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Today's News

  • Foundation receives matching grant

    The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded the Levy County Schools Foundation $17,282.65 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

    The Foundation’s project “Full STEAM Ahead” will focus on Career & Technical Education; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education and Teaching Quality throughout the school district.

  • Would-be burglar breaks in with homeowner present

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who forcibly entered a home at NE 167 Terrace, Williston Sunday morning.

    The sheriff's office reports it was dispatched to the residence around 11: 30 a.m. when the homeowner called in a burglary.

    At the scene, the homeowner was visibly shaken as he told the deputies what had just occurred. 

    According to a press release, the man was working in his backwayrd when he heard a crash from the front of his home. 

  • Williston woman dies in head-on crash

    A Williston woman died Monday after the car she was driving was hit head-on by an SUV passing in a no passing zone.

    Michelle M. Anderson, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene by Alachua County Fire Rescue at the collision site at SR 121/SW Wacahoota Road.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Anderson was traveling south in her 2001 Honda Accord when Calvin Lee Adams III, 29, of Crystal River attempted to pass a line of vehicles in a no passing zone.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Nov. 10, Joseph Anthony Agnoli, 36, Chiefland, child abuse without great bodily harm. Bond $12,000.

    • Nov. 12, James Blair Bailey Jr., 35, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • Nov. 11, Kenneth Norman Carleton, 37, Bronson, out of county warrant. Bond $7,513,

    • Nov. 8, Brandon Mark Cody, 30, Williston, exposure of sexual organs, municipal ordinance violation. Bond $5,500.

  • Happenings

    November

    WWII Vets

    WWII Vets and Proud of It  will meet at 11 a.m., Nov. 10 at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs. Vets, spouses and caregivers are invited to attend.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    WCCA Fall Festival

    Williston Central Christian Academy, in conjunction with Space Walk of the Nature Coast, will host its Inflate-A-Fall Festival from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

    In addition to inflatables of all sizes, there will be food, pony rides, face painting and more.

  • Their stories need to be told

    The first time I came to Williston was Veterans Day 2005.

    I was living and working in Chiefland and I volunteered to cover an event in Heritage Park.

    I didn't know what to expect. I'd been in Florida about three months and had never even ventured to Williston.

    I was not disappointed.

  • Homecoming Royalty

    Emily Lowrimore and Britton Hall were crowned the Williston High School Homecoming Queen and King at half time of last Friday's football game.  Pictures of the court and more homecoming festivities will be in next week's Williston Pioneer.

  • Honoring our nation's veterans

    Veterans Day is Nov. 11 – the 11th hour of the 11th month and while it is a federal holiday Friday, saluting our nation's veterans begins tonight (Thursday) in Bronson. Events will follow over the weekend, with the highlight being the countywide parade, held this year on Bronson on the official Veterans Day.

    Turn out this week and show your support for the men and women who have fought or who are still fighting for our freedom.

    Here's what you have to look forward to:

  • Limerock mine shot down again

    A proposed limerock mine in Montbrook was denied a recommendation to receive a special exception permit by the Levy County Planning Commission, almost seven years after the first proposal faced a similar fate.

  • Red Devils return with Levy Cup

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Special performances from standout players have featured heavily in past Levy Cup tilts.

    Last Friday was no different, as junior running back Gerard Williams III put his stamp on the rivalry with a trio of touchdown runs to help propel his Red Devils to a convincing 36-7 win over Chiefland.