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Today's News

  • Sabal opponents share concerns

    By Mike Wright

    Special to the Pioneer

    These are folks who don’t trust the government to protect them.

    So when federal agencies sign off on the 515-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia and Florida, people like 30-year Dunnellon resident Janet Barrow don’t sit back and take their word for it.

    “I’ve been watching this project for three years plus,” Barrow said. “I open my mouth and tell as many people as I can.”

  • Goal: Boost teacher morale

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Levy County school district has made it a goal to reduce the achievement gap for students in poverty at Bronson Middle High School, while also focusing on improving teacher morale and mentoring in the county. 

  • Williston welcomes Christmas Saturday

    It promises to be a trip down memory lane, as young and old alike will converge on Williston Saturday for the annual day of Christmas festivities.

    The fun starts early at 8:30 a.m. with the Jingle Bell Jog for infants through eighth grade at Williston Elementary.

  • Happenings

     Jockey Club Event

    The Ocala Jockey Club at 8720 W. Hwy. 318, Reddick will hold a three day international event Nov. 25-27.

    Free admission. For more information, visit OJC3DE.com

     

    Clay Landing Days

    Manatee Springs State Park will hold Clay Landing Days, a living history event, Nov. 25-26.

  • Lady Red Devils start even

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Lady Red Devil varsity basketball team has begun 2-2 on the young season. The slate of games, all played in the course of a week, consisted of two back-to-backs, with one day, Wednesday, separating the sets. Coach Calvin Edwards has the team off to a promising start coming off a district championship a year earlier. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 18, Francisco Calvillo, 22, Williston, hinder/delay communication to a LEO or judge, offender knew/should have known victim was pregnant, assault with a deadly weapon. 

    • Nov. 20, Monica Lynn Cannon, 44, Fanning Springs, DUI. Bond $7,500.

    • Nov. 19, James Waylon Cruce, 32, Cross City, burglary of a structure/conveyance, petit theft.

    • Nov. 16, Maddie Lynette Cryer, 29, Inglis, VOP.

  • Counting my blessings

     A week from the time I am writing this, many of you will have overdosed on tryptophan, the amino acid in turkey that allegedly makes you sleepy or you've maxed out your credit cards or bank account on Black Friday deals.

    Either way, you've probably taken a minute – or 10 – to think about all those things that make you grateful.

    Last year, I told you what a difficult year it was and that I knew this year would be better.

  • Students get an up close look at Old Florida

     Special to the Pioneer

    A Land Remembered Field Day was held Nov. 9 at Williston Middle High School’s agriscience department. 

    The living literature celebration included over 300 students schoolwide. It was an interactive event where students took a trip back in time exploring Florida’s agricultural history. 

  • Williston Christmas Parade Saturday 6 p.m.
  • Williston considers program to assist with engery efficiency

    Countless people lack the financial means to either repair or install products that cut down on energy costs and would be money savers in the long run.

    Now there's a program that can help homeowners manage those costs without breaking the bank.

    PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) was discussed at the Nov. 1 Williston City Council meeting, and again this week as a means of helping homeowners attain energy saving upgrades, such as roofing, HVAC and insulation.