Today's News

  • Red Devils drop district game on the road

    Following a district win at Fort White and moving their season district record to 4-0, the Red Devils again took to the road to face the Bradford Tornadoes in Starke Jan. 6.
    Bradford was returning to their home court following a loss at district foe Interlachen.
    The Tornadoes were led in the first half by their big man 6' 10' Justin McBride, who accounted for 19 of the Tornadoes 37 first half points.
    The Tornadoes took a 37-31 lead at half time as they never trailed the Red Devils in the first half.

  • Four arrested in home invasion, robbery

    Four Williston men have been charged in the home invasion robbery, beating and attempted shooting of a Bronson man in his home while his mother, stepfather and two children, ages three and seven were inside the home, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Investigator Roger Bell arrested Christopher Pate, Jeovany Ortiz, Janiel Perez and Armando Perez on Saturday following a 911 call from the home.

  • ATV accidents kill 2, including girl, 12

    Two people died — a 12-year-old and a 22-year-old, and a child, 5, was injured in two separate four-wheel ATV (all-terrain vehicle) accidents, while another four people were injured in two vehicle accidents all in Levy County this weekend, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

  • Investigation clears Fugate of creating hostile work environment

    Williston City Councilor Norm Fugate did not create a hostile work environment as alleged by Nan Mack, city clerk.
    The conclusion came Jan. 5 from independent investigator Mary Li Creasy, an attorney with expertise in labor law, to the Williston City Council.
    The investigator’s findings were concluded because Mack did not allege that she is being subjected to harassment or a hostile environment based on any protected minority characteristic (race, religion, color, national origin, handicap or disability, age or marital status).

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 1-12-2012

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

    Jan. 7, Billy James Bryant, 38, Bronson, felony battery, controlled substance without prescription and introducing into detention facility. Bond $55,000.

    Jan. 7, David Joseph Cabral, 19, Bronson, grand theft. Bond $10,000.

    Jan. 5, Karen Annett Carmichle, 47, Cross City, VOP.

    Jan. 3, Jason Cleveland Collins, 36, Yankeetown, five out of county warrants.

    Jan. 8, Robert Joshua Fink, 29, Chiefland, three counts VOP. Bond $5,000.

  • Pioneer is closed Monday

    The Williston Pioneer will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

    Early deadlines are in effect for Friday, Jan. 13.

     All news and display advertising will deadline at noon Friday. Obituaries will be accepted through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Classified advertising will deadline at 3 p.m. Friday.  

  • Don’t worry–we’re not going anywhere

    By Tom Ten Broeck

    Mark Twain may have said it best when he was attributed with saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

    For the past few weeks, readers of the Tri-County Bulletin, Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer Sun News have expressed concern over the lateness that these products have been arriving in their hands. Do not worry, these fine products are not going anywhere.

    In fact, they are all alive and doing well.

  • Qualifying begins Monday

    Williston residents who desire to help effect change in the city will get their chance next week as qualifying for city council and the mayoral seat begins.

    Qualifying begins at noon Monday, Jan. 16 at city hall and continues through noon Friday, Jan. 20.

    The city election will be held from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

    Terms expiring are seats held by Brooks Holloway–Group D, Michael Shoemaker–Group E# and Gerald Hethcoat.

  • Hello, my name is Bill

    Mike holds three graduate degrees and today operates a successful farm.
    Anna comes from a loving family, has traveled extensively and is self-employed.
    Margo led a privileged life as the daughter of an Air Force colonel. Articulate and charismatic, she is currently disabled.
    The three are different personalities, all with different life experiences and stories to share.
    Truth be told because of their varied interests and lives, the odds of the trio forging friendships might be rare, but today they are.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dec. 31, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, aggravated battery, methamphetamine possession, drug equipment possession. Bond $85,000.
    Jan. 1, Krystal Lynn Boyle, 29, Chiefland, two counts battery, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $45,000.
    Dec. 26, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, obstruction w/o violence, disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. Bond $12,500.
    Dec. 28, Christopher Lee Brunelle, 20, Williston, VOP.