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Today's News

  • LARC funding cut by Gov. Scott

    Thelma McCain knows how important it is to feel needed, to have a purpose, something to do. Her developmentally disabled son, Harold, 48, has been finding things to do through the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens for 26 years.
    McCain, a Cedar Key resident who volunteers at LARC, said, “At the end of the day, they see something they have accomplished.
    “These people don’t have anywhere else to go. When they are at LARC, they get to do things. They need a life, other than just sitting, watching TV or something.”

  • County commission brainstorms

    Levy County is moving into the 21st Century, while returning to its old ways.
    During the formal meeting last week and free-wheeling workshop later, led by Commissioners Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 2) and Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3), the commission discussed:

  • Mother outraged that son spanked at school

    It’s not that she doesn’t believe in spanking–because she has spanked her three children in the past, but Williston’s Tenika Jones opposes corporal punishment in schools.
    That opposition is stronger now that her  5-year-old son Jeff (not his real name) was the recipient of a paddling Feb. 1 that, according to her, led to an asthma attack.
    Jones said when she went to meet the school bus that February afternoon, Jeff was crying when he came off the bus.

  • Relay for Life is Saturday

    A year of bake sales, yard sales and specialty dinners will come to a close Saturday as fundraisers for the Relay for Life gather at the Williston High School football field to celebrate their hard work.
    Relay, the chief money raiser for the American Cancer Society, also celebrates its 10th year in Williston.
    Cancer survivors will be the guests of honor when the event kicks off at noon and closes early Sunday morning.

  • Easter Events

    Holy Family
    Holy Family Catholic Church will host an afternoon of Easter activities Sunday, April 24.
    At 2 p.m., the Children’s Drama Team will present a play about Jesus’ Resurrection.
    At 3 p.m., children will participate in an Easter Egg hunt. Be sure to bring your own baskets.
    At 3:30 p.m. it will be the Family Golden Egg Hunt, where a lucky hunter will be able to find a $50 prize egg.
    At  4 p.m., the day will top off with a Zumba exhibition and a covered dish dinner.

  • A hill to die on

    Dodge City was founded in 1872 and quickly became the world’s largest shipping point for Longhorn cattle. It was the wildest of the early frontier towns, but law and order was soon established with the help of men such as Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, and Bill Tilghman.
    Dodge City’s history began with the establishment of Fort Dodge in 1865. Its purpose was to protect wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail and to serve as a supply base for troops involved in the Indian Wars to the south.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-April 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    April 10, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 35, Bronson, DWLSR and possession of crack cocaine. Bond $6,000.
    April 4, David Adam Bandt, 27, Archer, VOP domestic battery.
    April 8, James Patrick Blundy, 41, Lincolnton, Ga., grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond $7,500.
    April 8, Rebecca Louise Bussom, 48, Bronson, domestic battery-elderly. Bond $10,000.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, April 16

    Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament
    The Tri-County Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Rhino Outdoors Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament  Saturday, April 16.  Registration for the tournament will begin at 7 a.m. and shooting will start at 9 a.m.  A barbecue lunch will be served and lunch tickets can be purchased for those not shooting.

  • Williston High School Students ‘Go Legal’

    By Natasha Alley
    Special to the Pioneer

    Williston High School students from Mrs. April Palmer’s 4th and 7th period Law Studies classes will take on roles in a mock trial, which will take place on April 27 in the Williston High School auditorium 4th through 7th period.

  • Three charged with stripping irrigation pipes

    Edward Fenton, James Blundy and Travis Egyed are charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after spending the wee hours Friday morning stripping wire from an irrigation system on a Williston farm, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.