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Today's News

  • A reason, a season,

    The year was 2008. Tom had just moved to Florida, we were living in a duplex in Chiefland and the time was right to start looking for a house.

    We both worked in Chiefland but Harriett Downs’ ad on the back of the Williston Pioneer spoke to us one week when the right house at the right price said, “Call.”

    We did and agreed to meet the agent that Saturday.

  • Fight to the finish

    It could have been a blood bath, the crowd knew, watching Chiefland’s P.J. Thomas and Old Town’s Teddy Skaggs glare at each other from across the eight-sided ring. 

    The five bouts before, full of head and gut-splitting elbows, hooks, uppercuts, wild haymakers, knee strikes, slams and chokeholds, made that abundantly clear.

  • Commissioner says he was attacked

     

    Levy County Commissioner Ryan Bell wasn't on the roster for Saturday's mixed martial arts bouts at Chiefland Billiards and Bar, but that didn't keep him from taking a slam to the back of the head, according to a statement he gave Chiefland Police later that evening.

  • Middle school receives NFL grant

    Special to the Pioneer

    When Coach Trent Viau received an e-mail from a colleague advising him about a grant opportunity from the NFL worth $10,000, he considered deleting the e-mail, thinking there was little chance that a small rural middle school in Levy County could ever be fortunate enough to win such a large amount of money. 

    But the more he read about the grant, the more convinced he became that Williston Middle School would be a perfect pick for such a grant. 

  • Bronson man victim of homicide

    Staff Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after George Hamilton Pierce, 51, was found dead inside the residence at 10151 N.E. 48th Lane, according to a press release.

    Deputies were alerted to the death on Friday, Dec. 8, by an unidentified family member. No cause of death is being given by the Sheriff’s Office. This would be the county’s second homicide for 2012. 

  • Changes coming to Heritage Park

    Their work is often unheralded, but the truth is, each month five regular citizens meet to discuss the future of Williston’s redevelopment.

    Led by Dr. Kenneth Schwiebert, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Nick Williams, Betty Fender, Jonathan Lewis and Jim Smith has a vision for the city and works tirelessly to bring dreams to reality.

    At the forefront of this vision is a huge revitalization of Heritage Park, located off Main Street and in front of city hall.

  • Defense shuts down Lady Indians

    Chiefland’s Lady Indians wasted little time last week when they took on Williston’s Red Devils in Williston. The Lady  Indians jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead on three quick baskets by Haley Hammonds.
    As the first quarter continued the Lady Red Devils Precious Williams drained a 3-point basket to wake up the Lady Red Devils. The turnovers by both teams began to mount, as the Lady Red Devils took control and pulled out to a 11-6 lead as the first quarter ended.

  • Williston-Keystone Hts. roundup

    Red Devils move to 3-0 2-0 in District
    Friday, Nov. 30, the Williston Varsity Basketball team improved its season record to 3-0 and downed the Keystone Heights Indians in district play, moving the team to 2-0 in the district.
    Coming off the road with a 10- point win over district foe Interlachen, the Red Devils were playing their season home opener against the Indians. The Red Devils scorched the Indians in the first half behind 18 first half points by Earl Brown and 4-4 3-point baskets by Damien Strange to take a 45-21 halftime lead.

  • Stable weather should excite anglers

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    December has arrived already and with cooler water temperatures and more stable weather patterns anglers should be excited. The unpredictable conditions we see every year during the Hurricane Season have come to a halt starting in November when the tropics settled down.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dec. 1, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 50, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication. Bond $2,500.
    Nov. 28, Cody Allman, 19, Chiefland, no DL. Bond $500.
    Nov. 28, Joshua Clemons, 19, possession of drug equipment, intent to purchase Schedule III drugs. Bond $1,000.
    Nov. 28, Rachael Clifford, 20, Alachua, burglary-two counts, criminal mischief-two counts, grand theft. Bond $145,000.
    Nov. 29, Timothy Lavane Cobb, 39, fraud, petit theft, dealing in stolen property. Bond $11,000.