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Today's News

  • Robinson resigns city council post

    In a surprise move 30 seconds before the city council meeting adjourned Tuesday night, President Jerry Robinson tendered  his resignation effective at 12:01 a.m. July 18.
    Robinson, a council member since April 2011 and president since December, read, “It is with a very heavy heart and after much prayer and consideration I have reached a decision for personal reasons, that  shall remain personal, to resign from the  Williston City Council effective 12:01 a.m.  July 18, 2012.”
    Robinson’s position is up for re-election in 2013.

  • Council president resigns
  • Debby’s not gone yet

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    Although the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby has not quite left the Gulf, and the hot summer days have made the fish and scallops stay in deeper waters; this may not be all bad. 

    For the fresh water angler the flooding of the rivers has created a lot of backwater areas where bait fish will retrieve to gain some of those bugs they are not normally privy to. 

  • Quick draw’s first victim –himself

    A man  who was practicing his “quick draw”  at a friend’s home shot himself in the leg, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Deputies said when they responded to a call about a shooting at a home on Northeast 61st Place in Bronson, they found  Robert Bishop,  62, had a single gunshot wound in the back of his right calf.

  • Next teen driver classes are July 18-19

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a no cost, Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their Learners Permit.

    The goal of this program is to educate the teen drivers of Levy County of the dangers of aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and to reinforce the benefits of seatbelt use.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 7-12-12

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

    July 5, James Franklin Barrs, 49, Fanning Springs, disorderly intoxication, two counts abuse without great harm to child, aggravated battery. Bond $110,000.

    July 5, Robert Alan Bender II, 29, Cedar Key, battery. Bond $20,000.

    July 4, Monica L. Cannon, 30, Dover, out of county warrant. Bond $500.

    July 2, Marvin  Eugene Cooper III, 24, two VOP. Bond $20,000.

    July 7, Ledrick Lataurus Ferguson, 37, Bronson, battery. Bond $500.

  • Dog kennel approved for Morriston

    A retired police officer and his fiancee have won approval to operate a dog kennel for up to 20 animals that will be used in a training operation for service, movie, tracking and law enforcement animals.
    Colby Gwyn-Williams and Jose Raul Hernandez are moving their operation from Key West to a 30-acre site on Southeast 215th Avenue — County Road 323 — in Morriston.

  • Agri-Business Team, FFA Alumni named best

    Forty-two members of the Williston FFA Chapters attended the 84th Annual State FFA Convention along with their advisors Chris Wilder, Ben Randolph and Natalie Couey.
    At the convention, held in Orlando, over 3,000 FFA members came to be  recognized for accomplishments, compete in state contest finals, and to elect new officers for the coming year.
      While there they participated in leadership workshops and the nine general sessions of the convention as well as the FFA Mega Party on Thusday night.

  • Oliver supporters march through Bronson

    About 30 people, shouting  slogans such as “self defense is no offense” and armed with protest signs and banners, marched Saturday from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office to the county courthouse in support of a Bronson man they say was treated unfairly by law enforcement because of the color of his skin.
    “We’re here because a black person stood up and resisted,” said African People’s Socialist Party Committee Member Penny Hess from the steps of the courthouse.

  • Two chances to hear candidates

    Levy voters will have two opportunities this weekend to listen to local candidates make a pitch for their support.
    Friday, July 13 candidates will be at the Bronson Speedway. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the rally starts at 7 p.m.
    Call 213- 2088 for more information.
    Saturday,  July 14, AARP  Chapter 912 will sponsor a forum at the Williston Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. Voter registration will also take place throughout the morning.