Today's News

  • Red Devils fall short in Tiffany Poupard Memorial Game

    Dressed in lime green jerseys last Friday evening, the Red Devil Baseball team held its annual Tiffany Poupard Memorial game.
    Lime green was Poupard’s favorite color, so to honor the Red Devil baseball supporter who was killed in an automobile accident in 2009, the team once again paid their respects.
    Poupard’s daughter Madelynn, threw out the first pitch in the brief ceremony before the game.
    The game, against the Santa Fe Raiders, was for a tie and top seed in the district with a win out for the Red Devils.

  • TDC will get free advice

    By Ada Lang

  • County budget over $700K in the hole

    It went almost unnoticed at last week’s Levy County Commission meeting when Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said the county budget is running a $732,358 deficit in the first three months of the year.
    Sullivan made the comment while announcing Sheriff Johnny Smith will not charge county and city agencies for dispatch services starting this fall as had been previously announced.
    “We know there’s an issue,” Sullivan said, referring to the money crunch.

  • Morriston author will be at FOL book sale Saturday

     By Drollene Brown
    Special to the Pioneer

    Morriston resident Butch Mayes, author of The Ultimate Metal Detector Book: A Treasure Hunter’s Guide, will appear at the Friends of the Williston Public Library book fair Saturday, April 1. The monthly event is held at the Williston Community Center, next door to Williston City Hall (behind Walgreen's).

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-March 31

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    March 22–James Bascum Allen, 39, Old Town, readmit from court DWLSR.
    March 26–Griagal Connell Barr, 34, Williston, burglary of a dwelling. Bond $40,000.
    March 21–Bobby Lee Bean, 23, Bronson, readmit from court DWLSR.
    March 27– Dennis James Berry, 58, Chiefland, hold for the state of Ohio, three counts: trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools.

  • Judge’s son likely new city attorney

    To judge by the comments after the Williston City Council interviewed three candidates for the City Attorney job Frederick J Koberlein Jr., son of a Dixie County judge, is the preferred choice for the position.
    The council interviewed three candidates on Thursday, March 24, and when they were done, some members were ready to vote on their choice among attorneys Koberlein of Lake City, Heather Christman of Winter Haven, and James T. “Ted” Schatt of Ocala.  

  • LARC lobbies for funding:

    Betty Walker was the last to step on the bus leaving for Tallahassee. The faces of the passengers, clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, lit up when they saw her short frame come in to view.
    “Does anybody know why we’re going to Tallahassee?” Walker asked.
    “Yeah, for support!” replied a voice from the back. “We don’t want our services cut at all. We want funding.”

  • Levy unemployment drops to 11.4%

    Unemployment in Levy County dropped to 11.4 percent in February, a figure not seen for at least two years.

  • Coyotes on the prowl

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wily Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Roadrunner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.
    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the southeastern part of the country.

  • Red Devil Challenge ends on good note for Devils

    The three day Red Devil Challenge at City Field came to an end March 16, with the following results:
    MONDAY, March 14
    Trinity Catholic 12  West Port 0
    Forest 14 Citrus 2
    Forest 7 Williston 2

    TUESDAY, March 15
    Forest 12 Shore Crest Prep 2
    Citrus 14 West Port 4
    Trinity Catholic 10 Williston 0

    Wednesday, March 16
    Trinity Catholic 6 Citrus 2
    Williston 11 West Port 1