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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

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

    • Aug. 11,  Justin Beau Barrs, 32, Old Town, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • Airport Supervisor Joe Ball taxis into retirement

     

    The party got a late start because the guest of honor was too busy working.

  • TRIM notices hit mail today

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker informed the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that this year's Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices will be hitting the mail today (Thursday) and Friday. 

  • Voters head to polls Tuesday

     

    It's time to vote folks. 

    The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but voting has been underway for quite a while.