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Today's News

  • Comp plan is what residents want

    Another round of resident participation meetings to help set the course of Williston's future drew nine people Monday night.

    "I'll take quality over quantity any day," said Allison Megrath of Megrath Consulting, who has been contracted by the city to oversee the city's comprehensive plan.

    The plan is a tool to help guide city leaders to make decisions about growth, infrastructure improvements, land use changes and other facets dealing directly with Williston.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 16, David Ryan Bair, 30, Trenton, VOP.

    • Oct. 18, Devin Lamor Bennett, 29, Archer, fleeing, DWLS.

    • Oct. 20, Chuck Emerson Best, Old Town, FTA, VOP.

    • Oct. 16, Leondre Marquis Boykin Jr., 21, Wimauma, possession of marijuana over 20 grams. Bond $10,000.

    • Oct. 16, Cody Brunner, 25, Inglis, grand theft of motor vehicle. ROR.

  • Happenings

    October

    Cattlemen Meeting

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will host its Fall Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Whitehurst Lodge, located at 9820 SW CR 346, Archer, FL 32618.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. You do not need to own cattle to become a member

    For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 352-486-5131 or Devin Whitehurst at 352-528-4724.

    Cancer Support Group

  • Johnson honored by AARP

    By

    Drollene Brown

    Special to the Pioneer

    At the Oct. 9 meeting of Chapter 19 of AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons), Alphonso Johnson received a certificate of recognition from the national Andrus Award committee.

    The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who embody the spirit of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who believed in the power of individuals to spark change and improve their communities, one act at a time.

  • Lady Red Devils roll to first district championship since 2013

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston volleyball team blanked both their district tournament opponents in straight sets last week in Branford to capture their first district title since 2013.

    The Lady Red Devils play host to Fort Meade Oct. 26 (tonight) to open the regional tournament.

    WMHS survived a closely-fought opening set against No. 4 seed Chiefland in the District 1A-7 semifinals 26-24, before going on to prevail 25-20 and 25-18 in the latter two sets for a 3-0.

  • Williston woman dies in car accident

    A single car accident Oct. 19 claimed the life of a Williston woman.

    Tina Munden, 48, was traveling on US 27, east of NE 112 Terrace around 7:10 p.m. when she left the road and went onto the south shoulder.

    The undercarriage struck a culvert and the vehicle became airborne. The front of the 2013 Chevy struck a utility pole, causing it to split in half. The front of the vehicle then hit the ground and ejected Munden.

  • 12-year-old arrested Friday

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Division arrested a 12-year-old Williston Middle School student last Friday.

     The LCSO SRO was contacted by school officials and told that at approximately 2:40 p.m. an altercation between students occurred.

    The SRO’s investigation revealed the 12-year-old student was offended by another student’s question.

    During the disagreement between these students, one child picked up a pair of scissors and chased the other student around the room while threatening to stab him.

  • BOCC looks to extend pot moratorium

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy Board of County Commissioners is seeking to extend its moratorium on marijuana dispensaries until April.

    But first it must hold a couple of public hearings in November before the new ordinance can pass.

    Commissioner Lilly Rooks cast a dissenting vote at the commission meeting Oct. 17 to guarantee one of those hearings – Nov. 7 – will take place at 5:01 p.m., while the other will come on Nov. 21, coinciding with the regular commission meeting, which starts at 9 a.m.

  • 'Florida natives' visit Williston Public Library

    Instead of “Lions and tigers and bears, O my!” it was “Turtle and snake and gator, O Wow!”

    Three representatives from the Santa Fe Zoo, which is on the campus of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, made it (finally!) to Williston on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30, after Irma postponed their Sept. 9 visit to present “Florida Natives,” an educational presentation about the importance of Florida native species.

  • Red Devils de-claw Tigers

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Red Devil Varsity Football team finally seems to have hit its stride. After winning its homecoming game against Taylor County, the Red Devils traveled to Union County, last Friday and beat the Tigers by a score of 42-14. The Devils played great, with both the offense and defense putting on a show.