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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office moves to silent dispatch

    Officials with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office said in a meeting last week that the agency needs to hire four new dispatchers and switch over to a communication system known as silent dispatching.
    “I really do believe our county will be better served,” Sheriff Johnny Smith told about 25 representatives from various agencies throughout the county in attendance at the meeting held at the sheriff’s office.

  • Williston changes meeting format

    What could have been a lengthy meeting thanks to its 16-item agenda went smoothly Tuesday night as the Williston City Council started a new way of conducting meetings.
    At the beginning of the session, President Marc Nussel announced to the audience of about 20 that the public comment portion of the meeting had been removed from the agenda.
    Nussel said as president it was up to him to preside and conduct the meetings in a manner he saw fit, and on his own decided to delete public comments.

  • Race to the Finish

    Fifteen Williston Cub Scouts competed in the Pinewood Derby Saturday. Who brought home the winner's trophy? See this week's Williston Pioneer for the answer.

  • Lady Red Devils Softball set to ‘chase their dream’

    The 14 Williston High School varsity softball team members will start the defense of their 2010 District and Regional Championships and hope to return to the State Final Four this season with a different result.
    For the seven seniors and several returning juniors, this is the season to complete the long awaited journey to a state championship victory.

  • Red Devils even regular season district; down SF

    The game started and continued Thursday evening Jan. 27, for the Santa Fe Raiders as the CJ Wakeley and Ashton Lee show.
    But the end result was a Williston team effort that lifted the Red Devils to a smashing 82-63 district win.
    Wakeley’s 27 points and Lee’s 23 points accounted for all but 13 points for the Raiders on the night.
    The Red Devils on the other hand were putting 4 players in double figures and crashing the boards, while dropping in 3-point baskets the entire game at key times.

  • Diamond Red Devils look for standard of excellence

    The 2011 Red Devil Varsity Baseball team “is a young team with a very sour taste in their mouths from last season,” said Head Coach Jim Smith. “We just are not used to sitting at home when the state playoffs are going on.”
    Smith was referring to the 2010 Red Devil team that failed to make the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.
    This is the motivation tool for the seven returning varsity players that have a ton of talent and gained a lot of valuable experience last season.

  • Three charged in December Williston break-in

    Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Department press release.

  • Williston Police Reports

    Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:
    Shawn A. Richey, 22, Bronson, arrested Jan. 31, conditional release violation. No bond.
    Bryan W. Cobbs, 25, Morriston, arrested Jan. 31, carrying a concealed weapon.
    Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, arrested Jan. 31, burglary. Bond $50,000.
     

  • ‘Bath salts’ now illegal

    Florida’s Attorney General, am Biondi has taken emergency measures to halt the sale of psychoactive substances known a “bath salts” under authority granted in Florida Statutes 893.035(7)(a).

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Jan. 28–Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.
    Jan. 25–Raymond Earl Brown, 38, Cross City, dealing in stolen property. Bond $25,000.
    Jan. 31–David Hershel Darling, 22, Old Town, VOP burglary of a dwelling.
    Jan. 30–Carlos Roberto Diaz, 27, Bell, no driver’s license. Bond $500.