davis, 24, damage to property. Bond $10,000.

  • Robert Philpot earns lifetime achievement award

    ST LOUIS   – Robert Philpot of Williston, . is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Lifetime Achievement Award on November 18 at the NAAE annual convention in St. Louis.

  • Guardian Angels pass the leash to new owners

    Actor Brad Garrett of Everybody Loves Raymond fame is acting as master of ceremony for the inaugural Passing of the Leash Ceremony of the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc. on Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic Church parish hall in WIlliston.
    A dessert party and photo opportunity with Garrett will begin at 7 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 8 p.m.  The ceremony is held to symbolically mark the occasion of turning over the medical service dogs from the Guardian Angels trainers to their new owners.

  • Senate releases proposed reapportionment maps

    The state Senate reapportionment committee has released its proposed reapportionment maps for Congressional and Florida Senate districts and the news for Levy is that it will no longer be divided into two congressional districts.