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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report

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

    • Eric William Elson, 37, of Chiefland was arrested April 21 for possession of paraphernalia at the Levy County Courthouse during a routine pat down when entering the building. Civil deputies discovered a glass pipe that was still warm and called sheriff’s deputies to the scene. It was learned Elson had missed his court date and was also charged on a warrant for failure to appear (FTA) for possession and paraphernalia. Bond was $25,000.

  • Lady Red Devils advance to region finals

    Although Lady Devil Dayna Hunn blasted a first inning homerun, (her fifth in six

    games), putting the Williston Lady Devils in front 2-1, it was the big five-run bottom of the

    sixth inning that propelled the Lady Devils to an 8-2 win over the Trinity Catholic Lady

    Celtics Friday night April 30 to win the Region Semi-finals.

    The win sends the Lady Devils to the Regional Final game on Tuesday, May 4.

    Lady Devil pitcher Tori Stamper was a big part of the defense as she struck out 15 Lady

    Celtics on the way to the Semi-final win.

  • The Williston Pioneer is off to press

    Get this week's Williston Pioneer on sale today . . . . Here's what you can look forward to:

    Lions Club celebrates anniversary

    SUV hits train

    Return to Rosewood

    GOP hears Gingrich aide

    Lady Red Devils are district champs

  • City tackles late payment issue

    At its first regular meeting with Mark Nussel as president, Williston’s city council took up, directly and thoroughly, the matter of utility bill due dates and late fees and grace periods which had caused a major stir during the billing period that ended on April 10.

    The problem was that, adhering strictly to the statute, those customers who paid their bill on Monday, April 12, were charged late charges and told by city hall staff that, if the late charges were not paid by April 15, services would be cut off.

  • CERT takes lead during air crash

    The "Code RED" for the Levy County CERT — Civilian Emergency Response Team — volunteers came on a bright, sunny Saturday morning.

    Levy Emergency Management Assistant Director John McDonald, CERT leader, was in Tampa for the day.

    "I didn't think we were going to get any CERT people out cause it was a sunny day," said McDonald's boss, EM Director Mark Johnson. "I underestimated him. John had numbers on his phone and he started making calls."

  • Former teacher gives CFCC $2.5 million

    Jack Wilkinson has taught generations of Levy County students during his lifetime, and a his gift to Central Florida Community College will ensure that generations more have access to higher education.

    Mr. Jack, as he is known in Chiefland, has donated $2.5 million to help build a new CFCC campus in Levy County. The donation is the largest, one-time gift ever received by CFCC.

  • 2009 WHS Fall Sports Preview
  • Breakfast with superintendent is Feb. 24

    The next breakfast with the superintendent will be Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland Fellowship Hall.

    Tickets may be purchased for $10 per person and are available at Capital City Bank, Drummond Community Bank and Perkins State Bank in Chiefland or at the Levy County Schools Foundation office in Bronson.

    For more information contact the Levy County Schools Foundation at 352-486-3408 or email lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us .

     

  • Sherry Beauchamp tapped as Levy Teacher of the Year

    Years of dedication to students have paid off for Sherry Beauchamp, a fourth grade teacher at Chiefland Elementary School.

    Beauchamp was was honored by school and district officials Friday as she was selected as the Levy County Teacher of the Year.

  • Banker Al Qualls named alumni of the year

    Banker Albert P. “Al” Qualls Jr. of Fort Walton Beach was honored as the Alumni of the Year by the Levy County Schools Foundation at its annual STARS Gala.

    The Gala, which raises money for classroom grants, scholarships and sponsors education projects held its annual bash at the Bronson High School cafetorium.  About 220 people attended, a slight drop from last year's 232 attendees. The event also raised, according to early unofficial estimates, over $20,000 plus $1,600 from a silent auction.