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Today's News

  • Public hearing slated for April 4 Tarmac mine

    By Mike Wright
    Special to the Pioneer

    Every day thousands of vehicles crawl through downtown Crystal River as they head north or south.
    City officials are cringing at the thought of adding heavy rock trucks to that mix.
    A company’s proposal for a limestone mine just north of Inglis includes promises of up to 250 trucks per day heading south on U.S. 19 through Crystal River — and the same amount returning empty to the quarry.

  • Eight city streets scheduled for repaving

    While the pot holes may not be quite big enough to hide a vehicle, some city streets are in rough condition.
    Residents along those deteriorating thoroughfares got good news Tuesday night when Williston City Council learned of the 2011 asphalt repaving schedule.
    Portions, or all, of eight city streets will be resurfaced this year, City Manager Marcus Collins said.
    Slated for work are: NE 11th Street, SE 4th Lane, NW 1st Street, NE 1st Street, South Main Street, NW 4th Street, SE 4th Street and SE 10th Street.

  • Community Happenings

    Tuesday, March 29

    Tourist Council
    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its  bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Levy County Visitors Bureau 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson
    The meeting is open to the public.

    Friday,  March 25

    Jazz Festival
    The Gainesville Friends of Jazz  will showcase the Ninth Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival, a two-day event begining  Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Third home invasion suspect charged

    A third man sought in a Feb. 1 home invasion in Williston has been arrested and jailed in Alachua County.
    Stefan Lernard Lattimore, 35, of Gainesville is being held under $20,000 bond in the Alachua County Jail on three counts of failure to appear in court as promised.
    He also has an outstanding arrest warrant from Levy County on armed home invasion robbery.

  • Railroad Days chug into Levy

    It was a political defeat that set the wheels in motion for the development of Levy County.
    David Levy Yulee, an advocate for Florida statehood and the state’s first U.S. Senator, did not win re-election in 1850, so he revived a plan he had from 1837 to build a railroad across Florida through land grants and the sale of stock.

  • Monterey Boats heading Down Under

    Monterey Boats of Williston is headed to Australia’s Gold Coast to the 23rd Annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show with the help of a state grant to seek new dealers and new sales.
    Susan Dean, international sales manager for the sport boat and fishing yacht manufacturer, said Enterprise Florida is providing a $1,650 grant to defray 50 percent of the cost of booth space at the four-day show.

  • Suwannee River Fair Schedule

    This Week’s Schedule
    Fairgrounds are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
    Friday, March 18
    3-5:30 p.m. — Steer entry
    5-5:30 p.m. — Consumer judging registration
    5:30 p.m. — Primary and senior judging event
    6 p.m. — Junior judging event
    6:30-8 p.m. — Creative Life Skills entry (non-food items)
    Saturday, March 19
    7-10 a.m. — Swine entry
    9-11 a.m. Creative Life Skills entry
    10:30 -11 a.m. Livestock judging demonstration

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    March 11–Emily Jane Atkinson, 32, Monticello, larceny theft. Bond $10,000.
    March 12–Richard John Bumgardner, 31, Dunnellon, grand theft and burglary possession of tools. Bond $5,000.
    March 12–Matthew Thomas Deitz, 24, Dunnellon,  grand theft and burglary possession of tools. Bond $16,000.
    March 12–Joe Mitchell Gunn, 45, New Port Richey, domestic battery. Bond $10,000.
    March 8, Jeffery Charles Henson, 22, Old Town, VOP grand theft.

  • Church Announcements

    Charity Ministries
    A barbecue and yard sale is held this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Hwy. 326, Blichton–one mile west of Hwy. 27 and 5 1/2 miles east of Hwy. 41.
    Proceeds benefit Charity Ministries. For more information, contact Bob Cade at 842-1964.

    Jones Temple
    Jones Temple Church of God in Christ is having a prayer breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 19.
    The cost is  $10.
    For more information, call 352-529-9112 or 528-3411 and ask to speak to Ms. Morrison.

  • Trust the One with the bigger vision

    By Gary Miller